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  • SpaceX Indicates It Will Manufacture the BFR Rocket In Los Angeles
    Mittwoch 8:00 BeauHD at Slashdot
    A new document from the Port of Los Angeles indicates that the company is moving ahead with plans to build a „state-of-the-art“ industrial manufacturing facility near Long Beach, about 20 miles south of its headquarters. It’s possible that the facility may be used to manufacture the company’s Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR vehicle, which is expected to measure 106 meters tall and nine meters wide. The Long Beach location makes sense since the BFR will be so large that it needs to be built near water where it can be transported. Ars Technica reports: The company seeks to use an 18-acre site at Berth …
  • If HQ Trivia Wants to Change the Game, It’s Got to Change Its Performance.
    Mittwoch 6:02 Saoirse Hinksmon at Feed
    Disruption is no easy task. Take it from trailblazers like Netflix, Lyft, and Grubhub: performance is everything. In a day and age where almost any idea can be replicated, staying ahead of competition is key to user retention and adoption, and a major factor in delighting and keeping customers is digital performance. HQ Trivia, a relatively new mobile app and trivia game, is shaking up the game show industry, striving to revolutionize the way we interact with game shows. The app launches a live game show starting at 3:00pm EST every day, with an additional round at 9:00pm EST during the week. …
  • HATEOAS Is Useless or Not Used Enough?
    Mittwoch 6:02 Steven Lott at Feed
    See Why HATEOAS is useless and what that means for REST. The article provides a background leading up to these observations:
  • Loading Remote Video Stored in Azure Blob Storage in a MR App
    Mittwoch 6:02 Joost van Schaik at Feed
    The title of this blog post kind of gives away that this is actually two blog posts in one: How to prepare and load videos into Azure How to load these videos back from Azure and show these in a floating video player that is activated upon being looked at. The Basic Idea The UI-to-demo loading and playing the video is a simple plane that gets a ‘MovieTexture’ applied to it. When you look at the plane (i.e. the gaze strikes the Plane), MovieTexture’s “Play” method is called, and the video starts playing. When you don’t look at it for about three seconds, the MovieTexture’s “Pause” method is cal …
  • How to Use Docker Connector to Build an Image and Run Containers From Mule Flow
    Mittwoch 6:02 Nagnath Sawant at Feed
    Docker Connector is a secure way of connecting to the Docker engine and accessing the Docker registry from a Mule application. It executes Docker operations by calling exposed API calls as per configuration. In this blog, I’d like to walk you through a simple demo application to show how to use the Docker Connector to build a Docker image from Dockerfile and run containers from it. Before we start, please make sure you have the Docker Connector v1.0.0 downloaded from the MuleSoft Exchange.
  • SXSW Part 1: Blockchain and SpaceTech
    Mittwoch 6:02 Chris Ward at Feed
    It’s late on Tuesday night, and Austin is shifting around me. Over the past 5 days, I had grown accustomed to a particular style of person. Startup hustlers, skinny suits, hoodies, and a wardrobe of SWAG T-shirts. SXSW is an event of multiple streams, beginning with ‘interactive,’ which overlaps with film and then merges into music. 12 years ago I was a professional musician, and the shifting crowd around me is distantly familiar from those days. Scrappy jeans, black T-Shirts, the odd fancy suit or dress, and people grappling with hard cases everywhere. Almost in an afternoon, the interactive …
  • How to Speed Up Pattern Matching Queries
    Mittwoch 6:02 Tibor Korocz at Feed
    From time to time I see pattern matching queries with conditions that look like this: „where fieldname like ‚%something%‘ „. MySQL cannot use indexes for these kinds of queries, which means it has to do a table scan every single time. (That’s really only half true – there are the FullText indexes. In another blog post, I will cover FullText indexes as well.)
