Topic: programming

Microsoft’s new DevOps solutions, Dell’s IoT announcements, and Apple’s acquisition of Metaio—SD Times news digest: May 29, 2015

Microsoft wants to help enterprises identify best practices and avoid common pitfalls in their DevOps practices. The company announced several new DevOps solutions at the O’Reilly Velocity DevOps conference, and a new online-self evaluation tool has been launched to help developers, IT and other parts of an organization determine their next step in their DevOps … continue reading

Amazon Machine Learning, Microsoft’s unified Windows 10 store, and Android Wear for iOS (maybe)—SD Times news digest: April 10, 2015

Amazon debuted a new Amazon Machine Learning service at the AWS Summit in San Francisco this week, allowing users to employ predictive modeling on large-scale data batches. Amazon Machine Learning supports binary classification, multiclass classification, and regression predictions on a customer’s data. Developers can also add code based on the service’s predictions to influence its … continue reading

Almost half of developers don’t have a degree in computer science, report says

There are plenty of resources outside of the classroom that can help teach aspiring developers how to code, and it looks like they are taking advantage of them. A recent survey by Stack Overflow revealed that almost half of developers haven’t received a degree in computer science. “There are many ways to learn how to … continue reading

SD Times March Developer Madness: A Champion is Crowned!

The championship game is in the books, and the winner of SD Times March Developer Madness is #4 seed Service Virtualization! After a tournament full of surprises, upsets and all eight top seeds going down, Service Virtualization cruised through the Final 4 with convincing wins over cinderella #8 seed NoSQL and #3 seed APIs in … continue reading

MIT researchers work to find integer overflow errors

MIT researchers have created a new algorithm to tackle one of the most common bugs in programming: integer overflows. According to the researchers, these errors not only can cause computer programs to crash, but also leave them vulnerable to attack. “Integer overflow errors are an insidious source of software failures and security vulnerabilities,” they wrote. … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google concedes: Dart is just like everybody else

Google never publicly admitted it, but the company always had designs on Dart ultimately supplanting JavaScript as the preferred programming language for complex modern Web development. So when the Dart team announced the Dart VM would not be integrated into Chrome and the language would compile to JavaScript, it was less an admission of defeat … continue reading

Dev Bootcamp’s tech diversity initiative, Groovy joins Apache, and Microsoft teams up with edX—SD Times news digest: March 12, 2015

To celebrate its three-year anniversary, Dev Bootcamp is announcing a new initiative to bring more diversity into the technology industry. “We are proud of the progress we’ve made in opening doors and providing much-needed skills training for those who previously knew nothing about coding,” said Anne Spalding, director of Dev Bootcamp’s San Francisco office. “We … continue reading

The Linux Code of Conflict, the TechHire Initiative, and Wikimedia’s lawsuit against the NSA—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2015

Linus Torvalds wants Linux developers to play nicer. The Linux creator has proposed a small kernel patch called the Code of Conflict, providing discourse guidelines for the kernel community and laying out mediation steps if anyone feels threatened. “The Linux kernel development effort is a very personal process compared to ‘traditional’ ways of developing software,” … continue reading

Researchers build robotic garden that teaches basic programming concepts

A group of researchers have created a robotic garden they say is an aesthetically appealing way to get young students involved in programming. The researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering uses robotic sheep, origami flowers and robotic ducks to introduce students to topics such as … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Tinderbox

As with many a repetitive manual task, it was only a matter of time before a user on the popular dating app Tinder invented a robot to match and message other singles for them. This week’s GitHub Project of the Week is Tinderbox a machine-learning program built on the Tinder API that learns what types … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Fresh Programmer’s Proverbs impart coding enlightenment

There’s a peculiar trend taking shape in the coding world, as one of the fastest growing professions finds scores of new programmers joining its ranks each year. These young programming Padawans seek wisdom, and half-joking, half-serious programming proverbs have become a popular delivery mechanism. Last summer, we covered Programmer’s Proverbs, a GitHub repository launched by … continue reading

Code Watch: Overcoming the magnitude

“Maybe instead of talking about 100x programmers, we should talk about 100x programming.” This was a recent Twitter provocation from Reginald Braithwaite (@RaganWald), author of “JavaScript Allongé.” What would it take to achieve a two-order-of-magnitude change in software development pace? The boldness of the target dwarfs the common quibbles about syntax, semantics, and maybe even … continue reading

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