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Atlassian targets agile development at scale with Jira Align

The company has incorporated AgileCraft’s software into its portfolio to help companies better handle large-scale agile software development projects.

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How to use tidy eval in R

Do you want to use ggplot2, dplyr, or other tidyverse functions in your own functions? This easy example shows how

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What's next for blockchain technology? | TECH(talk)

Over the past few years, blockchain has grown and evolved as it’s been rolled out in a variety of industries. It looks like 2019 will be the year blockchain gets even more enmeshed in financial services and FinTech. Computerworld’s...

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Q&A: Christiana Care Health CIO talks up Apple's Health Record app

in December, Christiana Care went live with Apple's Health Record app, enabling patients to get an aggregated view of their electronic health record information on their mobile devices.

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Blockchain vs. a database: What's the difference?

Blockchain has been accused by detractors as nothing more than a more complicated and expensive database. While both technologies offer data storage and management, blockchain has one unique feature a database will never replicate.

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Demand for blockchain engineers is ‘through the roof’

A new jobs report shows software engineers with blockchain skills are in higher demand than at any time in the past, and the number of positions has grown more than fivefold in the past year.

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Apple’s plan to integrate iOS, macOS apps could mean renewed focus on desktops

Apple's move to enable the development of apps that run on iPhones, iPads and Macs could mean the company now sees more growth potential in desktops as the smartphone market becomes more saturated.

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Slack targets developers with Block Kit UI framework

The team collaboration software maker says Block Kit will lead to apps that are more visually appealing and easy to use.

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CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong

Companies are keen to try blockchain to address key business needs such as efficient transactions and immutable audit trails. But many aren't taking advantage of the distributed ledger's most innovative features.

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Run Python in R code

While R is a useful language, Python is also great for data science and general-purpose computing. See how to run Python code within an R script and pass data between Python and R

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J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency

JPM Coin, the first of its kind from a major bank, will initially be used to transfer funds over a blockchain network internally and between internationally between institutional clients.

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5 QuickTime lessons for Apple’s new AR chief

What has Apple learned from the evolution of its QuickTime standard that could inform its augmented reality (AR) development teams?

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How Nuance is blazing a path to a smarter Siri

Nuance’s recently announced Project Pathfinder solution gives us a glimpse at Siri’s smarter future.

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Q&A: MIT prof talks about teaching blockchain – and who's learning

Abel Sanchez is one of two instructors teaching the Applied Blockchain course at MIT, one of many universities with courses on the distributed ledger tech. While about half the students can code, others have never coded a line in...

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R tip: Write your own RStudio addins

This RStudio Addins tutorial shows step by step how to create an addin for the RStudio IDE

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ courses are now available in braille

Apple teams with blind advocacy groups to make coding skills more accessible.

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Linux’s Hyperledger to give developers supply chain building blocks

Grid, a new project from the Linux Foundation, will offer developers tools to create supply chain-specific applications running atop distributed ledger technology.

Throwback Thursday: Hey, what's another six months?

Pilot fish is hired to support an application that tracks orders on a manufacturing plant's shop floor. And it's terrible -- but it'll be replaced real soon now, right?

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