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Virtual cats in Project Tango, PyPy3.3.5 alpha released, and Camunda BPM 7.5 released for free—SD Times news digest: May 31, 2016

Since cats are already all over the Internet, Google decided to create a new tutorial project with Project Tango that places a virtual cat in augmented reality. Project Tango’s APIs can be used to associate virtual objects with real-world objects, and it shows developers how to use a Tango Support Library function to find the … continue reading

Analyst View: IoT Software: Confluence or chaos?

Manufacturers in a wide range of product sectors are exploring and exploiting the opportunities of the Internet of Things (IoT). The software for IoT comes in two distinct flavors, each created and maintained by its own tribe of software engineers. First, the engineering tribe looks after the software embedded inside the product. This controls the … continue reading

How IT can prepare for a successful M&A

Software is like a house: It must be adequately maintained, or peeled-up wallpaper might reveal the foundation underneath isn’t as stable as you thought. This metaphor brings new meaning to mergers and acquisitions as companies on the buy side and the sell side attempt to patch up rough edges that might ruin a deal. When … continue reading

Microsoft previews new documentation service for developer content

To help developers and IT professionals find technical content that will help them with deploying services and developing applications, Microsoft announced the preview release of its new documentation services, docs.microsoft.com, which displays content supporting Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility products. Part of the decision to create a new website for content came from reviewing the existing content … continue reading

EFF files lawsuit against DOJ, Intel to cut 11% of workforce, and Google.com might be dangerous—SD Times news digest: April 20, 2016

The Justice Department is seeing another lawsuit, this filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). It filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit to determine whether the government has used secret court orders to force technology companies to decrypt their customers’ private communications, according to an EFF announcement. The lawsuit against the DOJ states that it … continue reading

The State of DevOps survey, Facebook releases Chef cookbooks, and Khronos introduces provisional specifications—SD Times news digest: April 18, 2016

Puppet is inviting developers to take its annual State of DevOps survey. Through this survey over the years, Puppet has been able to survey more than 20,000 technical professionals and learned about IT and organizational performance. This year, Puppet has added new areas of research that reflect the community’s concern with DevOps. These areas include … continue reading

Rancher 1.0 is released, Quali open-sources plug-ins, and new functionality for BlazeMeter—SD Times digest: March 29, 2016

Rancher Labs has announced its open-source container-management software is out of beta and generally available. Rancher 1.0 aims to accelerate all aspects of the software development pipeline, from writing and testing code, to running complex microservice-based applications. Features include the ability to select from multiple container orchestration frameworks like Docker Swarm and Kubernetes; a cloud-agnostic … continue reading

FTC chief technologist says it’s time to rethink mandatory password changes

There’s a lot of emphasis nowadays on having secure passwords, as well as changing passwords often to keep your information and accounts safe from hackers. Despite what some IT professionals have said in the past, one woman with the Federal Trade Commission has suggested that changing passwords less will actually keep systems safer. Lorrie Cranor, … continue reading

Talligent report finds OpenStack still being debated in the industry

OpenStack has come a long way since NASA and Rackspace first launched it in 2010. Even with recent successes, technology professionals and those who use OpenStack still have a few questions and concerns surrounding the system. Talligent, a provider of cost- and capacity-management solutions for OpenStack and hybrid clouds, announced its 2016 State of OpenStack … continue reading

ChatOps is taking over enterprises

There sure is a lot of chatter about chat lately. While the technologically-savvy have been using tools like IRC since the early 1990s, chat has largely eluded the modern enterprise in favor of instant messaging. But today, while you read this, more than 2 million people are using Slack, the current frontrunner in the race … continue reading

Microsoft acquires data silo breaker Metanautix

Industries are continuing to embrace the data-driven world, and Microsoft recently took another step in that direction by acquiring Metanautix, a technology company with a vision to integrate the data supply chain. Microsoft noticed that companies struggle to bring together various sources and silos of data, and they only use a small portion of the … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: Technology for clothing suits Zimmer just fine

When Men’s Warehouse founder George Zimmer was voted out by his own board of directors in June 2013, it was a curious situation. Zimmer was unhappy with the decision, obviously, and since that time has been doing something about it: He’s been building two startups that could destroy his old company. Zimmer has been appearing … continue reading

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