During a UBS Global Technology Conference held last week, Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green, EVP Devices and Studios, discussed her company’s approach to today’s software market, providing insights especially into the mobile device operating systems space. We selected the most interesting fragments from the session’s transcript (HTML, DOCX).
Amazon recently announced Kinesis, a service that allows developers to stream large amounts of data from different sources and process it. The service is currently in limited preview.
Telerik has added LightBox control to its ASP.NET control suite with support for templates, items collection in addition to advanced features such as automatic resizing, keyboard navigation and paging.
A new CTP for Visual Studio 2013 allows developers to sample increased support for modern C++11/14 features. The CTP can be used with both Visual Studio Express and VS2013 Professional or greater.
Nokia has recently released Imaging SDK 1.0 at the Slush 2013 with 50 built-in filters, improvements related to memory management, WinPRT API library in both managed and native code in addition to sample apps which demonstrate the capabilities of the new features.
Amazon Web Services have announced three new instance types for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure as a service. I2 instances use solid state disk (SSD) to deliver high input/output performance, C3 instances tie each virtual CPU to a hardware hyper-thread for compute intensive workloads, and G2 instances offer Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs) for 3D applications.
Submissions are now open for talk proposals the Agile 2014 conference to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA in July 2014
The 2013 international conference in Central Europe about Lean and Kanban (LKCE13) included presentations about change management, systems thinking, leadership, learning, and teamwork, and case studies from larger organizations that have applied Lean and Kanban. InfoQ interviewed Arne Roock about deployment of Lean and Kanban in agile software development.
The team behind the website FeedbackHound has taken ownership of the Unity.Mvc and Unity.WebAPI. These open source libraries allow for integration between ASP.NET MVC & Web API and Microsoft’s IoC framework, Unity.
Following recommendations by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, Microsoft intends to stop honoring SHA1 for SSL and Code Signing certificates. This policy will begin in 2017 and applies to Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and later operating systems.
ComponentOne has recently released Studio Enterprise 2013 v3 with a new ThemeRoller for ASP.NET, mobile controls, support for Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 in addition to a new project template based on Bootstrap theming framework.
New version of Cascading released this week incorporates Hadoop 2 support and includes Cascading Lingual - an open source project that provides a comprehensive ANSI SQL interface for accessing Hadoop-based data
Vaughn Vernon, author of Implementing Domain-Driven Design, recently talked about using Scala and the Actor Model implementation Akka together with Doman-Driven Design as a means to remove some of the architecture overhead typically found in event-driven or hexagonal architectures.
Enterprises that are adopting agile organizational-wide will at some time have to scale their agile practices. In a session at the Agile Methods in the Finance Sector and Complex Environment conference, attendees shared their experiences with scaling agile in enterprises.
Telerik has released an update to their RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2013 control suite with support for Visual Studio 2013 and Internet Explorer 11 including several new features and bug fixes.