Tableau Software announces data engine Hyper for Tableau 10.5

Visual analytics platform provider Tableau Software are promising 5x faster querying and 3X faster extraction over previous iterations with the introduction of new data engine technology, Hyper, in version 10.5 of Tableau. Hyper is designed to provide fast data ingest and analytical query processing on large or complex data sets. According to Tableau, the new … continue reading

Google prepares Android developers for changes in 2018

Starting in the second half of 2018, Android apps on the Google Play store will be required to target a “recent” Android API level and meet other new, additional requirements Google announced yesterday. “Google Play powers billions of app installs and updates annually,” Edward Cunningham, product manager at Android wrote in a post. “We relentlessly … continue reading

LinkedIn open sources website troubleshooting tools

LinkedIn announced the open-sourcing of two tools for investigating broken hosts and services, among other website navigation issues. Fossor (Latin for gravedigger) is a Python tool and library that automates multiple investigative checks in parallel, while Ascii Etch, another Python library, outputs information gleaned from Fossor in ascii-character graphs. “If you’re the oncall engineer when … continue reading

Hour of Code 2017: Where to participate

This year’s Hour of Code, the Code.org-organized campaign that brings together more than 400 partners and over 200,000 educators in providing hour-long introductions to computer science through tutorials and exercises, officially kicks off on Monday, Dec. 4, the start of Code.org’s annual Computer Science Education Week. In line with its express purpose of advocating for … continue reading

Amazon announces new offline, machine learning, IoT, container and cloud solutions at AWS re:Invent 2017

This year’s Amazon Web Service re:Invent event saw a series of major announcements from the cloud-focused branch of the company. From partnerships to platforms, here are some of the biggest announcements and launches out of Las Vegas this week. Amazon announces AWS AppSync Amazon Web Services announced the launch of the AWS AppSync service, designed … continue reading

Cloud Native launches Certified Kubernetes program

Open source software organization Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced the launch of the Kubernetes Software Conformance Certification program alongside an announcement of the first 36 approved distributions and platforms, including companies like Google and Alibaba Cloud. The foundation aims for the program to ensure portability and consistency across Kubernetes vendors. “The new Kubernetes Software … continue reading

NodeSource survey reveals developers are slacking on security

A survey released today by NodeSource, developers of Node.js, and Sqreen, a SaaS security solution, found that while developers are fully aware of security risks associated with operating in the open Internet, they’re lax in implementing tools for threat detection and mitigation. The survey, which looked at responses from nearly 300 Node.js users — CTOs, … continue reading

IBM expands AI research to support an aging population

Late September, IBM and the University of California San Diego announced their partnership with the opening of the Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center on UCSD’s campus, the latest piece of IBM’s Cognitive Horizons Network, a research collective focused on the emerging fields of Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning. UCSD’s team of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla survey finds mixed thoughts on connected future, Salesforce’s new AI platform, and Qualcomm entertains a buyout

A recent survey conducted by Mozilla about connectivity worldwide found that the popularity of specific connected devices varied by country among other insights. The survey looked at about 190,000 international respondents’ concerns and optimism about security and the connected world. The more tech-savvy the respondents estimated they were, the more optimistic they felt about concerns … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Bottery from Google

This week we’re highlighting a new tool for generative contextual conversations from Google’s Kate Compton, creator of Tracery. Prior to joining Google, Kate “GalaxyKate” Compton developed the open source Tracery, ”a super-simple tool and language to generate text.” She took inspiration from this previous project, as well as from the Cheap Bots, Done Quick! Bot-hosting … continue reading

GitHub announces new developer Community Forum and Marketplace free trials

GitHub is officially launching the GitHub Community Forum as well as free trials to the GitHub Marketplace. The company first announced the features at its GitHub Universe event last month.  The forums add a new social aspect to the version control and web hosting platform, which GitHub says will be valuable for developers hoping to … continue reading

Report: Open source software projects are maturing

Electronic design automation company Synopsys released the findings of its 2017 Coverity Scan Report, which shows an increased of “project maturity” in the over 4,600 open source software projects analyzed based on certain secure development strategies. The 20-page report outlines Synopsys’s method of gathering user-submitted projects, encompassing approximately 760 million lines of code, and analyzing … continue reading

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