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Six Ways of Improving Behaviour-Driven Development

by Jan Stenberg on  Jul 31, 2015

Remembering that automation is a side benefit and not the reason for BDD is one improvement to more closely follow the recommendations of BDD thought leaders, Joe Colantonio explains noticing six ways of improving work with a BDD mindset.

Oracle Initiates Plan to Remove sun.misc.Unsafe

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Jul 31, 2015 1

Oracle has started discussions to create a plan for the removal of sun.misc.Unsafe. Despite being part of an unsupported, proprietary API, this class is widely used by a number of popular tools due to its ability to provide low-level access to memory management. For this reason, Oracle is engaging with the community to create a supported alternative.

Study: Developers Make Most Money out of Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Jul 31, 2015

VisionMobile has published the Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation Q3 2015 survey, observing that most developers are male and young, Windows leads on the desktop followed by the browser, developers like to keep their code in private clouds and they make most of the money from cloud services.

Git 2.5 Adds Worktrees, Improves Triangular Workflows, Performance, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 31, 2015 1

Git 2.5 is a major feature release that includes worktrees, improved triangular workflows, better performance, and countless improvements and fixes.

Two More Major Bugs Revealed in .NET 4.6's RyuJIT Compiler

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 31, 2015

Two more significant bugs have been found when using RyuJIT and .NET 4.6. Code recompilation is not necessary to experience the effects, merely running existing code on RyuJIT (which ships in .NET 4.6 and is enabled by default) will cause severe problems.

FCC Rules Block use of Open Source

by Chris Swan on  Jul 30, 2015

The FCC has introduced ‘software security requirements’ obliging WiFi device manufacturers to “ensure that only properly authenticated software is loaded and operating the device”. This could become an early battle in ‘The war on general purpose computing’ as many smartphones and Internet of Things devices contain WiFi router capabilities that would be covered by the same rules.

Open Source Usage in Large Enterprises

by Abel Avram on  Jul 30, 2015

It is obvious that open source is much used today and plays an important role in many organizations, but how used is it in large enterprises? This question has been addressed in a recent study called The Open Source Era, conducted by Oxford Economics, a venture with Oxford University dedicated to forecasting and quantitative analysis, and WIPRO, an IT, consulting and outsourcing company.

Moving Towards Integral Quality

by Ben Linders on  Jul 30, 2015

Olaf Lewitz gave a keynote about Integral Quality at the Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2015. InfoQ asked Lewitz about quality attributes, what causes poor quality software, the relationship between the structure and culture of the organization and software quality and about clarifying intent and increasing trust.

Snowflake Announces General Availability of their Cloud Data Warehouse Offering

by Benjamin Darfler on  Jul 28, 2015 1

Snowflake Computing has announced the general availability of their Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse, a software as a service offering that provides a SQL data warehouse on top of Amazon Web Services.

Building Better Swift Apps Using Value Types

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 28, 2015

At WWDC 2015, Apple engineers Doug Gregor and Bill Dudney reviewed Swift’s support for value types and explained how it can be used to build better apps by providing a flexible approach to immutability.

Phaser 2.4: Game Framework's Epic Release

by James Chesters on  Jul 28, 2015

Phaser 2.4 is an "epic release" featuring a new video component updates, enhancements and fixes. Where 2.3 didn't have support for video files, creator Richard Davey says 2.4 not only introduces this support, but does so in a way that they can easily be used in games.

TypeScript 1.5 Boosts ES6 Transpilation Features

by David Iffland on  Jul 28, 2015

Microsoft has released TypeScript 1.5, dramatically improving ES6 transpilation capabilities.

Critical Bug Revealed in .NET 4.6's RyuJIT Compiler

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 28, 2015

StackExchange developers Nick Craver and Marc Gravell have reported a critical bug that affects all users and developers who have installed .NET 4.6. Once .NET 4.6 is installed, the new RyuJIT compiler is set active by default which exposes users to a serious flaw during their program's execution.

VirtualBox 5.0 released

by Matthias Marschall on  Jul 27, 2015

Oracle released Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0. It supports Paravirtualization for Windows and Linux guests, offers improved CPU utilization, supports USB 3.0, enables bi-directional Drag and drop, and lets you encrypt your disk images. It works seamlessly with current versions of Vagrant.

CoreOS Inc, Releases 'Tectonic Preview' Commercial Kubernetes v1 Platform

by Daniel Bryant on  Jul 26, 2015

CoreOS Inc, have released Tectonic Preview, a commercial container infrastructure offering that supports the recently released Kubernetes v1.0, CoreOS, Docker and rkt. CoreOS also announced that the inaugural 'Tectonic Summit' conference will be run within New York in December.

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