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New JVM Support for Generating Mixed-Mode Flame Graphs

by Ganesh Samarthyam on  Aug 29, 2015

Java has introduced a new option to generate mixed-mode flame graphs in JDK versions 8 and 9. InfoQ speaks to Netflix performance engineer Brendan Gregg about how this option gives application developers a clearer, combined system and JVM profile of their applications than was possible before.

Chrome 45 Will No Longer Automatically Run Flash

by Abel Avram on  Aug 28, 2015

With Chrome 45 only the main Flash content will be enabled, the rest being paused unless the user decides to manually start it.

QARK: Discovering Security Holes in Android Apps

by Abel Avram on  Aug 27, 2015

LinkedIn has recently open sourced QARK, a static analysis tool meant to discover potential security vulnerabilities existing in Android applications written in Java.

10 Properties Defining Software Architecture

by Jan Stenberg on  Aug 27, 2015 1

Software architecture is a process; a sequence of strategic design decisions mapping specification and business goals to architecture design, and a thing; a set of views produced by the process that address different stakeholders, Michael Stal states describing how to define a software architecture.

Interview with Readme.io Founder on the Future of API Documentation

by Jerome Louvel on  Aug 27, 2015

Documentation, one of the great neglected areas of software development, is finally getting some attention, with a number of relatively new tools. For an API documentation can be considered essential. Gregory Koberger is working on a system with the intent of connecting developer documentation more directly to APIs and the API dashboard.

Driving Transformational Behavior with Core Work Systems

by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

Mike Orzen will talk about using core work systems to drive transformational behavior at the Lean IT Summit 2015. An interview on the benefits that organizations aim for with lean IT, why adopting and reinforcing new behaviors is essential to create sustained change, core work systems and work processes for IT organizations, and common missteps in lean IT transformations and how to prevent them.

Using Clojure to Build Native Android Apps

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 26, 2015

Clojure development on the Android platform has been progressing remarkably in the last few years, allowing developers to use it in fully fledged apps such as SwiftKey’s Clarity Keyboard. Here we will review the current status of tools that support Clojure on the Android platform.

Log4j Version 1 Reaches End of Life

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Aug 26, 2015 1

Apache has announced the EOL of version 1 of Log4j. Although Log4j version 2 was released in July 2014, version 1 was maintained until early August 2015. The new version is a full rewrite of the logging library, addressing many of the issues of version 1 and achieving unprecedented performance. Apache has made an effort to ease the upgrade, although advanced users may need some migration work.

Mixed Feelings Greet Mozilla's Add-ons Overhaul

by James Chesters on  Aug 26, 2015

Mozilla has released a major overhaul to how Firefox add-ons are developed. Included is the introduction of the WebExtensions API and a requirement for add-ons to be reviewed and signed by Mozilla before deployment. The developer community has reacted with a range of emotions to the announcements.

Microsoft Releases Azure Data Factory

by Richard Seroter on  Aug 25, 2015 1

Any cloud provider that believes in data gravity is trying to make it easier to collect and store data in their facilities. To make data movement between cloud and on-premises endpoints easier, Microsoft recently announced the general availability of Azure Data Factory (ADF).

Digium Open-sources Respoke SDKs for WebRTC and Messaging on iOS and Android

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 24, 2015

Digium, maker of WebRTC platform Respoke, has introduced open-source SDKs for iOS and Android that aim at making it easier to add real-time audio and video communication support to mobile apps. Furthermore, the SDK includes support for instant messaging and uses push notification in order to work even when running offline or in the background.

Docker 1.8 Release with Multiple New Tools

by Chris Swan on  Aug 24, 2015

Docker Inc have announced the release of Docker 1.8, which brings with it some new and updated tools in addition to new engine features. Docker Toolbox provides a packaged system aiming to be, ‘the fastest way to get up and running with a Docker development environment’. The most significant change to Docker Engine is Docker Content Trust, which provides image signing and verification.

Getting Rid of Annual Performance Reviews

by Savita Pahuja on  Aug 23, 2015

Professional services firm, which employs hundreds of thousands of workers in cities around the globe, has been quietly preparing for the “massive revolution” of getting rid of annual performance reviews and rankings, in its internal operations.

The Go 1.5 Compiler and Runtime are Written in Go

by Abel Avram on  Aug 21, 2015 4

Go 1.5 has a complete tool chain written in Go, a quicker garbage collector and runs a goroutine on each available CPU.

Bootstrap Version 4 Announced, Alpha Released

by David Iffland on  Aug 20, 2015

Web UI Framework Bootstrap has announced version 4 and released an alpha version. This is a major update that accepts more modern web techniques and drops support for old browsers.

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