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News in Graphics: Xamarin Kimono, Google Guetzli and Draco

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 17, 2017

Xamarin has open sourced a tool for editing SkiaSharp objects, while Google has reduced the size taken by 2D JPEG and 3D graphics.

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Conference Recap: Google Cloud Next

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 14, 2017 4

Cloud enthusiasts from around the world attended Google Cloud Next to hear an update from the search giant. Three broad themes emerged from the many keynotes and 200+ sessions: service scale and maturity, usable machine learning, and enterprise-friendliness.

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Google Makes Public Their API Design Guide

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 10, 2017

Google has made public an API Design Guide for creating HTTP or RPC APIs. These design principles are recommended especially to developers creating gRPC APIs connecting to Google Cloud Endpoints.

Data Science Follow 202 Followers

TensorFlow 1.0 Released

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 05, 2017

Google recently announced TensorFlow version 1.0. Python API is now stable and experimental APIs for Java and Go have been added. XLA delivers significant performance increase. Keras can also be integrated with TensorFlow using a build-in module. tf.transform, tf.layers, tf.metrics, and tf.losses all add new features to the framework..

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Google Launches Cloud Spanner Public Beta

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 28, 2017

Google has launched the public beta for Cloud Spanner, its globally distributed relational database service. Part of Google Cloud Platform, it delivers both ACID transactions and high availability, appearing to violate CAP theorem.

JavaScript Follow 81 Followers

Apple Proposes a New 3D Graphics Standard Called WebGPU

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 17, 2017

Apple has proposed a new GPU API for the browser, called WebGPU. Google has another solution called NXT in the development.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

Google Cloud Endpoints is Now Generally Available

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 16, 2017

After three months in beta, Google has announced the general availability of its Open API-based Cloud Endpoints (GCE) API management system, which aims to make it possible to build efficient, ready-to-scale API platforms, says Google.

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Google: Managers Matter after All

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 10, 2017

Based on internal data, Google researchers have come up with 8 traits that great managers have, providing guidance and tools to other organizations to find out if managers matter to them and how to train their managers.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

Google Pursues Enterprise, Targets Windows and SQL Server Workloads

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 04, 2017

Google recently announced increased support for Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server, in the Google Cloud Platform, by providing pre-configured images for Windows Server Core and SQL Server Enterprise Edition. Google has also added support for High Availability and Disaster Recovery scenarios using SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

Data Science Follow 202 Followers

MindMeld’s Guide to Building Conversational Apps

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017

MindMeld, a conversational AI company, has published The Conversational AI Playbook, a guide outlining the challenges and the steps to be made to create conversational applications.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

All Google's Servers Contain Custom Security Silicon

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 29, 2017

Google infrastructure is designed to ensure that information is secure throughout its entire lifecycle. Here we highlight the key points of Google’s approach.

Mobile Follow 35 Followers

First Android Instant Apps Are Available

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 25, 2017

Google has made available a number of applications as Instant Apps in order to gather user feedback. The SDK is to be made available to all later this year.

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Twitter Sells Fabric to Google

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 19, 2017

Google has bought Twitter Fabric and will integrate the platform into Firebase.

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Google Release Zipkin Integration with Stackdriver Trace for Tracing Distributed Applications

by Daniel Bryant Follow 54 Followers on  Jan 15, 2017 1

Google Cloud Platform has released an open source Zipkin server that allows Zipkin-compatible clients to send traces to Google’s own Stackdriver Trace distributed tracing service for analysis. This Zipkin/Stackdriver Trace integration is aimed at developers whose applications and services are written in a language or framework that Stackdriver Trace doesn’t officially support.

Development Follow 97 Followers

Google Solves CPython’s Concurrency Issues with Grumpy

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 11, 2017

Google has solved the concurrency limitations introduced by the Global Interpreter Lock existent in CPython by creating a new Python runtime in Go.

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