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Java and JavaScript Remain the Top Enterprise Developer Languages For the Cloud, Survey Finds

Programmers may love hot newer languages like Kotlin and Rust, but according to a Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF) recent survey of global enterprise developers and IT decision makers, Java and Javascript are the top enterprise languages. ZDNet: That said, the CFF also found [PDF] that, “More and more, businesses are employing a polyglot and a multi-platform strategy to meet their ... Read More »

Verizon Throttled Fire Department’s ‘Unlimited’ Data During Calif. Wildfire

Verizon Wireless’s throttling of a fire department that uses its data services has been submitted as evidence in a lawsuit that seeks to reinstate federal net neutrality rules. From a report: “County Fire has experienced throttling by its ISP, Verizon,” Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden wrote in a declaration. “This throttling has had a significant impact on our ... Read More »

Google’s Data Collection is Hard To Escape, Study Claims

Citing a report [PDF] published on Tuesday by Digital Content Next and Vanderbilt University, CNN writes that “short of chucking your phone into the river, shunning the internet, and learning to read paper maps again, there’s not much you can do to keep Google from collecting data about you.” From the report: So says a Vanderbilt University computer scientist who ... Read More »

Mozilla to Remove Legacy Firefox Add-Ons From Add-On Portal in Early October

Mozilla announced today plans to remove all Firefox legacy add-ons from the official Mozilla add-ons portal in early October. From a report: The move comes after Mozilla updated the Firefox core to use a new add-ons system based on the Chrome-compatible WebExtensions API. This new add-ons API replaced Firefox’s old XUL-based add-ons API in November 2017, with the release of ... Read More »

‘Calculators Killed the Standard Statistical Table’

theodp writes: In an obituary of sorts for the standard probability tables that were once ubiquitous in introductory statistics textbooks, Rick Wicklin writes: “In my first probability and statistics course, I constantly referenced the 23 statistical tables (which occupied 44 pages!) in the appendix of my undergraduate textbook. Any time I needed to compute a probability or test a hypothesis, ... Read More »