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Linux-Based Docker Brings In-Container Development to Windows and Mac

For the first time, users will have a uniform Docker experience across Linux, Mac and Windows platforms.

Data Scientists Love Jobs, Dislike What They Do Most: Clean Data

Paradoxically, data scientists love their jobs overall but dislike what they do most, cleaning and organizing data, according to a new survey of those lucky enough to have the "sexiest job of the 21st century."

Google Cloud Targets Machine Learning Developers

At its GCP NEXT 2016 conference, the Google Cloud Platform team announced a new offering designed to mainstream the development of machine learning apps.

Hazelcast Adds Support for Azul's Zing JVM

Java runtime maker Azul Systems is partnering with in-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast to provide support for Azul's Zing Java Virtual Machine, which is now certified on Hazelcast Enterprise 3.6.

Previously Patched Java SE Flaw Still Exploitable, Security Researchers Say

A Java SE flaw Oracle reported as patched in 2013 can be easily bypassed today, security researchers have found.

Microsoft Beefs Up Power BI Data Tool

Shortly after announcing the first release candidate of SQL Server 2016, Microsoft today made more data-driven news by unveiling new capabilities for Power BI, its cloud-based analytics service targeting non-technical business users.

SQL Server 2016 Moves to Release Candidate 1 Status

Microsoft last week announced SQL Server 2016 RC 1 is now available, nearly feature-complete.

Developers Reveal What It Takes To Hire Them

Simple things like introducing job-seekers to the dev teams they might be working with and ditching the brain-teaser approach can help enterprises hire the best coding talent, according to a new hiring guide based on the voices of developers themselves.

New Tools Released for Built-in Mobile App Security, Rapid Visual Development

New mobile app development products were released this week to bake in security at the code level for native apps and to rapidly build projects visually, with the help of a new free design/prototyping tool.

Altiscale Debuts Cloud for Self-Service Big Data Analytics

Altiscale wants to simplify this Big Data thing, bypassing trained developers, data scientists and expensive, proprietary systems to connect ordinary business users with Hadoop in the cloud and glean their own analytics insights with familiar tools like Tableau and Microsoft Excel.

Survey: Desktop Development Is Most Popular, Pays Well

No. 1 takeaway from poll of 21,000-plus developers? "Desktop development is still the most-popular place to be, attracting 50 percent of professional developers, and making money for them too."

High Demand and Salaries for Apache Cassandra, Other NoSQL Skills

The years-long Big Data skills shortage still persists despite numerous attempts to alleviate it, resulting in high demand and high salaries for developers with NoSQL skills, especially Apache Cassandra.

Google Provides Mobile UX Tips

New hub features in-depth research on exactly what people expect from a mobile experience, company says.

HP Service Brings Machine Learning to Mainstream Developers

Yet another effort to democratize notoriously difficult Big Data analytics was announced yesterday by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which is providing a machine learning (ML) service to bring that advanced technology to mainstream developers.

Microsoft Touts Upcoming SQL Server 2016, Goes After Oracle

Data professionals might have been expecting a launch date for SQL Server 2016 at the Data Driven event held today in New York City, but what they got was a recap of the flagship database system's capabilities and a full-out assault on rival Oracle Corp.

CloudBees Releases Jenkins-Based CD-as-a-Service

Continuous delivery solutions provider CloudBees has rolled out the first-ever Jenkins-based CD-as-a-Service platform.

Developer Preview of Android N Released Early

To solicit developer feedback for fine-tuning the upcoming Android N release, Google today made a preview of the smartphone OS available earlier than usual in the release cycle.

Nonprofit Dev Group Launches Workforce Initiative To Support Coders

The nonprofit Application Developers Alliance is leading a wide-ranging campaign to increase the size, expertise and understanding of the developer workforce, which it sees as a crucial resource for enterprise success in the digital age.

Developers' No. 1 Worry? Being Replaced by Artificial Intelligence

Developer-related research company Evans Data Corp. is out with new research revealing the fear of being replaced by artificial intelligence is the No. 1 worrisome concern of developers.

MIT Project Becomes Thunkable Drag-and-Drop Mobile Dev Tool

A mobile app development start-up spawned from an open source MIT project has come out with Thunkable, adding to the pantheon of simplified drag-and-drop tools designed to let "anyone" become a coder.

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