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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.

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

by Jan Stenberg on  Apr 26, 2016

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.

Datawire Release Fault Tolerant Microservice Communication Framework ‘Datawire Connect’

by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 26, 2016

Datawire have released their open source Datawire Connect framework, which allows developers to ‘resiliently connect microservices’ using automatically generated RPC-style client libraries for Java, Python or NodeJS services. The client libraries generated provide service registration and discovery, dynamic load balancing and routing, automated timeouts and circuit breakers.

Atlassian Bamboo 5.11 Delivers Continuous Integration At Scale

by Craig Smith on  Apr 26, 2016

Atlassian, makers of development tools such as JIRA and Confluence, have just released version 5.11 of their continuous delivery tool Bamboo with a host of new features to help teams scale and collaborate. The key feature in this new release is the ability to scale from 100 to 250 elastic build agents.

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’.

Google Cloud Machine Learning and Tensor Flow Alpha Release

by Dylan Raithel on  Apr 18, 2016

Late last month Google released an alpha version of their TensorFlow (TF) integrated cloud machine learning service as a response to a growing need to make their Tensor Flow library to run at scale on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Google describes several new feature sets around making TF usage scale by integrating several pieces of the GCP like Dataproc, a managed Hadoop and Spark service.

Atom Text Editor 1.7 Released, with MRU Tab Switching

by James Chesters on  Apr 18, 2016

Text editor Atom has released version 1.7 with notable changes including MRU tab switching and a number of improvements for Windows users. In the blog post Atom 1.7 and 1.8 beta, software engineer Michelle Tilley describes how with v1.7 ctrl-tab now switches "between the most recently used (MRU) tabs in an Atom window instead of switching to the tab to the right of the current tab."

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.

Microsoft Gets into Serverless Apps with Azure Functions

by Richard Seroter on  Apr 15, 2016

At this month's Build conference, Microsoft announced a preview of Azure Functions, a service that runs code on-demand. Azure Functions is Microsoft's entry into the increasingly-popular space of event-driven, serverless computing occupied by Amazon, Google, IBM, and others.

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.

GitHub’s DGit Improves Reliability, Performance, and Availability

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 07, 2016 1

GitHub has been quietly rolling out DGit, short for “distributed Git”, a new distributed storage system built on top of Git with the aim of improving reliability, availability, and performance of using GitHub.

LFE Brings Lisp to the Erlang Virtual Machine

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 05, 2016

After 8 years of development, Lisp Flavoured Erlang (LFE) has reached version 1.0, bringing stable support for Lisp programming on the Erlang virtual machine (BEAM). LFE was created by Robert Virding, one of the initial developers of Erlang. InfoQ has spoken with Duncan McGreggor, current maintainer of LFE.

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