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The Hack Language Gets an Official Specification

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 25, 2015

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 Festival Celebrates Women in the Digital Industry

by Charles Humble on  Feb 25, 2015

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.

Pointer Events Reaches W3C Final Stage, “Recommendation”

by Abel Avram on  Feb 25, 2015

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 Combined with Domain-Driven Design

by Jan Stenberg on  Feb 24, 2015

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 Approved for Publication

by James Chesters on  Feb 24, 2015

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.

Silver Brings Apple's Swift Language to .NET and Android

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 24, 2015

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.

Experiences from Continuous Testing at Siemens Healthcare

by Ben Linders on  Feb 24, 2015

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 Stetho: Debugging Any Android App with Chrome DevTools

by Abel Avram on  Feb 23, 2015

Facebook has open sourced Stetho, an Android debugging bridge enabling developers to debug their apps using Chrome DevTools.

Gartner and Software Advice examine Agile Lifecycle Management Tools

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 23, 2015 1

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.

Becoming a Great Remote Developer

by Savita Pahuja on  Feb 22, 2015 3

This post explains the best practices for becoming great and successful remote developer.

Apache Aurora v0.7.0 Released with Docker Support

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 22, 2015

The Apache Aurora community have released version 0.7.0-incubating of the Apache Aurora framework for Mesos, which provides a platform for long-running services and cron jobs. This release includes beta integration with Docker, official support for the Aurora command-line client v2, and performance improvements for running Aurora at scale.

Artistic Parallels Between Making Music and Agile Testing

by Ben Linders on  Feb 21, 2015

Music can be used as a metaphor to illustrate learnings from agile and testing. Alexandra Schladebeck and Huib Schoots will do a live performance in their keynote “where words fail, music speaks” at the Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2015. An interview about artistic parallels between music and agile testing, what agile teams can learn from musicians, and feedback in agile software development.

Ruby Developers can now Manage Microsoft Azure Services with Fog

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 20, 2015

Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. have released a Ruby ‘fog-azure’ gem to provide Microsoft Azure support for the Fog cloud services library.

MongoDB 3.0 - WiredTiger Storage Engine and Updated MMS

by Alex Giamas on  Feb 20, 2015

Some time ago, when MongoDB 2.6 was released Kelly Stirman, Director of Products at MongoDB answered our questions regarding the latest release. Now with MongoDB 3.0 announced for March and MongoDB 3.0 RC-8 already available, it’s time to see in more detail what WiredTiger storage engine, new and improved MMS and storage compression can bring to NoSQL users.

Lenovo Responds to Superfish Vulnerability

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 20, 2015

Lenovo has responded to the criticism of the Superfish software pre-loaded onto its computers with advice on how to remove the offending tool. But what was the issue, and why was it pre-loaded in the first place? InfoQ investigates. Meanwhile, Microsoft has pushed out a definition of Microsoft Defender to remove Superfish and its root certificate.

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