Topic: json

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

Altova supports JSON, .NET API in latest software release

The Altova MissionKit 2016 R2 developer tools and software introduces some new features for developers who are data-oriented and working with XML data. On the XML side, Altova has incorporated an XQuery debugger. According to product manager David McGahey, it has been difficult to write complex XQuery queries and debug them. It has also been … continue reading

Spark 1.6

Spark 1.6 is released

Apache Spark 1.6, which shipped yesterday, offers performance enhancements that range from faster processing of the Parquet data format to better overall performance for streaming state management. As a large-scale data processing platform, Apache Spark has untethered itself from the Hadoop platform. As a result, Spark can be used against key-value stores and other types … continue reading

Uber: Embracing the chaos

At QCon San Francisco today, Matt Ranney, chief architect at Uber, detailed the chaotic internal workings of the company’s software stack. The talk included references to three of Uber’s open-source projects, but also highlighted the utter chaos going on inside the organization. When Uber was created, said Ranney, it was little more than an outsourced … continue reading

MapR adds JSON support to its NoSQL database

MapR Technologies today announced the availability of a developer preview of its new native JSON support inside Hadoop. This addition gives users access to a document store that can be linked directly into Hadoop. The new JSON support is included in MapR-DB, a NoSQL data store. Anil Gadre, senior vice president of product management at … continue reading

Developer releases beta of ‘API-first’ PHP framework for coding interoperable Web and mobile apps

French developer Kévin Dunglas has released the 1.0.0 beta version of API Platform, an open-source “API-first” PHP framework for creating interoperable single-page applications, native mobile apps, and websites. It is built on Symfony reusable PHP components. With API Platform, developers can first build a hypermedia REST API application before integrating and leveraging other popular client-side development … continue reading

MongoDB creates BI connector, new tool to create rules, validations

One of the great appeals of NoSQL databases is the flexibility of schemas. Unlike relational databases, NoSQL schemas have a low up-front overhead and are easy to change over time. The disadvantage, though, is that they cannot take advantage of SQL structures, and this makes visualizing the data a difficult task. MongoDB is looking to … continue reading

ASF announces Apache Drill 1.0

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the release of Apache Drill 1.0. Drill is a schema-free SQL query engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and cloud storage that uses columnar execution, data-driven query compilation, and the JSON document model to store data in various formats for Big Data analytics and BI. Drill was upgraded to a Top-Level … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Keras

This week’s featured GitHub project is Keras, a modular neural network and deep-learning library based on the Theano Python library. Keras allows for fast prototyping of deep-learning applications through a minimalist library structure of modular, extensible components. Developed by François Chollet, the neural network library is designed for quick experimentation, and supports both convolutional and … continue reading

W3C member proposes single-page apps without JavaScript in HTML6

While HTML5, finally standardized, is taking its place in the Web development hierarchy, developers are already looking ahead to HTML6. This is what we might call the radical idea stage. Still largely in its conceptual and debate phase, HTML6 is foundationally similar to HTML, but with XML-like namespaces. Among the many features and experimental functionality … continue reading

New Parasoft Release Enables Continuous Testing and Significantly Expands Test Coverage and Traceability

Monrovia, CA –Parasoft announced today the release of a consolidated platform uniting API testing, service virtualization, and test environment management. The new product capabilities allow an organization to “shift left” the testing effort and accelerate the SDLC to meet the growing time-to-market pressure for software applications. Parasoft’s enterprise-grade API Testing solution for testing end-to-end transactions … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 13, 2014—C++ creator proposes unified call syntax, Salesforce Wave and emotion-reading keystroke software

C++ creator proposes unified call syntax Programmer Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of the C++ programming language, has published an ISO proposal to add a unified call syntax to C++. The initial proposal explores the possibility of giving member functions preference over non-member functions by defining thex.f(y) and f(x,y) notations to be equivalent, thus eliminating … continue reading

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