What’s new in Google’s Go language - 1日前  InfoWorld

The team behind Google’s Go language, aka Golang, has released the prodyctin version of Go 1.10, the next version of the popular open source language.[ Also on InfoWorld: Tap the power of Google’s Go language. | The best Go language IDEs and editors. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] The new features in Google Go 1.10 The upgrade offers compiler tool chain and performance improvements but no substantive language changes. Go 1.10 now provides these key features:To read this article in full, please click here
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IDG Contributor Network: Linux containers: the whys, wherefors, and what’s next - 1日前  InfoWorld

Linux containers are the best thing since sliced bread! Forget everything you’ve ever learned about developing applications and focus on Linux containers instead! Linux containers are the solution to every application development and delivery problem!Amid all the Linux container hype these days, you’re likely—and rightly—casting a suspicious eye on the model. No, Linux container technology doesn’t make sense in all situations (despite what you may be hearing), but there are a great many use cases for which container technology does make perfect sense. The trick is to know when containers are w...more
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A quick-and-dirty way to predict human behavior - 2日前  InfoWorld

Machine learning and AI technologies are everywhere. One of the top uses is to predict human behavior.Luckily, people are creatures of habit. Moreover, when given the freedom to do anything they want, most people will do what everyone else is doing (I’m paraphrasing a badly remembered quote). That makes is kind of easy to predict what people will do next, at least statistically.[ Get started with machine learning: What is machine learning? Software derived from data, explained • How to get started with machine learning • Machine learning skills for software engineers. ] Imagine you go to a web...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Building trust in machine learning and AI - 3日前  InfoWorld

Many machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) systems lack the ability to explain how they work and make decisions—and this is a major trust inhibitor.They can find patterns in data that elude us, patterns that might reveal important relationships that improve the accuracy of the algorithm. They can recover patterns and relationships that we as human beings want to ignore. But they can just as easily fail to discover important relationships and produce bad recommendations, even dangerous ones.A well-known example of the latter involved research to see whether machine learning could gu...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Designing a latency-free enterprise - 3日前  InfoWorld

In an era of constant connectivity, consumer expectations of businesses run high. Latency—the delay inherent between a desire and pursuant request for information and its ultimate return—creates frustration, inhibits success and can impact customer experiences and ultimately customer satisfaction. Long story short, we live in a real-time world and no one wants to wait. Latency is a source of friction.If I can post a photo, search for a flight, watch live sports, or get real-time stock portfolio updates instantly on my phone, why can’t I do the same in my day-to-day business dealings?Enterprise...more
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BrandPost: Simplifying Hybrid IT for a Successful Digital Transformation - 3日前  InfoWorld

By Gary Thome, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Software-Defined and Cloud Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise One size fits all was never a good idea for consumers buying clothing, and it certainly doesn’t work well for purchasing IT. That’s because every business is different. Each enterprise has unique business processes, security concerns, customer demands, and financial limitations. Because of these differences, enterprises worldwide are turning to a better IT strategy — hybrid IT.Hybrid IT complexity slows digital transformationHybrid IT gives enterprises more options,...more
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IDG Contributor Network: The cloud computing market is about to get a lot more competitive - 4日前  InfoWorld

The near monopoly a few companies have on hosting the internet may appear to be irreversible, but powerful economic and technological forces are leading us towards an internet no longer consolidated around datacenters. Instead, the software services you rely on will be deployed on computers that can be anywhere in from your pocket to a sleeping server room in a Fortune 500 company.Why should you care about diversifying where our computing power comes from? The public cloud is primarily owned by four tech conglomerates. Amazon: 40 percent market share, No. 12 on Fortune 500. Google, Microsoft, ...more
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3 common pitfalls of microservices integration—and how to avoid them - 4日前  InfoWorld

Bernd Ruecker is the co-founder and developer advocate of Camunda. Microservices are all the rage. They have an interesting value proposition, which is getting software to market fast while developing with multiple software development teams. So, microservices are about scaling your development force while maintaining high agility and a rapid development pace.In a nutshell, you decompose a system into microservices. Decomposition is nothing new, but with microservices you give the teams developing services as much autonomy as possible.To read this article in full, please click here
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The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business - 5日前  InfoWorld

One of the likely outcomes of moving to the public cloud is altering how products are designed, a recent Harvard Business Review article shows. With cloud, there is closer collaboration between corporate IT departments and business units—sales, finance, forecasting, and even customer interaction. In fact, the HBR article shows that many IT departments have jointly developed products with their customers. Many report that new ways of writing and deploying software in the cloud encourage new types of faster organizational designs. The feedback loops enabled by cloud computing seem to allow direc...more
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Java JDK 10: What new features to expect in the next Java - 5日前  InfoWorld

On February 12, 2018, the planned Java Development Kit 10 upgrade got its first release candidate. A second release candidate is due by March.When JDK 10 will be released JDK 10, an implementation of Java Standard Edition 10, is due for production release on March 20, 2018. Key improvements proposed include a local type inference and a “clean” interface for garbage collection.[ The new Java versions are here! Learn everything you need to know about what’s new in Java SE 9 and what’s new in Java EE 8. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Oracle ...more
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What’s next for WebAssembly portable code - 1日前  InfoWorld

