58% off Alinshi Foldable Soft Silicone USB Waterproof Keyboard - Deal Alert - 3時間前  InfoWorld

This keyboard from Alinshi is flexible, soft, silent, waterproof, dustproof, lightweight, roll-up-able, portable and easy to store. If you're looking for a travel keyboard you can take with you and won't have to worry too much about, this one might fit the bill, especially when you consider it's been discounted 58% to just $13. See the discounted keyboard on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Data is eating the software that is eating the world - 6時間前  InfoWorld

No one doubts that software engineering shapes every last facet of our 21st century existence. Given his vested interest in companies whose fortunes were built on software engineering, it was no surprise when Marc Andreessen declared that “software is eating the world.”But what does that actually mean, and, just as important, does it still apply, if it ever did? These questions came to me recently when I reread Andreessen’s op-ed piece and noticed that he equated “software” with “programming.” Just as significant, he equated “eating” with industry takeovers by “Silicon Valley-style entrepreneu...more
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Should 'Made in America' apply to cloud providers? - 6時間前  InfoWorld

Let’s start by acknowledging the elephant in the room: The top three public cloud computing providers are all U.S.-based, so enterprises in the United States, and even in most other countries, are facing a natural U.S.-based monopoly on public cloud computing technology. So, there is a de facto “buy American” cloud provider policy due to the fact that you really can’t do anything else right now.   However, a few evolutions are taking place. First, the rise of cloud providers in China and some European countries has some thinking that commoditization of the public cloud space could open up the ...more
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BrandPost: Developer Skills at Work: Serious (and Not-So-Serious) Stuff - 0日前  InfoWorld

Feeling knowledgeable? I have two different opportunities to put your software development knowledge to work. They could not be more different!Not-so-serious first. In preparing for this blog, I wasted enough time to become the leader on this interactive game (my initials: “JRR”). Some of the questions are based on a trivia contest we held at the Supercomputing conference a few years ago. The booth trivia contest was a hit with our audience. Now we can all participate and show off our knowledge in a simple video game. Can you displace me?  Intel   To read this article in full or to leave a com...more
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How to convert Python to JavaScript (and back again) - 1日前  InfoWorld

Python or JavaScript? While we’re still arguing over which has the upper hand or the brighter future, little doubt exists as to which owns the web’s front end. It’s JavaScript in the browser or nothing.Well, maybe not nothing. JavaScript is a favorite target language for “transpilers” that convert one programming language into another (see: TypeScript, Emscripten, Cor, Cheerp). And Python’s huge following and wealth of existing libraries make it a great candidate to be converted, i.e. transpiled, into JavaScript.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Where are the best software developers? Not Silicon Valley - 1日前  InfoWorld

When it comes to determining which state has the best developers, California, the home of Silicon Valley, might immediately come to mind. But according to technical recruiter HackerRank, the top state is Washington.HackerRank, which offers coding skills tests, examined its own data and found Washington had the most skilled developers on the company’s platform. Right on Washington’s heels, albeit with a smaller concentration of developers, was Wyoming. Developers in these two states dominated in algorithms, the domain with the largest share of challenges solved on the company’s platform. Califo...more
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13% off Zeiss Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Wipes - Deal Alert - 2日前  InfoWorld

Zeiss provides an effective way to clean and preserve valuable optics. Whether used with camera lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses, telescopes, or spotting scopes, these non-abrasive pre-moistened wipes are safe and effective. These ammonia-free wipes are appropriate for anti-reflective coatings and may also be used to clean laptop, GPS, tablet, or cell phone screens without leaving streaks. Designed for a single use, these wipes come in individual disposable packets.  The wipes are highly rated on Amazon, where it currently averages 4.7 out of 5 stars (read reviews). Its typical list price of $29...more
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How Rust can replace C, with Python's help - 2日前  InfoWorld

Proponents of Rust, the language engineered by Mozilla to give developers both speed and memory safety, are stumping for the language as a long-term replacement for C and C++. But replacing software written in these languages can be a difficult, long-term project.One place where Rust could supplant C in the short term is in the traditionally C libraries used in other languages. Much of the Python ecosystem for statistics and machine learning is written in C, via modules that could be replaced or rewritten incrementally.[ Also on InfoWorld: Review: 6 Python IDEs go to the mat and 7 sweet Python...more
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OWL: A 'better' PHP for single-server apps - 2日前  InfoWorld

PHP has been a staple of server-side web development for years. Now, a developer from Netflix is building a variation on the language that offers “the good parts” while purporting to be easier to use and more secure.Called OWL, for OWL Web Language, the language features a JavaScript-like syntax and compiles to PHP. In a beta stage of development, OWL is best suited for single-server applications and is not intended to displace PHP. “It’s more of a new, secure interface on top of the same engine underneath,” developer Joe Lesko said. “But I could see more developers choosing OWL over raw PHP o...more
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Red Hat's Boltron snaps together a modular Linux server - 2日前  InfoWorld

Red Hat’s ongoing experiments with making its Linux distributions more modular and flexible have yielded a new sub-distribution of Fedora.Dubbed Fedora Boltron Server, the new prototype server project uses the various modularity technologies that Red Hat has been building into Fedora. Its goal is a Linux distribution in which multiple versions of the same system components can live and work side-by-side, non-destructively.One of the problems Red Hat has cited with a traditional Linux distribution is that versions of the software packages shipped with the distro are typically tied to the revisi...more
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47% off iClever BoostCube 12W Dual USB Wall Charger with Foldable Plug - Deal Alert - 3時間前  InfoWorld

