How software developers will write the future of energy through blockchain

It was 75 years ago this month that construction began on ENIAC, the world’s first digital, programmable, Turing-complete computer. Funded by the U.S. Army and housed at the University of Pennsylvania, its advent unlocked a new technological era for the world. We may now be on the precipice of yet another transformative moment, this time … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sencha Test 2.2, TypeScript 2.9 and the ASF’s added Oath support

Sencha announced the latest version of its cross-platform testing tool, Sencha Test 2.2. Sencha Test features more than 200 enhancements and bug fixes, making it easier to create tests, manage defects and store results, according to the company. Sencha Test 2.2 is designed to expand beyond Ext JS apps with new testing solutions for React … continue reading

Progress Labs discusses blockchain, AR/VR, microapps projects

In development since the beginning of the year, three projects in the most innovative areas of technology were announced today by Progress Labs, the internal incubator at Progress. The work focuses on blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, and microapps. In the area of blockchain, Progress “has taken a stand. We want people building blockchain-based networks,” … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Malicious Android Apps, IBM’s blockchain for good challenge, and GitHub’s Transparency Report

Symantec is reporting that seven malicious apps have been found to reappear on the Google Play Store under different names and publishers after being reported. All of the apps contain the same malware, Android.Reputation.1. According to Symantec, the apps in questions are emoji keyboards, space cleaners, calculators, app lockers, and call recorders. Once installed, the … continue reading

Pluralsight Technology Index shows Java is in demand

Java is in demand, according to Pluralsight Technology Index. Pluralsight launched the index to rank the demand and growth rate of more than 300 software development languages, tools, and frameworks. This provides CIOs, CTOs, and their teams with insights on technology trends in order to inform their technology strategies and direct their personal skill development … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AWS Blockchain Templates, Apache Oozie v5.0.0, and JetBrains Rider 2018.1

Amazon has announced AWS Blockchain Templates, a new solution that will allow customers to launch Ethereum or Hyperledger Fabric networks in minutes. The templates will configure all of the AWS resources needed to get started and make it easy to scale. The Ethereum template offers two options: ecs and docker-local. The ecs template creates an … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Hyperledger bug bounty program, Google Play Protect’s Safe Browsing, and Blazor 0.2

The open-source collaborative effort dedicated to advancing blockchain technology has announced that a new bug bounty program is now open. The program is based off of a private bug bounty the organization has been running for the last six months with HackerOne. HackerOne will continue to lead the public bounty. Currently, the bounty will solely … continue reading

IBM aims to advance blockchain adoption with new developer solutions

IBM announced Blockchain Starter Services, Blockchain Acceleration Services and Blockchain Innovation Services at its IBM Think technology conference in Las Vegas this week. The company has been on a mission over the last couple of years to bring blockchain to the enterprise. These new solutions further that mission by providing a way to scale, provide … continue reading

Hyperledger introduces blockchain benchmark tool Caliper

Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation’s open-source effort for blockchain technologies, has announced that Caliper has been accepted by the Hyperledger Project Technical Steering Committee as the organization’s latest project. Caliper is a blockchain benchmark tool designed to measure the performance of a specific blockchain implementation with a set of predefined use cases. Hyperledger wants Caliper to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache MXNet 1.1.0, Google’s Machine Learning Crash Course, and the DanKu protocol

Apache MXNet 1.1.0 has been released. Apache MXNet is a deep learning framework for training and prediction and can be used with APIs for multiple programming languages, such as Python, R, Scala, and C++. For example, the Python or R API can be used to train neural network models and then MXNet can be used … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft’s blockchain ID solution, Google AMP stories and InfluxData raises $35 million

Microsoft has announced plans to use blockchain technology to help users own and control their digital identities. The company is working on developing solutions that define the state of a decentralized identifier (DID), provides a server that resolves DIDs around blockchains, and specifications that define a document format for encoding DIDs. “Each of us needs … continue reading

Unlocking the blockchain potential

A new and emerging technology is hitting the ground running, and creating a frenzy in the industry. Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency. Initial Coin Offering (ICO). These are just some terms being seen in the headlines every day lately, but the real importance is the technology behind these terms: Blockchain. Blockchain is a new technology that has been … continue reading

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