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VMware extends enterprise capabilities to help companies shift to digital

VMware announced extended capabilities of the VMware vSphere Integrated Containers, and it introduced VMware Integrated OpenStack 3, based on the OpenStack Mitaka release, at VMworld 2016 this week. According to Ray O’Farrell, executive vice president and CTO of VMware, a big enterprise challenge is moving containerized applications into production, especially since there are a variety …

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TypeScript 2.0 RC released

Microsoft is getting closer to releasing the next version of its typed superset of JavaScript. The company announced the TypeScript 2.0 release candidate is now available. “This RC gives an idea of what the full version of 2.0 will look like, and we’re looking for broader feedback to stabilize and make 2.0 a solid release,” …

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Pebble OS 4.0’s JavaScript access, Google DeepMind tackles cancer, and SecurityScorecard partners with Columbia University—SD Times news digest: Aug. 31, 2016

The Pebble SDK 4.0 has extended access to its open JavaScript developer platform so developers can easily create new apps. Pebble OS 4.0 was released for Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel and Pebble Time Round yesterday. While Rocky.js is still in beta, developers can begin creating watch faces in JavaScript using standard web APIs that …

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How low-code gives power to the (business) people

It’s not a new idea. The use of rapid application development tools, application service providers, and drag-and-drop visual frameworks that got you 80% of the way to an application, have been tossed around for at least the past 10 to 15 years. The thinking was, if you could give line-of-business workers and other stakeholders the …

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Cisco acquires ContainerX

Cisco is headed into the container market. The technology company announced plans to acquire the container startup ContainerX, marking Cisco’s first entry into the emerging container space. “Many of our customers are starting to use containers to build, deploy and manage cloud native applications,” wrote Rob Salvagno, vice president of corporate business development at Cisco. …

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TIOBE Index: Interest in the C programming language is plummeting

The C programming language is struggling to compete with other languages in today’s fast-paced web and mobile world. The language hit an all-time low on the TIOBE index this month. “The C programming language has a score of 11.303%, which is its lowest score ever since we started the TIOBE index back in 2001,” the …

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Software developers still in demand, new UC Berkeley center for AI, and Microsoft Dev Center capabilities—SD Times news digest: Aug. 30, 2016

According to recent findings from the App Association, nearly a quarter-million job openings for software developers remain unfilled in the United States. Additionally, there are more software developer jobs than qualified people to fill them, which poses problems for startups and big companies looking to hire the right talent. Currently, there are 223,054 jobs open …

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Testing in production comes out of the shadows

For enterprise testing organizations, the world of software development is somewhat similar to the world of legalized marijuana. There’s a saying in the legal pot world: “Out of the shadows and into the light.” This is used to describe the way users of illegal weed are now able to come out of hiding and talk …

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Mark Zuckerberg close to showing off his personal AI assistant to the world

Remember when Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted to create an artificial intelligence assistant similar to Tony Stark’s own Jarvis? During a Facebook Q&A today in Rome, Zuckerberg gave an update on how he has refined the assistant, saying that he is close to being able to show it to the world. Zuckerberg said that right …

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Mozilla’s Observatory, the Zig programming language, and uSens’ VR/AR SDK—SD Times news digest: Aug. 29, 2016

Mozilla has launched a new solution designed to help developers secure their websites. The HTTP Observatory website provides developers with a set of tools to analyze their sites, and gather information on whether or not they are using the most secure solutions. According to the company, Observatory is split into three projects: a scanner, a …

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Analyst View: Biomimetics for the Internet of Things

There’s no room for uncertainty in the software that responds to a machine’s “Emergency Stop” button. At first sight, software inspired by nature (biomimetic software) delivers more uncertainty than answers. But maybe that’s an illusion. Software development is full of new, reinvented and changing concepts, items and structures. One concept that has always captured the …

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Facebook AI’s new algorithms, Navisens announces new technology, and Rackspace going private—SD Times news digest: Aug. 26, 2016

Humans can easily identify objects down to the very last pixel, and Facebook AI Research (FAIR) wants to push its machine vision capabilities and get machines to understand images and objects at the pixel level too. To do so, FAIR has introduced new algorithms and frameworks this week. Recently, FAIR has been designing new techniques …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Science Journal

Google has announced it is open-sourcing its Science Journal app. Science Journal is designed to turn Android into a mobile science solution, using the phone’s sensors to explore the world. “We believe that anyone can be a scientist anywhere. Science doesn’t just happen in the classroom or lab. Tools like Science Journal let you see …

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Virtual reality’s expanding horizons

For fans of the virtual, reality has come a long way. In 2016, we’re living in a reality where not only virtual reality, but also augmented reality applications are commonplace, and hardware for supporting these types of applications is everywhere. As is typical of new technologies, only after they have arrived in the marketplace has …

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