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IBM Commits to Advance Apache Spark

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 20, 2015

Earlier last month in Las Vegas, at IBM Insight 2015, IBM announced a major commitment to the Apache Spark project. Referring to it as “potentially the most significant open source project of the next decade” tells a lot about how important IBM believes Apache Spark is. With IDC reporting that 80% of cloud applications in the future will be data intensive, Apache Spark can unlock previously...

IntelliJ IDEA 15 Released

by Matt Raible on  Nov 20, 2015

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 15, with improved Java 8 lambda debugger support, a better user interface for running tests, enhanced JVM frameworks support (Spring 4.2, Hibernate 5.0, Grails 3.x, and Arquillian), TypeScript 1.6 and TSLint integration, and initial support for Angular 2.

Apigee Technologists Explain API Trends, Products, and Standards

by Jerome Louvel on  Nov 19, 2015

Following the “I love API” conference in San Jose, InfoQ had a chance to speak with Ed Anuff and Marsh Gardiner from Apigee to explain their view on new developments with Swagger and changes to API use in IoT, healthcare, and mobile. They also discuss open source projects like Swagger Editor, potential changes to how API security is handled, and the unrealized ideal of hypermedia.

Release of MBrace 1.0, a Distributed Programming Framework for .NET

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Nov 18, 2015

After several years of development, MBrace 1.0 was released last week. MBrace is a programming model for scalable cloud data scripting and programming with F# and C#. The project consists mainly of code libraries and cloud providers runtime.

Daniel Jacobson on Ephemeral APIs and Continuous Innovation at Netflix

by Jerome Louvel on  Nov 17, 2015

InfoQ had the opportunity to interview Daniel Jacobson about ephemeral APIs, their link to experience-based APIs and when to consider them. He also explains why generic resource-based API architectures can run into problems at scale and why he doesn’t use an API descriptor language. Finally, he describes the various tools they built to deliver those APIs including Falcor, Scryer or Nicobar.

Introducing Azure Service Fabric

by Kent Weare on  Nov 15, 2015

In April 2015 at the Build conference in San Francisco, Microsoft introduced an Azure service called Service Fabric. Azure Service Fabric is a platform that allows customers to build distributed applications without having to manage a complex infrastructure deployment. The service is currently in developer preview as of May 2015 and a general availability release is expected in early 2016.

What Is New on ThoughtWorks Radar Nov 2015

by Abel Avram on  Nov 14, 2015

ThoughtWorks has published their radar for the end of 2015, covering technologies in four areas: Languages & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, and Tools.

InfoQ Readership Survey 2015

by Abel Avram on  Nov 13, 2015 2

InfoQ wants to find out the technological preferences of our readers in order to provide content more aligned with our readers’ interest.

JavaOne 2015 Keynotes (Part 1)

by Monica Beckwith on  Nov 12, 2015

In celebration of Java’s 20th anniversary, the JavaOne 2015 central theme this year was ’20 years of Java’. The keynotes this year were largely focused on Java 9 and beyond. We cover these keynotes in two parts. This first part focuses on Java 9 and its flagship Project Jigsaw.

Microsoft CodePush Aims to Enable Instant Updates for Cordova and React Native Apps

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 11, 2015

Cordova and React Native developers will be able to deploy mobile apps updates directly to their iOS and Android devices thanks to CodePush, Microsoft say. CodePush includes a cloud service and an SDK to make it possible to update JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and image resources so apps can retrieve their latest versions. Compiled code, though, cannot be updated on the fly.

Microsoft Releases ASP.NET WebHooks Preview

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Nov 11, 2015

Microsoft recently released ASP.NET WebHooks preview, a library to create and consume webhooks. WebHooks supports MVC 5 and WebApi 2.

Microsoft Announces Azure Premium Messaging Preview

by Kent Weare on  Nov 10, 2015

In early September, Microsoft announced a premium tier preview to its messaging offering known as Azure Service Bus Premium Messaging. The premium service includes existing cloud based messaging capabilities, such as Queues and Topics, but delivers them over dedicated infrastructure in order to provide a consistent experience for customers.

Dropbox API v2 Launched for Swift, Python, .NET, and Java

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 10, 2015

Dropbox has announced its API v2, which supports four SDKs: Swift, Python, .NET, and Java, is generally available to developers. According to Dropbox, Dropbox API v2 is “simpler, more consistent, and more comprehensive”. Currently, API v2 does not support JavaScript and Objective-C.

Maven Central Now Mirrored by Google

by Matt Raible on  Nov 09, 2015 1

Takari, the Maven-focused company started by Maven founder Jason van Zyl, announced that Maven Central is now mirrored on Google Cloud Storage. Maven Central is the central repository where many open source Java libraries publish their artifacts.

TensorFlow: Google Open Sources Their Machine Learning Tool

by Abel Avram on  Nov 09, 2015

TensorFlow is a machine learning library created by the Brain Team researchers at Google and now open sourced under the Apache License 2.0. TensorFlow is detailed in the whitepaper TensorFlow: Large-Scale Machine Learning on Heterogeneous Distributed Systems. The source code can be found on Google Git.

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