IDG Contributor Network: How to choose the right type of database for your enterprise - 3時間前  InfoWorld

There are hundreds of tech-heavy database reviews out there, but they don’t always give clear guidance on the first step in selecting a database: choosing the best general type for a specific application. All databases are not created equal. Each has specific strengths and weaknesses. While it’s true that workarounds exist to make a favorite database work for most projects, using those tricks adds unnecessary complexity.Before considering a specific database, take some time to think about what type would best support the project at hand. The question goes deeper than “SQL vs. NoSQL.” Read on f...more
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7 books you must read to be a real software developer - 3時間前  InfoWorld

Congratulations on finishing your four-year computer science degree in two years with no actual practical software development experience or attending your coding bootcamp!But there are a few more things you should know. And there are a few more things you should read.[ What you need to know to be a real software developer: 12 essential software development principles and concepts. • 11 signs you’re writing great code. | Learn how your enterprise can excel in agile development. | Take your agile career to the next level: How to improve your scrum master skills. | Not sure what “agile” really m...more
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6 hidden bottlenecks in cloud data migration - 1日前  InfoWorld

Seth Noble is founder and president of Data Expedition. Moving terabytes or even petabytes of data to the cloud is a daunting task. But it is important to look beyond the number of bytes. You probably know that your applications are going to behave differently when accessed in the cloud, that cost structures will be different (hopefully better), and that it will take time to move all that data.Because my company, Data Expedition, is in the business of high-performance data transfer, customers come to us when they expect network speed to be a problem. But in the process of helping companies ove...more
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IDG Contributor Network: From BDD to TDD, the pros and cons of various agile techniques - 1日前  InfoWorld

From the outside, agile might look like a single set of practices. But once you get into it, you see that agile practitioners swear by many different techniques. How do you figure out which are right for you and your team?Never fear, the Pragmatic Agilist has you covered. Here is a rundown of some pros and cons of various agile frameworks and techniques.(Except where noted, all definitions come from the Agile Alliance’s Agile Glossary.)[ Learn how your enterprise can excel in agile development. | Take your agile career to the next level: How to improve your scrum master skills. | Not sure what...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Where is voice technology headed in 2018? 5 predictions - 1日前  InfoWorld

Conversational user interfaces are a focus for many businesses as they are becoming more widely adopted. Colossal brands like Amazon and Google are investing in the technology around voice interfaces, which is fueling the demand. As a result, these interfaces are becoming more advanced every day, as a myriad of industries are recognizing the value of providing users with conversational voice interfaces.It comes as no surprise that 2017 saw significant growth in artificial intelligence and machine learning for everyday use. Today, we are seeing the use of AI in apps everywhere, in almost every ...more
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Azure IoT Hub goes basic for cheaper telemetry deployments - 2日前  InfoWorld

If we’re to build a massively scalable internet of things, we’re going to need tools that can handle hundreds of thousands of devices and a massive throughput of data. That’s hard to deliver with on-premises systems, but one that’s eminently suited to the scale and scalability of the public cloud.While there’s a Windows for IoT hardware, the heart of Microsoft’s IoT platform is its Azure cloud, with a suite of tools and services that can build massive scale industrial IoT applications. One key element of that suite is IoT Hub, a routing service that sits between your devices and gateways and y...more
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WebAssembly gets its own IDE - 2日前  InfoWorld

Mozilla is developing an online IDE for the WebAssembly portable code format. The beta version is now available.Called WebAssembly Studio, the IDE is intended to help developers learn and teach others about WebAssembly, which is also called Wasm. The code format promises to speed web application performance and has the support of major browser vendors, including Mozilla.[ What’s next for WebAssembly. • 8 projects that give WebAssembly a lift. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] The features in WebAssembly Studio beta The IDE project began in l...more
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How to use response caching middleware in ASP.Net Core - 3日前  InfoWorld

Microsoft's ASP.Net Core has already become a popular way to build high-performance, modern web applications that can run on Windows, Linux, or MacOS. One way it supports high performance of course is caching. Although ASP.Net Core doesn’t have an in-built Cache object, it provides support for several different types of caching including in-memory caching, distributed caching, and response caching.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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IDG Contributor Network: Containers are eating the world - 5日前  InfoWorld

Containers are fast becoming the unit of packaging and deployment for enterprise applications. Many in IT still see containers as merely the next step in the logical progression that began with the move physical servers to virtual machines, bringing with it another order-of-magnitude increase in compute density relative to the number of VMs that can run on a physical server.While this approach recognizes that containers represent another explosion in the number of things IT needs to manage, it misses the most important change brought about by the container ecosystem—namely the fundamental shif...more
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3 enterprise GitHub projects from Microsoft - 6日前  InfoWorld

Open source is everywhere, and is quickly becoming the new norm for how companies approach software development. We take a look at some of the open source projects on GitHub created by Microsoft that can help make life easier for IT teams in organizations.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Stencil web components compiler beta due soon - 3時間前  InfoWorld

