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  • Google Tests Curvy Chrome Tabs With Material Design Overhaul
    Montag 0:00 msmash at Slashdot
    Google is trying out a new Chrome interface that for the first time in a decade presents a very different look for the tabs and address bar at the top of the widely used web browser, CNET reports. It adds: Since its public debut in 2008, Chrome has featured a trapezoidal tab for each website you have open. But tabs now look very different on Chrome Canary — a very rough-around-the-edges version used to test changes before they reach a broader audience. The active tab has a slope-shouldered look with curved corners. The grayed-out inactive tabs merge with the the browser itself and are separat …
  • Comic Book Publishers, Faced With Flagging Sales, Look To Streaming
    Sonntag 23:00 msmash at Slashdot
    Comic book publishers are facing a growing crisis: Flagging interest from readers and competition from digital entertainment are dragging down sales. Hoping to reverse the trend, publishers are creating their own digital platforms to directly connect with readers and encourage more engagement from fans. From a report: One of the biggest direct-to-consumer efforts is DC Universe, a platform from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Studios that will offer streaming content, including original and classic TV series. DC Universe is „a huge opportunity“ that offers „ultimate creative control, …
  • Open Gov't Advocates Fear that Private Messaging Apps Are Being Misused by Public Officials To Conduct Business in Secret
    Sonntag 22:00 msmash at Slashdot
    The proliferation of digital tools that make text and email messages vanish may be welcome to Americans seeking to guard their privacy. But open government advocates fear they are being misused by public officials to conduct business in secret and evade transparency laws. From a report: Whether communications on those platforms should be part of the public record is a growing but unsettled debate in states across the country. Updates to transparency laws lag behind rapid technological advances, and the public and private personas of state officials overlap on private smartphones and social med …
  • Slashdot Asks: Do You Need To Properly Eject a USB Drive Before Yanking it Out?
    Sonntag 21:05 msmash at Slashdot
    In a story earlier this week, Popular Science magazine explored an age-old topic: Do people need to safely eject a USB stick before they pull it from their computer? The magazine’s take on it — which is, as soon any ongoing transfer of files is complete, it is safe to yank out the flash drive — has unsurprisingly stirred a debate. Here’s what the magazine wrote: But do you really need to eject a thumb drive the right way? Probably not. Just wait for it to finish copying your data, give it a few seconds, then yank. To be on the cautious side, be more conservative with external hard drives, es …
  • Boston Dynamics Is Gearing Up To Produce Thousands of Robot Dogs
    Sonntag 21:00 msmash at Slashdot
    Boston Dynamics, maker of uncannily agile robots, is poised to bring its first commercial product to market — a small, dog-like robot called the SpotMini. From a report: The launch was announced in May, and founder Marc Raibert recently said that by July of next year, Boston Dynamics will be producing the SpotMini at the rate of around 1,000 units per year. The broader goal, as reported by Inverse, is to create a flexible platform for a variety of applications. According to Raibert, SpotMini is currently being tested for use in construction, delivery, security, and home assistance application …
  • Facebook Confirms It's Working on a New Internet Satellite
    Sonntag 20:00 msmash at Slashdot
    A host of companies believe the better way to connect the estimated half of Earth’s population that’s still offline is to launch „constellations“ of smaller satellites into low Earth orbit, around 100 to 1,250 miles above our planet. According to emails from the Federal Communications Commission, which Wired obtained by filing a Freedom of Information Act request, Facebook is officially one such company. From the report: The emails show that the social network wants to launch Athena, its very own internet satellite, in early 2019. The new device is designed to „efficiently provide broadband ac …
  • People Like Getting Thank You Notes, Research Finds
    Sonntag 19:00 msmash at Slashdot
    From a report: O.K., it’s not that surprising. But what did surprise two psychologist as they attempted to get to bottom of why so few people actually send thank yous is that many people totally „miscalibrate“ the effect of an appreciative email. They underestimate the positive feelings it will bring. „They think it’s not going to be that big a deal,“ said Amit Kumar, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin who studies well-being. They also overestimate how insincere the note may appear and how uncomfortable it will make the recipient feel, their study found. But after receiving thank …
  • Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past
    Sonntag 18:00 msmash at Slashdot
    All roads may lead to Rome, but once you get there, good luck taking the subway. The sprawling metropolis is expanding its mass transit system — a sluggish process made even slower as workers keep running into buried ancient ruins. From a report: „I found some gold rings. I found glasswork laminated in gold depicting a Roman god, some amphoras,“ says Gilberto Pagani, a bulldozer operator at the Amba Aradam metro stop, currently under construction not far from the Colosseum. Pagani is part of an archaeological team at the site, a certified archaeological construction worker trained to excavate …
