What is a data lake? Flexible big data management explained - 2時間前  InfoWorld

If you are tuned in to the latest technology concepts around big data, you’ve likely heard the term “data lake.” The image conjures up a large reservoir of water—and that’s what a data lake is, in concept: a reservoir. Only it’s for data.Data lake defined A data lake holds a vast amount of raw, unstructured data in its native format.[ The essentials from InfoWorld: What is big data analytics? Everything you need to know • What is data mining? How analytics uncovers insights. | Go deep into analytics and big data with the InfoWorld Big Data and Analytics Report newsletter. ] Therefore, all you ...more
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How to use File Providers in ASP.Net Core - 2時間前  InfoWorld

File Providers in ASP.Net Core provide a layer of abstraction on the file system, allowing us to easily obtain file and directory information, watch for changes, and of course access physical files. This article examines how we can work with file providers in ASP.Net Core.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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What’s new in Apple’s Swift 4.2 language - 2日前  InfoWorld

Ahead of the planned 2019 release of Swift 5, Apple has released the intermediate Swift 4.2 version.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired - 3日前  InfoWorld

John just finished the first wave on cloud workload migrations for his company. With a solid 500 applications and related data sets migrated to a public cloud, he now has a good understanding of what the costs are after these applications have moved into production.However, where John had budgeted $1 million a month for ops costs, all in, the company is now getting dinged for $1.25 million. Where does that $250,000 go each month? And more concerning, how were those costs missed with the original cost estimates? Most important, where will John work now once the CFO and CEO get wind of the overr...more
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BrandPost: Now Available: Intel’s 2019 Software Development Tools - 3日前  InfoWorld

Intel Parallel Studio XE is an expansive suite of software development tools made specifically for building and analyzing software written in C, C++, Fortran, and Python. In my opinion, if you develop C, C++, Fortran, or Python code that runs on x86 or x86-64 processors, you should have at least part of Intel Parallel Studio XE on your development systems.The promise of Intel tools is reliability and higher performance. If you want the best performance on x86 or x86-64 on Linux, Windows, or macOS, I’ve found Intel tools to be the best bet. After using the 2019 beta tools all summer, I’m happy ...more
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How to transition to a microservices architecture - 4日前  InfoWorld

By this point, you know what microservices are and how they work. Now it’s time to get down to brass tacks: namely, the very critical topic of how to approach the transition to microservices.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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How to secure your PostgreSQL database - 5日前  InfoWorld

Avinash Vallarapu is a PostgreSQL support tech lead at Percona.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Microsoft’s SignalR real-time service moves to the cloud - 5日前  InfoWorld

Version 2.4.0 of the ASP.Net SignalR real-time communications library will support Azure SignalR Service, a managed service for adding real-time web functionality to applications.ASP.Net SignalR 2.4.0 is due later this year; Azure SignalR Service currently is in beta. It is an Azure cloud-managed service that can be used to develop capabilities such as chat rooms, instant broadcasting, and IoT dashboards. Developers using the service do not have to deal with hosting, authentication, scaling, or load-balancing.[ InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native? The modern way to develop software. | Get...more
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How to work with Azure Pipelines for devops - 6日前  InfoWorld

Microsoft’s recent renaming of Visual Studio Team Services as Azure DevOps came as a surprise, rebranding a familiar service and adding significant new features. One of those new features, Azure Pipelines, builds on Microsoft’s previous cloud-hosted build service to deliver a more powerful tool for building and delivering on-premises and cloud-hosted applications for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Review: Keras sails through deep learning - 7日前  InfoWorld

As I discussed in my review of PyTorch, the foundational deep neural network (DNN) frameworks such as TensorFlow (Google) and CNTK (Microsoft) tend to be hard to use for model building. However, TensorFlow now contains three high-level APIs for creating models, one of which, tf.keras, is a bespoke version of Keras.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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How to solve AI’s reproducibility crisis - 2時間前  InfoWorld

Reproducibility is often trampled underfoot in AI’s rush to results. And the movement to agile methodologies may only exacerbate AI’s reproducibility crisis. Without reproducibility, you can’t really know what your AI system is doing or will do, and that’s a huge risk when you use AI for any critical work, from diagnosing medical conditions to driving trucks to screening for security threats to managing just-in-time production flows.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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What’s new in Apple’s Swift 4.2 language - 2日前  InfoWorld

