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  • Xiaomi Admits To Putting Ads In the Settings Menu of Its Phones
    Freitag 0:50 BeauHD at Slashdot
    Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone maker, was caught by a Reddit user for placing ads in the settings menu of its smartphones. The ads reportedly show up in Xiaomi’s MIUI apps, including the music app and settings menu (MIUI is the name of Xiaomi’s skinned version of Android). The Verge reports: When The Verge reached out to Xiaomi for confirmation on this matter, the company responded with the following statement, while also clarifying that it only applies to its devices running MIUI and not its Android One phones: „Advertising has been and will continue to be an integral part of X …
  • Amazon Plants Fake Packages In Delivery Trucks As Part of Undercover Ploy To 'Trap' Drivers Stealing
    Freitag 0:10 BeauHD at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Business Insider: Amazon uses fake packages to catch delivery drivers who are stealing, according to sources with knowledge of the practice. The company plants the packages — internally referred to as „dummy“ packages — in the trucks of drivers at random. The dummy packages have fake labels and are often empty. Here’s how the practice works, according to the sources: During deliveries, drivers scan the labels of every package they deliver. When they scan a fake label on a dummy package, an error message will pop up. When this happens, drivers might ca …
  • In a World of Robots, Carmakers Persist in Hiring More Humans
    Donnerstag 23:30 msmash at Slashdot
    It looks like car-industry employees who are concerned about robots taking their jobs don’t need to worry — for now, at least. Of the 13 publicly traded automakers with at least 100,000 workers at the end of their most-recent fiscal year, 11 had more staff compared with year-end 2013, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Combined, they had 3.1 million employees, or 11 percent more than four years earlier, the data show. From the report: Carmakers in China and other emerging markets, where growth is strongest, favor human labor because it requires less upfront investment, said Steve Man, a …
  • How Healthy Is Your Office Culture? Check These Vital Signs
    Donnerstag 23:03 Dominic Price at Feed
    What is it about your job that sucks the life out of you? Chances are, it has a lot to do with the people around you. Oddly enough, when you think about what energizes you at work, people are probably high on that list, too. Teammates (and co-workers in general) matter. They influence the culture we’re immersed in at work as much, or more, than the executives four levels up the org chart. Thus, a healthy team culture requires fully-formed adults with healthy attitudes about their work and its challenges.
  • Radio Astronomers Are Increasingly Using Convolutional Neural Networks To Sift Through Massive Amounts of Data
    Donnerstag 22:50 msmash at Slashdot
    Radio astronomers have so far cataloged fewer than 300 fast radio bursts, mysterious broadband radio signals that originate from well beyond the Milky Way. Almost a third of them — 72, to be precise — were not detected by astronomers at all but instead were recently discovered by an artificial intelligence (AI) program trained to spot their telltale signals, even hidden underneath noisy background data. The very first recorded fast radio burst, or FRB, was spotted by radio astronomers in 2007, nestled in data from 2001, reads a report on IEEE Spectrum. Today, algorithms spot FRBs by sifting …
  • Titans of Mathematics Clash Over Epic Proof of ABC Conjecture
    Donnerstag 22:10 msmash at Slashdot
    Two mathematicians have found what they say is a hole at the heart of a proof that has convulsed the mathematics community for nearly six years. Quanta Magazine: In a report [PDF] posted online Thursday, Peter Scholze of the University of Bonn and Jakob Stix of Goethe University Frankfurt describe what Stix calls a „serious, unfixable gap“ within a mammoth series of papers by Shinichi Mochizuki, a mathematician at Kyoto University who is renowned for his brilliance. Posted online in 2012, Mochizuki’s papers supposedly prove the abc conjecture, one of the most far-reaching problems in number th …
  • Java Subtlety With Arrays of Primitives and Variable Arguments
    Donnerstag 22:01 Dustin Marx at Feed
    An interesting question was posed in a comment on the DZone-syndicated version of my recent blog post, „Arrays.hashCode() Vs. Objects.hash().“ The comment’s author set up examples similar to those used in my blog post and showed different results from what I saw. I appreciate the comment and the author taking the time to post this, as it brings up a subtle nuance in Java that I think is worth making a blog post about. The comment author showed the following valid Java statements:
  • The New York Times Sues FCC For Net Neutrality Records
    Donnerstag 21:45 msmash at Slashdot