Stencil, an open source compiler for building web components and progressive web apps (PWAs), is due to move to a beta release in May, with a Version 1.0 production release expected in midsummer.Developed by tools builder Ionic, Stencil enables development of reusable web components that work across frameworks. It combines concepts of popular frameworks into a compile-time rather than runtime tool. Web components are generated that run in any browser supporting the Custom Elements specification. These components can run in frameworks such as Angular and React or without a framework. The compon...more
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Beyond Java: Programming languages on the JVM - 1日前  InfoWorld

If there is any language that is a known and proven quantity for developers, it’s Java. Enterprise developers, web developers, mobile developers, and plenty of others besides, have made Java ubiquitous and contributed to the massive culture of support around Java.What’s more, the Java runtime, or Java Virtual Machine (JVM), has become a software ecosystem all its own. In addition to Java, a great many other languages have leveraged the Java Virtual Machine to become powerful and valuable software development tools in their own right.[ 15 Java frameworks that give developers a boost. • Which to...more
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What’s new in Oracle’s GraalVM multilanguage virtual machine - 1日前  InfoWorld

Oracle has delivered a production release of GraalVM, a universal virtual machine for running applications written in any of many languages.The technology has served as a just-in-time compiler and polyglot runtime for the JVM. GraalVM Version 1.0 provides high performance for individual languages as well as interoperability with no overhead in building polyglot applications, Oracle said.[ 15 Java frameworks that give developers a boost. • Which tools support Java’s new modularity features. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] It can run JVM lan...more
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IDG Contributor Network: 3 requirements of modern archive for massive unstructured data - 1日前  InfoWorld

Perhaps the least understood component of secondary storage strategy, archive has become a necessity for modern digital enterprises with petabytes of data and billions of files. Stephen Pao is CMO of Igneous Systems, a provider of secondary storage. So, what exactly is archive, and why is it so important?Archiving data involves moving data that is no longer frequently accessed off primary systems for long-term retention.The most apparent benefit of archiving data is to save precious space on expensive primary NAS or to retain data for regulatory compliance, but archiving can reap long-term ben...more
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IDG Contributor Network: ‘To supervise or not to supervise’ is a question at the heart of machine learning - 1日前  InfoWorld

Following up on my last article, “Demystifying machine learning,” it’s clear that the machine learning space has blossomed over the last few years. Machine learning technologies are gaining momentum and application in the enterprise. Competition is fierce with many new companies entering the market, and, it is not surprising that this has led to some confusion and doubt in the market, particularly as new entrants try to find their way—and their voice—in a world of competing visions.As a result, there is much debate about which technology and methodology is best and, specifically in the field o...more
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Moving your data analytics to the cloud isn’t so easy - 2日前  InfoWorld

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the data warehouses and data marts of the past were of little use. Their data was typically too old, the processing too cumbersome, and the costs too high.Today’s cloud-based data analytics have the ability to do things in real time, databases can operate at the “speed of need,” and even small enterprises can bind data analytics processing with the latest “cool kids” technology such as machine learning and predictive algorithms.[ The essentials from InfoWorld: How to choose the right data-integration tools • How Cosmos DB ensures data consistency in...more
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21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold - 3日前  InfoWorld

Programmers love to sneer at the world of fashion where trends blow through like breezes. Skirt lengths rise and fall, pigments come and go, ties get fatter, then thinner. But in the world of technology, rigor, science, math, and precision rule over fad.Hot: RentingNot: BuyingTo read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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IDG Contributor Network: The Next IT: What it is and what you need to know to be successful - 5日前  InfoWorld

As an analyst, I am constantly pressed to answer a fundamental question: What is the future of IT? With the overwhelming amount of new technology being delivered to enterprise computing, IT professionals are understandably concerned about what the future holds. Will there even be a place for enterprise IT departments any more? The answer to this question has both good news and bad news.Traditional IT: a focus on data Let’s start with the bad news. Traditional IT—centered on datacenters and applications—is on its way out. The reason is simple: traditional IT has always been concerned, not with ...more
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What Facebook and the CLOUD Act mean for cloud privacy - 6日前  InfoWorld

Enterprises have enough to worry about with the data breaches that seem to occur each week, but now you're learning that social networking systems are gathering and using all sorts of data about everyone. Not only information about you, your friends, and your family, but your peers and employees. Some of that information was not knowingly provided to them. Now the CLOUD Act (the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act) has become law to let law enforcement gather your corporate data from servers overseas.To read this article in full, please click here
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Stdlib roadmap: JavaScript will finally get a standard library - 6日前  InfoWorld

Known for its lack of a large standard library, JavaScript is set to gain a much more functional and larger standard library, under a third-party initiative happening outside the JavaScript standardization process. The library also will serve the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime.Called Stdlib, the open source project focuses on numerical and scientific computing applications, which itself shows how JavaScript is growing beyond its web development roots. Stdlib will offer a collection of libraries for mathematics, statistics, data processing, and streams, and it will offer many of the uti...more
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