Topic: data

Google extends Classroom API, CSS tips and tricks, and Google Play awards—SD Times news digest: May 20, 2016

Google is extending its Classroom API to help developers integrate their applications with classroom solutions. The company introduced new coursework endpoints that will give developers access to assignments, grades and workflows. “Learning tools can focus on creating great content and, in turn, use Classroom to manage the workflow for assignments created with this content,” wrote … continue reading

Guest View: If your metrics don’t add business value, stop collecting them

Keith Klain kicked off STAREAST 2016 last week, and there was one line in his keynote that stuck with me throughout the entire conference: “If you can’t draw a straight line between your business objectives and your test approach, you’re doing it wrong.” As I started to think of all of the little activities that … continue reading

PostgreSQL 9.6 beta, SyntaxNet goes open source, and Mozilla files a motion with U.S. District Court—SD Times news digest: May 13, 2016

The first beta release of PostgreSQL 9.6 is ready for download, containing previews of all the features that will become available when the final version is here. The PostgreSQL Global Development Group is encouraging its users to begin testing their applications against this new release. New changes and enhancements include parallel sequential scans, joins and … continue reading

Learn best practices, security measures for World Password Day

This year is marks the fourth annual World Password Day, and yet the old security measure of changing passwords still seems to be troubling both large and small organizations. Today makes it a good day to get updated on the best practices and tips for creating and securing strong passwords. The intention behind World Password … continue reading

Dropbox’s Project Infinite, New Android 6.0 mechanisms, and Apple sees revenue decline—SD Times news digest: April 26, 2016

Today Dropbox showcased a new technology preview called Project Infinite. The goal of this project is to reimagine how people find, access and collaborate with large amounts of data, according to a Dropbox blog post. Most users work on devices with limited storage capacity, said the company, and when people work in teams, getting secure … continue reading

Android Security Annual report details current state of Android ecosystem

This year’s Android Security Annual report was released today, taking a look at Google services, security protections in 2015, and the work between Android partners and security research as a whole. Last year was the first time this report was released, and it analyzed billions of data points gathered in 2014 to provide insight into … continue reading

GoPro Developer Program unveiled, Project Tango simulates space travel, and Microsoft sues the Justice Department—SD Times news digest: April 15, 2016

GoPro has unveiled the GoPro Developer Program as a way to support companies that want to develop a better user experience. The GoPro Developer program was debuted at a private event in San Francisco. The program has been working with developers in a variety of companies, as well as a bunch of startups. “Over the … continue reading

Lucidworks View released, Microsoft’s Global CSS Property Usage, and Keras 1.0—SD Times digest: April 12, 2016

Lucidworks, a search and analytics software company, today released Lucidworks View, an extension to its flagship product Fusion. It allows companies to create custom search-driven applications that use Apache Solr and Apache Spark. Companies that build a recommendation-driven e-commerce site, or a searchable customer service portal, can use Lucidworks View to give their customers access … continue reading

IBM, Pfizer collaborate to create Internet of Things system for Parkinson’s disease

As a way to help those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, and to learn how the disease progresses in patients, IBM and the pharmaceutical company Pfizer are collaborating to create an experimental Internet of Things system to monitor patients and change how clinicians deliver care to them. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease … continue reading

Salesforce acquires MetaMind, the Civil Infrastructure Project, and Appy Builder—SD Times news digest: April 5, 2016

Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, an AI startup company. With the two coming together, they will be able to offer customers AI solutions with capabilities that further automate and personalize customer support, marketing, and other business processes. Salesforce’s data science capabilities will be extended by embedding deep learning within its platform. Salesforce also plans to integrate … continue reading

FCC to propose first Internet privacy rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to propose its first Internet privacy rules so there can finally be a way to regulate how Internet service providers handle user privacy. The agency is looking to restrict companies’ ability to share with advertisers and other third parties the information they collect about what customers are doing online. … continue reading

The building blocks of SQL

SQL is the prime building block of the modern enterprise. All those exciting applications, nifty mobile apps and massive back-end projects are, essentially, useless without the data behind them. That data may not be so important at runtime if the application is just saving logs or form information, but at the end of the day, … continue reading

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