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  • AWS Glue upgrades Spark engines, backs Ray framework

    3h
    AWS Glue, a serverless data integration service provided by Amazon Web Services, showcases Python and Apache Spark capabilities in a version 4.0 release introduced this week.The upgrade adds engines for Python 3.10 and Apache Spark 3.3.0. Both engines include…
  • AWS’ SimSpace Weaver aims to help run large-scale spatial simulations

    3:53pm
    Enterprises that need to run large spatial simulations and predict real-world outcomes for complex scenarios like citywide traffic flows need significant computing horsepower. At its annual re:Invent conference Tuesday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a new…
  • 3 key features in EDB PostgreSQL 15

    9:00am
    EnterpriseDB (EDB) provides enterprise-class software and services that enable organizations to harness the full power of Postgres, the popular open source database. EDB’s contributions to the recent Postgres 15 release, most notably the introduction of the…
  • Starburst Galaxy gets data discoverability updates

    9:00am
    Analytics software provider Startburst on Tuesday said it was adding data discoverability features to Startburst Galaxy, a managed Trino SQL query engine service.Trino, formerly Presto SQL, is an open source, distributed SQL query engine for big data that…
  • IT career roadmap: Web developer

    6:00am
    With the increasing reliance on e-commerce as part of an overall shift to digital business, it’s not surprising that web developers are in high demand. Job growth for web developers is expected to increase by 23% by 2031—much faster than the average for…
  • Make 2023 the year of cloud computing optimization

    6:00am
    I’m trained to look for patterns in technology. I developed this survival technique in my many roles as a CTO where you’re tasked with placing bets on what technology will be important, especially the timing of when to make investments and what those…
  • Wasmer 3.0 revamps API, memory management

    Mon 4:10pm
    Version 3.0 of the Wasmer server-side runtime for WebAssembly (Wasm) has just been released, with improved API and memory management and the ability to run WAPM (WebAssembly Package Manager) packages directly.Launched November 23, open source Wasmer 3.0…
  • Alation’s Connected Sheets brings data governance to spreadsheets

    Mon 1:24pm
    Data intelligence software provider Alation on Monday released a new offering, dubbed Connected Sheets, designed to help enterprise users pull governed data from data sources into spreadsheets including Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.The company’s effort…
  • AWS releases Wickr, its encrypted messaging service for enterprises

    Mon 12:12pm
    The release of the enterprise version of the encrypted messaging service, announced at AWS re:Invent, is designed to allow secure collaboration across messaging, voice, video and file sharing.
  • 5 operations every cloud architect should automate

    Mon 6:00am
    The cloud offers many benefits to a company’s modern application development process. One of the most significant benefits is the ability to automate critical actions that traditionally have required manual steps.Automation is perhaps the single most…
  • 5 risks of AI and machine learning that modelops remediates

    Mon 6:00am
    Let’s say your company’s data science teams have documented business goals for areas where analytics and machine learning models can deliver business impacts. Now they are ready to start. They’ve tagged data sets, selected machine learning technologies,…
  • What AWS customers really care about

    Mon 6:00am
    Pity the tech company that tries to put out news this week, particularly on Tuesday, when AWS re:Invent kicks off. Trying to compete with AWS during its big conference is absolutely futile given the barrage of launches and updates the cloud giant will make.…
  • ML.NET 2.0 enhances text classification

    Wed 4:00pm
    Microsoft has launched ML.NET 2.0, a new version of its open source, cross-platform machine learning framework for .NET. The upgrade features capabilities for text classification and automated machine learning.Unveiled November 10, ML.NET 2.0 arrived in tandem…
  • What is the JRE? Introduction to the Java Runtime Environment

    Nov 23, 2022, 6:00 am
    Together, the Java Development Kit (JDK), the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) form a powerful trifecta of Java and Jakarta EE platform components for developing and running Java applications. They all work together to let…
  • Integrating Web3 technologies with Azure Devops

    Nov 23, 2022, 6:00 am
    Although the various technologies that make up what’s been dubbed “Web3” are unlikely to replace the massive infrastructure and software investments we’ve made during the past three decades, there’s still something interesting there. The first…
  • JDK 20: The new features in Java 20

    Nov 23, 2022, 2:20 am
    Java 20, the next planned version of standard Java, has added four more proposed features recently, although they are capabilities previously previewed or incubated in standard Java and are being previewed or incubated again. Newly proposed capabilities for…
  • IBM sues Micro Focus for mainframe software copyright infringement

