Security vulnerabilities in JavaScript libraries are hard to avoid

These days it is almost impossible to develop in JavaScript without utilizing one of the thousands of open-source JavaScript libraries available. Libraries make coding in JavaScript simpler and more efficient by taking processes that would ordinarily require several lines of code to achieve and simplifying them, usually by creating a single function that can be … continue reading

IDC: IoT spending to reach $1.29 trillion in 2020

The Internet of Things is gaining more interest, and the spending is there to prove it. International Data Corporation (IDC) released an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide report, which predicted IoT spending will reach US$1.29 trillion in 2020. The industries that will make the biggest investments in IoT include manufacturing, … continue reading

Microsoft seeks to grow Azure platform with products, partnerships

Continuing on its cloud-first, mobile-first journey, Microsoft today announced that more developers will have access to the company’s Azure cloud platform. At its second Connect conference in New York City this morning, the company said it has joined the Linux Foundation to collaborate with open-source developers, and that Google has joined the .NET Foundation. Further, … continue reading

Software-defined networking is carving out its a niche

It wasn’t that long ago that software-defined networking was a very small world. Companies like Nicira and Vyatta charted the way for this new world of networking as code, but both of those firms were snatched up by VMware and Brocade, respectively. This has created space for open-source projects to grow in alongside the commercial … continue reading

Eyefluence joins Google, report finds smartwatch market decline, and Capriza introduces universal micro apps product—SD Times news digest: Oct. 25, 2016

Eyefluence, a company known for its eye-interaction technology, is joining the Google team. According to a blog post by Michelle Hodgden, marketing manager at Eyefluence, the company has been building advanced eye-interaction technology, and has found ways to interact with augmented and virtual reality displays. With Google, its team can continue to advance eye-interaction technology … continue reading

HPE’s history of deals, a new sale, and a hopeful future

Hewlett Packard Enterprise started a new chapter this Wednesday when it decided to spin off a bundle of its software assets to U.K.-based enterprise software and information business Micro Focus, creating a new entity. This US$8.8 billion decision brings HPE’s long history of software acquisitions and spinoffs into the light, and possibly foreshadows a better strategy … continue reading

DockerCon hosts myriad management solutions

DockerCon ended in Seattle after three days of nearly nonstop container-related announcements. At the core of the show was the Docker 1.12 release, bringing with it better cross-container orchestration and management. Yet while Docker was announcing its own plans for the future, IBM, Microsoft and others were discussing their own ideas for Linux containers. Solomon … continue reading

Developers are having trouble accessing data for mobile apps, report says

A majority of developers are reporting that accessing data is becoming their No. 1 problem for building mobile apps. In Appcelerator’s annual Mobile Trends Report (conducted by IDC), 72.4% of respondents reported that data is becoming a huge bottleneck for mobile development. About 40% of respondents reported spending a quarter to a half of their … continue reading

Application Developers Alliance releases its first annual developer insights report

The Application Developers Alliance wants to help the software development industry make smarter decisions by finding out what inspires developers. The Alliance, in partnership with research firm IDC, has announced Developer Insights Report: A Global Survey of Today’s Developer, an in-depth analysis of trends in the development world. “There exists already a significant amount of … continue reading

IDC’s Top 10 technology predictions for 2015

As the year comes to a close, it’s the season of analyst firms looking ahead at the year to come in technology. Not to be confused with Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015, market intelligence firm IDC has released its own future forecast: “IDC Worldwide Predictions 2015: Accelerating Innovation on the 3rd Platform.” … continue reading

ASF announces Apache Drill as TLP, Google Dart 1.8, and a bright Windows Phone forecast—SD Times news digest: Dec. 2, 2014

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Drill as a Top-Level Project. According to the Foundation, Apache Drill is a schema-free SQL query engine for Hadoop and NoSQL. By removing the constraint of building and maintaining schemas before data can be analyzed, Drill users can run interactive ANSI SQL queries on complex or constantly evolving … continue reading

Reaction to open-source .NET is swift, positive

Reaction to Microsoft’s announcement yesterday that it was giving up its .NET Core to open source has been swift, and largely positive. Almost as telling as the reaction to the technical portions of the announcement was the reaction to Microsoft’s decision to open-source the .NET stack and enable it to run on Linux or Mac … continue reading

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