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Lessons Learnt Using Microservices

by Mark Little on  Oct 12, 2014

Several companies have reported their move to adopting Microservices. Recently Tom Livesey from startup Droplet has joined the discussions by posting several lessons they learnt when moving to that architectural approach.

Reactive Extensions, Async, and Splunk

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 12, 2014

The 2.0 version of the Splunk C# SDK is heavily invested in modern C# features. Every major operation from login-onwards is available via asynchronous methods. And for most advanced uses such as sampling, Reactive Extensions come into play.

Ceylon 1.1: OSGi, Vert.x, Dynamic Interfaces, Use-site Variance, Promises

by Abel Avram on  Oct 11, 2014

Ceylon 1.1 comes with dynamic interfaces, use-site variance, OSGi and Vert.x deployment, ceylon.promise module, IDE enhancements, compiler performance improvements and others.

Syntax Highlighting and IntelliSense support for CMake

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 10, 2014

Visual Studio’s support for new languages is quite powerful, but few people have the skill and determination to take advantage of it. David Golub, who brought CMake support to Visual Studio, is one such person.

News from Xamarin Evolve 2014: Android Player, Sketches and C# Profiler

by Abel Avram on  Oct 09, 2014

The Xamarin Evolve 2014 event taking place these days in Atlanta, US, has produced a number of news related to the cross-platform tools Xamarin makes: Android Player – a hardware accelerated Android simulator-, Sketches –a REPL-like environment-, and Profiler –a C# code profiler-.

SweetAlert Provides Alternate Way to Alert Users

by David Iffland on  Oct 09, 2014

SweetAlert is a new modal dialog box library for JavaScript with a focus on style but without any external dependencies. The developer behind it, Tristan Edwards, created it as a way to ease the pain web designers experience when dealing with error messages.

Docker Publishes Official Repositories for Language Stacks

by Carlos Sanchez on  Oct 08, 2014

Docker has added new official repositories for language stacks to the Docker Hub, including C/C++, Java, Python or Ruby.

Latest Preview of Visual Studio “14” Exhibits Growing Pains

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 08, 2014

The fourth preview of Visual Studio "14" integrates several new features, including improvements to the debugger, integration of a new high-performance 64-bit JIT compiler, and ASP.NET vNext. Alongside these changes are several rough edges that reinforces the notion this software is still under active development.

CloudFlare Universal SSL - Free Web Security for All

by Chris Swan on  Oct 08, 2014 1

CloudFlare have made SSL available to all free subscribers to its content delivery network (CDN) with Universal SSL. The move addresses both cost and complexity issues that have previously confronted web site and application owners wanting to deploy SSL. CloudFlare takes care of issuing a certificate at no cost to the end user, and enabling SSL becomes a selection from a dropdown menu.

JavaOne: Hazelcast Announce JCache Support, JCP Run

by Ben Evans on  Oct 08, 2014

Hazelcast announce their new 3.3.1 release, with JCache support, preview their technology roadmap and discuss their run for the JCP Executive Committee.

Herb Sutter on Modern C++ Essentials

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 07, 2014

At CppCon 2014, Herb Sutter gave a talk presenting the essential idioms of modern C++ programming. Here is a short summary.

Major Update to Firebase Brings Rich Authentication Tokens

by James Chesters on  Oct 07, 2014

Firebase has this week announced major updates to its user authentication, including automatic session persistence, and rich authentication tokens for use in Security Rules.

Spring Framework 4.1 Release Supports JCache (JSR-107) Annotations

by Abhishek Sharma on  Oct 06, 2014

Spring Framework 4.1 provides comprehensive support for JCache (JSR-107) annotations using Spring's existing cache configuration and infrastructure abstraction. The new release also supports JMS and performance enhancements and WebSocket refinements.

QConSF in 4 Weeks ‘DevOps @Google’ Keynote; Lambda Architecture Myths; Reactive Programmimg @Netflix

by Nitin Bharti on  Oct 06, 2014

81% of speakers, 100% of keynotes, and 100% of tutorials have been confirmed for the 8th annual QCon San Francisco 2014. All confirmed sessions are now live on our schedule. Register before Oct 18th and save $400.

Batch Updates Solve Long-standing Issue with Core Data

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 06, 2014

Core Data batch updates, introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, aim at fixing a long-standing limitation of the Core Data stack, as developers had been asking for many years. Let's review the problem that batch updates solve, how they work, and an alternative to them involving a rethinking of data normalization strategy.

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