Industry News - Week of Oct. 23, 2017

IBM's New Model for Serverless Apps

Big Blue is expanding on the function-as-a-service paradigm with Composer, which works with Node.js but can easily adapt to Python or other languages. Learn more and download Composer on git.


Google Clamps Down on Gmail Security

Now Gmail users have the option of adding a hardware key or token to their account, making it virtually impossible to hack or fall victim to "Podesta-style" phishing attacks.


Generate Release Notes Easily With Gradle

Mihail Urmanschi, a software developer at European software consultancy Winify AG, describes a semi-automated method of generating software version docs with a tool you might already be using.


Amazon, IBM, Google, Microsoft to Offer AI-as-a-Service

Artificial intelligence has quietly entered the homes and workplaces under the names Alexa, Siri, Watson and others. Now it's available as a service.


Microsoft Ventures $3.5M to Find the 'Next Big Thing'

Developers, inventors and other visionaries are being offered $1M in each of three global regions for the top innovation prize plus $500K in Azure credits.


7 Hidden Gems in Visual Studio 2017

Little things mean a lot, especially when they can save lots of time. Here are seven little things that can help reduce the burden of repetitive tasks encountered while programming in VS2017.


Android Working to Reduce 'Porch Piracy'


The retail giant suffers giant loses as delivered packages ofttimes get pilfered before the recipient gets home to receive them. The company is kicking the tires on a few new ideas.


4 Ways to Get More Done At Work

Too many meetings and too little organization are cited as the two leading killers of office-worker productivity. Here are four simple things that everyone can do to counter these issues and get more done.