Topic: technology

Melissa launches Melissa Developer to speed up application development

Melissa has announced the availability of Melissa Developer, a comprehensive portal with APIs to integrate data cleansing and enrichments that will speed up application development. Because the resources are scalable, it allows developers to add capacity and features that ensure long-term application performance. The APIs support REST, JSON, XML, and SOAP technologies. The portal can … continue reading

Google releases PostgreSQL support for Cloud SQL

Google is releasing a number of cloud database improvements this week aimed at accelerating cloud-native database innovation. Key improvements include commit timestamps for Cloud Spanner, the beta of Cloud Bigtable replication, the beta version of Cloud Memorystore for Redis, and Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL. “Every application has to store and access operational data, usually in … continue reading

Pluralsight Technology Index shows Java is in demand

Java is in demand, according to Pluralsight Technology Index. Pluralsight launched the index to rank the demand and growth rate of more than 300 software development languages, tools, and frameworks. This provides CIOs, CTOs, and their teams with insights on technology trends in order to inform their technology strategies and direct their personal skill development … continue reading

SD Times news digest: NativeScript 4.0, Mozilla introduces wasm-pack, and Google launches coding app for beginners

The open-source framework for developing native apps with Angular, TypeScript and JavaScript is getting a major released. NativeScript 4.0 features changes to its application root view, flexible frame composition that can be useful for implementing secondary navigation with frames, modal view changes, updated templates, and multiple independent UI components. According to the team, this is … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Twilio Programmable Wireless, Adobe’s Sayspring acquisition and NGINX Unit 1.0

Twilio has announced a developer-first approach to IoT communication with the availability of Twilio Programmable Wireless. The newly announced solution is a cellular communications platform that uses API to power a wide range of Internet-connected solutions. According to the company, this is designed to enable developers to focus on building connected solutions while the platform … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Cloudflare Spectrum, .NET Core 2.1 Preview 2, and GitHub’s 10 year anniversary

Cloudflare wants to protect anything connected to the Internet with the availability of Cloudflare Spectrum. Spectrum is designed to extend the company’s benefits beyond web protocols to protect and accelerate things like email servers, gaming servers, and IoT devices. Spectrum proxies traffic using any Internet protocol, and is able to accelerate everything across the global … continue reading

IBM aims to advance blockchain adoption with new developer solutions

IBM announced Blockchain Starter Services, Blockchain Acceleration Services and Blockchain Innovation Services at its IBM Think technology conference in Las Vegas this week. The company has been on a mission over the last couple of years to bring blockchain to the enterprise. These new solutions further that mission by providing a way to scale, provide … continue reading

Hyperledger introduces blockchain benchmark tool Caliper

Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation’s open-source effort for blockchain technologies, has announced that Caliper has been accepted by the Hyperledger Project Technical Steering Committee as the organization’s latest project. Caliper is a blockchain benchmark tool designed to measure the performance of a specific blockchain implementation with a set of predefined use cases. Hyperledger wants Caliper to … continue reading

Assessing the need for Big Data solution architecture

The most challenging obstacle facing companies is recognizing if they have a valid use case requiring the use of Big Data technologies. Having a large amount of data does not necessitate the deployment of a Big Data solution architecture. A company should only determine to use a Big Data solution based on the characteristics and its intended use. This allows actionable insights … continue reading

Google announces ARCore 1.0

Google has announced the release of ARCore 1.0. ARCore is the company’s augmented reality SDK for Android. Google recently abandoned its previous AR initiatives, Project Tango, in favor of ARCore. With the release of ARCore 1.0, developers will now be able to publish AR apps to the Play Store. Features of the latest release include improved … continue reading

MIT researchers develop new chips for IoT and neural networks

MIT researchers are developing new chips to overcome modern technology problems. The researchers revealed a new chip designed to perform public-key encryption for the Internet of Things as well as a chip designed to reduce the power consumption of neural networks. Public-key encryption or cryptography enables computers to share information securely without needing a secret … continue reading

Working toward a safer Internet for all

“Create, connect and share respect: better Internet starts with you.” This is the theme for this year’s Safer Internet Day as it focuses on the safety and positive use of technology. The day serves as a way to reflect on current issues in society regarding cyberbullying, the need to fight ‘fake news,’ and getting health … continue reading

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