  • The 3 Big C's of Agile Development and Testing
    Mittwoch 6:02 Amir Rozenberg at Feed
    In the age of Agile and Digital Transformation strategies, every brand is looking to set themselves apart. In order to excel strategically in the implementation of your digital transformation you need to be offering services to end users on their terms, on their devices, at their convenience, streamlining and differentiating features. On top of that, end users expect everything to look great and work perfectly…quickly. When choosing your digital transformation strategy, there are key tradeoffs to understand between what are seemingly conflicting agendas: getting features to market faster and i …
  • PyDev of the Week: Elias Dorneles
    Mittwoch 6:01 Mike Driscoll at Feed
    This week we welcome Elias Dorneles as our PyDev of the Week! Elias works on the tooling of the Beeware Suite and contributes to several other projects too, all of which you can see on GitHub. He also has a programming blog that you can check out. Let’s take some time to learn more about Elias! Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):
  • DevOps Disasters
    Mittwoch 6:01 Stanislav Ivaschenko at Feed
    DevOps is a culture that breaks down the silos between software developers, operations teams and management while automating software testing and delivery. Everything about it sounds great. In fact, thanks to DevOps, developing, testing and releasing software can be sped up and made more reliable, which is critical for businesses who are looking to survive in today’s ultra competitive marketplace. The list of examples where DevOps works to perfection and delivers tangible results for businesses in various industries, but sometimes things break down. Here are some DevOps initiatives that went w …
  • What Is the Future of Microservices?
    Mittwoch 6:01 Tom Smith at Feed
    To gather insights on the state of microservices today, we spoke with 19 executives who are familiar with the current state of microservices architecture. We asked them, „What’s the future for microservices from your point of view?“ Here’s what they told us: Severless/Function as a Service We’re already seeing it with serverless and function as a service. The entire application stack will be commoditized. More decentralization. More towards real-time for data science and analytics. Intelligence-driven microservices with in-memory computer doing real-time analytics with Spark versus big analyti …
  • Enterprise Authentication Made Easier With NativeScript
    Mittwoch 6:01 Tj VanToll at Feed
    In the development world, there are tasks that are hard, and then there are tasks that are hard. The most notoriously dreaded development tasks tend to use the terms „enterprise“ or „authentication“, so when you combine the two, and start to throw around acronyms like „SAML“ and „LDAP“, you tend to find developers running in the opposite direction. But enterprise authentication is important. Allowing users to log in with existing identity services, like Active Directory, is oftentimes a necessity for corporate applications.
  • Using AI To Protect Your Personal Data
    Mittwoch 6:01 Adi Gaskell at Feed
    How many of us could accurately say what is happening with our data right now? Are we aware of how Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others use the data we share online every day? I suspect the vast majority of us skip past the privacy policy when signing up for websites and are therefore largely in the dark as to how our data is used.
  • How Java EE Can Get Its Groove Back
    Mittwoch 5:01 Tom Smith at Feed
    One of the most intriguing developments in the Java landscape is the transition of governance of the Java EE platform from Oracle’s JCP process to Eclipse Foundation. We’re anticipating a reveal this summer of more details around the technical directions of Java EE from this new governance. To help DZone readers understand some of the key considerations ahead of how Java EE stays relevant in the new, distributed computing, cloud-native trends in enterprise computing, we caught up with Lightbend CTO, Akka creator and original author of the Reactive Manifesto, Jonas Bonér. DZone: Other JVM langu …
  • Instrumenting Your Node/Express Application: Viewing Your Data
    Mittwoch 5:01 Margo Schaedel at Feed
    This post is the follow-up to Instrumenting Your Node/Express Application. Here we will begin to explore some of the data that is being stored in InfluxDB and build out a dashboard in Chronograf. If you haven’t had a chance yet to begin instrumenting your Node.js applications, I recommend taking a look at my previous post to provide some context. When I last left off, we had some data being collected and stored in InfluxDB, as we could see from querying the database:
  • Did Stephen Hawking Owe a Nobel Physicist a Subscription To a Softcore Porn Magazine?
