Topic: bots

Stride announces new ChatOps capabilities

Atlassian Stride is giving software development teams new communication tools to embedded into their daily workflows. The company announced new API capabilities designed to build and deploy custom ChatOps apps in Stride. Stride is Atlassian’s team communication solution that was first announced in September. “Every team communicates differently — each with its own quirks, needs, and tools … 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

Companies to watch in 2018

The world of software development involves so much more than writing code these days. Developers need to understand artificial intelligence, the cloud, new methodologies, and the expanding infrastructure required for the Internet of Things. Here are some companies our editors are watching to lead the way. tCell WHAT THEY DO: Application security WHY WE’RE WATCHING: … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Girls Who Code coding books, Automation Anywhere opens Enterprise RPA Platform, and ReactOS 0.4.6

Coding just got easier. The Google Play team and Girls Who Code are collaborating by launching a series of coding books on Google Play. These books will help young women develop and maintain interest in computer science. The collection includes 13 books, like Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, and Girls Who … continue reading

Dell

Dell announces new IoT solutions, FileMaker Platform 16, and MIT CSAIL’s C-LEARN system for robots — SD Times news digest: May 11, 2017

Dell Technologies made a number of new IoT announcements at its Dell EMC World conference in Las Vegas this week. The company plans to take the complexity out of IoT deployment, and ease digital transformation with new products and partnerships. New solutions include: a VMware Pulse IoT Center for secure IoT infrastructure management; IoT advisory … continue reading

Guest View: Developing for a bot-driven world: The role of APIs

Personal digital assistants like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana are just the beginning. Soon we’ll be interacting with all manner of applications and online services—everything from managing our calendars to ordering pizzas and reserving hotel rooms—not with the buttons, forms and controls that we’re used to, but by chatting with them using natural language. Or, … continue reading

Cloudflare investigates DDoS attacks coming from Internet-connected cameras

Cloudflare has published information about recent attacks it has seen against its system, and these attacks highlight new DDoS trends where hackers are able to bring down more web application servers at a time. According to a blog post written by Cloudflare’s Marek Majkowski, these new attacks appear to come from the Mirai botnet, which … continue reading

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

TypeScript 2.0 beta, Synopsys releases Coverity 8.5, and IBM Watson Conversation is generally available—SD Times news digest: July 12, 2016

Microsoft has rolled out the beta release of TypeScript 2.0. Developers can get it after downloading TypeScript 2.0 Beta for Visual Studio 2015, which will require VS 2015 Update 3. This release includes new features like a workflow for getting TypeScript type definition files. Also, according to blog post by Daniel Rosenwasser, program manager for … continue reading

Amazon Alexa comes to Pebble Core, Y Combinator backs Women Who Code, and EFF opposes CFAA bill—SD Times news digest: June 3, 2016

Pebble has announced that Amazon Alexa is integrating with Pebble Core, which means Amazon’s voice services will go to a fully independent, 3G-connected wearable device for the first time. Pebble Core backers on Kickstarter will get to experience Alexa first on Pebble’s wearable device, which will start to ship in early 2017. “Experiencing Amazon Alexa … continue reading

Motion AI in public beta, Rust 1.9, and Intel acquisition to drive IoT—SD Times news digest: May 27, 2016

A platform that allows developers to build, train and deploy chatbots was released into public beta this week. The company behind these chatbots is called Motion AI. It allows anyone to create bots that are designed like a flowchart, using only as many branches as their project requires. Motion AI’s launch for bot deployment includes … continue reading

Google’s machine learning chip, Apache Software Foundation’s new executive director, and the SBRA developer portal—SD Times news digest: May 19, 2016

There have been plenty of announcements coming out of Google I/O this week, and yesterday, Google said that one of its projects that was created years ago is helping it accomplish its own custom accelerators for machine learning applications. The result of that project is called a Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), which is a custom … continue reading

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