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Challenges of Big Data and their Solutions

In computing, the term "big data" refers to a collection of data that is both large and increasing at an exponential rate over time. It is the process of analyzing vast data sets to discover patterns, trends, and connections. Big Data strategies that are appropriately implemented may decrease operating costs, shorten time to market, and open the door to new product development. Despite the unparalleled...

Twilio Adds Interactive Audio and Video Service

As part of the effort to engage customers more at a time when most of them are spending more time online than in the office, organizations of all sizes have adopted various types of digital platforms to host online events. The hope is those digital events will, at the very least, make up for in-person events that were largely canceled in the last year. The...

Best Practices in Cloud Security

Cloud Security comprises the technologies and methods to protect cloud computing systems from cybersecurity threats. This article discusses the best practices to ensure that your cloud-based data and apps are secured. What is Cloud Security? As organizations strive to enhance their businesses and global reach by using cloud computing, cloud security and the related best practices are imperative to combat the existing and future threats to...

Datadog Report Sees Developers Taking a Shine to Serverless

Datadog this week published a report that details a major spike in the consumption of serverless computing frameworks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on an analysis of usage of the Datadog cloud service for monitoring IT environments, the report finds usage of serverless computing frameworks on all three of the major cloud platforms is on the rise. For example, the report finds, on...

OutSystems Connects Low-Code Platform to AWS Services

OutSystems today added a set of components and resources to its portfolio to make it easier to invoke and configure cloud services by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Cloud Accelerators for AWS promise to reduce the time and effort developers that employ the company's namesake low-code platform need to spend on configuring cloud services such as identity verification workflows that compares a photo or selfie...

Zoom Gives Developers More Video Control

Zoom has released an updated version of its video software development kit (SDK) that gives developers more control over how video is rendered within their applications when invoking the cloud service. Previously, developers could only render video as it surfaced within a Zoom video conference. The Video SDK provided by Zoom now gives developers the ability to render video any way they best see fit, says Zoom...

Microsoft Mesh: Adding VR to Presentations and Videoconferencing

In a year where remote working and teleconferencing have dominated business around the world, it is not surprising that Microsoft is focused on improving its collaborative software and working to make communication and interaction even more effective. Microsoft Mesh is a new push from Microsoft that focuses on Virtual Reality, with ties to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Teams. In the past, Microsoft has talked highly...

Embedding Interactive Code onto a Web Page

Have you ever created an online training manual for your new developers or end users? Have those manuals ever included sample code listings or snippets for the developer or end user to see? Have you ever written an article that you wanted to share with the world on a site like Developer.com or a tip for DevX.com that included a self-contained code listing you...

Build & Deploy an ASP.NET Core App to Azure App Service

Microsoft Azure has multiple services for hosting HTTP-based web applications. Visual Studio developers can directly publish web applications to the cloud. Azure supports a wide range of programming languages like .NET Core, .NET, Java, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, Python, and more. Applications hosted on Azure App Service can run and scale seamlessly in both Windows and Linux-based environments. In this article, I will create a...

Repl.it: Top Online IDE & Editor for Coding and Learning

If you're planning a development project, you'll need the appropriate tools. This often starts with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) or editor. These are often downloaded to your computer and used locally. With the internet and cloud computing becoming more refined, editors and IDEs have now been developed that can be used completely online; we recently profiled five online IDEs. These online editors give...

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