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Coding
CoderSchool closes US$2.6 million pre-Series A funding
CoderSchool has announced closing a US$2.6 million pre-Series A round led by Monks Hill Ventures. 
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Javascript
Fastly allows developers to execute JavaScript with no cold start times
Fastly has announced the availability of JavaScript in Compute@Edge, so developers can execute JavaScript code without having to worry about cold start times. 
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Web Development
Next.js React framework updated to deliver modern web experience
Vercel developed the updated Next.js version in collaboration with more than 1300 open source contributors, as well as partners including Facebook and Google.
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Web Development
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Enlighten Designs?
Today, Techday speaks to Enlighten Designs founder and CEO Damon Kelly, who discusses the company's business journey, a recently signed partnership with an Australian digital services provider, and its vision for the future of web design.
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Chatbots
Consumers turn to chatbots & online messaging as COVID-19 bites
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to adaptations in the way people live, work and interact – and an increase in chatbot usage is one of many customer experience side effects.
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Cloud
Apple previews iOS 14 at WWDC
Apple’s worldwide sneak preview of the new iOS 14 app may not have a fancy name like its macOS ‘Big Sur’ counterpart, but there is still plenty on offer.
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Microsoft
Google & Parallels to bring Windows apps to Chrome Enterprise
Google Chrome Enterprise users will soon be able to use fully-featured Windows applications such as Microsoft Office on their Chromebooks – a change expected to take effect later this year.
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Digital Transformation
Company-X works on WebAR and WebVR
Techday spoke to David Hallett and Jeremy Hughes about their work on software and web development, their upcoming projects, and how the pandemic has affected their business.
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Web Development
PKT’s new picture-based, programmable keyboard
The Aussie company’s product uses fibre optics to allow each of the keyboard’s keys to display any required image and enact a predetermined action.
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Artificial Intelligence
APAC will be the 'epicentre' of global AI development - report
All across the region, governments have unveiled policies to bolster AI development, while organisations harness it to streamline processes and enhance productivity.
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Managed Services
Logicalis begins roll out of new AI powered Digital Service Platform
“With the creation of our DSP platform, we are providing our managed services customers with an unrivalled solution, designed to accelerate their ability to innovate and adapt to the digital economy."
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Apple
Hands-on review: The Apple MacBook Air 2020
Every year Apple improves on this beloved product and tweaks it to make it even better, and 2020 was no different. 
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IT Automation
Global rise in DevSecOps but role uncertainty persists - GitLab study
Teams must understand how the role of the developer is changing, and how it affects security, operations, and test teams.
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DevOps
Thycotic launches DevOps Secrets Vault solution for greater cloud security
“DevOps Secrets Vault is a cloud-based vault that balances the security and velocity that DevOps teams require for this growing part of the enterprise attack surface."
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Cybersecurity
Developers using Firebase urged to check configuration after leak exposed
Firebase, a data storage solution for apps, is used by an estimated 30% of all apps on the Google Play store – and data from Comparitech’s study released today indicates that 4.8% of apps using Firebase are ‘not properly secured’.
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Cloud
Microsoft unveils suite of new Surface offerings
The Surface Go, Surface Book and Surface Headphones, among others, have been revamped and will be available later this month.
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Web Development
Soprano Design sees high demand for enterprise messaging apps
"businesses capable of both pushing appropriate messaging out and allowing customers to respond will be in a strong position."
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Web Development
Software AG extends webMethods API Management Platform for APAC
"webMethods AppMesh adds the missing piece to make solutions understandable and usable to application owners and API providers."
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Web Development
HP targets creatives with new additions to HP Create Ecosystem
HP has released additions to its HP Create Ecosystem, with the HP ZBook Studio, HP ZBook Create and the HP ENVY 15, all designed for creators including consumers and professionals.
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Machine learning
Interview: Thriving in lockdown - how a coding school in Vietnam beat the odds
It's March 10 2020, and CoderSchool in Ho Chi Minh just went entirely online. A success story followed - here's how a lockdown helped a school thrive.
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DevOps
The secret to DevOps success? It's in the people
When it comes to advancing DevOps practices and patterns for enterprises, human transformation is the most critical success factor, according to in-depth research from the DevOps Institute.
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Web Development
Web hosting platform SiteGround shifts infrastructure to Google Cloud
Many of SiteGround’s new customers from the U.S. and Europe are already activated in Google’s U.S. and Netherlands Cloud locations. Existing customers in these locations are in the process of being moved.
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Web Development
Northland to get new school specialising in tech skills
The Private Training Establishment will be the first of its kind in the area and seeks to address the skills shortage in the tech sector - both in the region and on a national scale.
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Web Development
Web design programmers do an about face – again!
Google is aggressively pushing speed in the mobile environment as a critical ranking factor, and many eb design teams struggling to reach 80%+ speed scores on Google speed tests with gorgeous – but heavy - WordPress templates and themes.