The recent vulnerabilities in the Bash shell initially stemmed from a remote execution exploit, which was patched and made available through responsible disclosure before being announced. However, since the initial release there have been other flaws detected which became zero day threats. What exactly was the problem with Shellshock, and is it truly fixed? InfoQ explains what happened.
CloudBees have announced they are exiting the PAAS business to focus on Enterprise Jenkins. With this new focus, they have resigned from the Java Community Process Executive Committee.
Puppet Labs has announced at its PuppetConf conference the launch of the Puppet Approved program, to recognize those Puppet modules with more quality and active development, more Puppet Enterprise supported modules, as well as a new partner network.
Puppet Labs is holding its annual PuppetConf conference where it has announced a faster next-generation Puppet Server, with new management and reporting capabilities for their Puppet Enterprise product, and the launch of new Puppet Apps.
Microsoft has announced a new family of virtual machines called D-Series that offers better memory, CPU and faster I/O. With this Azure joins the club of elite IaaS providers with SSD backed storage.
Oracle have announced the relaunch of Project Jigsaw, devoted to bringing full modularity to the Java Platform.
Continuous deployment helps organizations in delivering high quality software fast through build, test and deployment automation. It gives earlier return on investment, earlier feedback and easy process of deployment. Is continuous deployment also good from business perspective?
Public cloud provider DigitalOcean recently announced support for CoreOS, the new Docker-centric Linux distribution. CoreOS is growing in popularity as container-based development goes mainstream, and DigitalOcean is part of a growing pool of providers that support this unique operating system.
Google Chrome no longer supports window.showModalDialog, breaking several enterprise apps such as OWA, EAC, SAP, and others.
Basho, the creator and developer of Riak, a highly available, distributed, NoSQL database, has announced the release of Riak 2.0. This new version, over a year in the making, contains a number of significant updates including a redesigned search implementation, new distributed data types, optional strong consistency guarantees, security features, and a number of other improvements.
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At the VMworld 2014 conference, VMware announced that they will deliver an OpenStack product, VMware Integrated OpenStack, using VMware software components for storage, networking and management.
Docker has announced the release of version 1.2.0, including the ability to specify restart policies for containers or fine grain controls over containers permissions. The company is also hosting the first official european conference, DockerCon Europe, in December in Amsterdam.
Read about the most popular tracks at QCon San Francisco 2014: Scalable Microservice Architectures, Java at the Cutting Edge, Continuous Delivery: From Heroics to Becoming Invisible.
Usage of data generated by drones is going to add a new horizon in data storage and processing. Kirk Borne, professor at George Mason University recently talked about the challenge of processing, storing and transferring this data.