Honeywell picks Midtown building for software hub and division HQ

“We are seeking the best of the best product software engineers from around the world to come to Atlanta,” Krishna Mikkilineni, Honeywell senior vice president of engineering, operations and IT said in the release. “At Honeywell, product software engineers have the opportunity to develop some of the world’s most sophisticated software- and digital-based products and solutions that play a major role in the IoT, helping airplanes, automobiles, buildings, homes, industrial plants, warehouses, and workers stay connected, safe, productive and secure.”

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Ekos Brewmaster is the industry leader in providing management software to independent craft breweries. We are a fast growing company helping over 750 craft beverage producers manage their day to day operations. We make it easy for customers to organize, manage, and integrate information from every area of their operation into one easily accessible location. Ekos Brewmaster integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks, which gives customers the ability to monitor everything from sales and inventory to raw ingredients and equipment history with a few clicks of a mouse or swipes of a mobile device.

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Boston Police Plan To Buy Social Media Monitoring Software Draws Criticism

Privacy rights advocates are speaking out against a Boston Police Department plan to spend $1.4 million on software that will help officers scan social media websites.

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Silicon Valley Stumbles in World Beyond Software

A Google drone lowered a box of dog treats and chocolate bars to a rancher in the Australian outback in August 2014, the payoff from two years’ work to show that a drone could make deliveries.

Google then scrapped the drone and started over.

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Fitbit Is Close to Buying Software Assets From Pebble

Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, is close to buying software assets from struggling smartwatch startup Pebble Technology Corp. in a bid to better compete with Apple Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

The deal is mainly about hiring the startup’s software engineers and testers, and getting intellectual property such as the Pebble watch’s operating system, watch apps, and cloud services, the people said. They asked not to be identified speaking about an unannounced transaction.

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Google Debuts Continuous Fuzzer for Open Source Software

A new Google program aimed at continuously fuzzing open source software has already detected over 150 bugs.

The program, OSS-Fuzz, currently in beta mode, is designed to help unearth programming errors in open source software via fuzz testing. Fuzz testing, or fuzzing is when bits of randomly generated code is inputted into programs as a means to discover code and security flaws.

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Safer, less vulnerable software is the goal of new NIST computer publication


Safer, less vulnerable software is the goal of new NIST computer publication

A new NIST report recommends five main approaches for reducing software vulnerabilities, described in lay terms by NIST computer scientist Paul E. Black. Credit: Hanacek / NIST

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Apple signals interest in self-driving software

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Do Acquisitions Kill Software Engineering Skills?

CA Technologies has just acquired Automic Software Inc. industry opinion points to this being (comparatively) good news for technical engineers and software developers… but acquisitions aren’t always quite so rosy. Image Credit: CA

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As Apple massively reinvents its software, it faces growing pains

“I would wholly expect that [iOS developers] would be complaining constantly,” Sanders said, adding that each new rollout of the operating system has been bumpier for developers than the previous one.

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