  • Why Code Quality is Vital in the World of Database DevOps
    Sonntag 17:01 Matt Hilbert at Feed
    Everyone understands the importance of code quality for applications, particularly when DevOps results in releases becoming faster and faster, reducing the room for error. The same issues increasingly apply to databases, which are a vital part of DevOps workflows. Fail to integrate the database into DevOps, and you’ll face bottlenecks that slow down your processes and undermine your efforts. Obviously, DevOps has to combine speed and quality. However, with larger and larger teams delivering more and more releases under ever-tighter timescales, ensuring consistency and code quality can be an is …
  • Some Colleges Cautiously Embrace Wikipedia
    Sonntag 17:00 msmash at Slashdot
    Megan Zahneis, writing for The Chronicle of Higher Education: Academics have traditionally distrusted Wikipedia, citing the inaccuracies that arise from its communally edited design and lamenting students‘ tendency to sometimes plagiarize assignments from it. Now, LiAnna Davis, director of programs for Wikipedia’s higher-education-focused nonprofit arm Wiki Education, said, higher education and Wikipedia don’t seem like such strange bedfellows. At conferences these days, „everyone’s like, ‚Oh, Wikipedia, of course you guys are here.'“ „I think it’s a recognition that Wikipedia is embedded with …
  • Using AWS SageMaker to Train a Model to Generate Text (Part 1)
    Sonntag 16:41 Kevin Hooke at Feed
    If you’ve followed any of my recent posts, you’ll know I have been using RNN models to generate text from a model trained with my previous tweets, and the text from all of my previous posts, and feeding this into a Twitter bot: @kevinhookebot. The trouble I have right now is the scripts and generate models are running using Lua, and although I could install this to an EC2 instance, I don’t want to pay for an EC2 instance being up 100% of the time. Currently, when I generate a new batch of text for my Twitter bot, I start up a local server running the scripts and the model, generate new text, a …
  • Bot Tweeted Names And Photos Of Venmo Users Who Bought Drugs
    Sonntag 12:34 EditorDavid at Slashdot
    Since Venmo’s transactions are „public“ by default and broadcast on Venmo’s API, a Python programmer decided to publicize a few of them, reports the Mercury News: The creator of the bot named „Who’s buying drugs on Venmo“ under the Twitter handle @venmodrugs says he wanted users to consider their privacy settings before using Venmo. The bot finds Venmo transactions that include words such as heroin, marijuana, cocaine, meth, speed or emojis that denote drugs and tweets the transaction with the names of the sender and receiver and the sender’s photo, if there is one… „I wanted to demonstrate …
  • Scott Lowe on Heptio, Its Kubernetes Strategy, and Open Source Sustainability [Podcast]
    Sonntag 11:03 Stephen Spector at Feed
    Joining us this week is Scott Lowe, Staff Field Engineer at Heptio, recorded at Interop ITX 2018. Scott is well known for his impact on virtualization and VMware, follow him at his weblog and podcast called The Full Stack Journey. Highlights
  • Why We're Building Flux, a New Data Scripting and Query Language
    Sonntag 11:03 Paul Dix at Feed
    Last month I gave a talk at InfluxDays London about Flux (#fluxlang), the new query and scripting language we’re building for InfluxDB 2.0. One of the more common questions I get when I talk about Flux is why? Why would you go to the trouble of creating a new language? Why not just use SQL? Or if you need an actual scripting language, why not use something that already exists and is embeddable like Lua or JavaScript? All of these questions, to me, are vaguely reminiscent of when we were creating InfluxDB in the first place. Why would you build a database for time series rather than just buildi …
  • APM Best Practices — Dealing With False Positives
    Sonntag 11:02 David Liff at Feed
    When monitoring any application for anomalies, the challenge can be that each individual parameter being monitored will stray outside of its expected normal range of operation, but unless other parameters are also showing stress this may not be important. But when a series of different parameters all start to show a change in the same period of time this could indicate a potential issue. Simple systems that create alerts when any single parameter or series of parameters hit defined thresholds are only useful up to a point. If the flow of alerts of inconsequential pieces of information is too g …
  • The New Enterprise Cloud Wars are a Security Risk
    Sonntag 11:02 Paul Kraus at Feed
    The battle to convince businesses to move everything to the cloud rages on, but the effects of innovation in one realm may very well lead to the death of innovation in another. As the large clouds—IBM, Azure, Oracle, Google—continue to fight it out and battle for domination in the cloud storage and computing space, smaller cloud companies are coming up in attempts to help large multinationals go to multiple shared public clouds in a more economical way. Not everyone has FireEye’s capability to go all in with one provider. Today, businesses are enticed by small companies with onboarding offers …
  • Time Tracking Tools for Your Coding Tasks
    Sonntag 11:01 Jordi Cabot at Feed
