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Microsoft Releases BizTalk Server 2016 CTP 1

by Kent Weare on  May 01, 2016

On March 30th, 2016 Microsoft announced the release of their BizTalk Server 2016 Community Technical Preview 1 (CTP). This release is one of Microsoft’s milestones they highlighted in their recent Integration Roadmap. In addition to the BizTalk Server CTP, Microsoft has also released an initial CTP for its Host Integration Server offering.

AirFlow Joins Apache Incubator

by Alex Giamas on  Apr 29, 2016

AirFlow recently joined the Apache Incubator program. AirFlow is a workflow and scheduling system designed to manage data pipelines. Developed by AirBnb for their internal usage, it was open sourced last September, as previously reported by InfoQ.

Vulnerability in Java Reflection Library Fixed after 30 Months

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Apr 28, 2016 4

In July 2013 Security Explorations discovered a vulnerability in Java by which attackers could elevate their access privileges. Oracle released a patch, but a simple modification was discovered that still makes the attack effective. Once known, Oracle released a patch as part of 8u77. In this article we investigate the little understood class loading process at the heart of the problem.

Collision: How Flash Storage Will Transform IT

by David Iffland on  Apr 28, 2016

Massive reductions in cost for flash storage along with new technologies promise to dramatically change how well IT shops can satisfy what's expected of them in the cloud era. John Roese, CTO of EMC lays out a case for why companies need to adopt new technologies in order to out-perform their competitors.

Collision: Online Harassment and Machine Learning

by David Iffland on  Apr 27, 2016

Online harassment is a serious issue, one that the engineers and designers behind the keyboard don't always think about when building software. Machine learning is become more prevalent but as more technology companies take advantage of it, they risk alienating their users even more by presenting content that isn't actually relevant.

A Whole System Based on Event Sourcing is an Anti-Pattern

by Jan Stenberg on  Apr 26, 2016 1

Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) was never meant to be the end goal of what we are trying to achieve, it is a stepping stone towards the ideas of Event sourcing, Greg Young stated in his presentation at the Domain-Driven Design Europe conference earlier this year. He noted though that just applying CQRS is still a valuable pattern.

Details on How Linux Runs Natively on Windows

by Abel Avram on  Apr 26, 2016

Microsoft has recently announced the intention to integrate Linux Bash with Windows 10, making it possible to run native Linux ELF64 binaries on their operating system. To avoid incorrect speculation on how this is possible, Deepu Thomas, the Leader of the Windows Subsystem for Linux team, has provided details on how Linux runs on Windows.

Amazon Announces Managed Platform Updates for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

by Kent Weare on  Apr 23, 2016 1

On April 19th, 2016 Amazon announced changes to their Elastic Beanstalk service. In this update, Amazon is providing customers with the ability to automatically install platform updates.

Domain-Driven Design and Microservices

by Mikael Zandin on  Apr 22, 2016

Eric Evans' talk at QCon London prescribed Domain Driven Design as a mechanism to successfully handle the "big ball of mud" that can emerge as multiple teams attempt to integrate services from external teams.

Key Takeaways from the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference: Day Two

by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 21, 2016

This article presents a review of the second day at the O'Reilly Software Architecture conference, held in New York City 12-13th April. Sessions covered include 'Evolving toward microservices: How HomeDepot.com made the transition’, ‘Going cloud native: It takes a platform’, ‘Let's make the pain visible’, ‘Microservices in reverse’, and ‘The architect as coach’.

Q&A with Michael Behrendt on IBM's Event-driven Programming Service Bluemix OpenWhisk

by Rags Srinivas on  Apr 19, 2016

IBM joins a number of vendors making a play in the emerging paradigm of serverless computing with a new event-driven programming service for their Bluemix platform called OpenWhisk.. InfoQ's Rags Srinivas caught up with Michael Behrendt, one of the architects for Bluemix regarding the IBM Interconnect conference, OpenWhisk and Bluemix in general.

Microsoft Releases Power BI Embedded Preview

by Kent Weare on  Apr 17, 2016

Recently at the 2016 Build Event in San Francisco, Microsoft announced a change to their Power BI offering. The update comes in the form of giving customers and ISVs with the ability to embed Power BI reports within their own applications. Microsoft is calling this service Power BI Embedded and it is currently in preview.

Challenges of Microservices Deployments

by Mark Little on  Apr 17, 2016

Recently ElectricCloud hosted a panel session on the challenges of microservice deployments and one of the panelists, Usman Ismail summarised the session, covering agreed problems the panelists had discussed as well as some recommendations based on their own experiences.

Lessons Learned at the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference: Day One

by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 15, 2016

This article presents a review of the first day at the O'Reilly Software Architecture conference, held in New York City 12-13th April. Sessions summarised include, ‘blah, blah... microservices...blah, blah’, ‘the evolution of evolutionary architecture’, ‘Death Star Security’, ‘Twelve Patterns for Hypermedia Architecture’, ‘Architecture Without an End State’ and 'Leading Simplicity'.

Apache Storm Reaches 1.0, Brings Improved Performance, Many New Features

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 14, 2016

Version 1.0 is "a major milestone in the evolution of Apache Storm", writes Apache Software Foundation VP for Apache Storm P. Taylor Goetz, and it includes many new features and improvements. In particular, Goetz claims a 3x–16x boost in performance.

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