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rjmarvin (3001897) writes "The World Wide Web Consortium is taking over how the Web is integrated into connected car applications and OSes, committing http://sdtimes.com/w3c-standar... to “ develop APIs to expose vehicle data and information from an automotive network to a Web application.” As companies like Apple and Google begin expanding the reach of their mobile operating systems into automotive software, the W3C has announced a new Automotive Working Group http://www.w3.org/2015/02/auto.... The international Web standards organization will partner with major car manufacturers, but chip makers, browser makers and mobile carriers to shape the way connected car applications and automotive infotainment systems integrate user data, from sending drivers weather and traffic notifications to giving apps access to vehicle speed, tire pressure and even driver seat position data."
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Ephemeral messaging software and apps like Snapchat are consumer-specific platforms with the potential to transform into enterprise products http://sdtimes.com/snapchat-en.... In the same way Facebook helped the enterprise connect their employees, ephemeral software also points to trends that can boost software in the enterprise space. Features including off-the-record conversations, secure handling of short-term information, scope-setting and BYOD implications could drive business adoption of Snapchat-esque apps."
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "After releasing five popular open-source technologies including Vagrant, HashiCorp is tying them all together with Atlas https://atlas.hashicorp.com/—a commercial DevOps and application-delivery product for developing, deploying, and maintaining applications on any infrastructure “Atlas is really the universal answer to application delivery and DevOps in general,” HashiCorp CEO Mitchell Hashimoto told SD Times http://sdtimes.com/hashicorp-r.... The release of Atlas is a milestone for HashiCorp. Along with Atlas, the company today announced US$10 million in Series A funding, which according to Hashimoto will be used to commercialize Atlas while continuing to support its open-source projects."
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "According to Autism Speaks, about 85% of people who have autism in the United States are currently unemployed or underemployed, but a social enterprise organization called Meticulon is training autistic individuals for highly skilled jobs in software testing http://sdtimes.com/autistic-ad.... According to Meticulon, autistic people often possess sharp memory and pattern matching skills as well as attention to detail, making them ideal candidates for software testing jobs. Each year's crop of autistic students or Meticulon Consultants is tested and evaluated to develop their MindMap, a unique profile of skills and ideal work environment ultimately used to find these trained software testers an ideal job."
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "The 18-year old software engineer behind CodeFightClub says it's okay to talk about CodeFightClub http://sdtimes.com/welcome-cod.... The new online programming arena where coders can go head-to-head in 84 different programming languages and templating syntaxes started as an open-source passion project and is quickly growing into a battleground http://code-fight.club/ where developers face off, trading code blows line-by-line while commenters and voters determine who's winning the fight as a competitive way to improve coding skills."
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Microsoft revealed Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online, Azure and.NET Framework updates http://sdtimes.com/microsoft-o... at a New York City developer event today. Public previews of Visual Studio 2015 and.NET 2015 are being made available today—along with new cross-platform Apache Cordova and Visual C++ tools in Visual Studio 2015—while.NET is going open source and cross-platform. The company also announced a free Community edition of Visual Studio, according to Microsoft corporate VP of the developer division Soma Somasegar."
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "The Worldwide Web Consortium today has elevated the HTML5 specification to ‘recommendation’ status http://sdtimes.com/w3c-html5-r..., giving it the group’s highest level of endorsement, which is akin to becoming a standard. The W3C also introduced Application Foundations with the announcement of the HTML5 to aid developers in writing Web applications, and said the organization is working with patents holders of the H.264 codec to agree on a baseline royalty-free interoperability level commitment."
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Docker is teaming up with Microsoft http://sdtimes.com/microsoft-p... to bring its open container technology to the next release of Windows Server. Docker Engine will work with the next release of Windows Server and images will be available in Docker Hub, which will also integrate directly into Microsoft Azure http://azure.microsoft.com/blo.... The partnership moves Docker beyond Linux for the first time with new multi-container application capabilities for cloud and enterprise developers."
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Today, there’s an awful lot of innovation out there. There are working business plans, as well as companies like Uber, AirBnB and Lyft that seem to be perfectly primed to march across the globe in a universal rollout of capital-backed market expansion. But this time around, there’s something very different about the climate of investment. Silicon Valley was considered a gold mine in 1999, but the pool of people actually investing in it was relatively small. Today, that pool is gigantic, and the open-the-floodgates investment trend is unsustainable http://sdtimes.com/bubble-gonn.... If the secret to software success is the right people, not necessarily the most people, why is everyone in the Valley staffing up, renting out $70-per-square-foot offices in downtown San Francisco, and holding giant events for customers and employees? Because they’ve got to spend that silly investment money somehow! Half of these firms don't require anywhere near the $50 or $100 million they're getting, and that money isn't coming back. We're at the peak, and soon the bubble will burst."
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "On March 6, 2001, a specification proposal was born within the Java Community Process called JSR 107: Java Temporary Caching API. JCache, the longstanding specification proposal for the language, was finally completed this year due to the more than decade-long efforts of Greg Luck and Oracle's Brian Oliver and Cameron Purdy. Luck, the current CEO of Hazelcast and former CEO of Terracota, spoke to SD Times http://sdtimes.com/13-years-jc... about the JSR 107 proposal and what JCache can do for Java."
rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Google was granted a patent http://www.ggdevcon.com/news/n... for what deceptively looks like a normal pair of glasses, but is referred to in the patent office document as a “wearable display device.” The US Patent and Trademark Office issued the patent, which concerns ornamental design of the wearable display device, to Mitchell Henrich, who has previous ties to Project Glass and the Google Smart Contact Lens."