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  • Microsoft updates the Web developer resource kit to improve support for more third-party tools and platforms Vagrant and Parallels.

  • Great hiring is the foundation of a strong DevOps culture. Automation, tooling and cheap access to computing resources have greatly empowered individual engineers on the operations and software development sides of the tech industry. Never before have businesses been able to accomplish so much with so few individual contributors, said James Kenigsberg, chief technology officer for 2U Inc. This empowerment comes with an even greater responsibility to create a quality workplace for quality engineers, and that begins with hiring. With everyone operating on the bleeding edges of tech trends and collaborating more closely, one person can make the difference between a high-functioning team contributing great work in complete alignment with the business' goals, and a hamstrung mismatch of inefficient and ineffective teammates. Making the extra effort to hire great engineers who appreciate the implications of the DevOps movement will give organizations the competitive advantage where the rubber meets the road in the technology industry.

  • With the annual tally of software flaws likely to exceed 10,000 in the coming years, government contractor MITRE will change the format of the standard identifiers that developers and security firms assign to software security issues.

  • The company's Kandy development platform enables organizations and developers to build real-time communications into Web and cloud applications.

  • Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to give developers a peek into its next mobile operating system in January 2015.

  • Enterprise IT is now all about automation. With new-generation code and apps bringing us into the age of converged infrastructures and cloud computing, enterprises with legacy systems are challenged with keeping up with the complexities that come with these new environments. As a result, DevOps (a mashup of the terms "development" and "operations") has come to the fore as a new business process aimed at overcoming complexities that IT, systems admins and developers face on a daily basis. Even though there are some organizations implementing DevOps practices, there are still many that don't completely understand what DevOps is; they either are resistant or don't realize the benefits of deploying this new approach. DevOps is a set of methods, principles and practices for collaboration and integration between development and IT operations. This collaboration increases agility and reduces friction between development and operations, resulting in faster software/application deployment and quicker problem detection. Using eWEEK reporting and industry information from StackStorm CEO and Nexenta co-founder Evan Powell, we in this slide show explore the 10 biggest misconceptions about transitioning to a DevOps approach.

  • SAN FRANCISCO—Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told attendees at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2014 show here that key parts of the chip maker's push into the Internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices will be partnerships with other vendors and developers and creating an ecosystem of hardware and software based on the Intel Architecture. Last year, the company released a development board, dubbed "Galileo," based on the company's new small, low-power Quark chips and designed to give hardware and software developers a tool to help them quickly build products that run on Intel technology. At IDF, Krzanich announced Edison, another development platform for building smart systems that includes Atom and Quark silicon, integrated dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth, a framework for device-to-device and device-to-cloud communications, 1GB of memory and 4GB of flash storage. Krzanich said he expects products based on Edison—which will sell for $50—to start hitting the market by year's end. Throughout the Moscone Center here, development projects and commercial products running on Edison were on display. This eWEEK show offers a glimpse of some of them.

  • The open API will allow Philips to open its Hue bulbs to greater innovations from outside developers and partner companies, thereby expanding consumer demand for the innovative bulbs.

  • Embarcadero Technologies has released its strategy for helping developers build applications for the Internet of things (IoT).

  • The announcement of the next-gen processors, for two-in-ones and other systems, come less than a week after the release of Broadwell.

  • The chip maker launches the Edison development board for smart devices and outlines other efforts to get developers to use its technologies.

  • To prepare students for work in big data and analytics, IBM and CUNY launched a competition for students to build Watson-based public service apps.

  • The company is releasing a development kit and bringing in channel partners to get its QCA4002/4004 platforms to developers.

  • VIDEO: Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller discusses the current activities and direction for Red Hat's community Linux project.

  • The San Francisco-based live event will feature hot topics in cloud computing and useful lessons on how to build scalable apps powered by Google Cloud Platform. It will also be streamed online.

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