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AWS Management Portal for VMware vCenter

by Chris Swan on  Jun 03, 2014

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced a Management Portal plugin for VMware’s vCenter. The plugin allows public cloud EC2 instances to be managed alongside of private VMware instances using the same administration console. The aim of the plugin is to make it simple for VMware customers to build hybrid clouds that span from their private environments to Amazon’s public services.

Play 2.3 Released: Modularization, Java 8 and WebJars

by Mirko Stocker on  May 31, 2014

The Play 2.3 release increases modularization of the framework by separating parts from the framework. Also, the Play shell has been replaced by Activator, which includes a browser UI and project templates. InfoQ also talked to Play tech lead James Roper to learn more about the changes and futures plans.

PowerShell Desired State Configuration Takes on Linux

by João Miranda on  May 30, 2014

Microsoft continues to invest in PowerShell, its command-line shell and associated scripting language. PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) can now manage Linux boxes in the same vein as it does for Windows. Microsoft open source DSC for Linux and is hosting the project at GitHub.

Google Is Now Indexing JavaScript and CSS Content: Pitfalls to Avoid

by Sergio De Simone on  May 30, 2014 1

Google has announced that Googlebot, its web crawler, now executes and indexes some content in JavaScript. This change could impact negatively search results, unless a few basic rules are taken into account.

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Microservices

by Abel Avram on  May 28, 2014 1

There has been significant buzz around microservices lately, enough to generate some hype. After implementing heavy and cumbersome SOA solutions for more than a decade, are microservices the solution the industry has been waiting for? Or, are microservices simpler than monolithic solutions?

Jenkins CI Integrates With Chef and Puppet to Provide Full Traceability of Deployments

by Matthias Marschall on  May 26, 2014

Using the Deployment Notification plugin for Jenkins developed by CloudBees and either the additional Chef Software plugin or Puppet Labs plugin, engineers can now trace every file installed by Chef or Puppet within Jenkins CI.

MySQL to Adopt ACID for System Tables

by Jonathan Allen on  May 23, 2014 1

In what is probably a surprise to many developers, MySQL currently stores its critical system tables in MyISAM instead of InnoDB. Since MyISAM isn’t ACID compliant, there is a chance for data loss or corruption when modifying system objects such as privilege. Morgan Tocker has announced that the MySQL team intends to address this in the near future.

QCon San Francisco Nov 3-7, 2014 - Registration Open; Top 10 Presentations

by Diana Baciu on  May 20, 2014

Registration is now open for QCon San Francisco 2014 (Nov 3-7). The 8th annual event - taking place at The Hyatt Regency San Francisco - will feature over 100 speakers, 15 tracks, and many opportunities for networking. Register before Jun 21st and save $800.

QCon New York in 3 weeks - Seven Key Reasons to Attend

by Nitin Bharti on  May 19, 2014

Going into its 3rd year, QCon New York is 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 4 weeks away! Why still register now? See Seven Key Reasons to Attend.

Replacing Orchestration by Autonomy to Speed Up the Software Delivery Cycle

by Ben Linders on  May 16, 2014

Software delivery in a modern company requires autonomy to make releasing software easy. Niek Bartholomeus gave the presentation orchestration in meatspace at the DevOps Summit in Amsterdam where he discussed how can we change enterprises from orchestration to a more autonomous approach, in order to speed up the feedback cycle from idea to production.

Twitter's Manhattan: A Real-time, Multi-tenant Distributed Database

by Michael Hausenblas on  May 15, 2014

Twitter Engineering has released details about Manhattan, its real-time, multi-tenant distributed database.

Docker Release Candidate for 1.0

by Chris Swan on  May 13, 2014

Docker version 0.11 has been released, which is the first release candidate for 1.0. The release doesn’t just focus on stability, and includes a number of new networking, security and administration features.

Hortonworks Announces Hive 0.13 with Vectorized Query Execution and Hive on Tez

by Matt Kapilevich on  May 13, 2014

Hortonworks announced the release of Hive 0.13 which marks the completion of the Stinger initiative. The new release also includes performance improvements as well as some new SQL features. Hive is an open source SQL Engine written on top of Hadoop that lets users query big data warehouses by writing SQL queries instead of MapReduce jobs.

Introducing DxConsole 2014 for SQL Server

by Jonathan Allen on  May 05, 2014

SQL Server offers lots of tools for managing a single instance, but when you want to orchestrate multiple servers it can fall short. This is where products such as the server virtualization platforms DxConsole come into play. We spoke with OJ Ngo, CTO and Co-Founder, about their product.

Comparing the Performance of Various Web Frameworks

by Abel Avram on  May 02, 2014 3

TechEmpower has been running benchmarks for the last year, attempting to measure and compare the performance of web frameworks. For these benchmarks the term “framework” is used loosely including platforms and micro-frameworks.

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