Amazon announces no-code solution Honeycode

Amazon is joining the no-code space with the announcement of Honeycode. The new solution is designed to make it easier for developers to build mobile and web applications with no programming required.  Instead of relying on methods like emailing spreadsheets or documents, Honeycode enables developers to use a simple visual application builder and to utilize […]

Perl 7 announced, expected within the next year

After releasing Perl 5.32 earlier this month, the Perl community is already looking towards the next release of the language, which will be Perl 7. According to a blog post written by Perl book author brian d foy on the Perl website, “Perl 7 is going to be Perl 5.32, mostly.” What this means is […]

Mainframe 2020: A catalyst for transformation

By combining DevOps, which bridges the divide between developers and IT operations, with the power and scalability of the mainframe, State Farm is speeding up the development and delivery of essential applications. For example, it shortened the time it takes to test new versions of its claims system, which lets insurance agents handle claims anywhere […]

Process data with varying data ingestion frequencies using AWS Glue job bookmarks

We often have data processing requirements in which we need to merge multiple datasets with varying data ingestion frequencies. Some of these datasets are ingested one time in full, received infrequently, and always used in their entirety, whereas other datasets are incremental, received at certain intervals, and joined with the full datasets to generate output. […]

Amazon Honeycode helps businesses develop apps without code

Amazon has announced Honeycode, a new tool which promises to help businesses develop mobile and web apps without coding knowledge. The new tool comes specifically from Amazon Web Services and is designed to help their clients to craft interactive apps using a simple visual builder. Amazon promises Honeycode will enable businesses to “create applications that […]

Eggplant gets acquired by Keysight Technologies

The digital automation intelligence company Eggplant is joining Keysight Technologies, a technology company that focuses on helping enterprises, service providers and governments innovate in a secure way. Together, the companies hope to advance the automated software test market. Eggplant’s software test automation platform leverages artificial intelligence and analytics to automate test creation and test execution. […]

Human rights activists want to use AI to help prove war crimes in court

The initiative, led by Swansea University in the UK along with a number of human rights groups, is part of an ongoing effort to monitor the alleged war crimes happening in Yemen and create greater legal accountability around them. In 2017, the platform Yemeni Archive began compiling a database of videos and photos documenting the […]

How McAfee Makes an Impact: 2019 CSR Report Launch

At McAfee, we defend the world from cyber threats. We live our values daily. But most importantly, we recognize the power of inclusion and diversity in helping to create a better world inside and outside of McAfee. Recently, we launched our 2019 corporate social responsibility report—our Impact Report. Last year, just our second year as […]

Connecting with Technology – A List Apart

People don’t always need another human being to experience a sense of connection. The deep emotional bonds many people have with their pets proves this. (So might the popularity of the Pet Rock in the 1970s but that’s just speculation.) Even Link in The Legend of Zelda had an inanimate companion: his trusty sword (see […]

Cloud and complexity in IT

It’s an old story by now—cloud is the computing of the future. What has become evident in recent years, however, is cloud has established itself as the computing of the present—and the agile IT architecture it has enabled is critical to any organization’s efforts to increase efficiency and business resilience. In other words, transitioning IT […]