All posts by Frederic Lardinois

CodeFights launches a new practice mode to help developers prepare for job interviews

 Most job interviews for developers are somewhat predictable in that they will likely involve some kind of coding — generally on a whiteboard. That’s not really how developers normally work. Because they are so different from most developers’ real-world experience, even the best coders need to practice for these “exams.” CodeFights wants to help developers practice… Read More

Facebook open sources its IT management tool for distributing Adobe’s Creative Cloud tools to employees

 At Facebook, IT isn’t called “IT.” It’s referred to as the “enterprise engineering organization,” because at a company that operates at the scale of Facebook, IT has to be about more than pushing buttons on a vendor product. To emphasize this, the company today open sourced one of its internal IT management services for giving users access to products in… Read More

Adobe acquires Mettle’s SkyBox tools to expand its VR video portfolio

 Adobe today announced that it has acquired all of Mettle‘s SkyBox technologies and plug-ins for building transitions, titles and effects in VR applications and 360 degree videos. Mettle had already made a name for itself over the last few years by providing these plug-ins for Adobe tools like Premiere Pro and After Effects, to the Adobe team was obviously aware of Mettle’s efforts… Read More

Growbots raises $2.5M for its machine learning-based sales automation platform

 Growbots uses machine learning to provide sales teams with the right leads to kickstart their outbound sales process. The service, which argues that its product can save each member of a sales team a few days of work every month, today announced that it has raised a $2.5 million funding round from Buran VC, Lighter Capital and a number of angel investors. This brings the company’s… Read More

Google Cloud Platform launches in Sydney

 Nobody can accuse Google of not moving as fast as it can to make up the considerable gap in available cloud regions between its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and its two biggest competitors: AWS and Microsoft Azure. Today, the company is launching its previously announced Sydney region. This marks yet another step in Google’s expansion of GCP’s footprint in the Asia Pacific region.… Read More

Google makes splitting the cost of Project Fi group plans easier

 Every carrier offers group plans that allow you to share your wireless plan with multiple friends, family members or, if you are so inclined, random strangers. That means you’re only getting a single bill for all of these people, though, which means you have to find a way to repay the main account holder every month. For a service like Google’s Project Fi, where every user may… Read More

MongoDB launches Stitch, a new backend as a service, and brings Atlas to Azure and GCP

 MongoDB is hosting its annual developer conference in Chicago this week and no good developer conference would be complete without a few product launches. MongoDB used today’s keynotes to announce an update to its Atlas managed database-as-a-service offering, which now also runs on Microsoft Azure and Google’s Cloud Platform, as well as two completely new products: Stitch, a new… Read More

Google launches its AI-powered jobs search engine

 Looking for a new job is getting easier. Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others. Google will also include job listings its finds on a company’s homepage. The idea here is to give… Read More

Google launches its AI-powered jobs search engine

 Looking for a new job is getting easier. Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others. Google will also include job listings its finds on a company’s homepage. The idea here is to give… Read More

Cloud Foundry makes its mark on the enterprise

a foundry for clouds Today, more than ever, it’s open source projects that are leading the charge in how modern software is developed, deployed and managed. There’s Kubernetes for containers and OpenStack for running enterprise-grade infrastructure, for example. But over the course of the last few years, another platform — Cloud Foundry — has changed the way enterprises are developing… Read More