    I’m looking for a tool able to automatically track the time I spend coding. A plus if it detects also the programming language I’m coding in (even if it’s a simple approach based on looking at the file extension instead of something more accurate like the GitHub’s Linguist language savant or Enry). It turns out, the number of programming time tracking tools is rather limited. Sure, there are tens (hundreds?) of time tracking tools out there (I use toggl), but very few have explicit support for coding related tasks. These are the ones I found (please, point me to the ones you use if not in the …
  • GraphQL and REST Differences Explained With Burgers
    Sonntag 11:01 Kin Lane at Feed
    GraphQL folks keep on with the GraphQL vs REST narratives, rather than a REST and/or GraphQL narrative lately with a recent burger meme/narrative. Continuing to demonstrate their narrow view of the landscape and revealing the short-lived power of an adversarial approach to community building. I get why people do this because they feel they are being clever, and that the click response from the echo chamber re-enforces it, but ultimately, it is something that won’t move the conversation forward, but it does get them kudos within their community — which is what many of them live for. I’ll start …
  • Ask Slashdot: Should I Ditch PHP?
    Sonntag 9:34 EditorDavid at Slashdot
    Long-time Slashdot reader Qbertino does PHP for a living, but says he’s growing „increasingly frustrated with the ignorant and clueless in the vincinity of PHP.“ Crappy code and baaaaad application setups is one thing, but people refusing to fix them or simply not even understanding the broader implications of bad applications or attempting SEO with gadgets while refusing to fix 3.5 MB-per-pagecall are just minor tidbits in a history of increasingly unnerving run-ins with knuckledragers in the „web agency“ camp… Will I leave the larger part of this backwards stuff behind if I move to another …
  • Data Lakes and Swamps, Oh My
    Sonntag 7:03 Randolph West at Feed
    I was lamenting to my friend and fellow MVP Shamir Charania (blog|Twitter) that I didn’t have a topic for this week’s blog post, so he and his colleague suggested I write about data lakes, and specifically the Azure Data Lake. What Is a Data Lake? This is what Wikipedia says:
  • How a Desire for Control Can Hurt Your Security Performance
    Sonntag 7:03 Hakon Olsen at Feed
    Lately we have seen a lot of focus on security in social media – professionals, companies, organizations trying to increase security awareness. A lot of the information out there is about “control” and “compliance”. The downside of a risk management regime based on strict rules, controls and compliance measures has been demonstrated again and again throughout history, and I’ve also written about it before in terms of getting users on board with the security program. My background is from the oil and gas industry – an industry that has seen several horrific accidents. Two of the more well-known …
  • Angular and Swagger: Experiences Learned
    Sonntag 7:02 RJ Delacruz at Feed
    Recently I was fortunate enough to be a part of a project where we were building an application from scratch into an Angular front-end application with microservices in the backend. Swagger was used as the contract between the UI and microservices. In this post, I talk about the things I learned from this project experience, like how to use Swagger to define the endpoints of the microservices, integrating Swagger-Generated code into Angular, and working with the configuration including oAuth2 tokens, among other „gotchas.“
  • Dynamically Change Mule Application Logging Level at Runtime
    Sonntag 7:02 Gary Liu at Feed
    Introduction In many situations, we need to change the logging level from WARN to DEBUG and then change it back to WARN after a period of time. There are few ways to do so. Many inexperienced developers will change log4j2.xml file. For instance, if we want to log all the requests and responses for all HTTP Listener, we can change the log4j2.xml by adding the following lines: This approach works, but it is often very changing if not impossible. To change code in the production environment should be considered a last resort. There are other ways such as command line or using web services.However …
  • End-to-End Tests: The Pinnacle in Test Automation
    Sonntag 7:01 ckraus at Feed
    This article is featured in the new DZone Guide to Automated Testing: Your End-to-end Ecosystem. Get your free copy for more insightful articles, industry statistics, and more!  End-to-end testing can mean different things to different people. Regardless of the definition, end-to-end tests are more complex, harder to automate, and many times carry more risks than functional and unit tests. Functional and unit tests focus on whether or not a specific feature of a single application works. End-to-end tests ensure a request or transaction can flow across an entire system of technologies and appli …
  • How IBM Watson Health Handles Distributed Transactions — Part 1
    Sonntag 7:01 Thiago Siqueira at Feed
    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of IBM. The technology concepts here described and applied to one of the products of the IBM Watson Health family do not represent the general technical approach of all IBM Watson Heath products. In our quest to provide a closed-loop, targeted care management solution for clinically integrated networks and large healthcare organizations, we faced the challenge of how to guarantee consistency in distributed environments.