Ahead of the planned 2019 release of Swift 5, Apple has released the intermediate Swift 4.2 version.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted. - 2日前  InfoWorld

Apple is dropping the Back To My Mac remote access feature, and in a recent support document they urge you to be prepared by looking for alternatives.RemotePC by iDrive is a full-featured remote access solution that lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. Right now, their 50 computer package is 90% off or just $6.95 for your 1st year. So if you need an alternative to Back To My Mac, or have been thinking about remote access, now is a good time to consider RemotePC. Learn more about it here.To read this article in full, please...more
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Next.js 7 framework compiles faster, supports WebAssembly - 3日前  InfoWorld

Zeit’s open source Next.js framework for static and server-rendered React applications compiles faster and improves error reporting with the new Version 7 release. Support for the WebAssembly binary format—via the Webpack 4 module bundler—is a key addition as well.[ Go deeper: How to get started with WebAssembly. • What’s next for WebAssembly. • 8 projects that give WebAssembly a lift • So, What’s next for WebAssembly, exactly? | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] The new features in Next.js Version 7 Next.js 7 boots up 57 percent faster during...more
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Removed from JDK 11, JavaFX 11 arrives as a standalone module - 4日前  InfoWorld

JavaFX 11, the first standalone release of the Java-based rich client technology, is now available. Oracle is removing JavaFX from the Java Development Kit (JDK) 11, given an overall desire to pull out noncore modules from the JDK and retire them or stand them up as independent modules.The open source JavaFX 11 provides a client application platform for desktop, mobile, and embedded systems. JavaFX is a runtime available as a platform-specific SDK, as jmod files, and as a set of Maven central artifacts. With the JDK no longer including JavaFX, developers must explicitly include JavaFX modules ...more
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LLVM 7 improves performance analysis, linking - 4日前  InfoWorld

The developers behind LLVM, the open-source framework for building cross-platform compilers, have unveiled LLVM 7. The new release arrives right on schedule as part of the project’s cadence of major releases every six months.LLVM underpins several modern language compilers including Apple’s Swift, the Rust language, and the Clang C/C++ compiler. LLVM 7 introduces revisions to both its native features and to companion tools that make it easier to build, debug, and analyze LLVM-generated software.[ Go deeper: How to get started with WebAssembly. • What’s next for WebAssembly. • 8 projects that g...more
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Python virtualenv and venv do’s and don’ts - 5日前  InfoWorld

One of the biggest draws of Python is its expansive ecosystem of third-party packages. If there is a task you want to pull off—file format conversion, scraping and restructuring web pages, linear regression, you name it—odds are that one or more packages in the Python Package Index will fill your need.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Does the cloud still make sense when the economy is good? - 6日前  InfoWorld

The economy is doing well. Even the Fed is looking to figure out ways to slow things down, so the economic boom does not become overheated and then collapse.How will the good economy affect the adoption of cloud computing? Most people answer quickly that it’s good for cloud. But that’s not always the case. Some technologies are more valuable the worse the economic climate.[ InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native? The modern way to develop software. | Get started: Azure cloud migration guide. • Tutorial: Get started with Google Cloud. | Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing ...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Too big to survive: There is no bailout for technical debt - 6日前  InfoWorld

The only difference between technical debt and financial debt is that costs are more often known in advance when taking on financial debt. Both types of debt are a tool when used intelligently with purpose and a plan to manage it, and both can take a devastating toll when used recklessly or imposed through misdirection or miscommunication.Acceptable vs. unnecessary debt The original heading here was “necessary vs. unnecessary debt.” On further reflection, though, I realized that the only good reasons for incurring debt are time drive. If time is removed as a factor, there is no reasonable need...more
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How to use Dapper in ASP.Net Core - 7日前  InfoWorld

Dapper is an open source, lightweight “micro ORM” that supports many databases including SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite, SQL CE, and Firebird. By using Dapper in your applications you can simplify data access while ensuring high performance. In previous articles here I provided an introduction to Dapper and examined the Dapper Extensions Library. To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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