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VMware Will Offer Google Cloud Services and Rackspace Offers vCloud

by Abel Avram on  Jan 29, 2015

Cloud vendors are combining their strengths to provide extra services for their customers. The latest developments include VMware offering Google BigQuery and Rackspace building private dedicate vCloud’s.

JHipster 2.0 Released with AngularJS improvements, Liquibase diffs, and Spring WebSockets

by Matt Raible on  Jan 29, 2015

JHipster, the Yeoman generator for Spring Boot/Angular projects, released version 2.0 earlier this month, with some notable changes: 1) the AngularJS code has been modularized, making it easier to use JHipster for larger projects and 2) Liquibase is now able to create "diffs" between the JPA code and the database, making it easier to update your database schema.

YouTube Switches to HTML5 Video Player

by David Iffland on  Jan 29, 2015

After many years of working on HTML5 support, YouTube has decided to use their HTML5 video player as the default for modern browsers, using the old Flash-based player only for legacy browsers. Using MPEG-DASH and W3C Media Source Extensions, YouTube can use Adaptive Bitrate streaming to reduce buffering and improve initial playback speed.

Evidence-Based Managing of Software Development

by Ben Linders on  Jan 29, 2015

If organizations want to make informed management decisions to maximize the delivered value they will need to gather evidence about value says Gunther Verheyen. InfoQ interviewed Gunther about evidence based software management and finding evidence, how Scrum relates to evidence-based managing, challenges in scaling agile, and advice for enterprises that want to adopt Scrum.

The Road to C# 7 Has Begun

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 29, 2015 2

With C# 6 nearly complete, work has begun on the next version. Like past versions, the first step is to set an overall theme and scope for what is to come. That vision has been shared by Mads Torgersen by publishing the first set of meeting notes for the C# 7 design team.

Exercises for Leading Creative Collaboration

by Ben Linders on  Jan 29, 2015

Jens Hoffmann facilitated a workshop on leading creative collaboration to make ideas and people grow at the OOP 2015 conference. In his workshop he explored how we can lead ourselves and others. He did exercises with the attendants where they practiced collaboration, listening and using powerful questions.

Microsoft Releases Details, Confirms Rumours On Spartan Project

by James Chesters on  Jan 28, 2015 1

Microsoft has released details of its rumoured Spartan browser project, and confirms a move towards standards used by other, more modern, browsers.

Amazon Adds Managed Email and Calendaring Service to AWS Portfolio

by Janakiram MSV on  Jan 28, 2015

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon WorkMail, a managed business email and calendaring service.

Bad Practices Building Microservices

by Jan Stenberg on  Jan 28, 2015 1

When adopting a microservices architecture, using an external architect to create the design of a service instead of helping a team make their own decisions about design and implementation is one of several traps or bad practices that Vladimir Khorikov has experienced in his work.

Mesosphere Release Mesos-DNS Service Discovery for Apache Mesos

by Daniel Bryant on  Jan 28, 2015

Mesosphere have released an alpha version of Mesos-DNS, an open source service discovery framework for cloud environments running applications on the Apache Mesos cluster manager.

TestFlightApp.com is Going to Shut Down Next Month

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 28, 2015

Apple announced that "services offered at TestFlightApp.com will no longer be available after February 26, 2015." The announcement contains a few important hints to help transitioning existing apps from TestFlightApp.com to iTunes Connect.

De-scaling Organizations using Scrum

by Ben Linders on  Jan 28, 2015

Scrum helps us to see what is happening. We can run experiments in Scrum sprints to improve the way of working using organizational models that help us to reinvent organizations in a way that “agile” becomes natural says Olaf Lewitz. InfoQ interviewed him about how to de-scale organizations and increase consciousness and how to create a culture that enables and fosters honest communication.

Agile Adoption with the Agile Fluency Model

by Ben Linders on  Jan 28, 2015

In too many cases agile is failing to deliver on its promise says Steve Holyer. At the OOP 2015 conference Steve explained how we can choose the rewards and benefits that we want to get out of agile development and plan the investments to achieve them. He presented the agile fluency model and explored a solution-focused approach for organization to find their path in adopting agile.

Google Announces General Availability of Local SSD on Compute Engine

by Janakiram MSV on  Jan 27, 2015

Announced at Google I/O in June 2014, Local SSD moved from beta into general availability mode.

Groovy 2.4 Released, Brings Full Android support

by James Chesters on  Jan 27, 2015

Guillaume Laforge has released Groovy 2.4, bringing full Android support. LaForge says the new Android support "allows developers to write Android applications fully using Groovy, with much less boilerplate code than raw Java."

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