Apache Hadoop reaches 3.0

The Apache Software Foundation has announced version three of the open source software framework for distributed computing. Apache Hadoop 3.0 is the first major release since Hadoop 2 was released in 2013. “Hadoop 3 is a major milestone for the project, and our biggest release ever,” said Andrew Wang, Apache Hadoop 3 release manager. “It … continue reading

Apache Mnemonic is now a Top-Level Project

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Mnemonic is graduating from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project. This signifies the project’s progress and success. Apache Mnemonic is an open-source object platform for processing and analysis of linked objects, according to the foundation. It is designed to address Big Data performance issues such as … continue reading

Microsoft releases Azure Bot Service and Cognitive Services Language Understanding

Microsoft has announced two new development tools designed to advance conversational artificial intelligence experiences. Microsoft Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Cognitive Services Language Understanding (LUIS) are now available. “Conversational AI, or making human and computer interactions more natural, has been a goal since technology became ubiquitous in our society. Our mission is to bring conversational … continue reading

SD Times news digest: LoWPAN support for Android Things, JBoss EAP 7.1, and Xen Project Hypervisor 4.10

Google is releasing API support for configuring and managing Low-power Wireless Personal Area Network (LoWPAN) technology. This support will be available in the Android Things Developer Preview 6.1. LoWPAN technologies are designed for “peer-to-peer usage on constrained battery-powered devices,” according to the company. In addition, the preview will include networking support for the fault-tolerant, low-power … continue reading

Postman releases a directory for public APIs, API Network

Postman is launching one of the largest public API directories today. The Postman API Network is designed to provide API publishers a place where they can publish their APIs, and developers a place where they can get everything they need to work with those APIs. According to Abhinav Asthana, CEO & co-founder of Postman, one … continue reading

HTML 5.2 becomes a W3C Recommendation

The World Web Web Consortium (W3C)’s Web Platform Working Group today announced a new specification to replace the HTML 5.1 Recommendation. The team announced HTML5.2 is ready and now a W3C Recommendation. “The HTML 5.2 specification defines the 5th major version, second minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext … continue reading

State of JavaScript: The programming language is anything but boring

No matter how developers feel about JavaScript, one thing is for certain: the programming language keeps evolving year after year. JavaScript developers Raphaël Benitte, Sacha Greif and Michael Rambeau released the State of JavaScript 2017 report to get a complete picture of the programming language. “A few years back, a JavaScript survey would’ve been a … continue reading

Unifi releases new AI powered analytics

Unifi Software has announced plans to power its data platform with a new artificial intelligence engine. OneMind is designed to source, explore and prepare data for businesses so that they can make educated decisions more easily. In addition, OneMind learns from the data in order to predict patterns and recommend datasets. The Unifi Data Platform … continue reading

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Microsoft previews Quantum Development Kit

Microsoft is helping to democratize quantum computing with the announcement of the Quantum Development Kit. The company first announced plans to develop a Quantum Development Kit in September at its Ignite conference. “Quantum computing takes a giant leap forward from today’s technology—one that will forever alter our economic, industrial, academic, and societal landscape. With the … continue reading

Synopsys acquires Black Duck Software

Synopsys officially announced the acquisition of Black Duck Software this week. The companies first entered into an agreement that would enable Synopsys to acquire Black Duck early last month. According to Synopsys, the acquisition of Black Duck will help provide its customers with visibility into open source software. Black Duck provides automated solutions that detect … continue reading

IBM announces new code patterns and bot solution for developers

IBM is announcing new tools for building artificial intelligence, blockchain, data and cloud solutions. The company announced the release of more than 120 code patterns designed to help developers better search for open source code. “These patterns do the dirty work for the developer – they are curated packages of code, one-click GitHub repos, documentation … continue reading

The importance of OAuth 2.0

“There’s an app for that,” but not all apps are created equal. Users expect there to be an endless amount of applications to make their lives easier, but they forget to take into account what kind of security measures those applications provide. In addition, these applications and services often connect to other applications and services, … continue reading

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