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Google Compute Engine Autoscaler Service is Broadly Available

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 17, 2014

Google Compute Engine (GCE), the IaaS component of Google Cloud Platform got an Autoscaler feature. Currently in beta, Autoscaler adds elasticity to cloud deployments.

Microsoft Revives WPF Development

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 17, 2014

Oft-maligned and seemingly ignored by Microsoft, the WPF technology has still remained popular with Windows application developers. Microsoft has announced new plans to improve WPF.

Oracle Commit to Java Modularity

by Ben Evans on  Nov 17, 2014 4

Oracle have announced the second set of enhancement proposals (known as JEPs) that will deliver features for Java 9, including major news about Java modularity.

Amazon DynamoDB Streams and Event Notifications for Amazon S3 Launched at AWS re:Invent 2014

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 16, 2014

In their move to event driven architecture, Amazon introduced two enabling technologies allowing the conversion of DynamoDB and S3 written data into events, which can be consumed by other applications and used by Lambda architecture.

AWS Releases CloudTrail Processing Library

by Steffen Opel on  Nov 15, 2014

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently released the AWS CloudTrail Processing Library (CPL), a "Java client library that makes it easy to build an application that reads and processes CloudTrail log files in a fault tolerant and highly scalable manner".

Microsoft Announces Pre-release of F# 4.0 in Visual Studio 2015 Preview

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 14, 2014

Microsoft announced a pre-release of F# 4.0 for Visual Studio 2015 Preview which can be installed through a Visual Studio update package. The update brings improvements to language and tooling features that can positively impact developers' daily life, several commenters said.

Hortonworks Data Platform Makes an Enterprise Push

by Rags Srinivas on  Nov 14, 2014

Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.2 with features based around Hadoop and YARN has better support for enterprise features such as security, compliance and so on as well.

JCP Election 2014 Results Announced

by Ben Evans on  Nov 14, 2014

The results of the Java Community Process Executive Committee (JCP EC) have been announced. All Ratified seats were returned. Elected members returned were: ARM, Azul, Hazelcast, Werner Keil and Geir Magnusson Jr.

Full Power, No Charge: Visual Studio Community 2013

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 14, 2014 1

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Community 2013, a copy of Visual Studio Professional that is free to use for users in a non-corporate setting. While the Express editions remain available this new version of Visual Studio provides developers with a single environment that can target traditional Windows applications, the Web, Android, and iOS.

More News from AWS re:Invent – Performance Enhancements to Compute and Storage Services

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 13, 2014 1

At AWS re:Invent 2014, Amazon has announced enhancements to Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 and Amazon EBS services.

Amazon EC2 Container Service and Lambda Service Launched at AWS re:Invent 2014

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 13, 2014

As expected, Amazon has added container hosting to its compute building block service. Along with that, it also launched an event-driven compute service called AWS Lambda.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Adds Preconfigured Docker Platform

by Steffen Opel on  Nov 13, 2014

After gaining generic Docker support in July 2014, Amazon Web Services (AWS) now added Preconfigured Docker as a new category of supported platforms to its platform as a service offering AWS Elastic Beanstalk. This category of platforms is based on the recently added official repositories for language stacks on the Docker Hub Registry.

“Age of Ascent” Case Study Highlights Cloud as Game Delivery Engine

by Richard Seroter on  Nov 13, 2014

Microsoft recently published a case study describing how a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game used Microsoft Azure to support tens of thousands of players in a single space battle. The case study looks at how architectural considerations like connectivity, latency, and scale can be addressed in an elastic cloud environment that must respond quickly to unexpected bursts in demand.

Microsoft Open Sources .NET, Adds Linux and Mac OS X Support

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 13, 2014 2

Microsoft's recent trend toward open source software has made a major advance as the company has released the core .NET software stack under the MIT License and published the code on GitHub. The company plans to fully support an "enterprise ready" version of .NET for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

AWS Launched Amazon Aurora, a MySQL Compatible RDBMS

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 12, 2014

At the AWS re:Invent event, Amazon announced a brand new database called Aurora. It will be available under the Amazon RDS offering that already supports MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL.

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