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ActiveState updates ActivePython with TDD

ActiveState is expanding its support for test-driven development (TDD) in its latest release of ActivePython. The company announced ActivePython 2.7.12 and ActivePython 3.5.2. According to the company, TDD provides lower maintenance costs and enables faster development. ActivePython now features testing packages Pyflakes in order to look for well-known errors in Python programs; unit testing framework … continue reading

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Google’s Grumpy, FTC launches IoT challenge, and Apteligent open-sources its Xamarin SDK—SD Times news digest: Jan. 5, 2017

Google has put work into running its millions of lines of Python code, and those efforts have now turned into Grumpy: a new experimental Python runtime for Go. Grumpy translates Python code into Go programs, and it supports Google’s Python codebase. It is meant to be a drop-in replacement runtime for pure Python projects, according … continue reading

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Tryolabs’ Top 10 list of Python libraries for 2016

If you ask a bunch of developers what programming language they prefer, prepare for a bunch of different answers. One popular programming language that seems to still be on the rise, according to Tryolabs, is Python, which is why the organization recapped some of the best Python libraries of 2016 today. Tryolabs, a company that … continue reading

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Guest View: The first release of Apache Arrow

Work on Apache Arrow has been progressing rapidly since its inception earlier this year, and now Arrow is the open-source standard for columnar in-memory execution, enabling fast vectorized data processing and interoperability across the Big Data ecosystem. Background Apache Parquet is now the de facto standard for columnar storage on disk, and building on that … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: How software is creeping into the world of biology

Tomorrow, the final chapter of the Da Vinci Code saga, “Inferno,” hits theaters. While Tom Hanks scours the ancient past for mysteries and riddles, there’s a deeper evil brewing in the form of a deadly virus waiting to infect the world and bring the series to its denouement. In the real world, however, viral propagation … continue reading

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Developers can tap into deep learning with the open-source beta of the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit

Developers and researchers can start using the power of deep learning with the updated beta release of the open-source Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit. The toolkit, previously known as CNTK, and was developed by computer scientists at Microsoft. They wanted developers to be able to train and evaluate deep learning algorithms fast, scaling efficiently in a range … continue reading

Quip’s answer to mobile fragmentation: a shelf full of devices for testing.

Google’s Bret Taylor gives a tour of Quip’s architecture

Bret Taylor cut his teeth in the workplace at Google. While completing his bachelors and masters degrees at Stanford, he got a job as an intern at the then-fledgling search company, back when the whole company fit into one Mountain View building. And it was there that he co-created Google Maps. As a follow-up, he … 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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Yahoo open-sources Pulsar, SourceClear supports Vulnerable Method detection, and Huawei announces BES Cloud—SD Times news digest: Sept. 9, 2016

Yahoo announced that its highly scalable, low latency pub-sub messaging system is now open-source. The system provides pub-sub messaging semantics and is what Yahoo uses to provide messaging as a hosted service. Developers that use Pulsar can set up a centrally managed cluster to provide pub-sub messaging as a service. Since the system is horizontally … continue reading

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Google releases set of beta features in Google Cloud Endpoints

Google has announced the open beta release of a new set of features that will help developers manage their APIs with Google Cloud Endpoints, an API-management suite that runs on the Google Cloud Platform. The Google Cloud Endpoints suite lets developers deploy, protect and monitor APIs written in any language. Besides the Endpoints suite, Google … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: Back to (programming) school

Your little ones and delayed little ones are likely on their way to class right now as you read this. If not, those days are just around the corner. So that everyone can be on the same page, and so that learning can continue throughout your lives, we present a comprehensive list of links to … continue reading

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Google adds support for Python on App Engine Flexible Environment

Google is giving developers the Python support they have been asking for. The company has announced the Python runtime for the Google App Engine Flexible Environment with Python 3.4 and 2.7 support. “Developers running Python on Google App Engine have long asked for support for Python 3 and third-party Python packages,” Amir Ruzrokh, product manager … continue reading

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