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Oracle cans Solaris 12

Oracle has never officially said that it had plans to end Solaris, but a new roadmap found on the company’s Solaris systems pages intimates that Solaris 12 will likely never arrive. That road map, a small PDF on Oracle’s site, shows a focus on cloud deployments and something called Solaris 11.next. According to Oracle’s road … continue reading

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Inferno 1.0, AOL opens Kanvas to developer community, and Algolia community gets Yarn package search—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2017

There’s a new lightweight, fast and mobile-friendly JavaScript library called Inferno, which developers can play around with as version 1.0 launched this week. Inferno is derived from React, so its architecture and life cycles will feel and look similar. But the difference is the computational engines render in a different way, according to Luke Sheard, … continue reading

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BMW’s new self-driving development center, Firebug merges with developer tools, and Flock launches FlockOS—SD Times news digest: December 21, 2016

BMW is ramping up its self-driving efforts with the development of a new autonomous campus in Unterschleissheim, a town in Germany. “The road to fully-automated driving is an opportunity for Germany’s automobile manufacturing base. The decision to develop and road-test these vehicles in the Munich area illustrates how the BMW Group and the whole region … continue reading

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Netflix’s open-source project Hollow, NVIDIA’s deep learning kits for educators, and new IBM Bluemix integrations—SD Times news digest: Dec. 6, 2016

Netflix announced a new open-source project called Hollow, which is a Java library with a comprehensive toolset for “harnessing small to moderately sized in-memory datasets, which are disseminated from a single producer to many consumers for read-only access,” according to a blog post by Drew Koszewnik, software developer for Netflix. Hollow focuses on performance, agility … continue reading

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JNBridgePro 8.0 focuses on cross-platform interoperability between Java and .NET frameworks

JNBridge is giving developers a new way to work with software frameworks in JNBridgePro 8.0. JNBridgePro is the company’s general-purpose Java and .NET interoperability tool. The latest release enables cross-platform overrides for extending software frameworks. “What we have done is provide a way to very naturally override behaviors across platforms in a way that was … continue reading

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Microsoft announces UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, JS++ 0.4.2.2 released, and IBM launches Watson IoT Consulting Solutions—SD Times news digest: Nov. 21, 2016

Microsoft has announced the availability of UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, which focuses on stabilizing features and added the most requested features that were missing. A quick preview of the release: seven new helpers were added to help with everyday tasks. There is a new BackgroundTaskHelper, which helps developers work with background tasks, and there is … continue reading

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Eclipse Che hits 5.0

The Eclipse Foundation’s Che Project is stepping up to version 5.0. Announced online at the virtual CheConf yesterday, Codenvy CEO Tyler Jewell gave a keynote address that discussed the features added to the platform originally created by his company. Che 5.0, he said, is seeing milestone releases every two weeks, and is slated for completion … continue reading

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Veracode’s State of Software Security Report, Symphony Software Foundation’s Open Developer Platform, and DevExpress open-sources TestCafe—SD Times news digest: Oct. 18, 2016

Veracode today released its findings from its annual State of Software Security Report, which revealed that the persistent use of components in software development is creating unmanaged risk. The report also found that companies can benefit if they accelerate their application security programs. Veracode found that a single popular component with a critical vulnerability spread … continue reading

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Code Search now available in Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services

Developers can now search across all their code with the general availability of Code Search. Code Search is designed to improve cross-team collaboration and code sharing, and help developers locate relevant information. It is available in Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services as well as Team Foundation Server “15.” “With this release Code Search now understands … continue reading

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WaveMaker upgrades platform to support integration of apps with REST APIs

WaveMaker released major updates to its platform as a way to help enterprise developers create hybrid mobile apps developed on any technology stack. According to Vijay Pullur, CEO of WaveMaker, hybrid mobile apps offer a path between both responsive web apps and native apps. But the challenge is that building hybrid apps in the enterprise … continue reading

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Amazon’s AI challenge, beta 10 of C#/XAML for HTML5, and Rust 1.12 released—SD Times news digest: Sept. 30, 2016

Amazon is hosting its annual competition for university students who are passionate about accelerating the field of artificial intelligence. The challenge this year is focused on developing a social bot, which Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can use to communicate with humans on popular topics or events. For this challenge, teams will have to work in … continue reading

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JavaOne vendors talk tools, Oracle

At Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne this week, the software development industry was on hand to show off its new tools and to comment on Oracle’s myriad announcements. Oracle founder and chairman Larry Ellison doubled-down on cloud technologies, offering more cloud services, a cloud-in-a-box on-premise system, and a road map for Java EE. On the outside, … continue reading

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