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Heroku: PaaS is the future of development tools

Heroku CEO Adam Gross highlights the integral role of PaaS for companies ramping up customer-facing apps

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Experts worried about ransomware hitting critical infrastructure

Ransomware is capable of shutting down computer systems that manage public utilities and private industry--experts say it's only a matter of when

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Java framework builds microservices as Docker containers

The java-micro platform lets developers build and configure environment, command-line, and external services

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Democratic senators push to save net neutrality rules under Trump

Democratic senators have promised to fight any move by President Donald Trump's administration to gut the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

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Trump's ban becomes an H-1B fight

The U.S. tech industry warned President Trump that his immigration order will hurt the U.S. economy by making it more difficult for businesses to attract overseas workers

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Upstart JavaScript framework dreams of challenging Angular, React

The open source Mithril framework focuses on performance, size, and density

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JavaScript spec adds async functions, shared memory

ECMAScript 2017, due in June, also incorporates string padding and trailing commas

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GitLab database goes out after spam attack

Approximately six hours of data, including issues, merge requests, users, comments, and snippets, will be lost as GitLab restores from a backup

​Google creates ‘crisis fund’ following US immigration ban

Tech giant, Google, has created a US$2 million crisis fund in response to US president Donald Trump’s immigration ban

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US tech industry says immigration order affects their operations

Apple, Microsoft, and Google are among U.S. tech industry leaders warning that Trump's immigration order will impact company operations

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Skills certification coming for Node.js developers

The Node.js Foundation is creating a Certified Developer program to help companies and developers gauge Node and JavaScript abilities

Why Google’s Sergey Brin changed his tune on AI

Google's co-founder admits he didn't pay attention to AI in the 1990s because he didn't think it would work, but has since reconsidered

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Want to be a software developer? Time to learn AI and data science

Data science skills will become more important for coding as software is 'trained' via AI

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Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Researchers at Binghamton State University have proposed a model that uses patients' heartbeats as an encryption key for electronic records.

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Kotlin 1.1 beta adds JavaScript compilation

The new version of the language also incorporates experimental support for co-routines on the JVM, Android, and JavaScript

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Attackers start wiping data from CouchDB and Hadoop databases

Researchers are reporting data wiping attacks hitting openly accessible Hadoop and CouchDB deployments.

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Oracle to Java devs: Stop signing JAR files with MD5

Starting in April, if a JAR file is signed with MD5, Oracle will treat it as unsigned

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US alleges systemic employment discrimination at Oracle

The U.S. government says Oracle routinely and systemically pays white men more than women and minorities and that it favors Asian candidates over others in product development and technical roles

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