Private clouds are dead—but there’s an afterlife - 2日前  InfoWorld

Traditional private clouds are on their way out. I’m talking about the open standards-based stuff that was huge a couple of years, but fell behind in features or functions compared to the public cloud providers. Other factors included complexity of installation and configuration, as well as the fact that you still owned hardware and needed data center space.I still consider the concept of a “private cloud” a useful architectural pattern, in some cases. Some enterprises have special needs where traditional private clouds still fit—few and far between, but they do exist.[ Learn all about the clo...more
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How a service mesh helps manage distributed microservices - 3日前  InfoWorld

One of the shifts occurring in IT under the banner of digital transformation is the breaking down of large, monolithic applications into microservices—small, discrete units of functionality—that run in containers—software packages that include all of the service’s code and dependencies that can be isolated and easily moved from one server to another.To read this article in full, please click here
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Low-code for the professional developer - 4日前  InfoWorld

Surveys have shown that professional app developers are skeptical of traditional low-code platforms. Developers fear that low-code platforms will strip them of control, force them to use unfamiliar proprietary tools, and tie them to aging architectures and hybrid mobile containers. Progress takes a different approach to low-code that aims to avoid these pitfalls.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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The cloud is the greener way to go - 5日前  InfoWorld

I live in Northern Virginia, near Ashburn. If you’ve ever driven down the Greenway, the toll road through Ashburn, you’ll get an idea of the number of data centers in town—hundreds, with more being built each year. Is this the fault of cloud computing?It really depends on who is using those data centers. They are never labeled for security reasons, but I think for PR reasons as well.[ Learn all about the cloud at InfoWorld. Start with the basics: What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. Then learn what is IaaS (infrastructure as a service), what is PaaS (platform as a service)...more
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Python popularity reaches an all-time high - 5日前  InfoWorld

Python has reached its highest rating ever in the monthly Tiobe index of programming language popularity. On its current trajectory, Tiobe noted, Python could leapfrog Java and C in the next three or four years to become the index’s most-popular language.The June Tiobe rating of 8.53 percent for Python tops its previous high of 8.376 percent achieved last December. Python remains in third place behind Java and C. Python offers an ease of use that Java and C do not and is attracting a lot of newcomers, Tiobe reasoned.[ What is Python? Everything you need to know. • Tutorial: How to get started ...more
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Hadoop runs out of gas - 6日前  InfoWorld

Big data remains a big deal, but that fact is somewhat obscured by the recent stumbling of its former poster children: Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR. Once the darlings of data, able to raise gargantuan piles of cash—Intel pumped $766 million into Cloudera in just one investment round!—the heavyweights have been forced to skinny down, whether by merging (Cloudera and Hortonworks) or cutting heads (MapR).To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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3 reasons to put ERP in the cloud - 9日前  InfoWorld

ERP systems are the last strongholds of processes and data that enterprise IT refuses to move to the cloud. ERP holds most of the relevant business data, and without that data the business would not exist. Thus, many companies are delaying migrating ERP to the cloud or refusing altogether.However, the reasons for moving ERP to the cloud are becoming more apparent, and it’s time that I share a few with you. If you’re fighting this fight in the halls of enterprise IT, here’s some ammunition you can use to make your case.[ Discover the Bossie Award winners: 2018’s best open source software for en...more
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Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud connect - 9日前  InfoWorld

Microsoft and Oracle are partnering in the cloud, allowing their customers to run enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. A direct network connection and identity interoperability between the two clouds will also allow customers to seamlessly migrate workloads and data, the companies said. Users can run one part of a workload within Azure and another part in Oracle Cloud.  The move also means Azure services such as Analytics and AI can be connected to Oracle Cloud services like Autonomous Database. Users could, for example, run Oracle JD Edwards on Azure against an Oracle...more
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JavaScript tutorial: Add speech recognition to your web app - 10日前  InfoWorld

While browsers are marching toward supporting speech recognition and more futuristic capabilities, web application developers are typically constrained to the keyboard and mouse. But what if we could augment keyboard and mouse interactions with other modes of interaction, like voice commands or hand positions?To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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GitHub Desktop 2.0 adds rebasing and stashing - 10日前  InfoWorld

GitHub Desktop 2.0, an upgrade to the GitHub client for Windows and MacOS, adds support for rebasing and stashing to allow context switches and keeping a commit history clean, respectively.[ Git essentials: Get started with Git version control. • 20 essential pointers for Git and GitHub. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] The goal behind GitHub Desktop 2.0, GitHub noted, is to help teams to work together and support common development patterns. Capabilities featured in Desktop 2.0 include:To read this article in full, please click here
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Transposit aims to make API apps easier to build - 2日前  InfoWorld

