Topic: uber

DevOps Velocity kicks off: Speakers talk reliability, collaboration and user experience

This year’s O’Reilly Velocity conference on DevOps and web performance began this morning at the New York Hilton. Keynote speakers briefed attendees on everything from “the serverless world” to data analytics, but a few talks focused on real-world scenarios that developers and IT leaders can learn and apply to their own organization in order to … continue reading

Shippable’s new Continuous Delivery platform, Automic updates Release Automation platform, and KDevelop 5.0—SD Times news digest: Aug. 25, 2016

Shippable has added key features to its new Continuous Deployment platform, which can be used by software organizations that are looking to further streamline the process of shipping their software. According to Shippable, the workflow required to get applications from source code into production can be complicated. Shippable’s new platform aims to solve this complication … continue reading

Report: Uber to invest in global mapping

Uber is trying to move away from its Google Maps-dependent platform. According to the Financial Times, the company is investing US$500 million in a global mapping initiative. Uber is already using vehicles across the United States (and now Mexico) to map locations and collect images. Brian McClendon, vice president of advanced technologies at Uber, explained … continue reading

UberRUSH API opens to public, Thomas J. Perkins dies, and Mozilla’s Secure Open Source Fund—SD Times news digest: June 10, 2016

The UberRUSH API had been in private beta since January, and now it’s officially open to the public. The RUSH API is a solution for companies looking to build or streamline last-mile logistics. Anyone can build on-demand delivery right into an existing business, or create something on their own, according to a company announcement. Some … continue reading

Uber’s self-driving car hits Pittsburgh’s roads

Uber is unveiling its first self-driving car in the Steel City. The company announced a test car developed at its Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh will be hitting the roads in the next coming weeks. “If you’re driving around Pittsburgh in the coming weeks, you might see a strange sight: a car that looks … continue reading

Microsoft’s Holoportation, Uber’s Code on the Road, and the Android Experiments I/O Challenge—SD Times news digest: March 28, 2016

Microsoft is taking its holographic computing capabilities to the next level. The company has introduced new technology designed to bring users and remote participants together in the same physical space. Holoportation is a new type of 3D technology that transmits high-quality 3D models of people anywhere in the world in real time. It allows users … continue reading

Guest View: Dead unicorns are on the horizon

Just as in “Game of Thrones,” winter is coming, and with it come huge risks to investors and employees of the so-called unicorns. Unicorns are broadly defined as startups worth US$1 billion or more. Once rare and mythical, there are now more than 100 unicorns, according to some estimates. However, once these firms are faced … continue reading

2015: The year in services

Could it be that the SOA revolution of 2005 was simply premature? After years of pain and suffering, it would appear that the Service-Oriented Architecture is, in fact, all the rage. What our modern SOA landscape looks like versus what it looked like in 2005, however, shows quite a land shift. Ten years ago, services … 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

From the Editors: When microservices are frozen, it’s time to let them go

While attending QCon last month, we happened upon a great talk from Matt Ranney, chief architect at Uber. His company has more than 700 internal microservices. This has come about because the philosophy at Uber is to let new engineers write new code, rather than dive into some old crusty software that’s been handed down … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Cyber Monday highlights changes in software organizations

Cyber Monday: You’re soaking in it. If you’ve got the time to read this today, you clearly aren’t working in a company that has a major online retail component. Rather, you should be staring at your dashboards, religiously checking to see if anything has broken. Or if it’s broken now. Or now. Or maybe even … continue reading

QCon highlights microservices, troubleshooting

Now that we all live in this cloudy, serverless world, what in the heck do we do when something goes wrong? This was a major topic of discussion at QCon San Francisco’s second day. Today’s talks and gatherings focused heavily on engineering reliability at scale, and on how to build services that can fail gracefully. … continue reading

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