    The New York Times Company on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concerning records the newspaper alleges may shed light on possible Russian participation in a public comment period before the commission rolled back Obama-era net neutrality rules. Bloomberg reports: The plaintiffs, including Times reporter Nicholas Confessore and investigations editor Gabriel Dance, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Sept. 20 under the Freedom of Information Act, seeking to compel the commission to hand over data. „The request at iss …
  • Scientists Find 'Super-Earth' In Star System From 'Star Trek'
    Donnerstag 21:20 msmash at Slashdot
    In a wonderful example of truth validating fiction, the star system imagined as the location of Vulcan, Spock’s home world in Star Trek, has a planet orbiting it in real life. From a report: A team of scientists spotted the exoplanet, which is about twice the size of Earth, as part of the Dharma Planet Survey (DPS), led by University of Florida astronomer Jian Ge. It orbits HD 26965, more popularly known as 40 Eridani, a triple star system 16 light years away from the Sun. Made up of a Sun-scale orange dwarf (Eridani A), a white dwarf (Eridani B), and a red dwarf (Eridani C), this system was s …
  • Google Defends Gmail Data Sharing, Gives Few Details on Violations
    Donnerstag 20:40 msmash at Slashdot
    Google defended how it polices third-party add-ons for Gmail in a letter to U.S. senators made public on Thursday, saying that upfront review catches the „majority“ of bad actors. A report adds: Google said it uses automated scans and reports from security researchers to monitor third parties with access to Gmail data, but gave no details on how many add-ons have been caught violating its policies. Google’s privacy practices have been under growing scrutiny. The Senate Commerce Committee has a hearing scheduled for Sept. 26 to question Google, Apple, AT&T, Twitter about their consumer data pri …
  • Reviewing Trends at DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018
    Donnerstag 20:38 Kara Phelps at Feed
    Chris Condo, senior analyst at Forrester Research, outlined recent trending topics in DevOps at DevOps World | Jenkins World in San Francisco this week. The pace of digital transformation is accelerating along with DevOps adoption, and will keep doing so, even though the meaning of the term is starting to blur as it becomes the norm. „People are getting tired of the term ‚digital transformation,'“ Condo said. „But it doesn’t end, it will just continue.“ Businesses may think they’ve transformed their release cycle once they’ve implemented a DevOps toolchain and some automation, but it’s not tha …
  • 5 Steps to a Clear S/4HANA Migration Strategy
    Donnerstag 20:01 James Roberts at Feed
    If you’re not thinking about S/4HANA already, you definitely should be. It’s fair to say that SAP’s latest platform has taken some time to gain traction amongst the global SAP user base, but the wheels are slowly starting to turn, with adoption rates increasing sharply over the past nine to twelve months. Uncertainty about the journey to SAP S/4HANA leads many customers to fear a lengthy, expensive project that will disrupt operations, a fear that is clearly evident amongst many SAP users I speak to. It’s true that for any organization with a relatively complex SAP landscape today (i.e. most l …
  • Amazon Announces a Range of New and Refreshed Echo and Alexa Products
    Donnerstag 20:00 msmash at Slashdot
    The rumors were true. Amazon on Thursday announced a range of new Echo smart speakers and other Alexa-enabled devices. The company first announced the Echo Sub, its answer to voice-enabled premium audio products such as Apple’s HomePod, Sonos One, and Google Home Max. Then there is the Echo Input, a wireless accessory that connects to legacy speakers; the Echo Link Amp and Echo Link, amplifiers with multiple audio inputs and outputs; and Amazon Smart Plug, a connected outlet plug. VentureBeat: They round out Amazon’s existing and refreshed selection of smart speakers (the Echo, Echo Dot, and E …
  • Understanding Agile Software Development With Mind Maps
    Donnerstag 19:49 Kristina Gjorgievska at Feed
    It is an interesting fact how was Agile development invented. Even though there are traces of iterative and incremental development methods existing back in the 90s, these weren’t brought together under the name of Agile until 2001. That happened when a group of 17 software developers agreed to write the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development” at The Lodge at the Snowbird ski resort in Utah. The creation of the Agile Manifesto was based on the idea to develop products that would meet consumers’ needs. At the gathering of the seventeen pundits, a valuable document, considered to be a rallyin …
  • Understanding the Event-Driven API Infrastructure Opportunity That Exists Across the API Landscape
    Donnerstag 19:36 Kin Lane at Feed
