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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

rjmarvin WHY THE LINK ISN'T WORKING (125 comments)

The W3C was unclear about the embargo time for the news, and as a result the story has been pulled for the moment. It will be live again at 10am PST/1pm EST.

about 2 months ago
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The Oracle v. Google Appeals Court Ruling Could Break

rjmarvin Title Cut Off (1 comments)

Title got cut off when posting. Should say, "Could Break Software Development."

about 6 months ago
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"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology

rjmarvin HEY SLASHDOT, THE FIRST LINK IS BROKEN (179 comments)

It should link here:http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=69025&page=1 Yeah, if you could fix it, that would be greaaaat.

about 8 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

rjmarvin Journalistic Integrity (544 comments)

I'm sure this wasn't just one low-level sound editor's fault...but that guy will be working at McDonalds by the end of the week.

about 9 months ago
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Surrey Hit With Catnado

rjmarvin It was a slow day on Slashdot until... (95 comments)

...CATNADO ripped through the Front Page, leaving a trail of pun-laden comments and fur ball debris in its wake.

about a year ago
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Google Releases Dart 1.1

rjmarvin Re:Broken Link (161 comments)

Strike that, it actually goes straight to a 404 error page. Might want to get on that, guys.

about a year ago
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Google Releases Dart 1.1

rjmarvin Broken Link (161 comments)

The first link is broken, it loops back to the submission.

about a year ago
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The Academy For Software Engineering: a High School For Developers

rjmarvin Re:uhh... (56 comments)

Lottery system

about a year ago
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The Academy For Software Engineering: a High School For Developers

rjmarvin Re:Wrong source (56 comments)

That's the wrong LinkedIn profile, dipstick.

about a year ago
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HealthCare.gov Developers Run Into Hostile Legacy Systems

rjmarvin Here's the Link! (5 comments)

I have no idea why that link 404'd, but here's a good link to the story: http://sdt.bz/65262. It'll explain what the cones of shame metaphor is all about and explains the interesting argument about legacy systems.

about a year ago
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Samsung Offered StackOverflow Users $500 For "Organic" Publicity

rjmarvin Re:Facebook does it, Slashdot does it (146 comments)

Intriguing experience. We're writing a follow-up story about Astroturfing for the SD Times. Would you be interested in giving us a short interview or some comments about your experience? As much as you can remember about the interview and the kinds of strategies Atari and the marketing company were planning to use. If you're interested in being a source in the Astroturfing story, please email me at rmarvin@bzmedia.com.

about a year ago

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HashiCorp Atlas: A Commercial DevOps SaaS With Open-Source At Its Core

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about two weeks ago

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."
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Workers On Autism Spectrum Finding Careers In Software Testing

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about three weeks ago

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."
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Welcome To CodeFightClub

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about a month ago

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."
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Microsoft Announces Visual Studio 2015 Preview, Tool Upgrades To Azure, .NET

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about a month ago

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."
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It's Official: HTML5 Is A Standard

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 2 months ago

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."
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Microsoft Partners With Docker

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 2 months ago

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."
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The Bubble, She Gonna Burst

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 2 months ago

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."
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After 13 Years, JCache Specification Is Finally Complete

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 4 months ago

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."
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Patent Hints At New Google Glass Design

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 4 months ago

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."
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Brain-Inspired Computing Software Mimics Human Brain Patterns

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 5 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Microsoft's Project Adam, IBM's Watson, Google Now and an array of other technologies and brain-inspired computing methods are developing breakthrough algorithms and software that function like human brains http://sdtimes.com/computers-b.... Companies like Intel and Qualcomm are building neuron-inspired cores and chips, while others experiment with deep learning neural networks or the novel architecture approach of machine learning. According to developers, software engineers, tech analysts and academics, as scientific and technological knowledge of how the brain works continues to expand, the early stages of brain-inspired computing features like speech recognition, question-and-answer capabilities and predictive recommendations may evolve into unparalleled levels of computing and problem-solving power."
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Microsoft Is Testing Developer Biometrics To Predict Software Bugs

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 4 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Microsoft Research is testing a new method for catching errors and bugs in while developers code: biometrics
http://sdtimes.com/sd-times-bl.... By measuring a developer's eye movements, physical and mental characteristics as they code, the researchers measured alertness and stress levels to predict when a programmer will make a coding error. In a paper entitled "Using Psycho-Physiological Measures to Assess Task Difficulty in Software Development" http://research.microsoft.com/..., the researchers summarized their study of 15 developers where they strapped an eye tracker, an electrodermal sensor and an EEG sensor to developers as they programmed various tasks. The study found that biometrics predicted task difficulty for a new developer 64.99% of the time. For a new development task, the researchers found biometrics to be 84.38% accurate. The researchers did not, however, comment on the invasiveness of biometric sensors to developers."
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The NSA Is Becoming Skynet By Monitoring Tor Nodes

