The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has unveiled a consultation paper that outlines pre-defined sandboxes, which it says will help businesses more quickly embark on fintech experiments and application development. Called Sandbox Express, these template sandboxes would complement the existing fintech regulatory sandbox that was first launched in 2016, said MAS in a statement Wednesday. The industry regulator added that the pre-defined sandboxes would enable companies that planned to conduct regulated activities to bypass existing sandbox application and approval process. "The Sandbox Express is suitable for activities where the risks are generally low, or well understood, and could be reasonably contained within the specific pre-defined sandbox," MAS explained. "As a start, it will include sandboxes specifically pre-defined for insurance broking, recognised market operators, and remittance businesses."Each of these sandboxes would contain pre-determined boundaries, expectations, … [Read more...] about Singapore moots creation of template sandboxes to ease fintech approval process
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Java development frameworks can help developers get an application up and running faster, offering code reuse and eliminating the task of building boilerplate code.Developers have many choices of Java frameworks. Here are 15 prime choices for building Java platform applications, in alphabetical order.Blade: lightweight MVC frameworkThis MVC framework is based on Java 8 and the Netty web server. Described as lightweight and simple, Blade offers a RESTful-style routing interface and has no invasive interceptors, documentation states. Blade’s source code is smaller than 500KB.To build an application with Blade, developers create a common Maven project. Template engine support and a streaming API style are included.Blade’s development began in 2015, with the goal of providing a full-stack web framework. Plans call for adding support for the modularity featured in Java 9 as well as backing for more web ecosystem components.Where to download BladeDownload Blade from its … [Read more...] about 15 Java frameworks that give developers a boost
A project management office (PMO) is a group — internal or external to a company — that sets, maintains and ensures standards for project management across that organization. They’re the keepers of best practices, project status and direction — all in one spot.“At the end of the day, PMOs are in place to help orgs deliver value to their stakeholders to projects and programs,” says Brian Weiss, vice president, practitioner career development of the Project Management Institute.According to PM Solutions research, 85 percent of companies had a PMO in 2016, up five percent from 2014. They also found that 30 percent of companies without a PMO plan to implement one.The role of the PMO could change as artificial intelligence and digital transformation take hold, but in today’s business climate, here’s what a PMO should do, what types you should consider, and who really needs one.Roles and responsibilities of a PMOA PMO makes sure company … [Read more...] about What is a project management office (PMO) and do you need one?
Most organizations have well established procedures for vetting and sharing computer code. But what about data analysis?Important findings are often held in "a mixed bag of presentations, emails, and Google Docs," two members of Airbnb's engineering and data science team blogged at Medium in February. When someone in the organization wants to locate and use that existing work, they often have to track down updated code and waste time checking and reproducing earlier results. And then they'll typically distribute their own findings "through a presentation, email, or Google Doc, perpetuating the cycle."After considering various ideas on how to solve this problem, Airbnb created an internal Knowledge Repo, combining git version control and Markdown templates for reporting results. Airbnb recently open-sourced its Knowledge Repository Beta, seeking contributors to help move the project forward.Git allows the same sort of peer review and version control that developers typically use to … [Read more...] about Airbnb open sources data-science-sharing platform
Another week has passed and just like that — another heap of apps has been uploaded to the App Store and Play Store. There is always something interesting out there to try, either because it's a fresh new idea or an alternative spin on an already existing app. So, we hunt for these new apps every seven days, and we bring them to your attention.What do we have this time around? The Prisma / Pikazo clones have started raining down, there's a new guide app that'll take you on a walk through any major city you currently are in, and Microsoft's Pix, among many others! Check the full list out below, let us know which ones you liked, and certainly do tell if there's an awesome new app you know of, but we managed to miss!New for iOS New apps for iPhone New apps for iPhone 1. Microsoft Pix Price: freeDownloadA camera app from Microsoft that takes burst shots by default — starting from before you even tap the shutter key, to some time after. Then, it will present you … [Read more...] about Best new Android and iPhone apps (July 26th