    I was at the Kong Summit in San Francisco all day on September 19, 2018. I spoke about research into the event-driven architectural layers I’ve been mapping out across the API space. Looking for the opportunity to augment existing APIs with push technology like webhooks, and streaming technology like SSE, as well as pipe data in an out of Kafka, fill data lakes, and train Machine Learning models. I shared what I’m finding from some of the more mature API providers when it comes to their investment in event-driven infrastructure, focusing in on Twilio, SendGrid, Stripe, Slack, and GitHub. As I …
  • ICANN Sets Plan To Reinforce Internet DNS Security
    Donnerstag 19:15 msmash at Slashdot
    coondoggie shares a report: In a few months, the internet will be a more secure place. That’s because the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book — the Domain Name System (DNS). The ICANN Board at its meeting in Belgium this week, decided to proceed with its plans to change or „roll“ the key for the DNS root on Oct. 11, 2018. It will mark the first time the key has been changed since it was first put in place in 2010. During its meeting ICANN spelled o …
  • Using KSQL to Apply Transformations to Kafka Data Streams
    Donnerstag 19:09 Kin Lane at Feed
    We are learning more about KSQL, the SQL stream engine for Apache Kafka. A query language that you can use to express, and then apply transformations to data being delivered via streaming Kafka streams. KSQL combines the power of a query language and Kafka data flows to deliver more precise and meaningful streams of data using the popular platform for building real-time data pipelines and streaming apps. Some of the most common use cases for using KSQL to Kafka real-time data streams are:
  • Inject DateTime.Now to Aid Unit Tests
    Donnerstag 19:08 Mike Hadlow at Feed
    If you have logic that relies on the current system date, it’s often difficult to see how to unit test it. But by injecting a function that returns DateTime.Now we can stub the current date to be anything we want it to be. Let’s look at an example. Here we have a simple service that creates a new user instance and saves it in a database:
  • How to Access the Current Logged-In Username in Spring Security
    Donnerstag 19:07 Javin Paul at Feed
    The  SecurityContext  and  SecurityContextHolder are two fundamental classes of Spring Security. The SecurityContext  is used to store the details of the currently authenticated user, also known as a principle. So, if you have to get the username or any other user details, you need to get the SecurityContext first. The SecurityContextHolder is a helper class that provides access to the security context. By default, it uses a ThreadLocal object to store security context, which means that the security context is always available to methods in the same thread of execution, even if you don’t pass …
  • Tutorial on Handling Multiple ResultSets and Multiple Mapping Using Dapper
    Donnerstag 19:04 Rahul Rajat Singh at Feed
    In this article, we will look at how to use Dapper to read multiple ResultSets from the database in a single database call. We will look at the scenarios where we might want to do this and how Dapper lets us achieve this with its Query and QueryMultiple methods. Background When we are talking about data-centric applications, there could be scenarios where we might want to retrieve multiple results from the database. The multiple ResultSets could either be related or unrelated. To do this, rather than making multiple round trips to the database, we can actually use Dapper to retrieve the result …
  • Use Case: AI and the KYC Industry
    Donnerstag 19:01 Muhammad Imran at Feed
    Tech companies around the globe have started integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their products for faster processing and substantially reduced manual work. Whether it is search engine results from Google or Siri from Apple, AI has been utilized with perfection by multiple industries to streamline their business practices for better service delivery. However, there are still various tech sub-industries and niches that can take help from AI to finely tune their products and come up with even more customer friendly services. Know Your Customer, also known as KYC, the industry has a lot …
  • Time To Regulate Bitcoin, Says UK Treasury Committee Report
    Donnerstag 18:31 msmash at Slashdot
    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are „wild west“ assets that expose investors to a litany of risks and are in urgent need of regulation, MPs on the Treasury select committee have said. From a report: The committee said in a report that consumers were left unprotected from an unregulated industry that aided money laundering, while the government and regulators „bumble along“ and fail to take action. The Conservative MP Nicky Morgan, the chair of the committee, said the current situation was unsustainable. „Bitcoin and other crypto-assets exist in the wild west industry of crypto-assets. This …
