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Interview with Xiangrui Meng, software engineer at Databricks

Apache MLlib — Making practical machine learning easy and scalable

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. Second stop: MLlib, Apache Spark’s scalable machine learning library.

Interview with Zubin Irani, CEO of cPrime

“DevOps is a critical step to achieving full agility”

Do agile and DevOps really go hand in hand in the real world? Can an agile transition be considered successful without DevOps? What do we need to understand about agile and DevOps? These are just a few questions that have remained unanswered. We talked to Zubin Irani, CEO at cPrime, a full-service consultancy that implements agile transformations and delivers agile solutions, about the importance of agile in today’s tech environment and what it means to be fully agile.

"To improve is to change"

How to keep the Internet of Things under control

In theory, the IoT will function smoothly as it grows over time. People will eventually get used to living in a fully connected world where everything they use has some connection to the web. That’s all good in theory, but in practice, getting the IoT to reach its full potential is proving to be an enormous challenge.

A few noteworthy features

Eclipse Docker Tooling for Neon

In this article Roland Grunberg, Software Engineer at Red Hat, presents a handful of new features available in Eclipse Neon. If you find yourself using Docker images/containers, you should try out this plugin as it’s sure to simplify various use cases.

Material design is hot right now

6 best open source material web design frameworks

Are you building websites or mobile apps without any of the handy material design frameworks? Then it is important that you use at least one of them and speed up your design workflow with the best material design compliant user interfaces.

Diving deep into Machine Learning

The vital role of CognitiveJ in Machine Learning

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.

One interface to rule them all

CloudRail SI for Java: “Many developers want to download just one SDK”

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.”

Interview with Proofpoint

“Cybercriminals can take advantage of the popularity of applications like Pokemon GO”

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.”

$4.83 billion for the Web pioneer

Verizon confirms buyout of Yahoo

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.