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  • Tidy eval in R: A simple example

    Fri 6:00am
    Tidy evaluation in R, or tidy eval for short, is a pretty complex topic. But for some specific uses, it's not all that complex. One important task that tidy eval helps handle is both useful and easy: incorporating functions from packages such as dplyr and…
  • AI cloudops is coming, whether you like it or not

    Fri 6:00am
    As someone who’s worked with AI for the last 30 years (yes, it was a thing 30 years ago), I’ve often thought of its capabilities were overrated and used for the wrong things in many cases. Now that it’s cheap thanks to cloud computing, and much more…
  • What’s new in Angular: Angular 8 beta is here

    Thu 2:07pm
    Angular 8.0, a forthcoming upgrade to Google’s popular framework now in beta release, will feature Ivy, a new renderer.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • JavaScript dapps: Decentralized lists with Blockstack

    Thu 6:00am
    Our decentralized snippet application, powered by Blockstack, is starting to come together. We’ve seen how easy it is to add user authentication and basic persistence using Blockstack’s JavaScript library, Blockstack.js. This week, we’re going to add the…
  • What’s new in TypeScript 3.4

    Wed 6:08pm
    TypeScript 3.4, the next version of Microsoft’s typed superset of JavaScript, has arrived as a release candidate, with improvements for builds and type-checking.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • LLVM 8 shines on WebAssembly, machine learning workloads

    Wed 3:26pm
    The project behind LLVM, the compiler framework that powers the Clang C/C++ compiler, and the compilers for languages such as Rust and Swift, has officially released LLVM 8.This latest release moves WebAssembly code generation out of LLVM’s experimental…
  • JDK 12: The new features in Java 12

    Wed 2:41pm
    The production release of Java Development Kit 12, based on Java SE (Standard Edition) 12, is now available. JDK 12 builds are available from Oracle for Linux, Windows, and MacOS. To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • BrandPost: Application Capital 101

    Wed 2:38pm
    For millennia, the world economy grew incrementally and slowly based on population growth and increasing trade across distances. Conversion of raw materials to finished goods was achieved through manual labor and processes – often through trial and error…
  • BrandPost: Per-App Architectures Protect Apps at Home and in the Cloud

    Wed 2:27pm
    The data center is being driven by digital transformation to change. Cloud, containers, and catastrophic breaches are forcing the focus on change to come sooner rather than later. Much of the focus is on the impact of continuous delivery and per-app…
  • Das Keyboard 5Q lights up for developers

    Wed 6:00am
    Das Keyboard has made a name as a maker of high-end keyboards for users with demanding standards for what they type on. Developers are a prime example, and so the new Das Keyboard 5Q, with a list price of $249, is billed as “the ultimate keyboard for…
  • How to migrate SQL Server 2008 applications to Azure

    Wed 6:00am
    Dave Bermingham is technical evangelist at SIOS Technology.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • New Google project offers Kubernetes building blocks for CI/CD

    Tue 3:46pm
    Cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes promise to be a hedge against cloud lock-in. A new open-source project, Tekton, offers a Kubernetes-native framework for quickly building CI/CD systems that run anywhere Kubernetes runs. Plus, Tekton will work with…
  • New tools help you pick the right cloud configuration

    Tue 6:00am
    I’m always concerned about how enterprises pick their cloud technology configuration. It’s easy to pick virtual platforms from a menu of hundreds of configurations that include memory, storage, CPUs, I/O, and networking. Whatever you pick will probably…
  • Open Compute Project and Azure: hardware meets software

    Tue 6:00am
    Microsoft has been a member of the Open Compute Project since 2014, donating many of the specifications for its Azure data centers to the project. It’s where Microsoft develops its Olympus servers and its Sonic networking software. So it’s always…
  • How to use Glimpse in ASP.Net Core

    Mon 6:00am
    Glimpse is a popular, open-source web debugging and diagnostics tool that can be used to gain visibility into the performance of your ASP.Net or ASP.Net MVC applications. You can also integrate Glimpse with Application Insights.To read this article in full,…
  • The best machine learning and deep learning libraries

    Mon 6:00am
    If you’re starting a new machine learning or deep learning project, you may be confused about which framework to choose. As we’ll discuss, there are several good options for both kinds of projects.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Gluon ships JavaFX 12