  • 'The Cashless Society is a Con — and Big Finance is Behind It'
    Sonntag 6:34 EditorDavid at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader quotes this opinion piece by former derivatives broker Brett Scott: Banks are closing ATMs and branches in an attempt to ’nudge‘ users towards digital services — and it’s all for their own benefit… I recently got a letter from my bank telling me that they are shutting down local branches because „customers are turning to digital“, and they are thus „responding to changing customer preferences“. I am one of the customers they are referring to, but I never asked them to shut down the branches… I am much more likely to „choose“ a digital option if the banks deliberately m …
  • Managing Engineering Complexity: Are You Ready?
    Sonntag 6:01 Chris O'Connor at Feed
    Connected – this is one of the defining words of our world today. We have never been more connected – from the devices we wear on our bodies, to our cars and houses, to the manufacturers who build our things, and, lastly, to the outer world where we get to experience the fruits of our newly connected lives. IoT is being embraced by societies everywhere, whether they know it or not – bridging the link between customers, businesses, and their physically connected devices. What this means for you as a manufacturer of something physical is that you are now putting chips and digital connections in …
  • Developing With CUBA: A Big Shift From Spring? (Part 2)
    Sonntag 6:01 Andrey Belyaev at Feed
    In this second installment of using the CUBA Framework, we take a closer look at using the Pet Clinic with CUBA and more detail regarding the application of the framework. Let’s get started! Pet Clinic With CUBA So, let’s have a look at a Pet Clinic implementation with the CUBA Platform. Let’s try to look at it in terms of our Spring knowledge and figure out where we can save some time and make the process more efficient.
  • Uber Bans Driver Who Secretly Livestreamed Hundreds of Passengers
    Sonntag 3:34 EditorDavid at Slashdot
    Lauren Weinstein tipped us off to this story from Mashable: Hundreds of Uber and Lyft rides have been broadcast live on Twitch by driver Jason Gargac this year, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday, all of them without the passengers‘ permission. Gargac, who goes by the name JustSmurf on Twitch, regularly records the interior of his car while working for Uber and Lyft with a camera in the front of the car, allowing viewers to see the faces of his passengers, illuminated by his (usually) purple lights, and hear everything they say. At no point does Gargac make passengers aware that they ar …
  • NetBSD 8.0 Released
    Sonntag 2:34 EditorDavid at Slashdot
    Slashdot reader fisted quotes The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.0, the sixteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system. This release brings stability improvements, hundreds of bug fixes, and many new features. Some highlights of the NetBSD 8.0 release are: — USB stack rework, USB3 support added. — In-kernel audio mixer (audio_system(9)). — Reproducible builds — PaX MPROTECT (W^X) memory protection enforced by default — PaX ASLR enabled by default — Position independent executables by default[…] NetBSD is free. All of the code is under non-restrictive licen …
  • New Trailers Debuted at Comic-Con Include Aquaman, Shazam, and The Simpsons
    Sonntag 1:34 EditorDavid at Slashdot
    Today Comic-Con attendees were treated to new trailers and previews for a slew of upcoming geek-friendly movies. An anonymous reader writes: Besides footage from Wonder Woman 1984, there were also trailers for DC’s Aquaman movie, plus a new DC superhero franchise with a lighter tone, Shazam. (And there was also a very apocalyptic preview of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.) Numerous celebrities were on-hand to tout their upcoming films. Johnny Depp introduced the trailer for Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald — in character — while Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson introduced the …
  • The AI That Can Sense Movement Through Walls
    Samstag 15:44 Adi Gaskell at Feed
    The prospect of monitoring our health and wellbeing from inside the home is one of the more fascinating developments in health technology. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has made a fascinating breakthrough that might allow them to capture this data through walls. Their work, which is known as RF-Pose, utilizes AI to allow wireless devices to monitor and understand people’s postures and movements, even when a wall separates them. A neural network has been developed to analyze radio signals that bounce off of our bodies, with the software then a …
  • Types of Meetings: 6 to Keep, and 2 to Cancel
    Samstag 14:01 Sarah Goff-Dupont at Feed
