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What is the current state of AI?

With all of the advancements made in artificial intelligence and machine learning today, there seems to be an influx of tools and solutions that are starting to leverage cognitive capabilities. But do these tools and solutions actually reflect the true meaning of AI? According to Jonas Nwuke, platform manager for IBM Watson, AI (or cognitive …

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Four51 debuts with e-commerce customization platform

Four51 may not be on the list of prominent Valley startups, but that’s not just because it’s been around for 16 years. (It’s mostly because the company is based out of Minneapolis.) Today, the company unveiled its own major product launch, away from the hustle and bustle of the Valley. That product, however, has plenty …

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Google releases third developer preview of Android Wear 2.0, pushes back release date

Google is giving developers the ability to reach more users in the upcoming version of Android Wear. The company announced Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3 with access to the Google Play store. “We asked developers like you what you wanted most out of Android Wear, and you told us you wanted to make it …

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Amazon’s AI challenge, beta 10 of C#/XAML for HTML5, and Rust 1.12 released—SD Times news digest: Sept. 30, 2016

Amazon is hosting its annual competition for university students who are passionate about accelerating the field of artificial intelligence. The challenge this year is focused on developing a social bot, which Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can use to communicate with humans on popular topics or events. For this challenge, teams will have to work in …

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Report: Developers should consider connection speeds, IPv4 exhaustion

Developers might not be impacted directly by new online trends and global connection speed changes, but a recent report by Akamai emphasized the influence the Internet has on developing applications. Akamai, a content delivery network company, released its second quarter 2016 “State of the Internet” report that gathers data on connection speeds and the impact …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: osquery

Osquery wants to make it easy for you to manage your infrastructure. This week’s GitHub project of the week is a SQL-powered detection tool designed to give users real-time insights in order to make informative decisions. It provides intrusion detection, infrastructure reliability, and compliance. “As adoption for osquery grew, a strong and active community emerged …

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Report: Testing is still a problem for cybersecurity

Despite software security researchers touting the value of testing early and often, too much software is slipping through the cracks, they say. In one cybersecurity study, released by Veracode, 83% of IT decision-makers admitted to releasing code before testing it or resolving issues. “Security needs to be part of the entire software life cycle from …

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Microsoft forms AI division of 5,000, joins industry AI partnership

Following up on CEO Satya Nadella’s Monday keynote at this week’s Ignite conference, Microsoft has apparently formed an artificial intelligence division to meet the vision he outlined of smarter machines to help people be more productive and make better decisions. Also announced today is an alliance between the major players in the artificial intelligence space. Amazon, …

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Tableau shifts focus to developers, introduces new APIs and developer portal

Tableau wants to help developers find new ways to understand data. On the heels of its latest release of Tableau 10, the data visualization company has made new APIs available that allow developers to connect and integrate Tableau into their applications. While the company is traditionally centered on business users, Tableau recently decided to ramp …

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JetBrains releases YouTrack 7.0, tech leaders form Partnership of AI, and PostgreSQL 9.6 released—SD Times news digest: Sept. 29, 2016

JetBrains has officially released the stable version of YouTrack 7.0, complete with new features to help a team perform its daily activities. This release also focuses on reworking the Agile Board and expanding backlog functionality. With the Agile Board update, developers can now add customized issues, set visibility, and estimate their tasks without having to …

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Strata + Hadoop World: Databricks’ annual Spark survey, MapR’s Converged Data Platform, Confluent Enterprise, Alation Data Catalog 4.0

Apache Spark is reaching more users in new places, according to a recently released report. Databricks announced the results of its second annual Apache Spark survey, which revealed Spark is increasingly being used in the public cloud, streaming and machine learning. “Since inception, Spark’s core mission has been to make Big Data simple and accessible …

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Companies to watch in 2017

As the technology industry continues to grow and flourish, new companies and startups are sprouting, and old companies are finding new ways of reviving themselves But as we head into the new year, some companies won’t make it through the winter months, while others will find new and innovative ways to thrive and blossom. SD …

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Mastercard revamps APIs

It’s been well over five years since Mastercard began talking to developers about its API offerings. Today, the company rolled out dramatic changes to its developer portal, introducing new APIs for use by the public. While Mastercard has offered payment APIs for many years, the company today updated its roster to 25 full-featured offerings. These …

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NVIDIA and TomTom develop AI, CA Technologies reports on digital transformations, and FileMaker announces new cloud platform—SD Times news digest: Sept. 28, 2016

NVIDIA and TomTom are partnering to develop a new artificial intelligence service that can create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars. The system uses TomTom’s HD map coverage, and it uses the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 computing platform. The solution accelerates support for real-time in-vehicle localization and mapping for driving a vehicle on highways. …

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    Addressing Security Vulnerabilities in Embedded Applications Using Best Practice Software Development Processes and Standards

    An introduction to applying CWE coding guidelines and achieving CERT security compliance using static analysis tools Many embedded systems and “connected” IoT products lack proper security due to outdated software development practices. Organizations now know they need to incorporate security into the software SDLC, yet many lack security expertise and are struggling with how to …

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    How IoT is Making Security Imperative for All Embedded Software

    Why embedded software development needs to change and what organizations can do to improve software security while reducing development time Many IoT products lack proper security due to outdated software development practices.  Hackers and criminals are acutely aware that many of the security procedures and applications in use today were designed to defend against attacks …

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    Better Decisions, No More Bottlenecks: 5 Metrics for Cross-Lifecycle Software Testing

    Testing teams today are under pressure to ensure quality while delivering faster and dealing with mounting system complexity. Test engineers are also faced with the myth that test automation alone will solve the “increase velocity, fail-faster” conundrum Agile companies face. However, by leveraging data from disparate systems, Test has a unique opportunity to become the …

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    CA’s E.P.I.C. APM: A Better Model for the Application Economy

    Once considered nice-to-haves, applications are now one of the primary interfaces connecting companies to their customers. The feel, functionality and performance of your applications have a direct effect on your business and your brand. Applications have a powerful effect on the way customers see your company, and application performance management (APM) is evolving rapidly. While …

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    Why Everyone Needs to Own the Customer Experience

    The application experiences you deliver to your customers are often the most important interactions they’ll have when doing business with you. The viability of your brand largely rests on the quality of their experience with your applications, whether they are on PCs, notebooks, tablets, phones or soon even wearables. As a result, CIOs and technology …

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