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  • Utilities get cloud computing religion

    1h
    A recent study shows that a large majority (71 percent) of utilities now use cloud computing systems, up from 45 percent three years ago. This has been largely a reaction to the amount of data they deal with these days and the opportunity to be innovative with…
  • Inside Microsoft’s latest OS: Azure RTOS

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    Microsoft’s collection of operating systems continues to grow. We’re all aware of Windows and its moves into Linux with WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) and in Azure through the SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) networking platform. The…
  • JDK 15: The new features in Java 15

    Mon 4:10pm
    With Java 14 having reached general availability March 17, work has begun on the successor, Java 15, due in September 2020. Thus far five official changes have been slated for the release, the latest being hidden classes. Previous proposals include the…
  • What is Node.js? The JavaScript runtime explained

    Mon 6:00am
    Scalability, latency, and throughput are key performance indicators for web servers. Keeping the latency low and the throughput high while scaling up and out is not easy. Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment that achieves low latency and high throughput…
  • 17 clever APIs for every developer whim

    Mon 6:00am
    The poets like to say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Fantasy writers say the journey to the magical land lies through the door hidden in the back of the closet. On the Internet, the portal is the API. The programmers just spell out the required…
  • How to use LoggerMessage in ASP.NET Core 3.0

    Mon 6:00am
    ASP.NET Core is an open source, cross-platform, lean, and modular framework for building high-performance, scalable web applications. ASP.NET Core comes up with a built-in logging framework out-of-the-box. It is available as part of the…
  • Microsoft .NET 5 Preview 2 brings RyuJIT and GC improvements

    Fri 6:00pm
    Microsoft has published a second preview of .NET 5. A merger of .NET Standard and .NET Core that is intended to unify the .NET platform, .NET 5 is described by Microsoft as “the future of .NET.” The second .NET 5 preview, released April 2, brings…
  • Are you overengineering your cloud apps?

    Fri 6:00am
    Those of us who owned motorcycles over the years know that a “bone stock” bike won’t be stock for long. It’s common to replace the exhaust system with aftermarket, much louder pipes. Also, the seat is often swapped out for something more comfortable…
  • C++ proposal dismisses backward compatibility

    Thu 3:23pm
    A working group of the C++ language standards committee has floated a proposal to evolve the language with an emphasis on safety and simplicity, rather than backward and binary compatibility, raising the question of whether the language could possibly fork.A…
  • Postman lends its API power to the COVID-19 fight

    Thu 2:46pm
    Postman, the company behind the collaborative API development platform, is offering a resource of its own in the fight against COVID-19: a collection of API endpoints for tapping information about the outbreak. The most recent addition to the resource list is…
  • How to create a SQL Server failover cluster in the Google Cloud (redux)

    Thu 6:00am
    The thing about clouds is that they can change shape even as you watch them. So it is with the Google Cloud, and the guidance we provided InfoWorld readers two years ago about creating a SQL Server failover cluster instance (FCI) in the Google Cloud no longer…
  • 5 apps to integrate with Jira Software

    Thu 6:00am
    Agile development teams using Jira Software have a comprehensive platform to manage their backlogs and work in progress. You can set up Jira to support different agile methodologies, including scrum and Kanban, then configure the workflows, fields, and screens…
  • Review: Amazon SageMaker plays catch-up

    Wed 6:00am
    When I reviewed Amazon SageMaker in 2018, I noted that it was a highly scalable machine learning and deep learning service that supports 11 algorithms of its own, plus any others you supply. Hyperparameter optimization was still in preview, and you needed to…
  • 7 tools and services for real-time collaborative coding

    Wed 6:00am
    Most of the time, collaborating on a software project means working with tools like Git—taking turns making modifications, then reconciling the final product into a single codebase.But live collaboration on code—two or more people working on the same file…
  • Eclipse Theia takes aim at Visual Studio Code

    Wed 6:00am
    Eclipse Theia, an “IDE platform” for building multi-language desktop and web-based IDEs from the same codebase, has reached version 1.0 status.The Eclipse Foundation describes Theia as a “true” open source answer to Microsoft’s popular Visual Studio…
  • SkySQL, MariaDB-as-a-service, launches on Google Cloud

