Exploring the future of modern software development

john rambo

Modern software development is about building cloud-native, cloud-first and multi-cloud applications. But it’s also about embracing data-driven big data insights and making use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The definition of modern software development encompasses granular code reuse and low coding tools – and a whole lot more, too. 

The hidden question is really: what does it take to be a software developer in 2020 and beyond? 

First, let’s revisit a well-known phrase that has become somewhat of a recognised principle in the creation, deployment, operation and management of software solutions: it’s about people, processes, tools and technology.

Take technology for instance. An overriding theme throughout myriad market sectors is the spectrum of digital technologies enabling new levels of operational capacity and business reach. The list is long. By no means comprehensive, it can span from cloud and mobile through to internet-connected products, integration strategies of application

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World Wide Technology Raceway gears up for ‘mega’ weekend | News Headlines

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MADISON, Ill. (KMOV.com) — The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Mega Weekend is coming to World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR).

It will be a historic weekend for the raceway that includes six-races, including two INDYCAR races, a NASCAR Truck Series and an ARCA race. Under this new format, the INDYCAR and NASCAR races both will take place on Sunday. Originally, the two groups were scheduled to compete one week earlier on separate dates.

WWTR officials were able to combine both races for one action-packed day.

The track will welcome past Indy 500 winners Takuma Sato (2017, 2020), Scott Dixon (2008), Tony Kanaan (2013), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2014), Alexander Rossi (2016), Will Power (2018) and Simon Pagenaud (2019).

Fans will also be allowed to attend this weekend but at limited capacity at just 20 percent.

Here’s what the weekend schedule will look like:

  • The first INDYCAR race will be held on Saturday. The
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Disrupting a power grid with cheap equipment hidden in a coffee cup

john rambo

Cyber-physical systems security researchers at the University of California, Irvine can disrupt the functioning of a power grid using about $50 worth of equipment tucked inside a disposable coffee cup.

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Mohammad Al Faruque, UCI associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and his team revealed that the spoofing mechanism can generate a 32 percent change in output voltage, a 200 percent increase in low-frequency harmonics power and a 250 percent boost in real power from a solar inverter.

Al Faruque’s group in UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering have made a habit in recent years of finding exploitable loopholes in systems that combine computer hardware and software with machines and other infrastructure. In addition to heightening awareness about these vulnerabilities, they invent new technologies that are better shielded against attacks.

Targeting electromagnetic components

For this project, Al Faruque and his team used a remote spoofing device to target electromagnetic

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Two hypersonic weapons complete new developmental milestone

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have wrapped up captive carry tests of two hypersonic weapon variants that will perform their first free-flight tests later this year, the organizations announced Sept. 1.

Both Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have designed scramjet-powered hypersonic missiles as part of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) program run by the Air Force and DARPA.

The companies have validated that their separate air vehicle designs can achieve and sustain flights in excess of five times the speed of sound. Upcoming flight tests will evaluate that the weapons’ propulsion and thermal management systems will be able to withstand hypersonic cruise speeds, DARPA said in a news release.

“Completing the captive carry series of tests demonstrates both HAWC designs are ready for free flight,” said Andrew Knoedler, DARPA’s HAWC program manager. “These tests provide us a large measure of confidence –

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