Java proposal would add exception case to switch
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The readability, maintainability, and usability of switch statements and expressions in Java would be improved by a proposal to allow exceptions to be handled in the switch block. The current OpenJDK proposal, “Exception handling in switch (Preview),” would be part of the Standard Edition of Java, although no specific version Java SE has been designated yet as the recipient. Specifically, the proposal calls for enhancing switch so that exceptions thrown by the selector (the e in switch (e) …) can be handled in the switch block. Goals of the plan, which was created January 12 and updated April ..read more
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AWS moves Amazon Bedrock’s AI guardrails, and other features to general availability
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is moving some features of its generative AI application-building service, Amazon Bedrock, to general availability, the company said on Tuesday. These features include guardrails for AI, a model evaluation tool, and new large language models (LLMs). To read this article in full, please click here ..read more
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Why we suck at estimating software projects
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Okay, so I’m just going to go ahead and say it: It is impossible to accurately estimate a software project of any significance. Now, a non-trivial number of you are going to read that sentence and think I’m nuts.  And maybe I am. But someone has to just say what we all know to be true but don’t want to admit. Look, there have been countless books written, innumerable conferences held, untold consulting hours purchased, and endless blog posts written on how to be better at estimating software projects. I get it. We all work earnestly to give our best effort in an attempt to placate hungry ..read more
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The dawn of intelligent and automated data orchestration
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The exponential growth of data, and in particular unstructured data, is a problem enterprises have been wrestling with for decades. IT organizations are in a constant battle between ensuring that data is accessible to users, one the one hand, and that the data is globally protected and in compliance with data governance policies, on the other. Added to this is the need to ensure that files are stored in the most cost-effective manner possible, on whichever storage is best at that point in time. The problem is there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all storage platform that can serve as the ..read more
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The cloud is not a slam dunk platform for generative AI
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As I’ve been saying for the past year or so, cloud conferences have become generative AI conferences, as have data center conferences, databases conferences, and you name it. It’s clearly more than just a trend—it’s a game-changing push. But we’ve seen this happen enough times in the past 30 years to know nothing is guaranteed to be a true trend. Remember “push technology?” Exactly. As enterprises rush headlong into generative AI, selecting an appropriate infrastructure is critical for optimal performance and cost-effectiveness. Comparing cloud computing and traditional on-premises solutions r ..read more
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7 innovative ways to use low-code tools and platforms
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Some developers and business leaders believe that low-code is only for small, lightly used applications such as replacing spreadsheets and building dashboards. “These tools, in general, aren’t well suited to more advanced applications,” says Steve Jones, devops advocate at  Red Gate Software. With heavier use and more complex data manipulation requirements, he says, “they often start to fail and cause workload and performance issues.” I've used low-code and no-code platforms for over two decades and have written extensively about them, including articles on how generative AI is changing l ..read more
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Focusing on the wrong open source issues
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If you follow open source topics on X/Twitter, you can be forgiven for believing the biggest issue in open source today is companies relicensing their open source code under different licenses. Thierry Carrez, the vice chairperson of the OSI, for example, recently issued a dire warning: “single vendor is the new proprietary.” Sounds terrible, right? I mean, once you forget that the vast majority of software that you and I use every day on our phones, laptops, servers, etc., is proprietary. (Yes, with plenty of open source buried inside and effectively “relicensed.”) To read this article i ..read more
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Android 15 reaches beta
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Google has released the first beta of the Android 15 mobile OS for developers and early adopters. This version of the Android operating system emphasizes productivity, user privacy and security, and making apps more widely visible and accessible. The beta was released on April 11 and a final release is expected sometime in August. Apps targeting Android 15 are displayed edge-to-edge by default, so they no longer need to explicitly call Window.setDecorFitsSystemWindows (false) or enableEdgetoEdge to show content behind system bars. Android builders recommend still calling enableEdgetoEdge ..read more
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Meta eyes LLM dominance with new Llama 3 models
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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp parent Meta has released a new generation of its open source Llama large language model (LLM) in order to garner a bigger pie of the generative AI market by taking on all model providers, including OpenAI, Mistral, Anthropic, and Elon Musk’s xAI. “This next generation of Llama demonstrates state-of-the-art performance on a wide range of industry benchmarks and offers new capabilities, including improved reasoning. We believe these are the best open source models of their class, period,” the company wrote in a blog post, adding that it had set out to build an o ..read more
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Cloud cost management is not working
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Asia/Pacific companies are struggling with wasteful cloud spending, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting. The study found that cloud cost management initiatives and tools are being introduced too late and without a full picture of their environment to be very effective. The study, paid for by IPaaS provider Boomi, found that 87% had exceeded their set cloud budgets over the past two years and that 69% foresee exceeding their cloud budgets during the current fiscal year. In other words, we’ve spent too much money on the cloud and will continue to spend too mu ..read more
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