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 5 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Tor is the backbone of the anonymous Internet, and the NSA is turning the proxy network into Skynet by monitoring and even running its own Tor nodes http://sdt.bz/content/article..... A German news outlet has released a scathing report http://daserste.ndr.de/panoram... on just how the NSA monitors Tor traffic. Specifically, the NSA is tagging IP addresses that come to Tor nodes and watches them. They're especially watching anyone who knows about XKeyscore, a tool built at the NSA to do deep packet analysis of monitored traffic.the NSA has, effectively, built a huge stack of offensive intrusion tools that can be automatically triggered by something like searching for information about XKeyscore, and is the beginning of the end of Internet freedom."
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Java's Generics Are Getting More Generic In OpenJDK 9

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 5 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "OpenJDK 9 will make generics easier to turn into specialized classes http://sdt.bz/71490. Java language architect and Oracle engineer Brian Goetz detailed some of Java's proposed future plans in a lengthy blog post http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~br..., explaining how generics can be extended over primitives and eventually value types.The changes being bandied about now are variations of what other languages do with generic specialization, but the first proposal is to use *T at the end of a typename or bytecode to signify that the type is derived from the erasure of T."
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Employee Memo: "We Will Reinvent Productivity"

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 5 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent out a lengthy memo to employees http://sdt.bz/71478 laying out a proposed reorganization of the company, a renewed focus on devices and services and a call to action to “reinvent productivity.” The memo, entitled “Bold Ambition & Our Core,” http://www.microsoft.com/en-us... talks about transforming Microsoft from a self-described “devices and services” company to a “productivity and platform company.” Nadella also reaffirmed Microsoft’s commitment to the Xbox platform and touted CloudOS and its Enterprise Mobility Suite."
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WebRTC: The Future Of In-Browser Real-Time Communication

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 5 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "WebRTC, an open project enabling real-time communication in web browsers,brings real-time audio and video communication to the browser for instantaneous connection and data exchange http://sdt.bz/71475. The standard. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the standards organization working to stabilize the Web standard by rectifying competing API specifications and HTML5 video codecs, and a year after being heralded "the future of enterprise communication" http://sdt.bz/61943, WebRTC is enabled in most major browsers and inching toward wider developer and user adoption. WebRTC Working Group staff contact Dominique Hazaël-Massieux talks progress, what obstacles WebRTC and the W3C still face, and the future of the real-time communication API definition."
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Crowdsourcing Platforms Are Raising Developer Armies For-Hire

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 6 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "More and more enterprises are turning to crowdsourced development, which gives organizations access to a high-dollar value, high-skill developer talent pool http://sdt.bz/71390. A recent Gartner report, “Use Crowdsourcing as a Force Multiplier in Application Development” http://blogs.gartner.com/eric-..., explores how crowdsourced development applies a cloud operating model to the development and delivery of custom software. platforms such as developer community TopCoder and testing community Applause open enterprise projects up as competitive challenges, breaking down the software’s components into itemized tasks for developers to complete."
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The Oracle v. Google Appeals Court Ruling Could Break

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 6 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "The long-running lawsuit and countersuit between Google and Oracle resulted in a ruling last month that, in no uncertain terms, could break much of the software in use today.http://sdt.bz/71372.The decision insinuates that a developer who implements a standard or specification can now be open to lawsuit by the specification's creator. The federal circuit court did leave room for fair use to be found in Google's replication of the Java APIs. This fair use will be decided by Judge William Alsup, but may not matter in the end if the Supreme Court gets involved. If it sounds like this type of ruling would break the entire foundation of software development, that's because it does."
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Japanese Researchers Create Joke-Telling Robot Comedian

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 6 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "A robot in Japan with its own standup routine https://www.youtube.com/watch?.... KOBIAN, an emotionally expressive biped robot platform http://sdt.bz/71371 was developed by researchers at Japan's Waseda University. The robot looks like a cross between a ventriloquist dummy and The Joker and while some of its jokes are lost in translation, the platform is...an iffy comedian. The researchers trained KOBIAN using a comedic rulebook they developed and presented at the 2014 IEEE ICRA Conference http://spectrum.ieee.org/autom...."
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Inside Docker 1.0 And The Linux Container's Newfound Enterprise Following

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 6 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "While Linux containers have existed for more than 10 years now, their usefulness and safety hadn't really made inroads with enterprise developers. This week at DockerCon http://sdt.bz/71357 however, marked a clear turning point in the evolution of Linux containers, with the release of Docker 1.0 http://blog.docker.com/2014/06... and Docker Hub http://blog.docker.com/2014/06.... DockerCon also featured speakers and attendees from IBM Google, Rackspace, Red Hat and other big enterprise names experimenting with and integrating Docker in the expanding Docker ecosystem http://sdt.bz/68736."
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Serena Revamps Dimensions CM To Compete With Git and Subversion

rjmarvin rjmarvin writes  |  about 6 months ago

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "The updated release of Dimensions CM 14 http://sdt.bz/71352 wants to be the modern alternative to Git and Subversion. lOne of the major additions to the configuration management tool is change and branch visualization. The visualization gives developers real-time visibility into the health and quality of their code. According to Serena Software's Ashley Owen, developers don’t get a visual display of all development activities in Git or Subversion unless they build it, and Dimensions CM 14 http://www.serena.com/index.ph... also comes with native integration support for Appcelerator’s mobile development platform, Apple’s Xcode, extended Safari support to include Mac OS X clients, CI integration and built-in Araxis file merge."

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