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Apple Buys TestFlight, Android Support Discontinued

by Ralph Winzinger on  Feb 21, 2014 2

Apple confirmed that it acquired Burstly, the owner TestFlight. TestFlight is a beta-testing platform for mobile applications which offers easy-to-use services to help in the process of distributing and testing apps for iOS and Android. Whereas TestFlight will continue to support iOS applications, testing of Android apps will be discontinued by March 21st.

QCon London in 2 weeks – Seven Key Reasons to Attend

by Nitin Bharti on  Feb 20, 2014

Going into its 8th year, QCon London is UK’s premier event designed exclusively for senior enterprise software development professionals: technical team leads, architects, software engineers, and project managers. If you've thought of attending, there is still a chance to go to one of the best conferences for our craft. QCon is now less than 2 weeks away! Why register? Seven Key Reasons to Attend.

Hazelcast Introduces MapReduce API

by Michael Hausenblas on  Feb 18, 2014 1

Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid solution introduces a MapReduce API for its offering.

Mac OS X and BTRFS support in Docker

by Chris Swan on  Feb 17, 2014

As part of the 0.8 release the Docker.io team have announced support for installation on Mac OS X and the use of the BTRFS as an alternative to AUFS.

Twenty Five Years of GPS

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 17, 2014

The GPS constellation in use today was launched twenty five years ago, and is still going strong. Today, GPS receivers can be found in most smart phones as well as commercial airliners and supertankers. InfoQ looks back at how the GPS came to be, and how locations are being used today with HTML5 and geo location services.

Elasticsearch 1.0.0 released

by Ralph Winzinger on  Feb 14, 2014

Elasticsearch released version 1.0.0 of its self-titled, open-source analytics tool. Elasticsearch is a distributed search engine which allows for real-time data analysis in big-data environments. The new version comes with various functional enhancements and changes to the API to make Elasticsearch more intuitive and powerful to use.

Google Wants to Speed Up the Internet with QUIC

by Abel Avram on  Feb 12, 2014

QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections, pronounced 'quick') is a multiplexing transport protocol running over UDP with the main goal to have 0-RTT connectivity overhead.

Running Spark on R with SparkR

by Charles Menguy on  Feb 11, 2014

UC Berkeley’s AMPLab announced a developer preview of their new project SparkR to use Apache Spark natively from R.

DevOps Cafe Podcast on the QCon London 2014 DevOps Track

by João Miranda on  Feb 09, 2014

Last DevOps Cafe Podcast (Episode 47) previewed the QCon London 2014 DevOps track. Manuel Pais and Shane Hastie, the track hosts, explained the rationale behind the track's session selection, the speakers introduced their talks and there was still time to discuss other topics, such as the importance of the scientific method and how agile's definition of "done" must be adapted in a DevOps world.

QCon New York 2014 (Jun 11-13): Track Topics Announced; Featuring OSGi DevCon 2014

by Nitin Bharti on  Feb 05, 2014

The 15 track topics have been finalized for the third annual QCon New York (Jun 9-13) including: Creating Culture, Continuous Delivery, Data Science, Architecture Case Studies, JavaScript, Mobile, and more. New this year: OSGi DevCon 2014 will be co-located with QCon New York, taking place at the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge. Register before Feb 15th and save $600 for both events.

HybridCluster announce free non-commercial licenses

by Chris Swan on  Feb 05, 2014 2

HybridCluster have announced a free for non-commercial use license for their cloud hosting platform. The platform supports Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) applications, and provides high availability and auto scaling with a combination of ‘AwesomeProxy’ a proprietary multi-protocol proxy server, lightweight containers and a ZFS based storage fabric.

Google Acquires Nest: Big Data Comes to Energy

by Michael Hausenblas on  Feb 04, 2014

Google has acquired Nest, maker of smart thermostat and smoke detectors, for $3.2 billion in cash, making it another major data source that will help Google understand how people live.

New InfoQ Feature: Follow Your Favorite Topics with RSS

by Dio Synodinos on  Feb 04, 2014 1

For 2014 we have made topic pages available through RSS, so you can be using your RSS reader to follow your favorite topics.

DevOps Adoption Cultural Challenges

by João Miranda on  Feb 03, 2014

Oliver White, Head of Rebel Labs, recently discussed the difficulties of DevOps adoption at IT organizations, even when there is a growing body of evidence that highlights the benefits of DevOps. InfoQ took the opportunity to interview Oliver and review some of the reports that study this topic.

QCon London in 4 weeks; Top Tracks, Sessions, and Speakers (Mar 4-8, 2014)

by Nitin Bharti on  Feb 03, 2014

The eighth annual QCon London (March 3-7) will feature in-depth presentations and case studies from NASA, Netflix, Twitter, The Financial Times, Etsy, and others. Hear industry practitioners on topics like Architecture, DevOps, Performance & Scalability, Agile, Java, and more. The conference schedule is now final and live. Register by Feb 5th and save £149.

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