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Today’s consumers are highly reliant on their mobile applications. If apps don’t work, users won’t use them—it’s that simple. To require an Internet connection for mobile applications is to live in the past. If apps rely on a connection, odds are high that the experience will be sluggish and unpredictable.[ There’s more than one way to build a mobile app. See 25 simple tools for building mobile apps fast. | Keep up with the hottest topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]To avoid reliance on the network, providers of databases and cloud services have added synchronization and offline capabilities to their mobile offerings. Solutions like Couchbase’s Couchbase Mobile, Microsoft’s Azure Mobile Services, Amazon’s Cognito, and Google’s Firebase offer the all-important sync that enables apps to work both online and offline. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
As the buzz over the Internet of Things (IoT) ripples across industries, companies from small startups to industry behemoths rush to launch their IoT products.

The dramatic advances in Internet infrastructure, cloud computing, connection bandwidth, and mobile devices over the years have all helped make IoT real.

Given the abundance of the ever evolving computing technologies, there are many choices of computational models and platforms for the design and implementation of an IoT product.Dating back to the 1970s, the actor modelnbsp;didn't gain too much attention until recently. The model revolves around a universal primitive called actor for concurrent and distributed computation.
It provides an idiomatic alternative to the more conventional concurrency model that relies on synchronization of shared mutable state using locks.
In particular, the message-driven style of non-blocking interactions via immutable messages among actors meshes well with contemporary programming approaches on complex distributed platforms.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Sometimes ransomware developers make mistakes in their code.

These mistakes could help victims regain access to their original files after a ransomware infection.

This article is a short description of several errors, which were made by the WannaCry ransomware developers.
RISELab, the successor to the U.C.

Berkeley group that created Apache Spark, is hatching a project that could replace Spark—or at least displace it for key applications.Ray is a distributed framework designed for low-latency real-time processing, such as machine learning.

Created by two doctoral students at RISELab, Philipp Moritz and Robert Nishihara, it works with Python to run jobs either on a single machine or distributed across a cluster, using C++ for components that need speed.[ Jump into Microsoft’s drag-and-drop machine learning studio: Get started with Azure Machine Learning. | The InfoWorld review roundup: AWS, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, and IBM machine learning in the cloud. ]The main aim for Ray, according to an article at Datanami, is to create a framework that can provide better speeds than Spark.
Spark was intended to be faster than what it replaced (mainly, MapReduce), but it still suffers from design decisions that make it difficult to write applications with “complex task dependencies” because of its internal synchronization mechanisms.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
OK, we’re kidding a bit.

Chrome is great.

Google did a wonderful job with it—and continues improving it every day.

The marketplace recognizes this, and many surveys show Chrome is the most popular browser by far. It’s not hard to see why.

Chrome is stable, in part because its architects made a smart decision to put each web page in a separate process.
It has excellent HTML5 standards support, loads of extensions, synchronization across computers, and tight integration with Google’s cloud services.

All of these reasons and more make Chrome the popular choice.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Concurrent collections in .Net are contained inside the System.Collections.Concurrent namespace and provide lock-free and thread-safe implementations of the collection classes.

Thread safe collections were first introduced in .Net 4, and collections...
The good news: Microsoft has finally brought SharePoint file synchronization to OneDrive.

The bad news: Some details may confuse you and your users about how it all works. Businesses have very different approaches to data sharing among users: Some love the idea of a single portal to shared files, while others hate it. Plus, SharePoint can be more than a project file repository (it’s also meant to support discussions and workflow via project websites), and other value becomes invisible when accessed via OneDrive.[ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. | How to make document sharing really work in Office 365. ] Microsoft’s goal is to consolidate its various file managers into one, says Seth Patton, Microsoft’s general manager for OneDrive and SharePoint.

That way, OneDrive and SharePoint stores are treated the same as network and local drives for both the operating system and applications.

That’s exactly the right goal.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here