    Nov 22, 2022, 2:12 pm
    IBM has filed a civil suit against partner Micro Focus in federal district court in New York, alleging that the British software company had violated its partnership agreement and violated IBM’s patents in selling its “Micro Focus Web Services.”The suit,…
  • How to beat the Kubernetes skills shortage

    Nov 22, 2022, 6:00 am
    Microservices and containers are foundational technologies for digital transformation efforts, and many companies have rushed to adopt Kubernetes and container management to support them. But Kubernetes is extremely complex, and there is a scarcity of…
  • Swift language plans for 2023 emphasize concurrency and generics

    Nov 22, 2022, 6:00 am
    Swift’s plans for 2023 were cited in a Swift.org blog post on November 18. A newly formed language working group is emphasizing progress in concurrency to complete Swift’s support for strict data isolation provided by Sendable and actors. Plans include…
  • What's coming for cloud computing in 2023

    Nov 22, 2022, 6:00 am
    The days before Thanksgiving I get pitches from PR firms wanting to tell me their clients’ predictions for next year. I’m always taken aback by some of the naivete I still see out there, even after 15 years of cloud computing being a true force in IT. By…
  • Rust tutorial: Get started with the Rust language

    Nov 21, 2022, 6:00 am
    Over the last few years, Rust has evolved from a curiosity brewed up in a Mozilla employee's lab to a strong contender for the next generation of native applications and bare-metal solutions. Those advances come from Rust providing its own toolchain and…
  • What open source gets wrong with Mastodon

    Nov 21, 2022, 6:00 am
    In tech Twitter’s rush to replace Twitter with Mastodon, we seem to be falling into an old trap, one that has long bedeviled tech and, in particular, the open source corner of tech. That problem, of course, is tech. And open source. Or rather, the belief…
  • 7 dos and don’ts for working with offshore agile teams

    Nov 21, 2022, 6:00 am
    The history of agile methodologies has its roots in collocating multidisciplinary teams, managing sprints with stickies on whiteboards, and opting for self-organizing dialogues over rigid practices. Agile coaches shaped these best practices, though many large…
  • What to do in a cloud computing recession

    Nov 18, 2022, 6:00 am
    A surplus of articles now forecast a cloud downturn or predict a cloud computing recession. See this one for an example. The number of reporters who reach out to me about this topic is also increasing, although I don’t comment on economic trends because…
  • Angular 15 arrives with standalone APIs

    Nov 18, 2022, 6:00 am
    Angular 15, the latest version of the Google-developed, TypeScript-based web application framework, has just been released. The update features now-stable, “standalone” APIs that allow developers to build applications without using NgModules.Angular 15 was…
  • The best new features in Next.js 13

    Nov 17, 2022, 6:00 am
    Next.js is like React with benefits, in that it delivers all the features of React with ease-of-use conventions and a well-defined client-server stack. Next.js 13 is the newest version, released by Vercel at the Next.js conference in October 2022. It brings a…
  • 6 state management techniques for ASP.NET Core MVC

    Nov 17, 2022, 6:00 am
    Because HTTP is a stateless protocol, state information is not preserved between requests. This means you must write your own logic to maintain state or find another way to preserve state information.This article will explore some of the most common state…
  • TypeScript 4.9 intros operator for finding coding mistakes

    Nov 16, 2022, 4:30 pm
    Microsoft’s TypeScript 4.9, a planned upgrade to the popular, strongly typed language that builds on JavaScript, is now available as a production release. The update features a satisfies operator that can catch errors.With satisfies, developers can validate…
  • Deno stabilizes NPM compatibility

    Nov 16, 2022, 2:33 pm
    NPM compatibility in the Deno JavaScript/TypeScript runtime has reached the stable stage, meaning developers leveraging Deno now can import more than 1.3 million NPM modules.NPM compatibility is featured in Deno 1.28, unveiled November 14. NPM support makes it…
  • Alteryx updates its Designer Cloud UI, adds data lakehouse support

    Nov 16, 2022, 9:00 am
    Analytics and automation software provider Alteryx is updating the user interface (UI) of its data engineering cloud platform, Designer Cloud, to offer a more Alteryx-like experience.  “What’s been shipping for Designer Cloud powered by Trifacta since…