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VMware Open Source 'Photon Controller' Infrastructure Control Plane at DockerCon EU

by Daniel Bryant on  Nov 27, 2015

At DockerCon EU 2015, VMware made available their Photon Controller as an open source product via the organisation’s GitHub account. The Photon Controller is a component within VMware’s Photon platform that is designed as an infrastructure stack optimised for ‘container and cloud’ workloads. The platform offers an API-first user experience, a scalable control plane, and native container support.

Automation in Testing over Test Automation

by Ben Linders on  Nov 27, 2015

At the Agile Testing Days 2015 Richard Bradshaw explored how using the term “test automation” is restricting teams in exploiting the benefits of automation. InfoQ interviewed Bradshaw about the difference between testing and checking and why they are both important, how automation can support testing, using automation frameworks, and why we should always focus on the testing problem.

Microservices, DevOps and PaaS - The Impact on Modern Java EE Architecture

by Daniel Bryant on  Nov 27, 2015

InfoQ sat down with Markus Eisele, developer advocate at Red Hat, at the Devoxx BE conference, and asked about his thoughts on implementing microservice architectures within large-scale enterprise organisations. The conversation was primarily based on his recent O'Reilly mini-book publication, “Modern Java EE Design Patterns: Building Scalable Architecture for Sustainable Enterprise Development".

Verizon's ThingSpace Platform Facilitates Development of New Internet of Things Applications

by Kevin Farnham on  Nov 26, 2015

Verizon has launched a new platform named ThingSpace, the objective of which is to simplify the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. ThingSpace developers can utilize APIs and hardware bundled with developer kits that perform the actual IoT measurements and gather the data for transfer to the analysis platform.

A Tour of Agile Scaling Approaches

by Shane Hastie on  Nov 26, 2015

At the Agile Tour Bangkok G John Okoro gave a tour of the various approaches to scaling agile that are in the marketplace today. He examined SAFe, LeSS & LeSS Huge, Scrum, the Spotify "model", Nexus and Scrum of Scrums, identifying the context they are designed for and some pros and cons of each approach.

Three Ways to Get Core Data Multithreading Right

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 26, 2015

At #Pragma Conference 2015, Marcus Zarra, author of Pragmatic Bookshelf Core Data, described three approaches to using Core Data in a multithreaded environment and tried to clear up how Core Data should be used in 2015.

Scaling Stateful Services

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Nov 26, 2015

Caitie McCaffrey, distributed systems engineer at Twitter, talked about the benefits of stateful services which are less known than their stateless counterparts in the industry and how they can be scaled at the Strange Loop conference. The benefits include data locality and higher availability and stronger consistency models. McCaffrey also gave real world examples of stateful services.

Q&A with David Marquet on Applying Intent-based Leadership in Agile

by Ben Linders on  Nov 26, 2015

Software engineers can really do a tremendous service to themselves, their co-workers, and the world by stepping up and being a leader from the position they are in. Agile is essentially building a leader-leader model in software organizations says David Marquet. An interview about having leadership at all levels in the organization and applying the leader-leader model in agile.

Raspberry Pi Launches the Zero, a $5 Computer

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 26, 2015

The Raspberry Pi foundation has launched their latest device, a five dollar computer smaller than a playing card. Based on the model A, it won't win speed records, but it is cheap enough to publish on the cover of a magazine. InfoQ investigates.

MongoDB Hits 3.2 and Becomes Enterprise Ready

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 25, 2015

MongoDB recently announced the newest version of its NoSQL database synonymous product. Building upon the new features introduced in 3.0 release, 3.2 is expanding and solidifying MongoDB’s interest towards the corporate world.

Docker 1.9 Brings Improvements on Networking, Storage and Clustering

by Guillermo Beltri on  Nov 25, 2015

Docker Inc. has presented Docker Engine 1.9 at DockerCon EU, which has taken place this month in Barcelona. This new release, which Docker announced at the beginning of the month, includes major changes on networking and volume management. Docker Swarm is ready for production and several improvements were made in Docker Compose, Docker Toolbox and Docker Registry. Replaces PHP with JavaScript

by Abel Avram on  Nov 25, 2015 9 has replaced PHP with web technologies and a RESTful back-end API for the administration console.

Microsoft Bumps Edge Rendering Engine to EdgeHTML 13

by David Iffland on  Nov 25, 2015

The roll out of the first major update to Windows 10 includes the latest rendering engine for Microsoft's Edge browser. EdgeHTML 13 includes a number of HTML5 and CSS features and is a good sign that Microsoft can continually update their newest browser.

Apache Maven JDeps Plugin 3.0.0 Released

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Nov 25, 2015

A new maven plugin that uses the jdeps utility to find uses of JDK Internal APIs has been released. When activated, the plugin will force a failure if the code uses any internal API. Internal APIs will be unaccessible as of Java 9, therefore this plugin helps developers adapt their code to the next version of Java. Despite being labeled as 3.0.0, this is the first release of the plugin.

Brian Kernighan on Successful Language Design

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 24, 2015 1

What makes language design successful? This is the question that Brian Kernighan, among the contributors to the development of Unix and father of Awk, tries to answer in a talk at the University of Nottingham.

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