This mini USB charging cube from iClever claims to be one of the smallest on the market, and charges up to 2 smartphones, tablets, or other USB devices at your device's maximum rate with Smart ID technology. The wall plugs fold in for maximum convenience. The typical list price of $16.99 is reduced 47% right now to just $8.99 on Amazon, where it averages 4.6 out of 5 stars from just under 200 customers (82% rate full 5 stars: read recent reviews here). An additional promotion is currently available giving you an extra 10% off if you buy 2 of them, dropping the price further. See this deal now ...more
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Microsoft explores 'safe' manual memory management in .Net - 6時間前  InfoWorld

Microsoft Research has been experimenting with integrating safe manual memory management with garbage collection (GC) in the .Net runtime. The goal is to give developers both the convenience and safety of automated memory management and the opportunity to improve performance by freeing objects from memory manually.The effort, called Project Snowflake, is the subject of a paper published this week by Microsoft Research and co-authors from the University of Cambridge and Princeton University. With Snowflake, programmers could choose between allocating objects in the GC heap or the manual heap. S...more
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BrandPost: Oh Baby, Baby, It’s a Cloud World ... It’s Hard To Get By Just Upon a Public Cloud - 21時間前  InfoWorld

By Paul Miller, Vice President of Marketing, HPE Software-defined and Cloud Group “Oh baby, baby, it’s a cloud world...it’s hard to get by just upon a public cloud…”OK, so I’ve mangled Cat Stevens’ 1971 classic song, Wild World, but you get the point. It’s a cloud world out there today — with enterprise IT departments moving to the cloud in record numbers. But is it just public cloud? No, not by a long shot.To address the needs of various workloads, enterprises are turning to hybrid IT solutions. A 2017 cloud computing trends survey found that 85% of enterprises are pursuing a multi-cloud str...more
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Petition asks Adobe to open source Flash - 1日前  InfoWorld

With Adobe having just announced its end-of-life schedule for the Flash rich Internet plug-in, a petition has been posted on GitHub encouraging the company to make the Flash source code available under an open source license.The petition, posted on web developer Juha Lindstedt’s GitHub account, says open-sourcing Flash would be a good solution for keeping Flash content alive for archival purposes. “Flash is an important piece of Internet history and killing Flash Player means future generations can’t access the past. Games, experiments, and websites would be forgotten.” The petition adds that ...more
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9 crushing performance problems in scalable systems - 1日前  InfoWorld

If you have deployed a few systems of scale, you know that some design problems are worse than others. It’s one thing to write tight code, and another thing to avoid introducing performance-crushing design flaws into the system.Here are nine common problems – poor design choices, really – that will cause your system to spin its wheels, or even turn against itself. Unlike many bad decisions, these can be reversed.[ Database slow? Improve the speed and scalability of your RDBMS with these 21 rules for faster SQL queries. | Keep up with the hottest topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev R...more
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Azure Container Instances: No Kubernetes required - 1日前  InfoWorld

Microsoft has introduced a new container service, Azure Container Instances (ACI), that is intended to provide a more lightweight and granular way to run containerized applications than its Azure Container Service (ACS).ACI runs individual containers that you can configure with specific amounts of virtual CPU and memory, and that are billed by the second. Containers can be pulled from various sources – Docker Hub, the Azure Container Registry, or a private repository – and deployed from the CLI or by way of an Azure template. [ Are you ready for the container invasion? Learn how to get started...more
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$50 off iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Alexa Compatible Robotic Vacuum - Deal Alert - 2日前  InfoWorld

It's lowest price to date on Amazon, the Roomba 690 is currently discounted $50. Roomba loosens, lifts, & suctions dirt while navigating around furniture and clutter. Clean and schedule from anywhere. It's WiFi compatible and works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. See this deal on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Architect has a better blueprint for AWS Lambda deployments - 2日前  InfoWorld

The JS Foundation is taking jurisdiction over Architect, an open source software project for provisioning and maintaining cloud infrastructure from a simple text file, with a focus on AWS Lambda and eventually other serverless computing implementations.The Architect project proposes a file format referred to as .arc. It is intended to be a simpler way of setting up and maintaining Lambda cloud functions than deploying them manually or using infrastructure administration tools such as TerraForm. The .arc format is “easier to read and runs faster,” as well as being easier to author, said Brian L...more
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Best practices for migrating data to the cloud - 2日前  InfoWorld

Enterprises that are embracing a cloud deployment need cost-effective and practical ways to migrate their corporate data into the cloud. This is sometimes referred to as “hydrating the cloud.” Given the challenge of moving massive enterprise data sets anywhere non-disruptively and accurately, the task can be a lengthy, complicated, and risky process.Not every organization has enough dedicated bandwidth to transfer multi-petabytes without causing performance degradation to the core business, or spare hardware to migrate to the cloud. In some cases, those organizations in a physically isolated l...more
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Adobe: Flash Player to reach end-of-life in 2020 - 2日前  InfoWorld

In a move that should come as no surprise given the declining need for proprietary rich Internet plug-ins, Abode on Tuesday said it will cease updating and distributing its Flash Player at the end of 2020.Content creators will instead be encouraged to migrate existing content to new, “open” formats such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly. Adobe cited the advent of these standards as having matured enough to provide capabilities pioneered by Flash. “Today, most browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plug-ins directly into browsers and deprecating plug-ins,” the company said...more
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