If its roadmap holds, WebAssembly, the binary format to speed the performance of web applications on both computers and mobile devices, will improve its language support via garbage collection, threads, better debugging, and a SIMD (single instruction, multiple data) extension.WebAssembly, introduced with great fanfare in 2015, is a low-level format intended to exceed JavaScript’s performance when it comes to executing computationally intensive operations in a browser. WebAssembly provides a binary code format that is smaller over the wire, loads faster, and has better performance than JavaScr...more
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MongoDB will support multidocument ACID transactions - 2日前  InfoWorld

MongoDB will add multidocument ACID transactions support to its NoSQL database of the same name. Multidocument ACID transactions support has been the most-requested feature sought for MongoDB, said Seong Park, MongoDB’s vice president of strategy and product marketing.Multidocument support is planned for MongoDB 4.0, which is due this summer and reached beta stage this week. ACID transactions already have been supported at the document level in the database; now they can be done across documents as well as across collections within MongoDB. Collections in MongoDB are analogous to a table in a ...more
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Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility - 2日前  InfoWorld

Companies are moving away from the traditional operations-oriented ROI model, and now look toward agility as the core metric to determine value. That’s clear in a new report called “How Enterprises Are Calculating Cloud ROI—And Why Some Enterprises Are Moving Ahead Without It,” from ISACA.Although this is new to many enterprises and analysis firms, it’s not new to me.  I’ve written many blog posts since 2011 about the reasons to use business agility as a primary metric for calculating the real cloud ROI. It wasn’t just me, of course: Clearly the cloud experts were talking about agility and ROI...more
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Udash framework brings Scala to web development - 3日前  InfoWorld

Scala, the functional and object-oriented language that started out on the Java Virtual Machine, is being used along with JavaScript in a new version of the Udash web framework.The open source Udash, from device management provider AVSystem, compiles code to JavaScript and can work with JavaScript libraries such as Bootstrap and jQuery. Udash itself is based on Scala.js, the JavaScript variant of the Scala language. Developers working with Udash can use any IDE supporting Scala.To read this article in full, please click here
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Microsoft’s Blazor project runs .Net in the browser - 3日前  InfoWorld

In what could be a turning point for web development, Microsoft’s ASP.Net team has launched an experimental web UI framework, called Blazor, that runs .Net in the browser via the WebAssembly portable code format.Blazor is intended to simplify the building of fast, single-page .Net browser apps. While Blazor does use web technologies such as CSS and HTML, it uses the C# language and the Razor syntax instead of JavaScript to build a composable web UI. By providing a size- and load-time-efficient format for compilation to the web, WebAssembly lets .Net be run in the browser. Normal .Net assemblie...more
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Google Cloud Platform services guide: The right tools for the job - 3日前  InfoWorld

Launched in 2011, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has had to do some catching up to market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS), its most direct competitor as a purer cloud play. But Google had no experience servicing large enterprise IT, and so has spent several years playing catchup.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Cython tutorial: How to speed up Python - 4日前  InfoWorld

Python is a powerful programming language that is easy to learn and easy to work with, but it is not always the fastest to run—especially when you’re dealing with math or statistics. Third-party libraries like NumPy, which wrap C libraries, can improve the performance of some operations significantly, but sometimes you just need the raw speed and power of C directly in Python.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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What’s new in Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2017 - 4日前  InfoWorld

The third and final beta of the Version 15.6 update to Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2017 IDE is now available.[ Review: Visual Studio 2017 is the best ever. | Cut to the key news and issues in cutting-edge enterprise technology with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter. ] Visual Studio 2017 15.6 beta’s features In February, Microsoft released its feature-complete beta for Visual Studio 2017 15.6. Its features include:To read this article in full, please click here
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Q# language: How to write quantum code in Visual Studio - 5日前  InfoWorld

The future of the computer isn’t silicon; we’re already at the limits of Moore’s Law in terms of the performance we can get from traditional transistors. We’re also working on much bigger problems, especially when it comes to cryptography and in mathematical modeling; problems that require days of compute time even on the largest supercomputers.So where do we go from here? Microsoft Research, like Google and IBM, has been investing heavily in quantum computing. Much of its research has been in basic physics, working with universities around the world to produce efficient low-temperature enviro...more
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Grand stack aims to simplify data-intensive app development - 6日前  InfoWorld

Graph database builder Neo4j has built a technology stack called Grand intended for full-stack web and mobile applications that involve complex manipulation of data.The Grand stack combines a set of technologies geared toward scalable applications and the use of JavaScript. The stack has integrations between GraphQL and Neo4j to make it easier for developers to use the two together. GraphQL defines a strict schema that is used as a blueprint for an API. Integration with Neo4j allows that schema to drive the database model and translate GraphQL queries to Cypher.[ Go deeper at InfoWorld: Beyond...more
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