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Building iOS 8 Share Extensions: A GitHub Repo with Issues, Sample Code, and Workarounds

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 26, 2014

Share extensions, introduced by Apple in iOS 8, "provide an exciting opportunity for developers of all types of apps to integrate with their customers’ devices like never before," says Bryan Irace, iOS developer at Tumblr. Though, as it is often the case with new technologies, the road to building iOS share extensions is paved not only with fun but also with frustration.

NPM Reaches 2.0, Adds Private Node.js Module Management and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 24, 2014

Node.js standard package manager, npm, has reached version 2.0. Among npm's new features, scoped packages promise to make it easier to manage private Node.js modules, just as if they were part of the public repository. The new version also marks the introduction of a new release process and offers improved reliability.

Microsoft Azure Joins SSD Storage Bandwagon

by Janakiram MSV on  Sep 24, 2014

Microsoft has announced a new family of virtual machines called D-Series that offers better memory, CPU and faster I/O. With this Azure joins the club of elite IaaS providers with SSD backed storage.

PureScript: A Haskell-like Language that Compiles to JavaScript

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 22, 2014

PureScript is a strongly, statically typed language which compiles to JavaScript. It is written in and inspired by Haskell and aims at "allowing to write very expressive code which is still clear and readable" when translated into JavaScript. Furthermore, says PureScript creator Phil Freeman, PureScript provides interoperability with other languages which target JavaScript.

The Return of Java Modularity

by Ben Evans on  Sep 22, 2014

Oracle have announced the relaunch of Project Jigsaw, devoted to bringing full modularity to the Java Platform.

Parse Gets a Refresh for iOS 8

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 19, 2014

Parse has announced its new SDK for iOS 8, an update to its Parse push service which now supports iOS 8 "silent" pushes and notification categories, and a new Parse Config API to store configuration parameters in the cloud to update apps on the fly.

Details of NetBeans Day at JavaOne 2014

by Ben Evans on  Sep 18, 2014

Oracle have announced details for NetBeans Day 2014. Particular topics of interest include Maven, a new Education initiative and an appearance by James Gosling.

MVC 1.0 JSR Created for Java EE

by Matt Raible on  Sep 17, 2014 3

Oracle recently announced a JSR for MVC 1.0. JSR 371 was motivated by results of a Java EE 8 Survey, covered by InfoQ in March of this year. 61% of those surveyed supported the idea of providing support for an action-based MVC framework, alongside JSF. Only 26% felt there was an existing framework that could do the job, and 42% of those mentioned Spring MVC.

API World 2014: Summary of Day One Events

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Sep 17, 2014

In this news item, we summarize the highlights of various talks from day one of the conference which are primarily focused on the craft of designing and developing effective APIs.

Testdroid Mobile Device Farm Is Now Integrated with JIRA

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 17, 2014

Testdroid's maker Bitbar has recently announced the integration of Testdroid mobile app testing products with Atlassian JIRA defect tracking system. InfoQ has interviewed Testdroid technical product manager Ville-Veikko Helppi to better understand how developers and organizations could benefit from it.

You Are Using the ORM the Wrong Way

by Jan Stenberg on  Sep 16, 2014 19

When teams abandons an Object-Relational Mapper, ORM, it is often due to bad usage Jimmy Bogard stated in a recent presentation highlighting what he sees as incorrect and correct ways of using an ORM, including mapping and querying problems.

InfoQ User Survey 2014 - Participate and Get a Copy of the Results; Win a QCon Early Access Pass

by Nitin Bharti on  Sep 15, 2014

InfoQ would like to better understand your information needs: the type of content you find interesting, tools & methodologies you are using, and how you interact with the site. Please help us by taking our 2014 user survey - the survey is anonymous and your replies will be kept confidential. Participate to receive a copy of the results along with a chance to win a QCon video early access pass.

TypeSafe's Kevin Webber: Actor-based Concurrency for Reactive Systems

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 15, 2014

In a recent article on Medium, TypeSafe's Kevin Webber argues that reactive programming "isn’t just another trend but rather the paradigm for modern software developers to learn" since it helps them to build systems that are responsive, resilient, and scalable. He also suggests that actor-based concurrency is the most convenient foundations for a reactive system.

Apigee-127: A Toolkit for Authoring APIs and their Services

by Abel Avram on  Sep 11, 2014

Apigee has put together a number of open source tools for creating APIs and a number of related service.

QConSF Spotlight: Microservices, Cutting Edge Java, Continuous Delivery; 58/100 Speakers Confirmed

by Nitin Bharti on  Sep 10, 2014

Read about the most popular tracks at QCon San Francisco 2014: Scalable Microservice Architectures, Java at the Cutting Edge, Continuous Delivery: From Heroics to Becoming Invisible.

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