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Customer Support Chatbots: Easier & More Effective Than You Think20190516101054

Customer Support Chatbots: Easier & More Effective Than You Think

Dana CraneMay 16, 2019, , ,
Create your own free chatbot environment with just a few commands and learn more about the benefits of customer service chatbots in this post. Opinion...
ActiveState Announces Winners of its 2019 Annual Developer Survey for Open Source Runtime Pains20190510090514

ActiveState Announces Winners of its 2019 Annual Developer Survey for Open Source Runtime Pains

Sandra WearMay 10, 2019, , ,
For the second year in a row we ran a developer survey to better understand open source runtime pains. The survey was geared towards anyone programmin...
Simplifying Software Development Environment Setup20190502114016

Simplifying Software Development Environment Setup

Software development best practices are “best practices” for a reason. For example, the best practice when beginning a new project is to create a new ...
Consolidating Applications with a Common Runtime20190425101057

Consolidating Applications with a Common Runtime

If you’re like most enterprises, you’ve got teams working on multiple applications that share much the same technology stack. Let’s take Python as an ...
Add Machine Learning to Legacy Applications with Python20190418100534

Add Machine Learning to Legacy Applications with Python

Dana CraneApril 18, 2019, , ,
These days, it seems like Machine Learning (ML) is everywhere. Well, everywhere except in legacy applications. But you can hardly blame the applicatio...
Machine Learning: the Future is Here, and Python is Driving20190411100233

Machine Learning: the Future is Here, and Python is Driving

It seems like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are everywhere these days. In fact, it’s surprising how much of it we already tak...
How to Spell Security B-O-M20190404100549

How to Spell Security B-O-M

Before you can talk about application security you first need to know: Which applications are deployed where? i.e., an application inventory What comp...
Security vs “One Size Fits All” Runtime Environments20190328100521

Security vs “One Size Fits All” Runtime Environments

When developing with open source languages the simplest and quickest solution is to grab whatever reputable packaged runtime environment you can find,...
How to Make Python Dependencies Manageable20190321101048

How to Make Python Dependencies Manageable

Cross-package dependencies are a nightmare. Every Readme says “install packages X, Y and Z” but they rarely mention the versions of those ...
Unicorns, Reproducibility, and other Machine Learning Myths20190314101406

Unicorns, Reproducibility, and other Machine Learning Myths

Dana CraneMarch 14, 2019, ,
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by Its ability to climb a tree, it will live Its whole life believing that it is stupid.” While common...