Topic: data

The Zephyr Project, Google Cloud Vision API, Yahoo’s mobile developer suite and new ArcGIS release–SD Times news digest: Feb. 19, 2016

The Linux Foundation has announced a new open-source collaborative effort to build a real-time operating system (RTOS) to power the Internet of Things: the Zephyr Project. According to the organization, IoT devices require software that is scalable, secure and enables seamless connectivity, and developers need the ability to innovate on top of a modular platform … continue reading

Tim Cook releases statement on FBI unlocking iPhone, Microsoft’s C++ compiler tool set, and Google’s EarlGrey—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2016

Tim Cook released a message to Apple customers yesterday, saying the United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step that threatens the security of Apple customers. Cook wrote that the company opposes this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. He said that for years Apple has used … continue reading

How websites did before, during and after the Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 has come to a close, so it’s time for a recap of the big game from a website performance perspective. Did Super Bowl 50 websites and advertisers stand up to the test this year, or were there some major fumbles? Dynatrace, an application management software company, was monitoring advertisers’ websites leading up … continue reading

Facebook is moving away from Parse, TypeScript 1.8 beta released, and Tails release 2.0—SD Times news digest: Jan. 29, 2016

Facebook announced yesterday that it is closing the Parse service, and it will be fully retired on Jan. 28, 2017. Parse is Facebook’s mobile development platform, but the company will be focusing its resources elsewhere, according to the Parse blog. To help with this transition, Parse is releasing a database migration tool that lets developers … continue reading

Mozilla announces initiative focused on data privacy

Today is Data Privacy Day, but Mozilla wants you to celebrate good data practices every day. The company has announced a new initiative designed to help companies and projects earn trust, stay lean, and be smart about collecting and using data. “At Mozilla, we believe that users trust products more when companies build in transparency … continue reading

Ravello creates shareable environment for development and QA teams

Ravello Systems, a nested virtualization provider, is attempting to break down barriers between development and QA teams by introducing a way to snapshot and share development and test environments. The feature allows developers and testers to snapshot and share multi-tier environments, which means they can find bugs faster and collaborate together, according to Ravello. Software … continue reading

Google proposes Dataflow as an Apache Incubator Project, GitLab 8.4, and MIT’s online IoT course—SD Times news digest: Jan. 22, 2016

Google wants the Apache Software Foundation to take its Dataflow technology under its wing. The company has proposed that the foundation make Dataflow an Apache Incubator Project. The project would include the Dataflow model, Dataflow Java SDK, and runners (which connect to execution engines). “We believe this proposal is a step toward the ability to … continue reading

Data platform as a service is coming

Madhukar Kumar is vice president of product management and marketing at Liaison Technologies, and he’s convinced he’s seen the future of data. In the past 10 years, Kumar has served as director of professional services at Autonomy, manager and architect of Interwoven, and finally, a vice president at HP. Today, however, he’s strictly concerned with … continue reading

Developers are having trouble accessing data for mobile apps, report says

A majority of developers are reporting that accessing data is becoming their No. 1 problem for building mobile apps. In Appcelerator’s annual Mobile Trends Report (conducted by IDC), 72.4% of respondents reported that data is becoming a huge bottleneck for mobile development. About 40% of respondents reported spending a quarter to a half of their … continue reading

Kickstarter project defends data from the inside out

Software and security have been getting better, but computer software is still at risk of being compromised by physical access. A new class of security devices is on its way to protect data and control critical information, and with only three days to go on Kickstarter, the team behind it hopes they can build a … continue reading

Microsoft introduces PowerApps

While most of the world has gone mobile, Microsoft thinks there are still roadblocks keeping businesses from following suit. As a result, the company has announced PowerApps, a new enterprise software service designed to create, deliver and share business apps. “The way we work is changing. We are more mobile than ever before,” said Omar … continue reading

An intelligent approach to AI

There are approximately 11 million developers in the world, creating all manner of software for all manner of businesses. Much of this software would benefit from data intelligence to gain efficiencies and greater revenue. However, there are approximately 100,000 data scientists in the world, and they are expensive. This is the problem Evan Prodromou faced … continue reading

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