This Week in Neo4j: Data Lineage, Google Cloud, Thomson Reuters' OpenPermID

Feb 9 15:10:02 by

Welcome to this week in Neo4j, where we round up what's been happening in the world of graph databases in the last seven days. This week, we have a graph of Thomson Reuters' OpenPermID dataset, running Neo4j on Google Cloud, migrating from MySQL to Neo4j, as well as a data lineage talk from GraphConnect NYC 2017.

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How I Built an Agile Team

Jan 23 17:01:01 by

Implementing an Agile methodology was a critical success factor for the solutions developed by our team and for the continuous customer satisfaction increase — indicated by a grades increase in satisfaction surveys, as well as spontaneous comments congratulating us. We develop solutions for a very specific and crowded niche in aeronautics industry, by the way. Before introducing how Agile was implemented in our team, let me describe how our work environment was to contextualize it. In many articles about this subject, the authors state that Agile is not a silver bullet. I will also agree that that is true if you don't receive the support from upper management. On our case, the need to go Agile was identified by the team and the hole implementation process was bottom-up. We were lucky to have support from the upper management.

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Could the United States Supreme Court Constrain Cloud Computing?

Feb 8 8:09:00 by

A U.S. Supreme Court decision could change the future of cloud computing by making U.S. companies subject to law enforcement demands for data from foreign servers. If the court rules that the data must be handed over, it is uncertain if the U.S. Congress would change the law, and what the actual content of a new law might be. This law would be still subject to interpretation and litigation. By Michael Stiefel

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SmartBear announces new API testing and documentation tool

Jan 23 13:00:50 by

SmartBear announced the release of Swagger Inspector today. The new solution is a free, cloud-based API testing and documentation tool. The tool is designed to simplify the validation of APIs and generate OpenAPI documentation. “As APIs are increasingly playing a pivotal role in digital transformation, it becomes imperative to deliver quality, consumable APIs at a faster pace,” said Christian Wright, EVP and GM of API business at SmartBear. “We built Swagger Inspector to simplify the API development process by empowering developers to easily test and auto-generate their OpenAPI documentation with a single tool on the cloud.” With the tool, developers can easily check APIs are working as intended without having to learn a complicated tool or add new components into existing code or processes. According to the company, Swagger Inspector was designed with no learning curve. Developers can check any API including REST, SOAP and Graph QL. In addition, Swagger Inspector enables developers to create OpenAPI documentation for any API, and host it on the design and documentation platform Swagger Hub.   The OpenAPI Specification is a standard, programming language-agnostic interface designed for humans and computers to understand and interact with REST APIs without accessing the source code. “Our company is trying to successfully position ourselves in the API economy by standardizing with the OpenAPI Specification,” said Matthieu Delmas, a web developer at microDon and a beta user of Swagger Inspector. “Swagger Inspector has become an important part of our API strategy, in that we can easily test and auto-generate the OpenAPI documentation for any of our APIs, all during the development process itself.” The post SmartBear announces new API testing and documentation tool appeared first on SD Times.

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Universal React Framework Next.js Releases Version 5.0

Feb 9 16:00:00 by

Next.js, an open source toolkit for universal React.js applications, has reached version 5.0. This release improves configurability of Next.js applications, adding better server-side webpack support and a plugin system for modular configuration. It also adds first-class TypeScript support, better support for React alt-libs like Preact, and a multi-application composition feature called Zones. By Kevin Ball

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Turn your drawings into software with Microsoft Garage’s Ink to Code

Jan 25 16:39:04 by

Ink to Code, a new app from Microsoft Garage, allow developers to draw wire frame sketches on a touch screen PC and export them into Visual Studio.

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Does Agile use business requirements documents?

Jan 29 7:21:00 by

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Enterprises say big data analytics and AI are their top IT priorities for 2018

Jan 22 4:01:35 by

Analyst firm 451 Research Inc. has dug up some interesting tidbits about how enterprises are embracing emerging technologies in its inaugural Voice of the Enterprise Digital Pulse survey released late last week. The finding with the biggest potential implications is that 60 percent of enterprises say they’ll be running the majority of their information technology […] The post Enterprises say big data analytics and AI are their top IT priorities for 2018 appeared first on SiliconANGLE.

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Machine Learning for the masses

Jan 23 13:00:04 by

Developers who have not gotten in on the data science action are getting onramps to entry to machine learning courtesy of the usual suspects from the cloud computing world. The question is whether these new machine learning IDEs are empowering those with just enough knowledge to literally become dangerous.

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Tips for Making Your Cloud Environment Last

Feb 2 21:01:01 by

If you are looking to convince your company to make the transition to the cloud (or already have), you will want to ensure that both the cloud culture and infrastructure is as future-proof and long-lasting as possible.  You certainly don’t want to make the transition only to have to transition back to an older infrastructure due to lack of support or because things stopped working as expected.  With that in mind, here are some tips that may help make your cloud environment last not only for 2018 but into the future as well.

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