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Microsoft Invests in Hybrid Connectivity, Releases On-Premises Data Gateway

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  May 14, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the On-premises data gateway has reached General Availability (GA). This gateway allows for remote connectivity from many Microsoft PaaS and SaaS services to data sources residing behind a corporate firewall.

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Shoutem Aims to Be the WordPress of React Native Mobile Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 12, 2017

Shoutem has recently launched its new React Native-based app builder, which is being presented to developers as the WordPress for mobile apps. InfoQ has spoken with Shoutem's VP of marketing, Robert Sekulić.

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Microsoft Build 2017 - Day 2 Early Access

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 11, 2017

On day 2 of the Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft turns to focus on Windows 10, new developer tools for supporting non-Windows devices, and new devices in mixed reality.

Mobile Follow 31 Followers

Linux Foundation EdgeX Foundry to Enable Edge Computing for IoT

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 04, 2017

The Linux Foundation has launched the EdgeX Foundry, a new project aimed at building an open framework for IoT computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components. InfoQ has spoken with Philip DesAutels, senior director of IoT at The Linux Foundation.

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Google Opens Up its Voice-Based Assistant on Third-Party Devices

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 01, 2017

The Google Assistant SDK makes it possible to integrate Google Assistant voice-capabilities into custom devices running on Raspberry Pi 3 and also on Linux, writes Google assistant product manager Chris Ramsdale. Licensing terms for commercial use are not yet clear, however.

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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day One Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Day One of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held on Tuesday, April 18 in Philadelphia, PA. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Monica Beckwith (JVM consultant at Oracle), Yehuda Katz (co-creator of Ember.js), and Jessica Kerr (lead engineer at Atomist).

Mobile Follow 31 Followers

Amazon Lex Now Generally Available to Enable Conversational Interfaces

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Amazon Lex, the platform behind Amazon Alexa, is now generally available to create voice-powered chatbots and mobile, web, and desktop apps.

Mobile Follow 31 Followers

Amazon Improves Beta Testing for Alexa Skills

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 21, 2017

Amazon has announced a new testing tool to allow developers to make their Alexa skills available to closed groups of beta testers before they are published.

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Facebook Litho: An Android UI Framework Created for Performance

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 19, 2017

Facebook has open sourced Litho, a framework for creating user interfaces in Android applications using a React-like declarative style with scrolling performance in mind.

Mobile Follow 31 Followers

Apple TestFlight Now Supports A/B Testing of iOS Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 12, 2017

With its recent update to TestFlight, Apple has introduced a number of features, such as multiple builds and enhanced groups, that make it possible to do A/B testing for iOS apps.

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Apple Plans to Develop a Fully Custom GPU Architecture

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 04, 2017

Apple will develop its own custom graphics architecture to power the GPUs for its future devices, according to UK-based firm Imagination Technologies, Apple’s current GPU provider. The new GPUs should be ready in 15 months to two years' time and will be the first Apple-made GPUs that will bear no resemblance to Imagination Technologies’.

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Swift 3.1 Improves Language, Package Manager, and Linux Implementation

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

Staying true to its plan, the recently announced Swift 3.1 is source compatible with Swift 3.0. Still, it includes a number of changes to the language, the standard library, and improved Linux implementation.

Mobile Follow 31 Followers

Apple Quietly Upgrades the File System of Millions of iOS Devices

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 28, 2017

With the release of iOS 10.3 to the general public, millions of devices will be upgraded to Apple’s new file system, APFS, in what is a bold, yet not risk-free move, according to several commentators.

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Android O: Notification Channels, Background Limits, PIP and More

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 22, 2017

Google has made available the Android O Preview to developers, admonishing them to test their applications on the new OS to be ready when this version of Android becomes publicly available. New in Android O: More Background limits, Notification channels, Picture-in-picture, Autofill, Adaptive icons, and API changes, among others.

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Hosting Alexa Skills on AWS is Almost Free Now

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 18, 2017

Amazon has announced a program to subsidize the hosting of Alexa skills that use AWS Lambda and incur use charges beyond what is provided by the AWS free tier. Only developers having at least one skill live are eligible to apply.

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