Indeed: React and cloud computing are the fastest growing skills among job seekers

Indeed Hiring Lab has just published a report that analyzes two years of tech job search traffic. It combined job search traffic with resume search traffic to determine how popular certain tech skills are with employers. “Technology is progressing at a breakneck pace these days. Software developers, engineers and other tech workers have to work … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Oreo 8.1 (Go edition), Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes, and Django 2.0

Google has announced the release of Android Oreo (Go edition) as part of tomorrow’s Android 8.1 release. Devices with 512MB to 1GB of memory will receive the Go optimizations. The Go edition features three key components: improved operating system, a new set of Google apps, and a tuned version of the Google Play Store. On … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: spaCy

The natural language processing Python library spaCy was recently updated to version 2.0. SpaCy is an open-source project that was created based on recent language processing research. The author’s intent is for it to ultimately be used in real products and solutions. Version 2.0 adds several new features, including new neural network models, support for … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pyro

Uber AI Labs is releasing its probabilistic programming language, Pyro, into open source this week. Pyro is part of Uber’s larger plan to provide reliable transportation by matching riders to drivers, suggesting routes, finding carpool combinations, and designing next generation vehicles. “To solve these challenges, we are combining state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) techniques with the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TensorFlow 1.4, Prometheus 2.0 and Altova’s MobileTogether 4.0

Google has announced the release of TensorFlow 1.4. TensorFlow is an open-source software library for machine intelligence. As part of this release, the machine learning framework Keras is becoming part of the core package. Keras integrates with other core parts of TensorFlow including the Estimator API. The Dataset API has also been added to the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Fast Pair for Android, TypeScript 2.6, and eager execution for TensorFlow

Google is announcing Fast Pair, a new process for pairing Bluetooth devices on multiple Android devices. It works on Android devices that are running Google Play services 11.7+ and has compatibility back to Marshmallow. It can currently be used with Google Pixel Buds or Libratrone’s Q Adapt On-Ear, with support being added soon for Plantronics … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Anaconda 5.0, Twilio’s new Augmented Reality API, and Waymo moves self-driving cars to Michigan

Anaconda 5.0 has been released. The Anaconda Distribution is a distribution program that enables users to easily install thousands of Python and R data science packages. Some new features include new package and updates to current packages, new compilers on macOS and Linux, and more flexible dependency pinning of NumPy packages. Twilio releases two new … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Databricks Delta, SciPy 1.0, and Neo4j’s Native Graph Platform

Databricks has released a new unified data management system that combines the best features from data lakes, data warehouses and streaming systems. The company made the announcement at its annual Spark Summit Europe conference. Databricks Delta takes the scale and cost-efficiency from a data lake; the reliability and performance from a data warehouse, and the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AlphaGo Zero, GitHub’s 2017 State of the Octoverse, and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1

DeepMind is introducing the latest version of its computer program AlphaGo. AlphaGo was the first artificial intelligence to defeat a world champion Go player, and the latest version, AlphaGo Zero, is a more powerful version of that, according to the team.  While AlphaGo learned by training on thousands of human games to learn to play Go, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Django 2.0 beta 1, Intel and Mobileye’s Responsibility Sensitive Safety model, and Apple and GE’s partnership

Developers can get an inside look at the upcoming Python web framework Django 2.0 with the latest beta release. The Django team announced the release of Django 2.0 beta 1. The framework enables users to build web apps quickly with less code. New features are expected to include: Python compatibility, third-party library support for older … continue reading

Open Source is leading machine learning

The modern digital enterprise collects data on an unprecedented scale. Andrew Ng, currently at startup deeplearning.ai, formerly chief scientist at Chinese internet giant Baidu and co-founder of education startup Coursera, says, like electricity 100 years ago, “AI will change pretty much every major industry.” Machine Learning (ML) is a popular application of AI that refers … continue reading

Mozilla introduces new solution for large JavaScript projects

Developers can easily document large JavaScript projects with sphinx-js, Mozilla’s newly introduced solution. According to the company, there hasn’t been a tool able to handle large JavaScript documentation projects up until today. The markup language JSDoc provides tags to describe common structures and tooling to hook into those tags, but Mozilla says all it ends … continue reading

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