Rod Johnson, co-founder of SpringSource and now an independent investor, shared some of the lessons learned while growing Spring as a business during his keynote at GOTO Amsterdam 2014.
Amazon has launched new web services designed to simplify the building and operation of mobile applications using their cloud as a back end. Cognito provides an identity management platform and key/value store, and is complemented by Mobile Analytics. The AWS Mobile SDK has been updated to version 2.0 to provide integration with the new services, and there are samples in github for iOS and Android
Google recently took the wraps off Kubernetes, an open source orchestration tool for managing Docker containers at scale. Late last week, Microsoft, IBM, RedHat, Docker, Mesosphere, CoreOS, and SaltStack all jumped on board and pledged to actively contribute to this project.
The RakNet networking library used in several projects (including Lego Universe, Unity, and Sony Online) has been acquired and released under a modified BSD license by new owner Oculus. This means the library can now be used in a project without cost, offering numerous powerful features.
Genuitec has announced a public beta for GapDebug, a free debugger for hybrid mobile apps built on top of the Cordova/PhoneGap SDK. GapDebug integrates versions of the Safari Webkit Inspector and Chrome Dev Tools to offer an integrated debugging experience on OS X and Windows.
Ember.js 1.6 has been released to the community, following delays caused by the addition of an AMD loader. However, this delay has been largely unremarked upon by the Ember community, with users excited about the new features in version 1.6 and the promise of 1.7.
Google Play Games services got new features in Events and Quests, and a new Save Game API last month. The C++ and the iOS SDKs are now up-to-date with these features.
Hadoop distributor Cloudera pursued its strategy of securing the Hadoop ecosystem by acquiring last month the big data encryption and key management startup Gazzang. The deal will strengthen Cloudera's security offering and lead to the creation of a center of excellence for Hadoop security that will initially be fueled by Gazzang’s engineering team.
Jesper Richter-Reichhelm, Head of Engineering at Wooga, spoke at GOTO Amsterdam 2014 about some of the challenges teams face developing mobile games with a continuous delivery mindset. In particular Jesper stressed how lack of control over the software delivery process on mobile nearly crashed their business.
Katana 3, now close to GA, comes with new security components providing OpenIDConnect and WSFederation support.
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DBAccess is a new ORM for iOS that promises to improve on Apple's Core Data by providing thread-safety and high performance. InfoQ has interviewed its author.
At last month's OSGi DevCon in New York, the OSGi Alliance released OSGi Core Release 6. This adds a standard for representing Data Transfer Objects and a way of annotating interfaces indicating whether they are supposed to be implemented or used by clients. In addition, an osgi.native namespace and extension bundle activators have been added; read on to find out more.
Google announced the next version of the Android operating system at Google I/O 2014. Code named “L release,” in the most significant change to the system architecture a new runtime simply called the Android RunTime (ART) with an AOT compiler replaces the Dalvik virtual machine and its JIT compiler.
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