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CareKit is Apple’s New Open-source Health-oriented Mobile App Framework

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 30, 2016

Following on from the announcement at the March 2016 “Let us loop you in”, Apple has open sourced its new CareKit framework, aimed to make it easier for developers to create apps that help people manage their medical conditions. Along with the new framework, Apple has also made available four iOS apps that use it.

DevOps Days for the Enterprise

by Manuel Pais on  Apr 30, 2016

Last week saw the first DevOps Days conference catering specifically to the enterprise world, in London. Talks ranged from re-thinking (traditional) management processes in a technology-disrupted world to facts and drivers of DevOps adoption by early adopters. The idea of bi-modal IT was also discussed throughout the conference, as well as need for better security and opinionated platforms.

AirFlow Joins Apache Incubator

by Alex Giamas on  Apr 29, 2016

AirFlow recently joined the Apache Incubator program. AirFlow is a workflow and scheduling system designed to manage data pipelines. Developed by AirBnb for their internal usage, it was open sourced last September, as previously reported by InfoQ.

Do You and Your Company Have the Skills Needed for DevOps?

by John Okoro on  Apr 29, 2016

In order to implement DevOps, individuals and organizations must prepare for the culture shift, new tools, and automation. This consensus has evolved during years of debate concerning what exactly DevOps means and how to use it. There are many voices in the discussion, and even with some areas of consensus, many points are far from agreement.

Intel Open Sources Arduino 101 Real Time OS

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 29, 2016

Arduino announced that Intel has released Arduino 101 real time operating system (RTOS) for hacking and studying purpose.

Continuous Deployment at Instagram

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Apr 28, 2016

Instagram's continuous deployment pipeline lets them push code faster to production, identify bad commits easily and always be release ready. Put together in an iterative manner over a period of time, the key principles behind it include a high quality test suite, quick identification of bad commits, visibility at each stage to improve buy-in from stakeholders and a working rollback plan.

Vulnerability in Java Reflection Library Fixed after 30 Months

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Apr 28, 2016 4

In July 2013 Security Explorations discovered a vulnerability in Java by which attackers could elevate their access privileges. Oracle released a patch, but a simple modification was discovered that still makes the attack effective. Once known, Oracle released a patch as part of 8u77. In this article we investigate the little understood class loading process at the heart of the problem.

Collision: How Flash Storage Will Transform IT

by David Iffland on  Apr 28, 2016

Massive reductions in cost for flash storage along with new technologies promise to dramatically change how well IT shops can satisfy what's expected of them in the cloud era. John Roese, CTO of EMC lays out a case for why companies need to adopt new technologies in order to out-perform their competitors.

Operational Data Stream and Batch Processing at Netflix with Mantis

by Dylan Raithel on  Apr 27, 2016

Operational Data Stream and Batch Processing at Netflix with Mantis

Open Sourcing Artificial Intelligence Research

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 27, 2016

Today OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company founded by InfoSys and Amazon Web Services, announced a beta for OpenAI Gym. Gym is a Python based toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms offered under the MIT license.

Firefox 46 Tackles Security Issues, Improves Performance

by James Chesters on  Apr 27, 2016

Mozilla has released Firefox 46, including improved security of the JavaScript JIT Compiler, and delaying Addon signing.

Collision: Online Harassment and Machine Learning

by David Iffland on  Apr 27, 2016

Online harassment is a serious issue, one that the engineers and designers behind the keyboard don't always think about when building software. Machine learning is become more prevalent but as more technology companies take advantage of it, they risk alienating their users even more by presenting content that isn't actually relevant.

Concourse: Scalable Open Source CI Pipeline Tool

by Grischa Ekart on  Apr 27, 2016

Concourse, an open source CI pipeline tool that uses yaml files for configuring pipelines and configuration-free setup, has recently bumped its major release and is currently available in version 1.1.0. Major conceptual benefits of Concourse are explicit and first-class support of pipelines, running isolated builds in containers, avoidance of snowflake build servers and easy access to build logs.

Samsung and Codenvy release Artik IDE for IoT

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 27, 2016

Today at the Samsung Developers Conference, Codenvy announced the first public release of the Samsung Artik IDE which allows building applications for the Samsung Artik IoT devices.

Xamarin.Forms Open Sourced

by Jeff Martin on  Apr 27, 2016

Xamarin.Forms has been released as an MIT-licensed open source project as Microsoft continues to open up their .NET software platform. Coinciding with this announcement is news that Visual Studio users will find it easier to perform development for iOS devices from within Visual Studio.

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