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Spring Data Release Train - Spring 4.0, Limiting Queries, SpEL, ALPS

by Bienvenido David on  Sep 26, 2014

Spring Data release train Evans is now generally available. The release train includes 11 Spring Data modules that help developers build data access layers on top of both relational and non-relational data stores.

.NET Micro Framework Adds VS2013 Support

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 26, 2014

The .NET Micro Framework has a new release which adds support for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio "14". This Framework powers devices that Microsoft intends to build the "Internet of Things" and similar hardware-centric devices like the Raspberry Pi.

Building iOS 8 Share Extensions: A GitHub Repo with Issues, Sample Code, and Workarounds

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 26, 2014

Share extensions, introduced by Apple in iOS 8, "provide an exciting opportunity for developers of all types of apps to integrate with their customers’ devices like never before," says Bryan Irace, iOS developer at Tumblr. Though, as it is often the case with new technologies, the road to building iOS share extensions is paved not only with fun but also with frustration.

Puppet Labs Announces Approved Modules and Partner Network

by Carlos Sanchez on  Sep 25, 2014

Puppet Labs has announced at its PuppetConf conference the launch of the Puppet Approved program, to recognize those Puppet modules with more quality and active development, more Puppet Enterprise supported modules, as well as a new partner network.

Hortonworks Announces Stinger.next Roadmap to Deliver Hadoop Scale SQL with Apache Hive

by Adam Berry on  Sep 25, 2014

Following on from the Stinger initiative delivered in Apache Hive 0.13, Hortonworks has laid out the Stinger.next roadmap to provide fully ACID transactions, a sub-second query engine, and more complete SQL 2011 analytics support, all driving towards the goal of “enhancing the speed, scale and breadth of SQL support” in Hive.

Testing the Internet of Things

by Ben Linders on  Sep 25, 2014

Testing embedded software and systems for the Internet of Things has to involve physical, sensory and emotional interactions says Gerie Owen, Business Solutions Analyst from Northeast Utilities. InfoQ interviewed Gerie Owen and Peter Varhol about how testing differs for the internet of things and embedded software and systems, and on dealing with expectations and experiences of people in testing.

Puppet Labs Announces the Next-Generation Puppet Server

by Carlos Sanchez on  Sep 24, 2014

Puppet Labs is holding its annual PuppetConf conference where it has announced a faster next-generation Puppet Server, with new management and reporting capabilities for their Puppet Enterprise product, and the launch of new Puppet Apps.

NPM Reaches 2.0, Adds Private Node.js Module Management and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 24, 2014

Node.js standard package manager, npm, has reached version 2.0. Among npm's new features, scoped packages promise to make it easier to manage private Node.js modules, just as if they were part of the public repository. The new version also marks the introduction of a new release process and offers improved reliability.

How Agile Can Yield Effective IT Business Alignment

by Ben Linders on  Sep 24, 2014

In agile projects the product owner is often seen as the person who primary assures the connection between business and IT. But for effective IT-Business alignment having a product owner is not enough. What can people from the business, demand and supply parts of the organization do increase the effectiveness of IT – Business alignment?

Microsoft Azure Joins SSD Storage Bandwagon

by Janakiram MSV on  Sep 24, 2014

Microsoft has announced a new family of virtual machines called D-Series that offers better memory, CPU and faster I/O. With this Azure joins the club of elite IaaS providers with SSD backed storage.

Intern 2.1 Brings New HTML and JUnit reporters

by James Chesters on  Sep 23, 2014 2

Sitepen has released version 2.1 of Intern, its next generation JavaScript testing stack. Intern brings with it new HTML and JUnit reporters, grep and skip functions, and improved performance.

PureScript: A Haskell-like Language that Compiles to JavaScript

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 22, 2014

PureScript is a strongly, statically typed language which compiles to JavaScript. It is written in and inspired by Haskell and aims at "allowing to write very expressive code which is still clear and readable" when translated into JavaScript. Furthermore, says PureScript creator Phil Freeman, PureScript provides interoperability with other languages which target JavaScript.

Value of Certifications for Agile Transformation

by Savita Pahuja on  Sep 22, 2014

Does agile certification depict the knowledge of professional? Thoughts shared by various thought leaders.

Core Support for JSON in Java 9

by Ben Evans on  Sep 22, 2014 2

One of the first Java 9 features to be announced is core support for JSON. We spoke to early adopters to find out more.

The Return of Java Modularity

by Ben Evans on  Sep 22, 2014

Oracle have announced the relaunch of Project Jigsaw, devoted to bringing full modularity to the Java Platform.

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