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New and Interesting on ThoughtWorks Radar Jan 2015

by Abel Avram on  Dec 19, 2014 2

ThoughtWorks has published a digital preview of the January 2015 radar, providing opinion on techniques, tools, platforms and languages and taking a snapshot of the current trends in software technology.

Critical Git and Mercurial Vulnerability on OS X and Windows

by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 19, 2014

A critical security vulnerability affecting Git and Mercurial has been announced yesterday, making it possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary commands in the client machine. The vulnerability only affects clients running on OS X (HFS+) and Windows (NTFS, FAT). The Git core team has published new releases for all current versions of Git.

Right Sizing Visual Studio Online Pricing

by Jeff Martin on  Dec 18, 2014

Whether it is due to the advent of the cloud or simply a desire to see if it is a better business model, software licensing has been moving towards a subscription-based system. In an effort to better attract customers, Microsoft has announced several pricing changes to Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server that should lower monthly project costs.

Agile 2015: Call for Speaker Submissions

by Ben Linders on  Dec 18, 2014

The Agile Alliance is inviting people to submit sessions for their annual conference in 2015. The submission system will remain open until February 22, 2015; speakers are encouraged to submit early.

Q&A with Patrick Debois and Kris Buytaert on 5 Years of DevOps Days

by Carlos Sanchez on  Dec 17, 2014

DevOps Days has celebrated 5 years since the initial conference in Ghent in 2009. With events in Helsinki, Vancouver and Tel Aviv just in the month of November, the DevOps Days series has taken place across multiple cities all over the world in these 5 years. InfoQ talked to Patrick Debois and Kris Buytaert, part of the team that organized the first event 5 years ago.

State of On-Call Survey

by João Miranda on  Dec 17, 2014

VictorOps published the results of its survey on the state of on-call activities, which it claims to be the first of its kind. The survey includes data about the challenges of being on-call, the way those who are on-call get notified, the tools they use to support incident resolution, the prevalence of false alarms, the average time of each incident resolution and more.

Docker Releases Versions 1.4.0 and 1.3.3 with Critical Security Fixes

by Carlos Sanchez on  Dec 15, 2014

The Docker project has released version 1.4.0 and 1.3.3 focused on bug fixes and platform stability, and addressing some critical security issues found in previous versions.

Plumbr Shifts Focus to Become a JVM Monitoring Solution

by Simon Maple on  Dec 15, 2014 1

Plumbr shift its flagship product from a memory-leak tool to a JVM monitoring solution, adding thread contention detection, inefficient GC behaviour monitoring, and historical JVM data. InfoQ talks with Pritt Potter about this decision.

SysAdvent: DevOps Yearly Review And a Bit of History

by João Miranda on  Dec 13, 2014

Every December, the SysAdvent community publishes twenty-five articles, one per day until Christmas. The articles touch on a broad set of DevOps topics, ranging from low-level sysadmin tools to people and process issues. SysAdvent 2014 is now underway with twelve articles already published. Each SysAdvent acts like a yearly snapshot, making it possible to follow DevOps history over the years.

DigitalOcean Receives $50 Million in Funding

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014

DigitalOcean, a young cloud hosting company based in New York has secured a funding of $50 million.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Forms with 40 Member Companies

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014

Cloud Foundry Foundation is formed to established formal open governance model for the Cloud Foundry open source Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Canonical Launches a Stripped Down Version of Ubuntu for Cloud

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014 2

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution on the cloud launched a lightweight cloud-optimised version of the OS called Snappy Ubuntu Core.

AWS OpsWorks now Supports Existing EC2 Instances and On-Premises Servers

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014

AWS OpsWorks, the DevOps service from Amazon can be used for managing existing EC2 instances and on-premises servers running within the data center.

Microsoft and Accenture Partner to Deliver Hybrid Cloud Solutions

by Janakiram MSV on  Dec 11, 2014

Strengthening their long-standing partnership, Microsoft and Accenture has announced the launch of a new hybrid cloud solution for enterprise customers.

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