    Mar 15, 2019, 5:47 pm
    Mobile solutions provider Gluon has released JavaFX 12, the company’s second release of the rich client technology for Java since JavaFX was decoupled from the JDK (Java Development Kit).[ 15 Java frameworks that give developers a boost. • Which tools…
  • How to find devops staff who are good at both technology and people

    Mar 15, 2019, 6:00 am
    Do cloud-oriented devops people need to be people-oriented, as well as technology-oriented? That seems to be the case, according to a new report by the Devops Institute.When it comes to recruitment, the study found that there is an equal balance in enterprises…
  • Jenkins tries to reinvent itself as cloud-native for Kubernetes

    Mar 15, 2019, 6:00 am
    The popular but troubled Jenkins CI/CD system is being reworked to support cloud-native applications on the Kubernetes container-orchestration platform. The Jenkins X project is a response to user concerns that Jenkins had lost its luster and had developed…
  • How to use Tableau to analyze agile, devops, and website metrics

    Mar 14, 2019, 6:00 am
    Developers use many productivity, coding, testing, and cloud-management tools as part of designing, developing, testing, deploying, and managing applications. Although most tools offer reporting and analysis capabilities, technology teams might have good…
  • CIDLib C++ dev tool goes open source

    Mar 14, 2019, 6:00 am
    CIDLib, a general-purpose C++ development environment, is now open source. Note that it does use some third-party code, including a version of the Scintilla engine as the CML language source editor and parts of the standard JPEG libraries to provide JPEG file…
  • Open source licenses may not matter so much any more

    Mar 14, 2019, 6:00 am
    After all the drama around MongoDB’s change of license from the open source Affero General Public License (AGPL) to the hopefully-but-not-yet-open-source Server Side Public License (SSPL), the company has now decided to retire the effort. No, MongoDB is not…
  • JavaScript dapps: Using decentralized storage in Blockstack

    Mar 14, 2019, 6:00 am
    Last week we put together a basic component that allowed our users to log in with Blockstack and see their profile. Since then, I’ve made some significant changes to incorporate Redux, Redux-saga, and React Router. Most of these changes are merely…
  • 20 practical Python libraries for every Python programmer

    Mar 13, 2019, 6:00 am
    Want a good reason for the smashing success of the Python programming language? Look no further than the massive collection of libraries available for Python, both native and third-party libraries. With so many Python libraries out there, though, it’s no…
  • How cloud-native technologies defeat cloud lock-in

    Mar 13, 2019, 6:00 am
    Murli Thirumale is co-founder and CEO of Portworx.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Microsoft brings its DTrace debugger to Windows

    Mar 12, 2019, 4:15 pm
    Microsoft has released the first Windows version of DTrace, its Linux debugging tool, for 64-bit Windows 10 beta builds. Microsoft has its own ETW (Event Tracing for Windows) tool, but said ETW is static and does not allow for programmatically inserting trace…
  • 2 security tricks your cloud provider won’t tell you

    Mar 12, 2019, 6:00 am
    Cloudops (cloud operations) and secops (security operations) are quickly evolving practices. While I’m seeing some errors, what’s more common is that ops teams are leaving important things out. If these missing aspects are not addressed, secops will become…
  • How and why to use blob storage in Azure

    Mar 12, 2019, 6:00 am
    When it comes to building applications on the public cloud, you’re spoiled for storage. You’ve got SQL, NoSQL, graph databases, document databases, and even good old-fashioned file systems. Choosing the right storage is usually a simple decision, because…
  • IDG Contributor Network: To be, and not to be—is that the answer?

    Mar 11, 2019, 10:44 am
    In “Something is (still) rotten in the kingdom of artificial intelligence,” which was about useful-to-know Achilles’s heels of the current second wave of AI, I mentioned that these Achilles’s heels are all of a single making: the fact that our…
  • Coder puts Visual Studio Code in the cloud

    Mar 11, 2019, 6:00 am
    A new opensource tool lets idevelopers run Microsoft’s open source Visual Studio Code editor on a remote server and access it through a browser.Using Coder’s Code-Server tool, available from GitHub, developers can code on a Chromebook, tablet, or PC and…