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Learn best practices, security measures for World Password Day

This year is marks the fourth annual World Password Day, and yet the old security measure of changing passwords still seems to be troubling both large and small organizations. Today makes it a good day to get updated on the best practices and tips for creating and securing strong passwords. The intention behind World Password …

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Free Code Camp finds adults want to code, NSolid v1.3 released, and Ford invests in Pivotal—SD Times news digest: May 5, 2016

Free Code Camp, a popular GitHub project, surveyed more than 15,000 people in its 2016 New Coder Survey, which gives researchers a look at how adults are learning to code. The entire dataset of the surveyor’s’ responses are available on GitHub, and in the next few weeks, Free Code Camp plans on creating a visual …

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NativeScript 2.0 brings mobile strategy options for AngularJS developers

Progress announced the latest release of the open-source framework NativeScript today, allowing developers to build native mobile apps with JavaScript on all major mobile platforms. NativeScript 2.0, which is open source and backed by Telerik, allows Angular developers to write native mobile applications for Android and iOS using Google’s Angular 2 JavaScript framework. Developers can …

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Microsoft previews new documentation service for developer content

To help developers and IT professionals find technical content that will help them with deploying services and developing applications, Microsoft announced the preview release of its new documentation services, docs.microsoft.com, which displays content supporting Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility products. Part of the decision to create a new website for content came from reviewing the existing content …

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IBM offers quantum computing as a service

Quantum computing may still sound like science fiction, but the world’s oldest computer maker has decided to push that fiction into reality. Today, IBM announced that it would begin allowing customers to have access to its quantum computer via its cloud computing offerings. The IBM Cloud will allow developers selected by IBM to access a …

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Trace platform in beta, White House announces AI workshops, and diversity solutions for tech startups—SD Times news digest: May 4, 2016

Today, RisingStack, an enterprise Node.js consulting and development company, announced the public beta program of its SaaS APM solution, Trace. Trace allows developers to automatically localize ongoing issues and debug distributed systems. The tool aims to address some challenges that teams face when working with microservices. These challenges include transaction tracking, monitoring, alerting and visualizing infrastructures. …

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Google freezes Go 1.7 ahead of beta release

Google’s Go programming language is preparing to advance to version 1.7. Yesterday afternoon, Russ Cox, who works on the Go team at Google, e-mailed the language’s developer list to indicate that the end of this week would be the cutoff point for proposed changes and fixes in the forthcoming 1.7 release. That release should, if …

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Best practices for .NET Framework compatibility

Recent changes to the .NET Frameworks can provide developers with the tools and best practices they need to make supporting a new version of a framework easier. In a blog post written by Mike Rousos, a software engineer on the .NET team, he said that beginning with.NET Framework 4.0, all versions with a major version …

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Survey finds roadblocks keep developers from fully adopting containers

In a survey of more than 300 software developers, Shippable reported that a majority are increasing their use of containers for their applications, but a few challenges are still in the way of widespread container adoption. Shippable worked with research firm Survata to conduct the survey, which found that one third of developers think release …

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GitLab releases security fixes, Pants 1.0, and Sauce Labs integration for JIRA—SD Times news digest: May 3, 2016

GitLab is strongly recommending users upgrade to any of the newest versions for GitLab 8.2 through 8.7 GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE) because they contain security fixes. One of the security fixes is for a critical privilege escalation. GitLab said that during an internal code review, it discovered a critical security flaw …

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Deeplink unveils app assistant, AppWords Concierge

As users’ personal and business lives become more mobile, one company believes they should be able to leverage more from the apps they have come to know and love. Deeplink, a mobile deep-linking provider of developer and app network solutions, has announced AppWords Concierge, an in-app assistant now available in private beta. Mobile deep linking …

Industry Spotlight: Build performance tests into code

Agile software teams can’t afford to clog their code pipelines with antiquated testing practices. While many shops have moved to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, they also need Continuous Testing capabilities to achieve a continuous ecosystem. “Testing is no longer just about ensuring quality. It’s a gateway that allows you to move from one stage …

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Industry Spotlight: Beautiful mobile apps happen when design and development are equals

Is your enterprise prepared to surf the wave of enterprise omnichannel software development that’s now on the horizon? The surge in mobile demand comes thanks to a vast and expanding universe of devices, from tablets to smartphones to wearables and sensors, and the saturation of consumer app markets. Gartner forecasts that over the next two …

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Micro Focus announces completion of Serena Software acquisition

As a way to increase its DevOps capabilities, Micro Focus completed its US$540 million acquisition of Serena today. “Our customers continue to look at DevOps as a way to deploy critical applications and services quickly and with greater reliability to meet business demands,” said Stephen Murdoch, CEO of Micro Focus. “The Serena acquisition extends our ability …

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    Dave Haeffner Presents Practical Tips & Tricks for Selenium Test Automation

    LIVE DATE: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 TIME: 2:00 PM EST Have unanswered Selenium questions? Want to learn how to use Selenium like a Pro? Join Dave Haeffner – author of The Selenium Guidebook – as he steps through the best and most useful tips & tricks from his weekly Selenium tip newsletter (Elemental Selenium). Topics covered …

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    Practical Tips on How to Transition from Traditional to Modern Testing Practices

    LIVE DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 TIME: 2:00 PM EST Understanding the value of the modern software delivery chain is easy, but how to execute it in real life is not always as simple. It is difficult to argue against the obvious benefits of automated testing — accelerated delivery, improved quality, and reduced costs — yet …

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    Creating a SharePoint Intranet that People Love to Use

    Many factors contribute to a successful intranet implementation including: Delivering a simple consumer-like experience Providing a one-stop shop for knowledge Including applications that increase findability Sean Coleman, Chief Customer Officer at BA Insight will discuss key components including user interfaces, technology platforms, and data integrations- all with the focus on solving the ‘Speed to Information’ …

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    Improve Your Time Series Data Analysis

    Time series data is characterized by its sequential nature, frequency of collection and (often) high variability. Analysis of such data is often reduced to running calculations over summaries of data points to reduce processing overhead and extracting any kind of intelligence in real time is extremely difficult. Advantages of Time Series Data Analysis with Redis …

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    Visualizing Complex Data within Your Ext JS Apps Using D3

      RECORDED EVENT: As organizations look for efficient ways to present complex data, the D3 library has taken data visualization to a  new level. D3 provides spectacular visuals, that  go beyond normal charts and graphs, to help users understand complex and near-infinite data. Many enterprises are now using D3 visualizations to make sense of their …

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    SharePoint 2016: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    SharePoint 2016 just reached RTM and will be available soon. It has many new features that were inherited from the cloud, as well as hybrid features and UI enhancements that have already proven popular in Office 365 SharePoint online. As great of a version as it is, there are gaps and gotchas, as well as a …

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