Python up, C still down in language popularity

Python up, C still down in language popularity

The two languages take divergent paths in the Tiobe and PyPL popularity indexes, with Python getting a spike thanks to AI while C founders due to lack of major support

12/05/16

How Amazon's AI-powered store might work its magic

How Amazon's AI-powered store might work its magic

Amazon Go is billed as a checkout-free store powered by AI and machine learning. Here's what might be going on behind the shelves

12/05/16

IT job growth in 2016 was at a three-year low

IT job growth in 2016 was at a three-year low

The total number of IT jobs created this year is shaping up to be less than half of what it was in the boom year of 2014

12/05/16

4 likely future twists for Python

4 likely future twists for Python

What does the future hold for Python, aside from new versions of the language? Let's check the crystal ball

12/05/16

Google goes 'fuzzy' to combat insecure software

Google goes 'fuzzy' to combat insecure software

Google's new OSS-Fuzz initiative tests key open source software projects at scale, so you won't have to

12/02/16

Now AWS wants to be your cloud APM provider, too

Now AWS wants to be your cloud APM provider, too

New services from Amazon allow end-to-end instrumentation of apps, but existing APM vendors can stand their ground by offering robust reporting tools

12/02/16

Docker for AWS: Who's it really for?

Docker for AWS: Who's it really for?

With several Docker solutions already running on Amazon's cloud, why pick the newly released Docker for AWS? Depends on whether you're a Docker maven or an AWS master

12/01/16

Amazon's next wave of machine learning: Powerful, practical

Amazon's next wave of machine learning: Powerful, practical

Experts get more flexible GPUs on EC2 and FPGA programming, while users looking for out-of-the-box smarts can build Alexa-style conversational interfaces

11/30/16

Canonical offers direct Docker support to Ubuntu users

Canonical offers direct Docker support to Ubuntu users

Already have a Canonical support contract? Docker saves you a step by using Ubuntu's app delivery tech

11/30/16

AWS is still a minnow -- but it makes big waves

AWS is still a minnow -- but it makes big waves

As Amazon Re:Invent convenes this week, AWS claims $3.2 billion in revenue for its latest quarter, still a drop in the multi-trillion-dollar bucket of IT spending

11/30/16

C++ compiler guns for speed records

C++ compiler guns for speed records

Developers dread the delays for a C++ project to build, but Zapcc, a variation on the Clang/LLVM compiler, cuts wait times by half or more

11/29/16

CERT to Microsoft: Keep EMET alive

CERT to Microsoft: Keep EMET alive

Windows systems with Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit properly configured is more secure than a standalone Windows 10 system, says CERT

11/29/16

Azure customer saves Microsoft from an RHEL disaster

Azure customer saves Microsoft from an RHEL disaster

Were it not for an alert customer, attackers could have compromised every RHEL instance on Microsoft Azure due to improper configuration of Red Hat Update Appliances

11/29/16

4 no-bull takeaways from Microsoft quantum computing

4 no-bull takeaways from Microsoft quantum computing

Microsoft plans to create its own quantum computing systems; here's how the company is doing so differently and how it can do it better

11/28/16

Time is running out for NTP

Time is running out for NTP

Everyone benefits from Network Time Protocol, but the project struggles to pay its sole maintainer or fund its various initiatives

11/28/16

PyPI parser eases path to browsing Python package APIs

PyPI parser eases path to browsing Python package APIs

A new project from Read the Docs aims to automatically generate API documentation from code uploaded to the Python Package Index

11/25/16

Why Amazon picked MXNet for deep learning

Why Amazon picked MXNet for deep learning

Amazon plans to further develop this compact and versatile machine learning framework. Hosting it at scale would also fit the company's overall plans

11/23/16

Fedora 25 stakes out leading edge, not bleeding edge

Fedora 25 stakes out leading edge, not bleeding edge

The latest version of Red Hat's Linux distribution brings features like the Wayland graphics server, and explores the line between stability and innovation

11/22/16

Time's almost out for websites to abandon SHA-1

Time's almost out for websites to abandon SHA-1

One-third of all websites still rely on the insecure SHA-1 encryption algorithm, as the deadline to switch draws closer

11/22/16

New Lambda features show Amazon is serious about serverless computing

New Lambda features show Amazon is serious about serverless computing

Improvements to AWS Lambda ease development pains and could help defray worries about Lambda lock-in

11/21/16

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