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Latest Preview of Visual Studio “14” Exhibits Growing Pains

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 08, 2014

The fourth preview of Visual Studio "14" integrates several new features, including improvements to the debugger, integration of a new high-performance 64-bit JIT compiler, and ASP.NET vNext. Alongside these changes are several rough edges that reinforces the notion this software is still under active development.

SuperSocket: Making Socket Programming in .NET Simpler

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014 3

While HTTP programming in .NET continues to become easier year after year, Microsoft hasn’t been giving much attention to socket-based programs. This where open source projects such as Kerry Jiang’s SuperSocket comes into play.

CloudFlare Universal SSL - Free Web Security for All

by Chris Swan on  Oct 08, 2014 1

CloudFlare have made SSL available to all free subscribers to its content delivery network (CDN) with Universal SSL. The move addresses both cost and complexity issues that have previously confronted web site and application owners wanting to deploy SSL. CloudFlare takes care of issuing a certificate at no cost to the end user, and enabling SSL becomes a selection from a dropdown menu.

Maturity Model for Continuous Performance Improvement

by Savita Pahuja on  Oct 08, 2014

Martin Fowler, described Maturity Model as a tool that helps people assess the current effectiveness of a person or group and supports figuring out what capabilities they need to acquire next in order to improve their performance.

JavaOne: Hazelcast Announce JCache Support, JCP Run

by Ben Evans on  Oct 08, 2014

Hazelcast announce their new 3.3.1 release, with JCache support, preview their technology roadmap and discuss their run for the JCP Executive Committee.

Herb Sutter on Modern C++ Essentials

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 07, 2014

At CppCon 2014, Herb Sutter gave a talk presenting the essential idioms of modern C++ programming. Here is a short summary.

Big Data Analytics: Using Hunk with Hadoop and Elastic MapReduce

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 07, 2014

Hunk is a relatively new product from Splunk for exploring and visualizing Hadoop and other NoSQL data stores. New in this release is support for Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce.

Splunk .conf2014 Keynote 1

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 07, 2014

At the opening keynote for Splunk .conf2014 we heard about GE Capital’s developer culture, Red Hat’s internal IT focus, and Coca-Cola’s “Data Lake” theory of information management.

Major Update to Firebase Brings Rich Authentication Tokens

by James Chesters on  Oct 07, 2014

Firebase has this week announced major updates to its user authentication, including automatic session persistence, and rich authentication tokens for use in Security Rules.

A Look at MongoRepository for .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 07, 2014

Most of the open source projects we share with you on InfoQ increase the capabilities of another library or technology. MongoRepository is different in that it intentionally limits the capabilities of the underlying library. We’ll let Rob Janssen why it does this in his own words.

Agile for Mobile Application Development

by Savita Pahuja on  Oct 06, 2014

For mobile application development, teams are looking to introduce a lightweight development process like agile software development, which offers tremendous opportunities and value to build applications in short cycles.

Spring Framework 4.1 Release Supports JCache (JSR-107) Annotations

by Abhishek Sharma on  Oct 06, 2014

Spring Framework 4.1 provides comprehensive support for JCache (JSR-107) annotations using Spring's existing cache configuration and infrastructure abstraction. The new release also supports JMS and performance enhancements and WebSocket refinements.

QConSF in 4 Weeks ‘DevOps @Google’ Keynote; Lambda Architecture Myths; Reactive Programmimg @Netflix

by Nitin Bharti on  Oct 06, 2014

81% of speakers, 100% of keynotes, and 100% of tutorials have been confirmed for the 8th annual QCon San Francisco 2014. All confirmed sessions are now live on our schedule. Register before Oct 18th and save $400.

Batch Updates Solve Long-standing Issue with Core Data

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 06, 2014

Core Data batch updates, introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, aim at fixing a long-standing limitation of the Core Data stack, as developers had been asking for many years. Let's review the problem that batch updates solve, how they work, and an alternative to them involving a rethinking of data normalization strategy.

AutoUpdater.NET: An Easy to Use Alternative to ClickOnce

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 06, 2014

For applications distributed outside of the Windows Store, having an update mechanism is crucial. For roughly a decade ClickOnce was the standard approach used for .NET applications, but many still find it hard to customize and troubleshoot. So alternatives such as Ravi Patel’s AutoUpdater.NET were developed.

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