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Microsoft's cheapo Surface: Like a netbook you can't upgrade

If you can put up with the slow speed, Microsoft's budget Surface Go offers a cheapskate alternative to the stylish but costly Surface Pro line, effectively reviving the Netbook concept a decade on. The convertible slab is aimed at students and schools, but it's likely to be bought for field workers too. The Surface Go bucks …

Devs working to stop Go math error bugging crypto software

Consider this an item for the watch-list, rather than a reason to hit the panic button: a math error in the Go language could potentially affect cryptographic libraries. Security researcher Guido Vranken (who earlier this year fuzzed up some bugs in OpenVPN) found an exponentiation error in the Go math/big package. Big …

Google's Grumpy code makes Python Go

Google on Wednesday introduced an open-source project called Grumpy to translate Python code into Go programs. The company's front-end server for YouTube and its YouTube API are mainly written in Python, and run on CPython 2.7, as opposed to other implementations (Jython, PyPy, or IronPython). The issue for Google is …

Why should you care about Google's AI winning a board game?

Water cooler – El Reg, what's all this about a Google AI playing a board game against a human? For the last week or so, Google-owned DeepMind's AlphaGo machine learning project has been locked in a competition with Lee Sedol, the world's top-ranked Go player, to test AlphaGo's ability to solve the sort of complex problems that the human …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Mar 2016

Go No! Google cyber-brain bests top-ranked human in ancient game

Google's DeepMind machine learning system has beaten South Korean Lee Sedol, the top-ranked Go player over the last decade. It is being hailed as a milestone in the development of artificial intelligence. The DeepMind AlphaGo won a concession from Sedol in the first match of a five-game series between the Alphabet-owned …
Shaun Nichols, 9 Mar 2016
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Google DeepMind cyber-brain cracks tough AI challenge: Beating a top Go board-game player

A Google-designed artificial intelligence system has for the first time beaten a top human player at the board game Go. A team of researchers from Google DeepMind said in a Nature article [PDF] that their AlphaGo program is not only able to beat 99 per cent of all previous Go-playing systems, but has also beaten Fan Hui – …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Jan 2016
IBM's new mainframe

All Systems z are Go: IBM ports Google language to mainframes

IBM has been spotted bringing the open-source Go programming language to its System z mainframes. Big Blue made its port available via a GitHub repository and its Linux on IBM z Systems project – which is working on bringing across various other packages, too. Developed by Google and released in 2009, Go is designed with an …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Jan 2016
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Microsoft Azure now goes with Google's Go

Microsoft has added “experimental support” for the open-source Go programming language, developed by Google, on the Azure App Service, part of its cloud platform. Go, announced in 2009 and released in 2012, was designed for programming large software systems. In common with languages such as Java and C#, it was born out of the …
Tim Anderson, 20 Oct 2015

AWS Go-ing Google's way

The Go language, familiar to those working in the wonderful world of Docker, is inching its way into the Amazon Web Services environment. In what'll be seen as a big win for the language, AWS is working on adding Go to its existing suite of SDKs – Java, C#, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP and Objective C. Created by Google …
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Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command

Microsoft has taken its first baby steps toward integrating Windows with the Docker application containerization tech that's caught fire in the Linux world, with the release of Docker client software that runs on Windows desktops. The client doesn't let you run Windows applications in containers. Microsoft is still working …
Neil McAllister, 18 Nov 2014
Google Doodle honoring Honinbo Shusaku

Whoops! Google's D-Day Doodle honors ... Japan

Google has apologized for publishing a Google Doodle honoring a Japanese Go player on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, blaming a technical glitch. "We always intended to highlight a new exhibition of imagery and archive material commemorating D-Day on our homepage," the online ad-slinger said in a statement. "Unfortunately a …

VMware rejiggers acquired Shavlik tools for SMBs

VMworld Europe During the VMworld Europe shindig in Copenhagen, Denmark this week, server virtualization juggernaut VMware gussied up two management tools it gained back in May when it acquired partner Shavlik Technologies, and promptly slapped its brands on them. Shavlik was founded in 1993 by one of the hotshot programmers who worked at …
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Google launches Go runtime for App Engine

Google has released a Go runtime for Google App Engine, adding that homegrown platform-as-a-service specialist programming language to the Python and Java runtimes already available. "This means you can take that Go app you've been working on (or meaning to work on) and deploy it to App Engine right now with the new 1.5.2 SDK …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Jul 2011
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Google Go strikes back with C++ bake-off

In early June, Googler Robert Hundt published a paper comparing the performance of four programming languages: C++, Java, Scala, and a rather new addition to the world of systems programming, Google's own Go. Go is designed to provide the performance of a compiled language like C++ and the "feel" of a dynamic language like …
Cade Metz, 1 Jul 2011
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VMware gets Go-ing with Shavlik buy

Server virtualization juggernaut VMware has bought Shavlik Technologies, one of its partners in virtual machine management and a provider of patch management and network security tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Shavlik was founded in 1993 in St Paul, Minnesota, by Mark Shavlik, a developer at …
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Google-code-as-a-service: Go on App Engine

In beginning, you could only use Python with Google App Engine, the online service that lets you run applications atop Google's famously distributed infrastructure. Then, after countless requests from developers, Google added a Java runtime to the service. And now the company is adding a runtime tailor-made for the service. …
Cade Metz, 14 May 2011
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Scala daddy wraps his Java baby in Red Hat-ness

Martin Odersky – the man who created Scala, the Java-based programming language that now drives such big name web services as Twitter, Foursquare, and LinkedIn – has launched a company that provides service and support around an extensive open source application stack for the language. Both the company and the stack are known …
Cade Metz, 12 May 2011
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Google Go boldly goes where no code has gone before

Every Google data center has a Chubby, and Heroku wanted one too. Like the rest of Google's much admired back-end infrastructure, Chubby is decidedly closed source, so Heroku men Keith Rarick and Blake Mizerany built their own. Although they didn't have source code, they did have one of those secret-spilling Google research …
Cade Metz, 5 May 2011

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