    Mittwoch 4:30 BeauHD at Slashdot
    dmoberhaus writes: In 1974, Stephen Hawking made a bet with Nobel Prize-winning cosmologist Kip Thorne about a black hole. The wager was a subscription to the softcore porn magazine Penthouse for Thorne or a subscription to „Private Eye“ (basically the British equivalent of The Onion) for Hawking. Hawking ultimately lost the bet, but did he ever pay up? Motherboard dug around to find out if Hawking settled this infamous bet. Motherboard’s Daniel Oberhaus wasn’t able to get ahold of Thorne, but did manage to track down a copy of the obscure 1997 straight-to-VHS documentary called Black Holes, w …
  • Telegram Loses Supreme Court Appeal In Russia, Must Hand Over Encryption Keys
    Mittwoch 1:50 BeauHD at Slashdot
    Telegram has lost a bid before Russia’s Supreme Court to block security services from getting access to users‘ data, giving President Vladimir Putin a victory in his effort to keep tabs on electronic communications. Bloomberg reports: Supreme Court Judge Alla Nazarova on Tuesday rejected Telegram’s appeal against the Federal Security Service, the successor to the KGB spy agency which last year asked the company to share its encryption keys. Telegram declined to comply and was hit with a fine of $14,000. Communications regulator Roskomnadzor said Telegram now has 15 days to provide the encrypti …
  • Orbitz Says Legacy Travel Site Likely Hacked, Affecting 880,000 Credit Cards
    Mittwoch 1:10 BeauHD at Slashdot
    hyperclocker shares a report from U.S. News & World Report: Orbitz says a legacy travel booking platform may have been hacked, possibly exposing the personal information of people that made certain purchases between January 1, 2016 and December 22, 2017. Orbitz said Tuesday about 880,000 payment cards were impacted. Data that was likely exposed includes name, payment card information, date of birth, phone number, email address, physical and/or billing address and gender. The company said evidence suggests an attacker may have accessed information stored on the platform — which was for both co …
  • Patients Regain Sight After Groundbreaking Trial
    Mittwoch 0:30 BeauHD at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Doctors have taken a major step towards curing the most common form of blindness in the UK — age-related macular degeneration. Douglas Waters, 86, could not see out of his right eye, but „I can now read the newspaper“ with it, he says. He was one of two patients given pioneering stem cell therapy at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Cells from a human embryo were grown into a patch that was delicately inserted into the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the eye that allows you to see straight ahead — whether to recognize faces, watch …
  • Machine Learning Spots Treasure Trove of Elusive Viruses
    Dienstag 23:50 msmash at Slashdot
    Artificial intelligence could speed up metagenomic studies that look for species unknown to science. From a report: Researchers have used artificial intelligence (AI) to discover nearly 6,000 previously unknown species of virus. The work illustrates an emerging tool for exploring the enormous, largely unknown diversity of viruses on Earth. Although viruses influence everything from human health to the degradation of trash, they are hard to study. Scientists cannot grow most viruses in the lab, and attempts to identify their genetic sequences are often thwarted because their genomes are tiny an …
  • There Are Still 100,000 Pay Phones In the US
    Dienstag 23:10 BeauHD at Slashdot
    According to the FCC, there are only about 100,000 phone booths left in the United States, and about a fifth of those are in New York. The number has decreased rapidly over the last couple decades as cellphones have been adopted by 95% of Americans. CNN reports of how these remaining pay phones still remain a steady business for some of the 1,100 companies operating them across the country: Pay phone providers reported $286 million in revenue in 2015, according to the most recent FCC report. They can still be profitable, particularly in places where there isn’t cell phone or landline coverage, …
  • Amazon Considers Buying Some Toys R Us Stores
    Dienstag 22:30 BeauHD at Slashdot
    According to Bloomberg, Amazon has looked at the possibility of expanding its retail footprint by acquiring some locations from bankrupt Toys R Us. „The online giant isn’t interested in maintaining the Toys R Us brand, but has considered using the soon-to-be-vacant spaces for its own purposes,“ reports Bloomberg. From the report: Such a move would let Amazon quickly expand its brick-and-mortar presence, coming on the heels of buying Whole Foods and its more than 450 locations last year. The Seattle-based company also has opened its own line of bookstores and a convenience-store concept. Additi …
  • Amazon Passes Alphabet To Become the World's Second Most Valuable Company
    Dienstag 22:10 BeauHD at Slashdot
    Amazon has passed Alphabet to become the second most valuable company in the world. Apple remains the only other company more valuable than Amazon. CNBC reports: The e-commerce giant rose 2.7 percent on Tuesday lifting its stock market value to $768 billion. Alphabet, the parent of Google, fell 0.4 percent and is now valued at $762.5 billion. While the U.S. tech mega-caps have rallied in the past year, Amazon’s performance has dwarfed them all, with the stock surging 85 percent over the past 12 months, including 35 percent to start 2018. Investors have been piling into Amazon, betting that the …
  • Police Chief: Uber Self-Driving Car 'Likely' Not At Fault In Fatal Crash
    Dienstag 21:50 BeauHD at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The chief of the Tempe Police has told the San Francisco Chronicle that Uber is likely not responsible for the Sunday evening crash that killed 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg. „I suspect preliminarily it appears that the Uber would likely not be at fault in this accident,“ said Chief Sylvia Moir. Herzberg was „pushing a bicycle laden with plastic shopping bags,“ according to the Chronicle’s Carolyn Said, when she „abruptly walked from a center median into a lane of traffic.“ After viewing video captured by the Uber vehicle, Moir co …
  • How a Virus Spreads Through an Airplane Cabin
