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Here is the tech news you need to know. 1. Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Note 8, coming on September 15.The successor to the ill-fated Note 7 has design and specs similar to the Galaxy S8+, but adds a dual camera setup, the signature S-Pen, and a starting...

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  • IDG Contributor Network: Why dynamically visualizing relationships in data matters
    by Jans Aasman on June 21, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Data visualizations have pervaded nearly every aspect of today’s data landscape. Initially conceived of as a means of best presenting analytics results, data visualizations have evolved to affect everything from drag-and-drop approaches to data preparation to visual mechanisms for issuing queries. The ability to visualize data, their relationships to one another and connections to business objectives is central to the notion of data exploration, in which users manipulate these graphical representations for greater understanding of data’s overall meaning. Data visualizations are vital for exploring knowledge graphs, which determine relationships between even seemingly unrelated datasets to indicate their relevance to specific tasks.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • IDG Contributor Network: How hybrid IT affects devops in the enterprise
    by Travis Greene on June 21, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Hybrid IT in the enterprise has emerged primarily as a response to devops. Enterprises with decades of investments in IT infrastructure, and a natural reluctance to store their data elsewhere, suddenly are forced to contend with a significant portion of their new infrastructure being in the cloud. Agile development needs have outpaced the capabilities of traditional infrastructure, driving demand for infrastructure as a service (IaaS).This impact of devops on the enterprise—driving the adoption of a cloud-traditional hybrid environment—is the obvious outcome. What is less appreciated is how the formation of hybrid IT can affect devops in turn.Change is a two-way street Enterprise requirements for scalability, resilience and security don’t disappear simply because of a desired increase in release velocity. Devops practices must be adapted for the enterprise as much as the opposite is true, because the enterprise can be encumbered by more regulations and possess more to lose than the digital disruptors that pioneered devops methods.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Zapcc high-speed C++ compiler now open source
    by Paul Krill on June 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Zapcc, a caching C++ compiler built for speed, has gone open source.Ceemple Software, Zapcc’s builder, claims the compiler offers dramatic improvements in both incremental and full builds compared to building with Clang 4.0 and Clang 5.0. Based on heavily modified code from the Clang compiler project, Zapcc uses an in-memory compilation cache in a client-server architecture. All compilation information is remembered between runs.[ Discover 2017’s best open source software for enterprise: The Bossie Award winners. ]Zapcc works in an existing build and ignores precompiled headers, an approach that requires a project be built to precise headers rules. Precompiled headers also do not cache to the same extent as Zapcc. C++ modules are not standard, are rarely used, and do not support legacy code or C++ macros well, Ceemple said. C++ modules also require significant refactoring or they are slow.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Ryan Dahl’s Node.js regrets lead to Deno
    by Paul Krill on June 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    What might the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime look like today if founder Ryan Dahl could build it all over again? With his Deno project, a secure TypeScript runtime built on the same Google V8 JavaScript engine as Node.js, we get an idea.Open source Deno, which is not explicitly compatible with Node.js, is a minimal take on server-side JavaScript. One key difference between Deno and Node is Deno eliminates the need for a package manager. (Node.js uses the popular NPM package manager.) “There are no packages even,” Dahl said. “You only link to JavaScript files—like you do in the web.” Deno also cannot run Node scripts. It does use TypeScript, which Dahl views as being well-done and approachable. Dahl recently described Deno as being in an “extreme prototype” stage of development and cautioned against all but the most-diehard technical people from trying it.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • How to present to management: A guide for developers and engineers
    by Andrew C. Oliver on June 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Presenting to management is different than presenting to other technical staff. However, it shares a lot in common with good writing: Keep the audience in mind, keep your key points in mind, and focus on communicating them succinctly. Presenting to management is about realizing that you have a busy audience that wants to know the impact, cost, and risk of the plan, not every detail of it (knowing and taking care of those details is what they pay you for). Management wants to know that you thought this plan out, considered alternatives, and did the research (even though management doesn’t want to know all the details).To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

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