SD Times news digest: Neurala Brain Builder beta program, Dispatch Labs developer test network, and Google Play app discovery improvements

Neurala announced plans to launch the Neurala Brain Builder beta program this month. The program is designed to streamline the creation, deployment, analysis and management of deep learning applications, according to the company. “Whereas AI applications are growing at an exponential rate, the existing workflow for creating, validating, deploying, analyzing, and improving their performance has … continue reading

Innovative tools showcased at Microsoft Build conference

Several new and updated tools showcased at Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle revealed how partners are following the trends toward AI, new software architectures and modernization. Here is a look at their news announcements: Progress announces Conversational UI for chatbot apps Progress today announced the May 16 availability Conversational UI, a set of controls … continue reading

Progress enables tomorrow’s apps today

The nature of apps is changing again as businesses scramble to take advantage of new frameworks, chatbots, mixed reality and emerging open source technologies. While developers must help their companies stay competitive, they must also maintain existing apps. Using Progress UI components in Progress’ Telerik and Kendo UI product lines, developers can do all that … continue reading

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Dialogflow Enterprise Edition now available

Google has announced that Dialogflow Enterprise Edition is now generally available. Dialogflow is the company’s conversational interface development suite for building AI experiences across websites, mobile devices, messaging platforms and IoT devices. “You can use it to build interfaces (e.g., chatbots) that are capable of natural and rich interactions between your users and your business. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache CloudStack 4.11, Kore.ai Bots Platform 6.1, and Google’s Android update

Apache CloudStack 4.11 is now available. CloudStack is an enterprise cloud orchestration platform designed for creating private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The latest update features a new Host HA framework, new certificate authority framework, integration with Prometheus, and Layer 2 networking capabilities. “This release has been driven by the people operating CloudStack clouds,” said … continue reading

Oracle introduces chatbots into its Mobile Cloud Platform

Oracle announced at its OpenWorld 2017 conference that chatbots are being introduced into its Mobile Cloud Platform, to enable natural language conversation between mobile users and their applications. The platform is underpinned by three core philosophies: that it be open and tool-agnostic, that it use chatbots, and that it have multi-channel analytics, according to Suhas … continue reading

From the editor’s notebook

Value Stream Integration. Digital Twinning. Events as API strategy. These topics are the ones we’ve been hearing about this summer, and a trip through this editor’s notebook will share some thoughts on these matters. According to Tasktop’s Mik Kersten, Agile and DevOps are local optimizations of your value stream, with DevOps leading a digital transformation … continue reading

Perfecto brings automation to voice apps and virtual assistants

Chatbots are one area of innovation that is driving and changing engagement for digital experiences, and a number of customers and others in the software market are adopting and embedding chatbots within their applications. Like other emerging technologies, chatbots add complexity to applications, which is why companies like Perfecto are trying to knock down that … continue reading

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Bugcrowd’s secret $250K bug bounty, Kony AppPlatform V8, and Git v2.14 — SD Times news digest: August 8, 2017

Bugcrowd is launching a bug bounty program for a secret customer, and the reward is the highest payout on the market today, in line with Microsoft’s recently increased max bug bounty payout of $250,000. The payout for this secret customer is $250,000, and according to the CEO of Bugcrowd, Casey Ellis, “High rewards like this … continue reading

Rancher Labs releases RancherOS, VMware’s intent to acquire Wavefront, and OpenBSD 6.1 — SD Times news digest: April 12, 2017

Rancher Labs has announced the general availability of RancherOS. RancherOS is the company’s simplified Linux distribution for containers. It is designed to make it easier to run containers at scale in development, test, and production. Key features include a minimalist OS, automatic configuration, simple setup, reduced footprint, and extensive platform support. “RancherOS is a minimalist … continue reading

Ten project tools that every development team could use

Every year, new tools, frameworks and languages arrive, and every year developers must sit down and see if they’ll actually save any time by diverting current projects (or planning new ones) with them. We’ve gone through the maternity ward of tooling and picked out the brightest prospects for the coming months and years. Among this … continue reading

The threats associated with enterprise collaboration apps

Using tools and technologies in the enterprise to collaborate and connect with employees and colleagues is not a new concept. But there is a new generation of collaboration apps that are getting smarter as chatbots rise in popularity. The ways in which businesses used to work are being seen as outdated, and more employees want … continue reading

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