Machine learning may sound futuristic, but its not. Speech recognition systems such as Cortana or Search in e-commerce systems have already showed us the benefits and challenges that go hand in hand with these systems. In our machine learning series we will introduce you to several tools that make all this possible. First stop: CognitiveJ.
With developers spending so much time with API integrations in their development time, Felix Kollmar of CloudRail, based in Mannheim, Germany, saw an opportunity to help improve their lives. “We’re all developers at CloudRail,” says Felix Kollmar, CEO and co-founder of CloudRail, “and so we all know the pain of integrating APIs. We wanted to make a library that gives developers all the tools they need to make great applications.”
Pokemon GO is still on fire. It was recently revealed that the game has had more downloads in its first week than any other app in App Store’s history. Meanwhile, SuperData Research revealed that Pokemon GO had earned $14 million by July 11. Despite the game’s huge success, Proofpoint’s warning still stands — “gamers should be extremely wary of what they may be exposed to when downloading apps from app stores other than the Apple App Store and Google Play.”
It’s finally over. Verizon has just confirmed the $4.83 billion buyout of Yahoo, putting an end to a long period of speculation regarding the sale of the Web pioneer.
Let’s be honest: Deep into the heart of every developer there’s a craving to create a game. You can now learn to do it in JavaFX with the help of the new FX gaming library (FXGL). In this tutorial Almas Baimagambetov is going to create a very basic game.
When developing an application it can be hard enough to get the happy path working, let alone worry about what might happen when something goes wrong. Peter Lawrey, Java Champion and speaker at JAX London, has asked a number of developers what they do when they get an exception. What are the alternatives? If you have to pass on the exception, how might you do that?
Prometheus 1.0 was launched last week —it delivers a stable API and user interface. In short, “Prometheus 1.0 means upgrades won’t break programs built atop the Prometheus API, and updates won’t require storage re-initialization or deployment changes.” Let’s allow Björn Rabenstein, engineer at SoundCloud and Prometheus core developer, to tell us all everything we need to know about this release.
Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we witnessed the birth of AngularDart, the release of IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.1 and the reassurance that Java maintains its dominant position over other JVM languages. We learned why blockchain may outgrow Bitcoin and we discovered that microservices may not become a default architecture.
Now that IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2, JetBrains’ second update planned for this year, has been released, it’s time for IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.1 EAP. This EAP build updates the bundled Kotlin plugin version to 1.0.3. Stay tuned for more updates!
Unlike service-based apps and application software, a gaming app which doesn’t support usability is automatically discarded by players. A gaming app is designed with the sole purpose of entertaining people and if it lacks a good user experience design, it fails big time. Convincing players to try your gaming app (and stay!) becomes a herculean task if it does not offer a great user experience.
This year’s Java Tools and Technologies Landscape Report takes a look at the trends and patterns in the JVM, analyzes the data and makes predictions about the way the JVM landscape will look like in the next few years. We talked to Simon Maple, Head of Developer Advocacy at ZeroTurnaround, about the results of this report and what the numbers mean for developers.
App developers are constantly looking for ways to cash in on Google Play. However, today, the rate of apps’ financial success is as low as 0.01 percent. 99.99 percent apps fail as they do not succeed in reaching the audience base.
Google Cloud Natural Language API gives developers a backstage ticket to sentiment analysis and more
Google Cloud Platform has launched its Natural Language API into open beta. It can be used to extract information mentioned in text documents, news articles or blog posts and understand sentiment about products or services.