  • This Week in Spring: SpringOne Platform, Spring Cloud, and New Releases
    Donnerstag 18:06 Joshua Long at Feed
    Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s the week before SpringOne Platform and things are crazy! We have so much to cover  —as usual — but first, it’s time for some poetry (with apologies to Clement Clark Moore): ‚twas the week before SpringOne Platform, when all throughout Spring;Not a creature was stirring, just the computers and things;the expectations were raised by the community with care;in hopes that SpringRod would soon be there;
  • Mainframe, Meet Cloud
    Donnerstag 18:04 Derek Britton at Feed
    With so many organizations adopting Cloud as part of their IT strategy, it is easy to see why it is being considered a panacea for digital age computing. And as more and more businesses look to deploy more and more workload in the Cloud, the attention inevitably turns to core mainframe systems. This blog explores the hitherto disconnected entities of Cloud and Mainframe and asks whether the time is now for mainframe redeployment into the cloud. A Cloudy Outlook Cloud is an accepted part of mainstream enterprise computing and offers a variety of benefits across hardware utilization, power costs …
  • Three Rules that Helped Me Becoming a Better Professional
    Donnerstag 18:02 Federico Tomassetti at Feed
    Normally in this blog I write about technical stuff: mostly tutorials and ideas on software design.Sometimes, however, I share what is going on with my professional life: I wrote about what I learned working at TripAdvisor, and about my first year as an independent consultant, before I co-founded Strumenta. Over the years I had many different experiences, which taught me a lot. I picked things here and there but there are three simple rules that I realized helped me a lot in acting as a better professional. They helped me obtain better results when working in a team and creating a better envir …
  • Equifax Slapped With UK's Maximum Penalty Over 2017 Data Breach
    Donnerstag 17:50 msmash at Slashdot
    Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK’s data protection agency for last year’s massive data breach. From a report: Albeit, the fine is only 500,000 Pound (roughly $6,62,000) because the loss of customer data occurred when the UK’s prior privacy regime was in force — rather than the tough new data protection law, brought in via the EU’s GDPR, which allows for maximum penalties of as much as 4% of a company’s global turnover for the most serious data failures. So, again, Equifax has managed to dodge worse consequences over the 2017 breach, despi …
  • An Introduction to ZooKeeper
    Donnerstag 17:30 Nitin Ranjan at Feed
    In our last blog, we talked about the HDFS cluster. It’s needed for deploying OpenTSDB in clustered mode. Continuing with the series, we are going to talk about ZooKeeper which will be used by HBase & OpenTSDB in the cluster. Before talking about ZooKeeper, let’s explain distributed systems and the need for ZooKeeper.
  • Cloudflare Ends CAPTCHAs For Tor Users
    Donnerstag 17:10 msmash at Slashdot
    Cloudflare announced on Monday a new service named the „Cloudflare Onion Service“ that can distinguish between bots and legitimate Tor traffic. The main advantage of this new service is, said Cloudflare, that Tor users will see far less, or even no CAPTCHAs when accessing a Cloudflare-protected website via the Tor Browser. A reader writes: The new Cloudflare Onion Service needed the Tor team to make „a small tweak in the Tor binary,“ hence it will only work with recent versions of the Tor Browser — the Tor Browser 8.0 and the new Tor Browser for Android, both launched earlier this month. Tor …
  • The New Yorker on Linus Torvalds
    Donnerstag 16:31 msmash at Slashdot
    Linus Torvalds announced on Sunday that he was sorry for how he treated the community over the years. Torvalds, 48, said he planned to make some changes to how he conducted himself, and on that part, he said he would be taking some time off from Linux kernel development work. The New Yorker has published a story on Torvalds today in which it notes that it reached out to Torvalds days before he made the big announcement. From the story, which may be paywalled for some readers: Torvalds’s decision to step aside came after The New Yorker asked him a series of questions about his conduct for a sto …
  • Monte Carlo Forecasting in Scrum
    Donnerstag 16:19 Ian Mitchell at Feed
    „The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.“ – Mendelssohn
  • 5 Tips For Building a Scalable Technology Stack
    Donnerstag 16:06 Jordan Eller at Feed
    Did you realize that mobile and web-based apps save employees over 725 million work hours per year? There is simply no denying just how important the utilization of technology is to the overall success of small to medium-sized businesses. If you are in the process of designing apps for your employees or consumers to use, one of your main concerns should be putting the right technology stack in place.
