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Skype Add Languages, More Microsoft Services

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 22:40
Filipino and five other languages are added to the software's text translation service and users can soon log in to additional Microsoft offerings.
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Why Microsoft's Azure Cloud Continues to Attract Enterprises

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 21:53
Microsoft's latest results show that it is seeing success in its transition into a "cloud-first" business.
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SDN Organizations ONF, ON.Lab to Merge

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 21:45
The move will bring together such efforts as ONOS, CORD and OpenFlow and help consolidate open-source efforts around SDN and NFV.
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Red Hat, Mirantis Unveil Telco Alliances Over OpenStack

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 21:10
As competition in the cloud market heats up, cloud rivals Red Hat and Mirantis both announce new telco alliances.
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Google Adds 5 New Features to G Suite

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 20:50
G Suite's new features will allow users to collaborate more efficiently using Google's suite of email and productivity apps, the company said.
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Sonatype Adds JavaScript Intelligence to its Nexus Platform

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 20:50
Sonatype maps out the JavaScript genome, advancing the JavaScript ecosystem as the Linux Foundation introduces the JS Foundation.
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Dell EMC Showcases Broad Lineup of Products, Technologies

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 20:37
Dell EMC—now the world's largest vendor of enterprise IT solutions with the broadest portfolio—showcased some of its products and technologies.
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Memory Tuning: Key Performance Indicators

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 20:25
Language: Java||Expertise: Advanced
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Memory Tuning: Key Performance Indicators

DevX: Latest Java Articles - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 20:25
Language: Java||Expertise: Advanced
Categories: Java

Alleged LinkedIn Hacker Arrested by Czech Police

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 19:15
Czech police apprehend alleged LinkedIn hacker; Intel gets a boost in lengthy appeal of $1.4B EU fine; Dell introduces portfolio of endpoint security products; and there's more.
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LeEco Bringing 2 Smartphone Models to U.S. for First Time

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 19:00
The Chinese company will enter the U.S. smartphone market with its LeEco Le Pro3 and its Le S3 models. We look at key features of the two handsets.
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Announcing @EmboticsCorp to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | #IoT #M2M #Cloud

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 19:00
SYS-CON Events announced today that Embotics, the cloud automation company, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Embotics is the cloud automation company for IT organizations and service providers that need to improve provisioning or enable self-service capabilities. With a relentless focus on delivering a premier user experience and unmatched customer support, Embotics is the fastest and easiest way to automate provisioning across private/public/hybrid cloud infrastructures. Its flagship product, Embotics vCommander, is used by organizations including Nordstrom, NASA, Fanatics, Informatica and Charter Communications.

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Categories: Java, Media

Budou: Automatic Japanese line breaking tool

Google Open Source Blog - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 18:00
Today we are pleased to introduce Budou, an automatic line breaking tool for Japanese. What is a line breaking tool and why is it necessary? English uses spacing and hyphenation as cues to allow for beautiful, aka more legible, line breaks. Japanese, which has none of these, is notoriously more difficult. Breaks occur randomly, usually in the middle of a word.

This is a long standing issue in Japanese typography on the web, and results in degradation of readability. We can specify the place which line breaks can occur with CSS coding, but this is a non-trivial manual process which requires Japanese vocabulary and knowledge of grammar.

Budou automatically translates Japanese sentences into organized HTML code with meaningful chunks wrapped in non-breaking markup so as to semantically control line breaks. Budou uses Cloud Natural Language API to analyze the input sentence, and it concatenates proper words in order to produce meaningful chunks utilizing PoS (part-of-speech) tagging and syntactic information. Budou outputs HTML code by wrapping the chunks in a SPAN tag. By specifying their display property as inline-block in CSS, semantic units will no longer be split at the end of a line.

Budou is a simple Python script that runs each sentence through the Cloud Natural Language API. It can easily be extended as a custom filter for template engines, or as a task for runners such as Grunt and Gulp. The latest version also caches the response so no duplicate requests are sent. If you are using Budou for a static website, you can process your HTML code before deployment.

Budou is aimed to be used in relatively short sentences such as titles and headings. Screen readers may read a sentence by splitting the chunks wrapped by SPAN tag or split by WBR tag, so it is discouraged to use Budou for body paragraphs.

As of October 2016, the Cloud Natural Language API supports English, Spanish, and Japanese, and Budou currently only supports Japanese. Support for other Asian languages with line break issues, such as Chinese and Thai, will be added as the API adds support.

Any comments and suggestions are welcome. You can find us on GitHub.

By Shuhei Iitsuka, UX Engineer
Categories: Open Source

SecTor Highlights: Snowden Appearance, Call to Secure All the 'Things'

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 17:30
The 10th annual SecTor security conference brought Edward Snowden to Canada—virtually—and covered such topics as ransomware and IoT security.
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Massive DDoS Attack Brings Internet to a Crawl

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 17:15
An early morning distributed denial-of-service attack against DynDNS impacted Twitter, Reddit and much of the U.S. East Coast, as well as Amazon.
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IoT Is the New #BigData | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 16:45
My favorite writer, Gil Press, sums it up with, “It’s Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over Big Data As The Most Hyped Technology” where he talks about how Gartner released its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, and how big data has moved down the “trough of disillusionment,” replaced by the Internet of Things at the top of the hype cycle. The term Internet of Things was coined by the British technologist Kevin Ashton in 1999, to describe a system where the Internet is connected to the physical world via ubiquitous sensors.

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Categories: Java, Media

10 Features in Acer's Updated Chromebook 15

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 15:28
Just before the holiday shopping season, Acer has released the latest version of its sub-$200 Chromebook notebook. Will it prove as popular as its predecessors?
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Agile Governance | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps #APM #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 15:00
In many organizations governance is still practiced by phase or stage gate peer review, and Agile projects are forced to accommodate, which leads to WaterScrumFall or worse. But governance criteria and policies are often very weak anyway, out of date or non-existent. Consequently governance is frequently a matter of opinion and experience, highly dependent upon the experience of individual reviewers. As we all know, a basic principle of Agile methods is delegation of responsibility, and ideally we need to delegate governance to the Agile practitioners and teams. So the question is how to implement self-governance and ensure quality and consistency of governance?

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Categories: Media, RIA

Eclipse Foundation Collaboration Yields Open Source Technology for Computational Science

Eclipse News - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 15:00
The gap between computational science & open source software is shrinking – thanks to collaboration.
Categories: Open Source

Oracle Launches Bare Metal Cloud Computing Services

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 14:58
The company continues to expand its cloud computing offerings.
Categories: Media