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Weekly Techno Briefs

Category : IT industry
Each week our intranet news channel editors provide a round up for Capgemini colleagues of the business IT news that drives and inspires us. We publish some of the highlights here:

Say goodbye to 404 errors
The Internet is always changing. Sites are rising and falling, content is deleted, and bad URLs can lead to '404 Not Found' errors that are as helpful as a brick wall. The new project proposes to do away with dead 404 errors by implementing new HTML code that will help access prior versions of hyperlinked content.
With any luck, that means that you’ll never have to run into a dead link again. The “404-No-More” project is backed by a formidable coalition including members from organisations like the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Old Dominion University, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. The project aims to cure so-called link rot, the process by which hyperlinks become useless overtime because they point to addresses that are no longer available.  

New website for developers
The 'DevOps' movement is an effort to blend development jobs with operations positions. It is an artifact of startup culture, and risen to prominence since 2009 based on the need for IT organizations to respond to increased pressure to automate more, iterate faster and to break down barriers between previously segregated disciplines within IT. Recently,, the first news site dedicated to the DevOps industry has been launched. It aims to be the premier site for organizations looking to adopt a DevOps methodology.
Emerging programming languages
There are a huge number of diverse programming languages being used today. However, most organizations settle on a small subset, the usual suspects like Java, C++, JavaScript, PHP and Ruby, to tackle whatever programming problem comes their way. feels that some problems require new approaches and new tools and presents 10 programming languages gaining significant traction for newfound, newly created, or reimagined utility. These are Ceylon 1.0.0, Clojure 1.6, Egison 3.3.3, Groovy 2.2, Hack 1.0, Jeeves, Julia 0.2.1, Nimrod 0.9.2, OCaml 4.01, and Racket 6.0. Visit Infoworld slides to check them out in detail.

Not-yet-wearable tech?
A trend that emerged clearly at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) recently was that of wearable technology. Seems, however that it is not being adopted as readily as initially perceived. Despite Samsung’s big push into smartwatches, you don’t see anyone wearing them on the street. Google Glass is currently struggling with asking a staggering entry fee for a device that doesn’t yet do much, says ExtremeTech magazine. 
Recently, there were rumors that Nike had shut its wearable-hardware efforts, and fired the majority of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand fitness tracker. Nike planned on releasing another iteration of the FuelBand -- an even slimmer version -- but cancelled the project, and shelved all future physical product projects under the Digital Sport helm.
On the other hand, Nike has recently denied these rumors. Plus, one look at LG’s upcoming G Watch – an android water and dust resistant smartwatch featuring an always-on screen that’s always listening for "Ok Google" commands, and technology definitely does look wearable!

The highlights from our Weekly Techno Briefs above do not necessarily represent the view of Capgemini Group.

About the author

Tom Barton
Tom Barton
Tom’s career in communications spans 20 years in the consulting, telecommunications and music industries. He joined Capgemini in 2005 and led the merging of PR, web communications and internal communications into one team. This recognised the convergence of channels and platforms that support an effective communications programme for external and internal audiences. Before joining Capgemini, Tom was global head of media relations at PA Consulting Group, marketing and communications director at his own record label, and had various internal and external communications roles at Cable & Wireless. He plays guitar, darts and cricket, and is still trying to do the Times crossword.

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