    Dienstag 21:12 msmash at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader shares a report: Traveling by plane greatly increases our chances of getting sick, or so many of us are wont to believe. To be fair, it’s not uncommon to come down with a nasty illness after we return from a vacation or business trip. But is flying the culprit? The latest research suggests the answer is no — but much of it depends on where we sit. New research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that airline passengers infected with influenza — a disease that spreads through the air — aren’t likely to infect other passengers who si …
  • 10 Java Interview Questions From Investment Banks
    Dienstag 21:01 Javin Paul at Feed
    There are a lot of Java developers applying for Java development roles at investment banks like Barclays, Credit Suisse, Citibank etc, but many of them have no idea of what kind of questions are expected there. In this article, I’ll share some frequently asked questions from investment banks to Java developers of more than 3 years of experience. Yes, these questions are not for freshers or those with 1-2 years of Java experience — often, banks don’t hire at that level via open interviews. Rather, they mostly join as graduate trainees.
  • Mark Zuckerberg AWOL From Facebook's Data Leak Damage Control Session
    Dienstag 20:30 msmash at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader writes: It’s not just that he’s silent in public. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg declined to face his employees on Tuesday to explain the company’s role in a widening international scandal over the 2016 election. Facebook employees on Tuesday got the opportunity for an internal briefing and question-and-answer session about Facebook’s role with the Trump-aligned data firm Cambridge Analytica. It was the first the company held to brief and reassure employees after, ahead of damaging news reports, Facebook abruptly suspended Cambridge Analytica. But Zuckerberg hi …
  • African Manufacturing Jobs Could be Threatened by US Based Robots, Report Says
    Dienstag 19:48 msmash at Slashdot
    Within less than two decades it will be cheaper to operate robots in US factories than hire workers in Africa, a new report warns. From the report: Falling automation costs are predicted to cause job losses as manufacturers return to richer economies. Some analysts say poorer countries could be less impacted by this trend, however the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) suggests otherwise. But its report adds African nations have time to prepare for the change. „African countries must not shy away from manufacturing, but instead prepare by increasing access to internet, investing in technical …
  • Hackathons Are Dystopian Events That Dupe People Into Working For Free, Say Sociologists
    Dienstag 19:04 msmash at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader writes: That’s the conclusion that two sociologists came to after observing seven hackathons over the period of one year, reports Wired. In „Hackathons As Co-optation Ritual: Socializing Workers and Institutionalizing Innovation in the ‚New‘ Economy,“ sociologists Sharon Zukin and Max Papadantonakis argue that companies use the allure of hackathons to get people to work for free. They says sponsors fuel the „romance of digital innovation by appealing to the hackers‘ aspiration to be multi-dimensional agents of change“ when in fact the hackathons are just a means of labor co …
  • The NSA Worked To 'Track Down' Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal
    Dienstag 18:24 msmash at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader shares a report: Classified documents provided by the whistleblower Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency worked urgently to target Bitcoin users around the world — and wielded at least one mysterious source of information to „help track down senders and receivers of Bitcoins,“ according to a top-secret passage in an internal NSA report dating to March 2013. The data source appears to have leveraged NSA’s ability to harvest and analyze raw, global internet traffic while also exploiting an unnamed software program that purported to offer anonymity to users, accor …
  • Parallel TCP/IP Socket Server With Multithreading and Multiprocessing in C
    Dienstag 18:02 Abhijit Pritam Dutta at Feed
    The primary intention of writing this article is to give you an overview of how we can entertain multiple client requests to a server in parallel. For example, you are going to create a TCP/IP server which can receive multiple client requests at the same time and entertain each client request in parallel so that no client will have to wait for server time. Normally, you will get lots of examples of TCP/IP servers and client examples online which are not capable of processing multiple client requests in parallel.   In the first example, the TCP/IP server has been designed with multi-threading f …
  • The Advantages of Combining Two RAD Solutions for Developing Web Apps
    Dienstag 18:02 Gordana Klimoska at Feed
    The goal of each developer is to create the finest possible application by minimizing errors while maximizing the quality and performance of the application. Therefore, Rapid Application Development (RAD) solutions are very often the ideal choice when developing business applications limited by time and resources. Under circumstances which require development flexibility to change and update the application which is defined by the client, a RAD tool is essential for the development cycle. Only after positive client feedback can developers move to complete the application, meeting other require …
  • Authenticating SPAs Using JWT
    Dienstag 18:01 Vaishali Jain at Feed
    A successful token authentication system requires you to know security details and other authentication credentials. SPA’ are often tied to a Restful API to bind your UI with the required data and give your UI a much better look and feel. But the question is, how do you open your API access in a secure way? One such SPA framework is Angular. We can authenticate our Angular applications with the help of JSON Web token-based authentication. So, when you are creating your Angular application, one big question is, how do you know who your users are and what they can access?