  • Deploy a MongoDB Replica Set with Transport Encryption: Part 1
    Donnerstag 16:05 Corrado Pandiani at Feed
    In this article series, we will talk about the basic high availability architecture of a MongoDB: the MongoDB replica set. We’ll cover it in three parts:
  • Lessons Learned While Solving Time-Series Forecasting as a Supervised ML Problem: Part 1
    Donnerstag 16:03 Parin Gosaliya at Feed
    Time-Series Forecasting is one of the most common prediction problems solved by statisticians and data scientists over the past several decades, with the most frequent being the classic Demand/Sales and Weather Forecasting. The popular methods of solving these problems are Holt’s Winter, Exponential Smoothing (ETS), and ARIMA, all being the statistical univariate time-series methods. There are few other methods like Prophet from Facebook, THIEF, Unobserved Components Model (UCM), etc. used by the statisticians for forecasting. However, with the increased prominence of ML in the last decade, a …
  • 3 Ways to Scale Your Tests to Infinity and Beyond With mabl
    Donnerstag 16:02 Chou Yang at Feed
    Even if you’re good at multi-tasking and ambidextrous, you can still only do so much. Even though a computer is a huge step up, it still can only run as many tasks as the number of threads it has. But the cloud has no such limitation. Granted, it is still someone else’s computer, the cloud can scale infinitely according to your needs. We at mabl believe that QA should be ops-less and hassle-free while being able to scale to meet the high software delivery demands today.
  • New Research Shows 63% of Enterprises Are Adopting Microservices Architectures
    Donnerstag 16:02 Tom Smith at Feed
    A survey has revealed that digital transformation is very important to virtually all software professionals. More than half say digital disruption is accelerating very rapidly. Thanks to Bernd Ruecker, co-founder and developer advocate at Camunda for sharing the key findings of their research with me. As companies bring more business functions online through digital transformation initiatives, the adoption of microservices architectures is becoming mainstream, according to a survey of 354 enterprises. Sixty-three percent of companies surveyed are currently using microservices architectures, wi …
  • Install Wordpress on Ubuntu 18.04
    Donnerstag 16:01 Bill Ward at Feed
    In this post, we will install WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04. The WordPress content management system is the leading platform for deploying websites today. Over 31% of all websites use WordPress today.
  • Getting Started With Ansible Tower
    Donnerstag 16:01 Sahiti Kappagantula at Feed
    Today’s scaling industries aim to provide large productivity gains, but they have to deal with a wide variety of automation challenges, which are overcome by tools such as Ansible. Let’s start with what Ansible Tower is. What Is Ansible Tower? Ansible Tower is Ansible at an enterprise level. It is a web-based solution for managing your organization with a very easy user interface that provides a dashboard with state summaries of all the hosts, allows quick deployments, and monitors all configurations. Tower allows you to share SSH credentials without exposing them, log all jobs, manage invento …
  • Gunman Shoots 4 at Middleton Software Company; Dies in Shootout With Police
    Donnerstag 16:00 msmash at Slashdot
    Several Slashdot readers shared this report overnight: A gunman shot four people, none fatally, at his Middleton, Wisconsin workplace Wednesday morning before he was killed in a shootout with police, Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke said. Authorities had not released the man’s name or age, but police said he was from Madison and worked at WTS Paradigm, a software company at 1850 Deming Way where the shooting occurred. Police said a motive for the shooting was not yet known. Foulke said the shooter had been in the building before he began shooting at fellow employees around 10:29 a.m. One …
  • CRUD Application Using Spring Data Solr and Spring Boot
    Donnerstag 15:01 Dinesh Rajput at Feed
    In this article, I will discuss an application with CRUD operation using Spring Data Solr and Spring Boot.  Spring Data provides an easy and very generic way to create the repositories for each technology such as Solr, Cassandra, MongoDB, JPA etc. In my Spring Data Solr tutorial, I have discussed how to create Spring Data Solr repositories using the Spring Data interface or custom repository creation without using the Spring Data repository interface. Also, we have learned to create dynamic Solr queries, sort the Solr query results, how to render the Solr query results with pagination. …
  • A Simply Brilliant Way to Improve the Security Pipeline
    Donnerstag 15:01 Derek Weeks at Feed
    Sometimes, the simple ideas are the most genius. Xin Xu presented one such idea at our 2018 Nexus Users‘ Conference. Xin is an information security principal for Kaiser Permanente, a health care provider in the U.S. with 12.2 million customers and 200,000 employees. So, yes, there is a lot of application development happening at Kaiser, and they use Nexus IQ to manage the repositories.