The success of the RICON conference is a testimony to the importance of big applications in industry today. InfoQ speaks to RICON host Basho Technologies about considerations in building distributed systems and technical lessons learned at the conference.
Tokutek has announced new versions of its storage engines products. TokuDB for MySQL has reached version 7.5 and includes two significant performance features. TokuMX for MongoDB has reached version 2.0 and includes a mix of new features including performance improvements of its own.
Basho Riak is one of the few NoSQL key value stores that is tackling the big problems relating to performance and scalability. InfoQ spoke to Basho CTO Dave McCrory to get some insight about the underlying technologies and strategies.
Domain-Driven Design (DDD) together with Onion Architecture is a combination that Wade Waldron believes has increased his code quality dramatically since he started using it a few years back. Using DDD was a kick-off but together with Onion architecture he found his code to be more readable and understandable, and far easier to maintain.
Sometimes organizations that are adopting agile complain that they didn't get the benefits that they expected to get out of it. One of the possible reasons could be that insufficient attention has been given to performing the technical practices that support the agile values and principles.
In another round of feature enhancements and additions, Microsoft Azure got a major set of updates in the form of a revamped marketplace and advanced networking capabilities.
Box, Facebook and Pinterest announced WEST - Women Entering and Staying in Tech, a one-on-one mentorship program for women to grow their technology career. This post covers the program highlights.
Fred Emmott, software engineer for Facebook, has announced the release of XHP-Bootstrap project, combining XHP with the Bootstrap framework. Emmott describes XHP as a way to create HTML user interfaces from PHP or Hack, and provides an XML-like syntax for creating stringable objects representing markup.
URX is providing Omnilinks, an open deep linking standard, an application index containing deep linked mobile apps and link routing.
Agile testing can be used when developing software for automotive systems. To adopt agile techniques in automotive the automotive SPICE V-model needs to be adopted to agile. One result from combining agile and SPICE as Xavier Martin presented at the QA&Test 2014 conference is that “intensive automated testing and client demonstrations helps to produce better products, rising clients satisfaction”.
Sixth edition of the World Quality Report, co-sponsored by Capgemini, Sogeti and HP 2014-15, highlights recent changes in testing practices, emerging trends such as agile testing, test environment management, mobility, data analytics, cloud and Internet of things.
Development and collaboration software vendor Atlassian launched JIRA Portfolio, an add-on for JIRA that "provides a single, accurate view for planning and managing initiatives across multiple teams and projects", at its annual user conference Summit.
The Angular team has released AngularDart 1.0, which contains a lot of new features, performance improvements and bug fixes. It is the first version of the framework with the stamp "production-ready".
Cognitect has recently published the results of a community survey aimed at finding out "how and for what Clojure and ClojureScript are being adopted, what is going well and what could stand improvement." According to Cognitect, though not a scientific survey, it shows how Clojure has "transitioned from exploratory status to a viable, sustainable platform for development at work."
DevOps Days is being held in Ghent, Belgium, October 27 and 28, celebrating 5 years since the initial one in 2009. After the first day, this second day included talks by David Zwieback, Dave Mangot, and Brian Troutwine, as well as lightning talks and open spaces.