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Application Architecture Is Shifting towards Connected Apps

by Abel Avram on  Nov 28, 2014

Anne Thomas has summarized in a webinar the shift from large applications to small focused apps relying on services, while Matias Duarte has spoken in an interview about connecting these apps.

PMI Launches Business Analysis Certification and Practice Guide

by Shane Hastie on  Nov 27, 2014

At the recent Project Management Institute Global Congress the Business Analysis Practice Guide was announced, to complement the Professional in Business Analysis certification which was launched in November. InfoQ spoke to Dave Bieg, Business Analysis and Requirements Program Manager about the certification and the practice guide.

Developing Microservices for the Cloud

by Jan Stenberg on  Nov 27, 2014

When working with Microservices pushing them to the cloud, people often find it difficult to understand the new architecture, it’s a paradigm shift, Daniel Bryant explains in a presentation at the Microservices Conference in London. As a help when designing and implementing cloud microservices Daniel has created the DHARMA principles, the idea being to use them as a checklist.

Open-source Functional Language Extensions to C# 6

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 27, 2014 1

Lang Ext, an open-source library for C# written by London-based Paul Louth, provides a set of helper functions and types that aim to "bring some of the functional world into C#" while trying to look like extensions to the language itself.

Defining the Value of Software Products Precisely and Quantitatively

by Ben Linders on  Nov 27, 2014

The real requirements of a product are not the functions that are needed, or user stories that have to be delivered. It is the possible improvement of performance that customers can get from using the product said Matteo Vaccari. At the XP Days Benelux 2014 conference he facilitated a workshop together with Antonio Carpentieri about defining the value that is needed by customers.

Apple Releases SDK for Apple Watch

by Matt McComb on  Nov 27, 2014

Apple last week announced the release of WatchKit, the SDK for its upcoming Apple Watch device. The SDK will allow developers to begin adding watch support to their iOS apps ahead of the device's release in early 2015.

Google's Recipe to Code Sharing across Android, iOS, and the Web

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 26, 2014 1

Garrick Toubassi, Google Inbox engineering director, has recently explained how his team could get to "sharing roughly two-thirds of their client code" across three platforms: iOS, Android, and the web. The key is a clear separation of concerns between UI code and UI-independent logic, and a couple of tools that Google developed through the years.

Spark Sets New Record in Sort Performance

by Benjamin Darfler on  Nov 26, 2014

Databricks has recently announced a new record in the Daytona GraySort contest using the Spark processing engine. The Daytona GraySort contest is a 3rd party benchmark measuring how fast a system can sort 100 Terabytes of data. Databricks posted a throughput of 4.27 TB/min over a cluster of 206 machines for their official run.

Restlet Launches APISpark, PaaS for Web APIs

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Nov 26, 2014

Restlet, creators of the most widely deployed framework for APIs, today announced the general availability of APISpark, a cloud service for developers seeking to quickly publish and manage APIs, and businesses that want to give application and website developers around the world access to their data.

IBM Announced Bare Metal PaaS and Private API Catalog

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 26, 2014

IBM is offering Cloud Foundry based PaaS called Bluemix on SoftLayer's bare metal infrastructure. The service is integrated with other products including MQ Series, IBM Watson and Cloudant NoSQL.

JavaScript Powered Macros in Visual Studio 2013

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 26, 2014 2

A new extension gives Visual Studio users an easy way to utilize macros in the IDE. Powered by JavaScript, they offer developers a powerful way to automate common or repetitive tasks.

Deploying Transparency and Self Regulating Management to Get Actions Done

by Ben Linders on  Nov 26, 2014

At the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference Bjarte Bogsnes gave a keynote presentation about beyond budgeting. In his presentation he talked about the problems with traditional management and how transparency and self regulating management comes to the rescue, and the principles and practices of beyond budgeting.

Chrome 39 Brings Beacon API and ES6 Generators

by James Chesters on  Nov 25, 2014

Google's Chrome team has released the stable version of Chrome 39: with updates including the Web Application Manifest specification, Beacon API, and support for ES6 generators.

Sharing Data Between Bounded Contexts in Domain-Driven Design

by Jan Stenberg on  Nov 25, 2014 1

When using Domain-Driven Design (DDD) separating the concerns of a large system into bounded contexts with each context using its own data store there is often a need to share some common data. One way of doing that is to let each context publish events about changes, events that others can listen to, Julie Lerman recently explained in MSDN Magazine.

MimeKit and MailKit, Featuring Support for International Email

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 25, 2014

After a year of working on MimeKey and MailKit, Jeffrey Stedfast has completed what are probably the most comprehensive MIME and email libraries for .NET. These libraries support SMTP, POP3, and IMAP, including dozens of IMAP4 extensions. Also included is support for the new International Emails standards, a first for the .NET platform.

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