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Father of AI Marvin Minsky Dies

by Alex Blewitt on  Jan 26, 2016

The father of AI, Professor Marvin Minsky, died on Sunday of a brain haemorrhage. InfoQ looks back at the contributions he made in inspiring a whole new field.

Git 2.7: a Major New Release with Many New Features and Improvements

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 26, 2016

Two months after the release of version 2.6, Git 2.7 has been announced, bringing many new features as well as performance improvements.

Technical Debt and Team Morale when Maintaining a Large System

by Ben Linders on  Jan 26, 2016

Thomas Bradford talked about his experience with maintaining a monolith Java based system with zero test coverage and large technical debt at the Agile Testing Days 2015. InfoQ interviewed him about the problems that they had maintaining the system and the technical debt that had been build up, why they decided to take a different approach and how they improved team morale.

Software Industry Pioneer Ed Yourdon Dies

by Shane Hastie on  Jan 26, 2016 1

Software industry pioneer, prolific author, researcher, consultant and photographer Edward Yourdon died on January 20, 2016

Ember.js 2.3 Release Brings Significant Changes

by James Chesters on  Jan 26, 2016

The Ember.js team has released the stable version of Ember 2.3, and the first beta of 2.4. Ember contributor Matthew Beale modestly describes the update as a "minor release," nonetheless 2.3 comes with several significant changes, including the ability to use Ember FastBoot with the latest stable release.

Hazelcast Version 3.6 Features Performance Improvements and Cloud Management

by Victor Grazi on  Jan 25, 2016

Hazelcast has released version 3.6 of their flagship in-memory grid and caching software, featuring numerous performance improvements and new cloud management and container deployment options.

Rust 1.6 Brings Stable Support for OS and Embedded Development

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 25, 2016 1

In keeping with their release model, the Rust development team has announced the first Rust release of 2016, 1.6. The biggest new feature that Rust 1.6 brings is libcore stabilization, which aims to make it possible to use stable Rust for OS and embedded software development.

Introducing ‘Gizmo’, a Golang-based Microservices Toolkit from The New York Times Development Team

by Daniel Bryant on  Jan 24, 2016

The New York Times development team have released ‘Gizmo’, an open source Golang-based microservices toolkit, which provides standardised configuration and logging, health check and metric endpoints with configurable strategies, and basic interfaces to define service expectations and vocabulary.

Docker, Inc Acquires Unikernel Systems Ltd with the Goal of 'Democratising Unikernel Technology'

by Daniel Bryant on  Jan 24, 2016

Docker, Inc., the organisation behind the Docker platform, has acquired Unikernel Systems, a Cambridge, UK-based company focused on unikernel development. Docker Inc. have stated that this acquisition will enable the incorporation of unikernel-based software deployment on a ‘continuum with Linux and Windows containers’, and the company plans to ‘democratise unikernel technology’.

Is React the Future of Meteor?

by David Iffland on  Jan 23, 2016 3

In a series of blog posts, Sacha Greif describes the uncertain state of JavaScript platform Meteor. He describes how adopting React can take Meteor more relevant for the years ahead.

Microsoft Announces Azure Price Cut

by Kent Weare on  Jan 23, 2016

In a recent Microsoft Azure blog post, the company announced a price cut due in early February. This announcement follows an Amazon announcement on January 5th, 2016 which saw price cuts to Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 C4, M4 and R3 virtual machine instances.

CoachRetreats: A Way to Practice Coaching Skills

by Ben Linders on  Jan 23, 2016 1

A coachRetreat is a "safe to fail" learning platform where participants can try different approaches to coaching. In a coachRetreat participants explore the way that people interact in a given situation and can learn to view a situation from different perspectives to improve their coaching skills. An interview with Oana Juncu, Elad Sofer and Yves Hanoulle.

QCon New York Tracks Announcement

by Wesley Reisz on  Jan 22, 2016

QCon New York returns to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge June 13-15th. Check out this year's tracks.

iOS 9 Day by Day: a Review of iOS 9 for Developers

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 22, 2016

iOS 9 Day by Day is a free book by shinobicontrols’ Chris Grant that provides a review of iOS 9 for developers. The book comprises 13 short chapters that puts the key features of iOS 9 at work in the accompanying sample projects. InfoQ has spoken with Sam Burnstone, shinobicontrols' Technical Evangelist.

GS Collections Moves to the Eclipse Foundation

by Victor Grazi on  Jan 21, 2016

InfoQ talks to GS Collections creator Donald Raab about the just announced move of the GS Collections open source framework to the Eclipse Foundation

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