    If you’ve ever opened up a meeting invite and thought “Oh no… not one of those again”, this article is for you. And you’re not alone! While the types of meetings you’ll find at any given organization will vary, a few of the most common types are universally loathed. Others types of meetings, however, are genuinely useful and can even be a lot of fun (if you know how to do them right). 2 Types of Meetings You Can Do without Meetings are expensive. If you don’t believe me, this meeting cost calculator is pretty convincing. Meetings should only be held when they are the cheapest and/or fastest wa …
  • Finally, an Intelligent Cloud Archiving Solution
    Samstag 11:05 Bill Tolson at Feed
    It would be challenging to find a business that is not powered by data – impossible in the enterprise space.  For most, it is the company’s greatest asset (in addition to its employees, of course). In fact, you can say that companies employ information workers to generate and consume data for the betterment of the company. But many companies have a difficult time determining what data is valuable and what data isn’t.  Only Records Many companies fall back on the old strategies of assuming only records are valuable or relying on corporate legal directing IT what data should be kept and for how …
  • Setting Up Automation for Webhooks Testing
    Samstag 11:05 Slaven Slugic at Feed
    This article is featured in the new DZone Guide to Automated Testing: Your End-to-end Ecosystem. Get your free copy for more insightful articles, industry statistics, and more!  Webhooks are a new API concept that many companies have begun adapting. Unlike an API, which responds when you make a request, Webhooks are triggered when an event occurs in your application. Automating this process might be a little confusing to those unfamiliar with it, so I will provide some high-level information on how to set up automation for this type of testing.
  • Reuse Driven by DataType
    Samstag 11:04 Patryk Bandurski at Feed
    Raml 1.0 introduces a new concept called DataType. This fragment is used to declare type in a separate yaml file. This is not just a simplification of JSON schema to conform raml/yaml. It also brings simple improvements and syntax sugar that allows to write types in more concise form, and therefore more readable. In this article, we will look at how to define our own data types and reuse them in the API and its implementation. Custom Data Types Anyone who has designed an API knows that it is probably always necessary to define custom data structures as simple data types are not meaningful enou …
  • Visualize Your Constraints
    Samstag 11:03 Johanna Rothman at Feed
    As I work with people to use Agile approaches, I see many organizational constraints.  I’ve been trying to find a visualization for what I see. I don’t know if I’ve got it yet, but here is my sum-of-the-parts image.
  • Apache Ant 1.9.13 and 1.10.5 Released, Supports Java 11 Single-file Source Programs
    Samstag 11:01 Jaikiran Pai at Feed
    We just released 1.9.13 and 1.10.5 versions of Apache Ant. As usual, you can download it from the Ant project download page. Both these versions are mainly bug fix releases. The 1.10.5 version, however, has a new enhancement to the  java  task. As I blogged previously, Java 11 introduces a new feature where you can execute single-file Java programs without having to explicitly compile them first. Ant 1.10.5 release now supports this feature through a new sourcefile  attribute in the  java  task. More about it can be found the manual of that task.
  • Hello Vue: A Quick Tutorial on Getting Started With Vue
    Samstag 7:04 John Willoughby at Feed
    A quick tutorial on getting started with Vue, including the use of a component from Kendo UI for Vue. Designed to be a great starting point with an example that, like Vue itself, is scalable. This tutorial is aimed at the first-time Vue explorer. I’ll show you how to create a simple example using Vue, and then I’ll add in some interactivity and a UI component, and finally add in more functionality and a Kendo UI component. While this tutorial demo is quite basic, it outlines all the key elements of adding in features and functionality using Vue. It would be very easy to expand on the demo code …
  • Voxxed Days Microservices: Ken Finnigan on Thorntail and MicroProfile
    Samstag 7:03 Antonio Goncalves at Feed
    Hi Ken, tell us who you are and what led you into microservices? I’m a software engineer that’s worked for many enterprises all over the world, though currently, I work for Red Hat developing Thorntail. As the co-founder and lead of Thorntail, formerly WildFly Swarm, I’ve had the opportunity to delve into microservices from the framework side of it. Doing my best to make developing microservices easier with Thorntail for all developers out there. As part of that, I have been involved with Eclipse MicroProfile since its inception. Working in the community, on specifications, and also implementi …