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Amazon Releases Kinesis Firehose

by Kent Weare on  Nov 01, 2015

Recently, on October 7th, 2015, Amazon announced a new service called Amazon Kinesis Firehose. Kinesis Firehose is a follow-up service to the Kinesis service which was released two years ago. In order to avoid ambiguity, the original Kinesis service has been renamed to Amazon Kinesis Streams.

A/B Testing at

by João Miranda on  Nov 01, 2015

We want customer sentiment to drive product development. Hypothesis proven by experiments are the best to discover customer sentiment. That's how Stuart Frisby, principal designer at, argued for extensive use of A/B testing to the OSCON attendees in Amsterdam. Frisby explained what A/B testing done right looks like, what common mistakes to avoid and when A/B testing is not appropiate.

Microservices Conference in Stockholm and London due Early November

by Jan Stenberg on  Oct 31, 2015

The second Microservices Conference arranged by Skills Matter is due early November with two days in Stockholm and London respectively. The list of speakers include the program lead for the conference Russ Miles, David A. Dawson, Björn Carlson, chief architect at Klarna, Viktor Klang, chief software architect at Typesafe, Ian Cooper and Daniel Bryant.

Neo4j Launches Open Source Graph Query Language openCypher

by Srini Penchikala on  Oct 30, 2015

Neo4j Graph NoSQL database team launches open source graph query language called openCypher. Neo Technology, the company behind the graph database, announced last week at GraphConnect Conference, the launch of the open source project that will be available to technology providers as a common language for querying graph data.

DigitalOcean Adds Floating IPs

by Richard Seroter on  Oct 30, 2015

DigitalOcean recently introduced floating IPs that can be manually reassigned to any Droplet – what DigitalOcean calls a virtual machine – within a data center. While neither novel nor a standalone high-availability solution, this service fills a gap for the fast-growing cloud provider.

InnerSource: Internal Open Source at PayPal

by João Miranda on  Oct 30, 2015

InnerSource is the name given to a development approach that applies open source software practices to the way organizations' develop software internally. Cedric Williams, technology leader at PayPal, explained how PayPal is experimenting with InnerSource to break down silos, grow collaboration and increase productivity.

Q&A with Ahmed Sidky on ICAgile, Community and the Path to Expert

by Rafiq Gemmail on  Oct 30, 2015

ICAgile founder Ahmed Sidky recently spoke at New Zealand’s annual AgileNZ conference on the topic of attaining institutional and individual Agility. InfoQ catches up with Ahmed Sidky to discuss ICAgile's raison d’être and how they continue to develop an open model for learning.

Neo4j 2.3 Supports In-Memory Page Cache, Docker Tools and IBM POWER8 Integration

by Srini Penchikala on  Oct 29, 2015

Latest version of Graph NoSQL database Neo4j supports in-memory page cache, Docker tools, enhanced query planner and IBM POWER8 integration. Neo4j team announced last week the release of version 2.3 which also supports query development with graph and text string search.

Stop Failing Fast in Innovation

by Ben Linders on  Oct 29, 2015 4

In innovation the mantra "fail fast" is often used to explain that people should quickly try out ideas and then learn from the things that fail to develop new products and services. Some people challenged the need for failure and have come up with alternative approaches for effective innovation.

Atomic: A UI Designer for Android, iOS and the Web

by Abel Avram on  Oct 28, 2015 2

Atomic is a user interface designer that runs in the browser. Without writing any code, application designers can use it to show how the interface of an application should look like and behave when certain commands are executed.

Basho Technologies Releases Riak TS NoSQL Database to Store and Analyze Time Series Data

by Srini Penchikala on  Oct 27, 2015

Basho Technologies releases Riak TS distributed NoSQL database to store and analyze time series data. Basho team recently announced at AWS re:invent event, the availability of Riak TS which is optimized for reads and writes of time series data.

LinkedIn Open Sources PalDB, a Read-only Key-value Store

by Abel Avram on  Oct 27, 2015

LinkedIn has open sourced PalDB, an embeddable read-only key value store, 8 times faster than LevelDB and taking several times less memory than a hashset.

QConSF Nov 16-18: So much new… Where to Start

by Wes Reisz on  Oct 27, 2015

QCon San Francisco, a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their software development teams, is fast approaching, and, with are so many new things, it’s hard to know what to report. With just 18 days until the start of the conference, QCON organisers are busy making final preparations to deliver yet more new innovations to 2015.

Couchbase 4.0 Supports Multi-dimensional Scaling, Geospatial Indexes and New Query Language N1QL

by Srini Penchikala on  Oct 26, 2015

Latest version of Document NoSQL database Couchbase supports multi-dimensional scaling, geospatial indexes and new query language called N1QL. Couchbase team announced earlier this month the general availability of Couchbase Server 4.0 version which also supports new filtering capabilities on Cross Datacenter Replication (XDCR) and enhanced security.

QCon London 2016 Tracks Announced and Registrations off to a fast start!

by Wes Reisz on  Oct 26, 2015 1

New this year to QCon London is an extra concurrent track (each day) for 2016. That means three new tracks to bring the total track (or conference themes) number up to 18. More tracks means more content to pick from. Here are QCon London’s 2016 tracks.

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