    Mar 31, 2020, 9:00 am
    Today MariaDB Corporation officially launched SkySQL, a cloud-hosted version of the MariaDB database management system supported and managed by MariaDB’s own creators.Aside from providing convenient access to MariaDB on Google Cloud Platform starting at…
  • Get ready for the post-pandemic run on cloud

    Mar 31, 2020, 6:00 am
    “Cloud-computing providers are emerging as among the few corporate winners in the coronavirus pandemic as office and store closures across the U.S. have pushed more activity online,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal.Those who pick stocks are betting…
  • Building PWAs in the new Microsoft Edge

    Mar 31, 2020, 6:00 am
    Microsoft’s switch from its EdgeHTML rendering engine to Chromium in the new version of Edge has made it easier for users to find and install PWAs (progressive Web apps). Navigate to a PWA like Twitter or Spotify in Edge and it’ll show an icon of a small…
  • How AI helped Domino’s improve pizza delivery

    Mar 31, 2020, 6:00 am
    When the words artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are used, people often think of advanced industries such as space exploration and biomedicine that rely heavily on research and development. The fact is, AI and ML should be something all…
  • TypeScript 3.9 slashes compile times for packages

    Mar 30, 2020, 6:08 pm
    TypeScript 3.9, the next version of the popular typed superset of JavaScript from Microsoft, has arrived as a beta release, with fixes to address extremely poor editing and compilation speeds associated with some packages.The TypeScript team had observed these…
  • Dealing with the downturn

    Mar 30, 2020, 8:24 am
    As the coronavirus pandemic builds, businesses are already reeling from the economic impact. Here's how IT can adjust to a new reality of cost trimming and budget cuts.
  • What is the MEAN stack? JavaScript web applications

    Mar 30, 2020, 6:00 am
    The MEAN stack, defined…
  • 5 tips for finding and keeping top developer talent

    Mar 30, 2020, 6:00 am
    Whenever talk of the technology skills gap comes up, software developers are likely to be part of the discussion. In fact, people who are experienced at creating and maintaining high-quality business applications are among those most in demand.The U.S. Bureau…
  • Cassandra and DataStax reunited — and just in time

    Mar 30, 2020, 6:00 am
    Apache Cassandra is one of the world’s most popular databases... but for years was plagued by a somewhat fractured community. DataStax, long a driving force within the Cassandra world, at one time seemed to abdicate its leadership role, apparently leaving…
  • How to send emails in ASP.NET Core

    Mar 30, 2020, 6:00 am
    You will often have the need to send emails through your application. You can take advantage of the MailKit NuGet package to send emails in ASP.NET Core. MailKit is an open source mail client library that can be used in .NET or .NET Core applications running…
  • What’s new in Angular 9.1

    Mar 27, 2020, 6:00 am
    Angular 9.1 has arrived, with improvements for performance and concurrency to the ngcc compatibility compiler. The Ivy compilation and rendering pipeline received attention as well, resulting in better performance.To read this article in full, please click…
  • Zeek and Jitsi: 2 open source projects we need now

    Mar 27, 2020, 6:00 am
    Everyone has heard of open source projects like Linux, Kubernetes, and MySQL. Far fewer have heard of ROS (Robot Operating System), Apache Flink, or InfluxDB, though these open source projects, too, are getting noticed. However, virtually no one has heard of…
  • Can public clouds keep up with the pandemic surge?

    Mar 27, 2020, 6:00 am
    As more and more businesses switch to virtual work from home “offices,” cloud computing and cloud-based systems suddenly have new credibility. Cloud computing makes it much easier to manage daily operations when a company’s workforce becomes largely…
  • New York calls for tech volunteers to fight COVID-19

    Mar 26, 2020, 12:18 pm
    New York State has put out a call for volunteers with technology expertise to create “technology SWAT teams” to boost the state’s response to COVID-19. The official site for the COVID-19 Technology SWAT Team, as it’s called, is light on details but…
  • Track and analyze the COVID-19 pandemic with KNIME

    Mar 26, 2020, 6:00 am
    We are all familiar with this chart by now.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)