Looking to make it easier for developers to use APIs, newcomer Transposit has created a cloud-based platform for building production applications on top of APIs. Available now in a public beta stage, Transposit features a relational engine that lets developers use JavaScript and SQL to join and transform data.Transposit addresses a situation in which APIs are proliferating and developers have to deal with their complexities, company CEO Adam Leventhal, co-author of the DTrace debugging tool, said. Transposit presents a standardized SQL layer across APIs, uses JavaScript for pedestrian transfor...more
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The best new features in Python 3.8 - 4日前  InfoWorld

Python 3.8 is the latest version of the popular language for everything from scripting and automation to machine learning and web development. Now available in an official beta release, Python 3.8 brings a number of slick syntax changes, memory sharing, more efficient serialization and deserialization, revamped dictionaries, and much more.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Scala 2.13 overhauls collections, improves the standard library - 4日前  InfoWorld

Scala, the functional and object-oriented programming language with JVM and JavaScript runtimes, is available in a new version. Scala 2.13 improves the standard library with an overhaul of collections, the addition of new classes and methods, and performance and stability improvements.[ The new Java is coming! Learn what’s new in Java 13. | Learn what’s new in Java 12 | Learn what’s new in Java JDK 11 and what’s new in Java EE 8. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Collections in the standard library have been overhauled for performance, safet...more
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Azure Functions grows up - 5日前  InfoWorld

For a technology that was born on Azure, beginning life as a derivative of its original platform WebJobs, Azure Functions has come a long way. It’s not just a cloud service, as it can be hosted in containers and run anywhere you’ve got Docker support: from your own dev hardware, to IoT devices at the edge of your network, to on-premises, and even to other cloud platforms. And Azure Functions is still evolving, adding new features and new hosting models.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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How to use Swagger in ASP.Net Core - 6日前  InfoWorld

You will often want to create documentation for your API. To create this documentation, you can take advantage of Swagger – a tool that can be used to provide a UI representation of your API with ease. Once you have generated Swagger documentation for your API, you can view the signature of your API methods and even test your API methods as well.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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IDG Contributor Network: Tips For building an effective AI ecosystem - 8日前  InfoWorld

Across business use cases and verticals, engineers and leaders are constantly discussing the value AI can bring—often, the opportunities seem endless. It can predict your interests, the people you know or your next job.However, we often overlook the steps that must be taken to execute AI-powered systems at scale. Deploying AI can be costly in terms of talent, compute resources, and time, and to fully unleash the wave of innovation that AI promises, developers must be properly empowered and equipped. In fact, many of the key elements needed for successful AI implementation have less to do with ...more
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BrandPost: Using Inference Engines to Power AI Apps - 9日前  InfoWorld

With the demand for intelligent solutions like autonomous driving, digital assistants, recommender systems, enterprises of every type are demanding AI powered – applications for surveillance, retail, manufacturing, smart cities and homes, office automation, autonomous driving, and more coming every day. Increasingly, AI applications are powered by smart inference-based inputs.Up till now, most of these smart applications have required a wealth of machine learning, deep learning, and data science knowledge to enable simple object recognition, much less facial recognition or collision avoidance....more
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JDK 13: The new features coming to Java 13 - 9日前  InfoWorld

Planned features for Java Development Kit (JDK) 13, the next version of standard Java, now include text blocks. Text blocks join a reimplementation of the legacy socket API, garbage collector enhancements, and application class-data sharing as official targets. Also, raw string literals, a feature related to text blocks, has been axed  while a second preview of switch expressions has been proposed.  [ The new Java is coming! Discover the Jakarta EE enterprise Java roadmap. | The new Java versions are here! Learn everything you need to know about what’s new in Java JDK 11 and what’s new in Java...more
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Reinforcement learning explained - 10日前  InfoWorld

You have probably heard about Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo program, which attracted significant news coverage when it beat a 2-dan professional Go player in 2015. Later, improved evolutions of AlphaGo went on to beat a 9-dan (the highest rank) professional Go player in 2016, and the #1-ranked Go player in the world in May 2017. A new generation of the software, AlphaZero, was significantly stronger than AlphaGo in late 2017, and not only learned Go but also chess and shogi (Japanese chess).To read this article in full, please click here
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5 Kubernetes distributions with something extra - 11日前  InfoWorld

The Kubernetes container management system has been described as “the new Linux” because of how it transforms the way software is deployed. But there is another way Kubernetes is akin to Linux: the sheer number and variety of distributions, incarnations, and re-packagings of Kubernetes out there.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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