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GitHub Pages Moves to Jekill 3.0 to Improve Performance

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2016

According to GitHub, Jekill 3.0 will make GitHub Pages faster and easier to use, though the switch will not be painless for all existing sites due to some features being removed in the process.

Road Mapping Your Way to Agile Fluency

by Ben Linders on  Feb 09, 2016

Kelsey van Haaster will give a talk at 1st Conference about how to develop a road map to agile fluency for teams and organisations. InfoQ interviewed her about the possible ways to do an agile fluency assessment, example of findings and improvement opportunities that came out of the assessments and things that she learned, and advice for readers who want to use the agile fluency model.

Racket 6.4 Improves Security and Adds Incremental Garbage Collection

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2016

Racket 6.4, a multi-paradigm programming language belonging to the Lisp/Scheme family, has reached version 6.4, PLT announced. The new version adds several new features, including an incremental garbage collector (GC), and fixes a vulnerability in the web server.

Apple Open CloudKit to Server-to-Server Requests

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2016

Apple has recently announced that CloudKit, OS X and iOS framework that provides access to Apple’s cloud platform, is now open to server-to-server web requests. This removes the previous restriction of accessing CloudKit public database only from iOS and Mac apps and through Apple’s web site.

Nginx Plus R8 Brings Hardened HTTP/2 and Persistent Re-configuration API

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Feb 09, 2016

The Release 8 of Nginx Plus has a hardened HTTP/2 implementation and a persistent re-configuration API.

Angular Drops Version 1.5, Narrows Focus

by David Iffland on  Feb 09, 2016 2

Angular 1.5 has been released, introducing a new component helper which aims to get developers closer to what they'll encounter in version 2, easing the transition. Along with a flurry of other new features, version 1.5 is the biggest update in 9 months.

Microxchg Conference Day 2 Recap

by Alex Giamas on  Feb 08, 2016

The second day of the Microxchg conference took place last Friday with more interesting talks coming up. Stefan Tilkov analyzed from his consulting experience how different is architecture in the real world, with microservices blending in a disconnected mess with potentially several different frontend monoliths. Adrian Cockcroft from Battery Ventures and ex-Netflix took the stage next, arguing ...

Puppet Enterprise Targets Application Orchestration

by Rags Srinivas on  Feb 08, 2016

Rags Srinivas talks to Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs and a seasoned DevOps veteran about application orchestration, the past, present and future of DevOps.

Retargeting .NET Code

by Jeff Martin on  Feb 08, 2016

Given the number of different platforms .NET developers can choose from, switching target platforms can be a chore given the difference in APIs available. The .NET Portability Analyzer provides a way to simplify a platform switch and supports moving .NET code in either direction.

How Cloud-Based Development Makes AutoScout24 More Agile

by Ben Linders on  Feb 08, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Erik Doernenburg and Philipp Garbe from AutoScout24 about what made them decide to switch to the cloud and which benefits they expected, and how they manage computing resources using the cloud. InfoQ also asked them to give some examples showing how the cloud helps to deploy DevOps and to explain why teams are interested in working in an agile way and are eager to try new things.

GitHub's Scientist Aims to Help Refactoring Critical Paths

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 07, 2016

GitHub has just made available Scientist 1.0, a Ruby library that will help developers refactor or rewrite their code with confidence, writes GitHub engineer Jesse Toth, and that was used at GitHub over the last few years for a number of projects. InfoQ has spoken with Toth.

Adrian Cockcroft on Analyzing Response Time Distributions for Microservices

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 07, 2016

At the microXchg conference, held in Berlin, Adrian Cockcroft presented “Analyzing Response Time Distributions for Microservices”. Cockcroft demonstrated how the combination of his Spigo microservice architecture simulation tool and the online Guesstimate Monte Carlo method tool can be used to visualise and experimentally simulate request response times within a complicated microservice system.

"Wait, What!? Our Microservices Have Actual Human Users?" The Importance of UI Architecture

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 07, 2016

At the microXchg conference, Stefan Tilkov presented “Wait, what? Our microservices have actual human users?”. Tilkov proposed that current microservice discussions tend to be centered around backend topics. The presentation argued that it is of paramount importance to increase focus on how to structure what is arguably the most important part of a microservice application - the UI.

Introducing AWS CloudWatch Events

by Kent Weare on  Feb 06, 2016 2

Amazon recently announced changes to the way customers can monitor their AWS resources. The service, known as CloudWatch Events, allows customers to consume a near real-time stream of events as changes to their AWS environment take place. These event changes can subsequently trigger notifications, or other actions, through the use of rules.

Mobile Cross-platform SDK V-Play Adds Material Design, Map-based Apps and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 06, 2016

Mobile cross-platform SDK V-Play Apps has recently introduced support for Android Material Design, improved the creation of map-based apps, and added new styling features.

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