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Linux Foundation announces new project for software-defined networks

The Linux Foundation is announcing a new open-source project designed to bring automated protection to software-defined networks. The Open Security Controller (OSC) Project is a new software-defined security orchestration solution with a focus on multi-cloud environments. “Software-defined networks are becoming a standard for businesses, and open source networking projects are a key element in helping …

The Dart programming language plans a move to strong mode

The Dart team wants to enable developers to be more productive by giving them the features they know and love. According to the team, more developers are starting to use strong mode features such as early error detection. As a result, the Dart team will begin to move to strong mode as the standard type …

Improv brings improvements to agile team standup meetings

Companies today are expanding their collaboration efforts beyond workplace chat groups and creating software delivery teams through activities like pair programming, or group hackathons. One longtime software engineer and scrum master thinks that companies can go a step further — creating collaborative groups through improv. Wayde Stallmann, who currently works as an agile coach for …

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Driving decisions through your development lifecycle with data

Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood has noted that he’s “a big fan of developers handling tech support calls for their software, at least a part of the time. It really motivates them to address the pain points users are experiencing, because they become shared pain points.” There is tremendous value in hearing firsthand how your …

GitHub Open Source Friday, TypeScript 2.4 and Datameer’s SmartAI — SD Times news digest: June 28, 2017

GitHub wants to get more people involved in the open-source community. The company has announced Open Source Friday, a new initiative designed to make it easier for individuals and organizations to contribute to open source. With Open Source Friday, GitHub wants teams, departments and companies to spend a few hours every Friday working on their …

IBM and Lightbend to advance AI and cognitive development

IBM is tackling artificial intelligence in its latest endeavor. The company announced a partnership with the reactive application development provider Lightbend to advance the development of artificial intelligence and cognitive solutions. Together, the companies will work to create a new solution for building and deploying AI and cognitive apps on premises and in the cloud. …

Salesforce adds new Einstein Platform Services for developers building AI into apps

When it comes to developing applications, developers are facing a host of new pressures to keep their apps relevant and useful to their users. One of these pressures is building artificial intelligence and predictive experiences into applications so users can have customize and exciting experiences. At its TrailheaDX developer conference today, Salesforce announced it’s tackling …

Synopsys calls for removal, replacement of OWASP Top 10-A7

This year, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) released its Top 10 2017 project for public review. There were two vulnerability updates to this year’s 14th release of OWASP, and although they were added to raise awareness on security risks in applications, one company is calling a movement for removal and replacement of one …

Cloudflare announces Cloudflare Developer Fund, launches Cloudflare Apps

Cloudflare is giving developers the opportunity to distribute their applications to millions of users on Cloudflare’s network. In addition to the new launch of Cloudflare Apps, the free platform for developers and app publishers, the company also announced the Cloudflare Developer Fund, a $100 million investment fund that will go towards supporting the new app initiative. …

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Java 9 moves forward with the Java Platform Module System

The results are in. The Java Community Process executive committee (EC) has voted a second time on the Java Platform Module System, known as JSR 376, and it has been approved. JSR 376 was rejected last month with 13 EC members voting against it and 10 members voting for it. This time around all but …

Zebra to open source iFactr, Bonsai’s TensorFlow support, and Datical’s DMC — SD Times news digest: June 27, 2017

Zebra Technologies is bringing its cross-platform mobile application environment to the open-source community. The company announced iFactr, the platform for OS migration in the enterprise, will be open sourced, and it will allow organizations to transition to modern mobile operating systems more easily. According to the company, iFactr allows enterprises to invest resources in developing …

Using graphic processing units for IoT data and analytics

Advanced analytics database provider Kinetica wants to tackle the Internet of Things and its data analytics tsunami with a new graphical processing unit (GPU) approach. According to the company, the IoT is expected to reach $470 billion in revenue by 2020 from 30 billion or more IoT devices. In order to access and do more …

Climbing the IoT data mountain

Businesses are in the midst of a digital transformation. To transform, they must become software companies, they must turn their products and services online, and they must provide more intelligent solutions. This new and connected world has companies turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to lead them towards new business opportunities. The Internet of …

How artificial intelligence will invoke new hack attacks

Artificial intelligence is getting more advanced, and beginning to give technologies the ability to do things we never could have imagined years ago. Machines can translate for us, they can talk back to us, they can listen to us, and they can even automate some of our tasks for us. But as technology begins to …

QCon: How to create effective teams like Google

One way to accelerate the software side of human technological processes is to continuously learn and adopt new technologies and processes. But, it shouldn’t stop there, according to Matt Sakaguchi, site reliability manager at Google, who kicked off the software development conference QCon today in New York City. The motivation for his talk today stemmed …

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