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Microsoft Graph Unifies Access to All APIs

by Jerome Louvel on  May 03, 2016

At the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco, InfoQ had the opportunity to speak with Gareth Jones, API architect for the Microsoft Graph API which aims at making life easier for developers by providing a unified API endpoint. With the prevalence of Microsoft products in most businesses around the world, it is interesting to see how Microsoft solves this issue at their scale.

Rewritten Framework for Vue.js 2.0 Release

by James Chesters on  May 03, 2016

The team behind Vue.js has released v2.0, in what is described as a "full rewrite" of the framework. Vue creator Evan You describes Vue as the framework as consisting of "a core view layer and accompanying tools and supporting libraries," and says that the 2.0 release makes it even leaner and faster.

At Collision, Networking is King

by David Iffland on  May 03, 2016

At the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, LA, networking is king. Beyond the massive room filled with start-ups is the opportunity for start-ups to checkout what others are doing and get a chance to meet with investors.

CoreOS Release ‘Stackanetes’, a Framework for Running OpenStack IaaS on Kubernetes

by Daniel Bryant on  May 03, 2016

At the OpenStack Summit, held in Austin, USA, CoreOS released ‘Stackanetes’, a framework that deploys standard OpenStack services into containers and uses Kubernetes’ application lifecycle management capabilities to allow organisations to run OpenStack Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and containers side-by-side.

Q&A on Continuous Delivery with Windows and .Net

by João Miranda on  May 03, 2016

"Continuous Delivery with Windows and .Net" is a short book by Matthew Skelton and Chris O'Dell that should be seen as a very useful complement to Jez Humble and Dave Farley's "Continuous Delivery" book for those that work in a Windows and .Net environment. InfoQ talked with the authors to learn more about the state of Continuous Delivery on Windows and .Net.

Agile Games 2016 Keynote - Faster, Cheaper, Better Training Design

by Stéphane Wojewoda on  May 02, 2016

Sivasailam Thiagarajan opened the Agile Games 2016 conference with a keynote talk titled Faster, Cheaper, Better:Designing Agile Training That Delivers Results. He explained that learning requires both content and activities which together create engagement and learning that sticks. He discussed how to design more effective training classes.

Elephant in the Cloud - Hadoop as a Service

by Srini Penchikala on  May 02, 2016 2

Hadoop and other big data technologies revolutionized the way organizations run data analytics but the organizations are still facing challenges with operating costs of using these technologies for on-premise data processing. Ashish Thusoo recently spoke at Enterprise Data World Conference about Hadoop as a service offering that helps organizations bridge the gaps with these capabilities.

Ehcache 3.0 Released with Revamped API and Off-Heap Storage

by Matt Raible on  May 02, 2016

Terracotta has released version 3 of their distributed caching technology Ehcache, sporting a number of important new features. First, its API has been refactored and now leverages Java generics. Performance has generally been enhanced, and support for the javax.cache API (JSR-107) and off heap storage capabilities have been added.

An Introduction to Six Startups at Collision

by David Iffland on  May 02, 2016

Out of the 630 startups at the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, InfoQ had a chance to speak with six of them to find out about their products wand why they came to Collision.

Microsoft Experimenting with Using Synthetic DNA for Digital Data Storage

by Sergio De Simone on  May 01, 2016

Microsoft is carrying out experiments with synthetic DNA for digital data storage and has recently agreed to purchase ten million strands of DNA from genetics startup Twist Bioscience.

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.

CareKit is Apple’s New Open-source Health-oriented Mobile App Framework

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 30, 2016

Following on from the announcement at the March 2016 “Let us loop you in”, Apple has open sourced its new CareKit framework, aimed to make it easier for developers to create apps that help people manage their medical conditions. Along with the new framework, Apple has also made available four iOS apps that use it.

DevOps Days for the Enterprise

by Manuel Pais on  Apr 30, 2016

Last week saw the first DevOps Days conference catering specifically to the enterprise world, in London. Talks ranged from re-thinking (traditional) management processes in a technology-disrupted world to facts and drivers of DevOps adoption by early adopters. The idea of bi-modal IT was also discussed throughout the conference, as well as need for better security and opinionated platforms.

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.

Do You and Your Company Have the Skills Needed for DevOps?

by John Okoro on  Apr 29, 2016

In order to implement DevOps, individuals and organizations must prepare for the culture shift, new tools, and automation. This consensus has evolved during years of debate concerning what exactly DevOps means and how to use it. There are many voices in the discussion, and even with some areas of consensus, many points are far from agreement.

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