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.
MongoDB announced services with enterprise capabilities for Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine platforms at the MongoDB world conference.
Weave is an overlay networking system for Docker containers. Whilst Docker can already link containers on a single host, Weave provides connectivity for containers that are spread across multiple hosts. It has been released under the Apache 2 open source license by Zett.io, a new company targeting 'apps for the zettabyte era' founded by RabbitMQ creators Alexis Richardson and Matthias Radestock.
AWS has recently integrated the AWS Trusted Advisor into the AWS Management Console and made four security and service limit checks available at no charge. Additional checks from the security, performance, fault tolerance and cost optimization categories remain part of their Business and Enterprise support tiers.
Running cloud-based always-on systems is inherently complex. Microsoft recently experienced a 5 hour outage with Visual Studio Online, rendering their service unusable to developers. Microsoft's Brian Harry has provided a candid retrospective on what went wrong and how his team his correcting the failure.