For Developers Only: The 7 Big Ideas Behind Oracle’s Open Source, Container-Native Vision
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For Developers Only: The 7 Big Ideas Behind Oracle’s Open Source, Container-Native Vision

What’s your dream? To get you back to what you want to do: Make things—and collaborate more effectively with ops engineers, rather than having to become a sysadmin yourself. Oracle has just recently open sourced two projects to help with that goal, by making Kubernetes more practical for multicloud, large-scale use cases. Here are seven big ideas behind Oracle’s latest contributions to container-native technology, and how they’ll help you get to your happy place.
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Chatbots Help Reach Millions Of First-Time Appliance Buyers In India
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Chatbots Help Reach Millions Of First-Time Appliance Buyers In India

In India, if a fan, a microwave, or a toaster burns out, fixing it is of prime importance.

“India is still a market where things don’t get thrown into the dustbin,” says Anant Bajaj, joint managing director for Bajaj Electricals Ltd, a lighting, engineering, electric utility, and appliance maker based in Mumbai. Efficiently helping customers, often in rural and remote areas, get a product fixed or installed for the first time is a task that’s perfect for machine learning-based automation. Continue reading

Insights Screaming To Get Out: Tales From Digital Transformation
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Insights Screaming To Get Out: Tales From Digital Transformation

A California CIO uses data to help citizens survive earthquakes, landslides, floods, and volcanos; a Dutch executive uses it to visualize solutions to rising sea levels; a Chinese CIO sells the cloud to his culturally risk-averse boss. Data, often hundreds of years old, is the untapped resource for many executives tasked with digitally transforming their organizations. Continue reading

Conversational UI: Be Ready For The Next Digital Disruption
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Conversational UI: Be Ready For The Next Digital Disruption

Many researchers believe conversational AI will soon be developers’ first priority, surpassing cloud-native and mobile-first projects in importance. Chatbots—built on a foundation of containerized microservices and connecting to back-end systems via API—are not only an easy way to break into conversational UIs, they’re an onramp to building and training artificial intelligence. Continue reading

From Blockchain To Simple Text Editors, Oracle Developer Champions Share Top Insights
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From Blockchain To Simple Text Editors, Oracle Developer Champions Share Top Insights

Dedicated AI processors will bring massive acceleration of deep learning data sets. Blockchain could be used to verify the security of passenger planes, and natural language processing will start speaking in slang. Amid all this high tech, though, don’t forget about the importance of the productivity boost of using simple tools like Vim, a text editor based on a 1970s program written by Sun Microsystems cofounder Bill Joy. Continue reading

JavaOne4Kids Teaches Minecraft Mods with a Professional-Grade Java IDE
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JavaOne4Kids Teaches Minecraft Mods with a Professional-Grade Java IDE

You can tell that Cesar Tron-Lozai is comfortable with kids. He starts off a Java training session for scores of Minecraft enthusiasts—which, given the virtual world’s player demographic, tends to be made up of fidget spinner-toting preteens—with a quick behavioral training trick, teaching them to holler and then shush when he plays a cow sound on his phone. Then he dives into Minecraft modding, asking the kids to open up the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) on the provided laptops. Continue reading