Swift reaches TIOBE’s top 10, BlackBerry Dynamics Communication APIs, and 97 Things Programmers Need to Know — SD Times news digest: March 20, 2017

Swift has made it into the TIOBE Index’s top 10 programming languages for the first time. Swift is a programming language Apple created about three years ago to replace its other application development language Objective-C. “The expectations were high right from the start, but adoption took off slowly. That is for good reasons by the … continue reading

Report: OSS challenges come from a lack of understanding

Open-source software (OSS) is becoming more popular, but a lack of knowledge about how these packages work together remains one of the biggest problems with it. Rogue Wave has released its annual Open Source Support Report, which found common OSS issues are a result of development teams not being equipped to support the OSS they … continue reading

Slack introduces Threads, Realm Mobile Platform reaches v1.0, and CA Technologies officially acquires Automic—SD Times news digest: Jan. 19, 2017

Slack has introduced a much-sought-after feature today called Threads, which lets users reply to messages, organize discussions and manage their conversations. According to Paul Rosania, a member of the core product team at Slack, the company was trying to implement a feature that would group conversations in a channel to make it clear which message … continue reading

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift now support .NET Core 1.1

Red Hat continues to support enterprises looking to use .NET in Linux environments with the addition of .NET Core 1.1 to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. When Microsoft and Red Hat first established a relationship in November 2015, Red Hat was able to expand its preview of .NET on … continue reading

GE expands deep machine learning capabilities, Red Hat announces new developer tools, and IEEE displays the impact of future technologies—SD Times news digest: Nov. 15, 2016

At GE’s Minds + Machines conference, the company announced new products and acquisitions that aim to transform how companies operate. GE’s advancements in the Predix platform will grow its connected machine and deep machine learning capabilities, as well as provide developers and industrial companies with the tools they need for digital transformations. Some highlights from … continue reading

GitHub brings Projects to the organization level

GitHub is giving organizations another way to manage their repositories, users and work. The company announced that Projects is going to the organizational level. GitHub first announced Projects as a new way to manage work at its second annual Universe conference last month. Projects is designed to help users to organize and distribute work easily in … continue reading

Report: Citizen developers are more important than ever

Businesses are increasingly turning to citizen development to keep up with today’s market pressures. According to QuickBase’s second annual State of Citizen Development Report, citizen development is becoming more essential to the success of a business. The need for speed and the limited amount of professional developer resources have businesses turning to their employees for … continue reading

Microsoft’s milestone in speech recognition, Node.js v6.9.0 released, and Google open-sources Nomulus—SD Times news digest: Oct. 19, 2016

Microsoft is making waves with its artificial intelligence research by developing a piece of technology that recognizes words as well as humans do. According to a team of researchers from the company’s AI and Research division, the company’s speech recognition system has a word error rate of 5.9%, which is about equivalent to a human. … continue reading

Strata + Hadoop World: Big innovations in Big Data

Big Data is changing, but in order for businesses and users to really derive value from it, there needs to be innovative approaches to keep driving it at scale. Strata + Hadoop World kicked off this week with industry thought leaders expressing the requirements needed in today’s Big Data world. Mike Olson, chief strategy officer … continue reading

Microsoft announces new capabilities for security, cloud, intelligence

Digital transformation is the cornerstone upon which Microsoft’s announcement at today’s kickoff of the company’s Ignite conference were all about. Devices already outnumber users there are for them, and Microsoft sees security, intelligence and the cloud platform as key pieces that will facilitate that transformation. “With an ever-evolving and increasingly complex cyber threat landscape, security … continue reading

Report: Attacks on enterprise mobile devices, apps on the rise

MobileIron released its second edition of the Mobile Security and Risk Review 2016 today as a way to bring awareness to the challenges enterprises have with protecting their data on mobile apps and devices. The review also highlights the increase in mobile attacks and how enterprises are failing to take adequate measures to protect their … continue reading

Enterprises partnering with Bugcrowd to hunt down software bugs

Enterprises are teaming up with Bugcrowd, a crowdsourced security organization that helps fight back against the persistent hackers and vulnerabilities in software. According to Bugcrowd, the first bug bounty program was created in late 1995 by Jarrett Ridlinghafer, a technical support engineer at Netscape. The goal was to find bugs in Netscape’s Navigator 2.0 Internet … continue reading

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