Google has opened sourced gRPC, a RPC framework used internally to connect cloud microservices. gRPC comes with support for 10 languages, making it attractive for creating back-end cloud services for mobile applications.
The jQuery Plugin Registry is now in read-only mode and developers are encouraged to move their plugins over to npm. What comes next is less clear as a partnership with Famo.us has yet to fully develop. The end result is that stale, old plugins with no support will be eliminated.
Agile suggest teams to self-organize their work. The questions arise what self-organization is and what organization can do to make it possible for teams to become self-organizing.
The latest preview of Visual Studio 2015 attempts to fix some bugs introduced in CTP5 while introducing several new features across all areas of the application. Most developers will see changes that affect their daily usage.
Google has announced Android for Work, a program making it possible for users to take their Android devices and use in an enterprise environment.
Google announced last week the release of open source MapReduce framework for C, called MR4C, that allows developers to run native code in Hadoop framework. MR4C framework brings together the performance and flexibility of natively developed algorithms with the scalability and throughput provided by Hadoop execution framework.
The Hack language has now got an official specification. According to the HHVM team, the Hack specification, albeit in its initial stage, fills a gap in the documentation available for the Hack language.
Spring Forward is a festival in Brighton in the UK that coincides with Women’s History Month and aims to celebrate and encourage women’s work in the digital sector.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published the Pointer Events standard as a recommendation for wide adoption, but its future is in doubt as Apple and Google are refusing to implement it.
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) is very much about conversations and examples but there is a software design part that can be used to bring BDD and Domain-Driven Design (DDD) practices together, combining the conversional bits with a domain-focused design activity, Konstantin Kudryashov explains in a presentation.
HTTP/2 specifications have been approved for publication, according to the IETF. 15 years after the launch of HTTP/1.1, IETF have gone through over 200 design issues, 17 drafts, and 30 implementations to get the specification approved to be published as standards-track RFCs.
RemObjects Silver is a “free implementation of Apple’s Swift programming language” aimed at making it possible to natively compile Swift code on the .NET, Java, and Android platforms in addition to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. InfoQ has spoken with marc hoffman (sic), chief architect at RemObjects.
Marco Achtziger shared his experiences with deploying continuous testing in large scale agile project at Siemens Healthcare at the OOP conference. InfoQ interviewed Achtziger about continuous testing and continuous integration, infrastructural and social challenges with continuous testing, testing processes and tools, and improving continuous testing.
Facebook has open sourced Stetho, an Android debugging bridge enabling developers to debug their apps using Chrome DevTools.
In February 2015 both Gartner and Software Advice released research and analysis into agile lifecycle management/project management tools. The Gartner Magic Quadrant identifies that the big players have a competitive advantage and the Software Advice study found which aspects of the tools projects managers find most useful.