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The Machine Learning behind Android Smart Linkify API

by Alex Giamas Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 20, 2018

Last week, Google announced Android 9, codenamed Pie. Android is launching a set of new features, powered by Artificial Intelligence. One of the most important new AI powered features is Android Smart Linkify. This article explores the architecture behind the dual in-device Neural Network powering content understanding in context to generate smart links on any text showing up on an Android phone.

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BitBucket Introduces Support for Git V2 and Improved Search Functionality

by Andrew Morgan Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 20, 2018

Atlassian has launched BitBucket server 5.13, bringing in support for Git v2 and also improving on the way repositories can be searched. This includes a new repository labels functionality, and the ability to find the corresponding pull requests for a commit.

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Microsoft Driver Module Framework Aims to Ease Windows Driver Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Aug 20, 2018

Windows driver developers should now have an easier way to create simple and structured drivers, as well as to share code amongst drivers, using the new Microsoft Driver Module Framework (DMF), which has been recently open sourced.

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JBoss Web Server 5 with Tomcat 9 is Available

by Kesha Williams Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 20, 2018

Red Hat JBoss Web Server (JWS) combines the Apache web server with the Tomcat servlet engine for building, deploying, and maintaining web applications and large-scale websites. JBoss Web Server version 5 was recently released supporting Tomcat 9 and introduces several new features and enhancements.

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.NET Core 2.1 Previews Tiered Compilation

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 18, 2018 1

The .NET Core team has been looking to solve the dilemma of how to best optimize runtime application performance without sacrificing startup responsiveness. A preview of their solution, tiered compilation, is now available for .NET Core 2.1 developers.

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Using Your WinForms/WPF Code to Vote for .NET Core 3.0 Features

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 Followers on  Aug 17, 2018

In May we reported Microsoft wants to run WinForms and WPF on .NET Core 3.0. In order to facilitate this, they are building a new tool that will allow you to vote on which APIs they need to port to .NET Core. But this isn’t a direct vote; it is based on what APIs are being used by your application.

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Intel Discloses New Speculative Execution Vulnerability L1 Terminal Fault

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Aug 17, 2018

Intel has disclosed a new speculative execution side channel vulnerability, dubbed L1 Terminal Fault, that could potentially leak information residing in the processor L1 data cache. Mitigations are already available, according to Intel, based on its latest Microcode Updates and corresponding updates to operating systems and hypervisor stacks.

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Keeping Distributed Teams in Sync

by Ben Linders Follow 26 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

The biggest challenge of distributed teams is communication, which is essential for establishing ground rules on collaboration. Shifting working hours to accommodate each other and team liaisons help to communicate and synchronize work. Teams based on trust, respect, and openness will encourage themselves to help people throughout the organization and foster a culture that keeps teams in sync.

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Modernizing Windows Desktop Applications with XAML Islands

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018 2

You may be under the impression that Windows desktop development is pretty much dead, yet according to the telemetry data in Visual Studio, there are roughly 2.4 million developers actively working on desktop applications each month, up 50% from 20 months ago. With such a large community to support, Microsoft is looking at ways to help developers integrate those assets into Windows 10.

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NetBeans Makes Progress at Apache

by Ben Evans Follow 28 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

NetBeans is making progress with its transition to the Apache Foundation, including a major new release.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Linux on App Service Environment

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 15, 2018

Microsoft announced the general availability of Linux on App Service Environment (ASE), which enables customers to combine the features of App Service on Linux and App Service Environment. This release is a follow up on May's public preview, which allowed customers to deploy Linux and containerized apps in an App Service Environment.

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New UWP and Win32 Application Distribution Models

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 Followers on  Aug 15, 2018

.NET has had support for applications that can automatically update themselves since the introduction of ClickOnce technology in 2005. Under the ClickOnce model, WinForms and WPF applications would check a pre-configured location on startup for newer versions. Soon the same capability will be available for private distributed UWP applications.

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Windowing in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Applications

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 Followers on  Aug 14, 2018

Continuing our series on UWP for line of business applications, we turn our attention to another frequently cited issue: multiple window support. Microsoft intends to not only answer that request, but surpass it with multiple windowing modes including 3D.

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A Look at the Windows Community Toolkit for UWP

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 Followers on  Aug 13, 2018

In order to address the needs of line of business developers, Microsoft is offering the Windows Community Toolkit for UWP. With two major releases in as many months, this library acts as a test ground for new UWP controls and features.

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Microsoft Positions UWP for Line of Business Applications

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 Followers on  Aug 10, 2018 1

Microsoft is positioning UWP for traditional line of business (LOB) applications with an emphasis on rapid application development (RAD) using the Windows Template Studio. But that’s not all they’re doing to entice LOB developers onto the UWP platform.

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