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Using Clojure to Build Native Android Apps

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 26, 2015 1

Clojure development on the Android platform has been progressing remarkably in the last few years, allowing developers to use it in fully fledged apps such as SwiftKey’s Clarity Keyboard. Here we will review the current status of tools that support Clojure on the Android platform.

Log4j Version 1 Reaches End of Life

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Aug 26, 2015 1

Apache has announced the EOL of version 1 of Log4j. Although Log4j version 2 was released in July 2014, version 1 was maintained until early August 2015. The new version is a full rewrite of the logging library, addressing many of the issues of version 1 and achieving unprecedented performance. Apache has made an effort to ease the upgrade, although advanced users may need some migration work.

Mixed Feelings Greet Mozilla's Add-ons Overhaul

by James Chesters on  Aug 26, 2015

Mozilla has released a major overhaul to how Firefox add-ons are developed. Included is the introduction of the WebExtensions API and a requirement for add-ons to be reviewed and signed by Mozilla before deployment. The developer community has reacted with a range of emotions to the announcements.

Microsoft Releases Azure Data Factory

by Richard Seroter on  Aug 25, 2015 1

Any cloud provider that believes in data gravity is trying to make it easier to collect and store data in its facilities. To make data movement between cloud and on-premises endpoints easier, Microsoft recently announced the general availability of Azure Data Factory (ADF).

Digium Open-sources Respoke SDKs for WebRTC and Messaging on iOS and Android

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 24, 2015

Digium, maker of WebRTC platform Respoke, has introduced open-source SDKs for iOS and Android that aim at making it easier to add real-time audio and video communication support to mobile apps. Furthermore, the SDK includes support for instant messaging and uses push notification in order to work even when running offline or in the background.

Docker 1.8 Release with Multiple New Tools

by Chris Swan on  Aug 24, 2015 1

Docker Inc have announced the release of Docker 1.8, which brings with it some new and updated tools in addition to new engine features. Docker Toolbox provides a packaged system aiming to be, ‘the fastest way to get up and running with a Docker development environment’. The most significant change to Docker Engine is Docker Content Trust, which provides image signing and verification.

Getting Rid of Annual Performance Reviews

by Savita Pahuja on  Aug 23, 2015

Professional services firm, which employs hundreds of thousands of workers in cities around the globe, has been quietly preparing for the “massive revolution” of getting rid of annual performance reviews and rankings, in its internal operations.

Agile 2015 Sponsor Roundup #2

by Craig Smith on  Aug 23, 2015

The Agile 2015 conference ran in Washington, DC earlier this month with over 2300 attendees from around the globe. This is a second article in a series looking at the sponsors who supported the conference. They were each asked to answer three questions – Who, What and Why. Who are they, What were they offering at the conference and Why did they choose to sponsor this event?

The Go 1.5 Compiler and Runtime are Written in Go

by Abel Avram on  Aug 21, 2015 4

Go 1.5 has a complete tool chain written in Go, a quicker garbage collector and runs a goroutine on each available CPU.

Bootstrap Version 4 Announced, Alpha Released

by David Iffland on  Aug 20, 2015

Web UI Framework Bootstrap has announced version 4 and released an alpha version. This is a major update that accepts more modern web techniques and drops support for old browsers.

Investigation of Project Management Skills

by Ben Linders on  Aug 20, 2015

An investigation was done to find out which skills are desired by employers for project management positions and what it takes to be successful as a project manager. An interview about skills for managing projects, likability of bosses and leadership skills, why people feel miserable at work and what can be done to prevent it and the need for project managers when organizations migrate to agile.

Agile 2015 – Industry Analyst Panel: Agile Trends and Future Direction

by Shane Hastie on  Aug 20, 2015

At the recent Agile 2015 conference the Agile Alliance hosted the fifth annual industry analyst panel briefing in which a group of commentators answered questions on the theme of agile trends and future directions.

Ilan Goldstein on a Scrum Myth Buster Series

by Savita Pahuja on  Aug 20, 2015 1

This post covers scrum myths described by Ilan Goldstein, Certified Scrum Trainer.

Project Calico v1.0 'Layer 3' Virtualised Networking Solution Released

by Daniel Bryant on  Aug 19, 2015 4

Project Calico have released Calico v1.0, a virtualised layer 3 networking solution for VM and container workloads, which enables flexible, scalable and secure IP-based communication without the need for an overlay network. The release includes integration with the OpenStack 'Neutron' networking stack, and ‘proof of concept level’ integrations with Docker, Kubernetes and other related technology.

Agile 2015 Closing Keynote - Want Better Collaboration? Don’t be so Defensive

by Shane Hastie on  Aug 19, 2015

James Tamm, author of the book Radical Collaboration, gave the closing keynote at the recent Agile 2015 conference. His talk was titled “Want Better Collaboration – don’t be so defensive" and provided advice on how to be more collaborative by understanding the factors which cause our own defensiveness.

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