  • How to Measure the Success of Your Analytics Projects
    Dienstag 18:01 Wolf Ruzicka at Feed
    We recently sat down with a large pharmaceutical company to discuss their data analytics projects. What we heard wasn’t a surprise. Three of the four large analytics efforts they undertook last year had failed. The jury was still out on the fourth. Yet, by way of contrast, here at EastBanc Technologies we are responsible for ten analytics projects at any given moment, without the mammoth-sized resources available to the large enterprise clients that we often serve.
  • Promoting Decentralized Governance
    Dienstag 17:01 Mahan Hashemizadeh at Feed
    In an organization with multiple development teams, a natural concern would be to keep control of the various systems being developed. This impulse is derived from a desire to meet the goals of the organization, which could be along the following lines:
  • New Parallax Control for Java (JavaFX)
    Dienstag 17:01 Pedro Duque Vieira at Feed
    Parallax is a visual effect where you combine two layered images moving at different speeds to achieve a sense of depth. Think about when you’re driving on the road and you see the trees close to you moving fast, whereas the trees that are further away will move in the same direction, but slower. The result is that you perceive the trees that are moving faster to be closer to you and the others to be further.
  • This Week in Neo4j: Property Based Access Control, Cypher, and User Path Analysis
    Dienstag 17:01 Mark Needham at Feed
    Welcome to this week in Neo4j where we round up what’s been happening in the world of graph databases in the last 7 days. This week we have a sneak peek at property based access control in Neo4j 3.4, user path analysis with Snowplow analytics, resources to get started with the Cypher query language, and more!
  • LTE Was Yesterday: The New Mobile Standard of 5G Is Coming
    Dienstag 15:01 Arslan Riaz at Feed
    5G will be the successor to the current 4G or LTE mobile technology in Germany. There are still many questions left. What makes both standards different? WHen does it come? Do you need that? Here you can get all the information about the mobile Internet of the future. The Current Standard: LTE LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the 4th generation of mobile technology. That’s why the name 4G. This now offers various levels of expansion. LTE also serves as a DSL replacement in rural areas and has been standard in mobile phone contracts since 2015. For example, Vodafone offers LTE speeds of up to 500 M …
  • Exercises in Programming Style
    Dienstag 15:01 Henrik Warne at Feed
    In the book club at work, we recently finished reading Exercises in Programming Style by Cristina Videira Lopes. The book consists of a simple program implemented in 33 different programming styles. It is a great way of showing the different styles, and the book was quite popular in the book club. The book is relatively new (it was published in 2014), and I don’t think it is as well-known as it deserves to be. So here is a summary and review of it. Organization The inspiration is a book from the 1940s by the French writer Raymond Queneau called Exercises in Style. In it, he tells the same shor …
  • How to Design a Safer DNS
    Dienstag 14:02 Gary Eastwood at Feed
    With domain name systems facing increased threats from hackers and other nefarious actors trying to profit off someone else’s loss, it’s more crucial than ever to design safe DNS systems that are all but impenetrable to outside attacks. Despite the imperative to design safer systems, however, many IT experts today are at a loss when it comes to formulating a game plan to produce better, safe DNS systems, and don’t know where to turn to for advice. The good news is that it’s far from impossible to design a sounder DNS system that will keep you secure from outside attacks, and any tech guru who …