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Joy of StackMob

by Martin Monroe on  Jun 26, 2013 2

In the beginning of MBaaS, there was StackMob. Since then the mobile ecosystem has become flooded with competitors in this new approach to app dynamics. InfoQ takes a closer look at the Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) provider StackMob and its privacy practices.

Introducing DevOps to Traditional Enterprises

by Aslan Brooke on  Jun 23, 2013

Niek Bartholomeus recently finishing composing a four post DevOps focused blog series about leading the implementation of configuration management and release management in a traditional enterprise. Niek covers the theory of DevOps, then an analysis of the problems with software delivery within a traditional enterprise, and finally the application of specific DevOps practices.

Eclipse goes to GitHub

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 21, 2013

With the migration of Eclipse repositories to Git, the Eclipse Foundation is looking to make it easier for people to contribute code via enabling a Contributor License Agreement and facilitating projects to be hosted on GitHub to take advantage of social features.

Codice Add Java Support to their Code-Aware Merging Tool

by Charles Humble on  Jun 04, 2013 1

Codice Software, maker of Plastic SCM, have added Java support to the beta of their 3-way code-aware merge tool, SemanticMerge.

Oracle to Change the Release Numbering for Java SE

by Charles Humble on  May 14, 2013 3

"To avoid the confusion caused by renumbering releases", Oracle has announced that it is adopting a new numbering scheme for JDK 5.0, JDK 6 and JDK 7. "The next Limited Update for JDK 7 will be numbered 7u40, and the next 3 CPUs after that will be numbered 7u45, 7u51, and 7u55.”

CloudMunch Launches a Full-Stack DevOps Platform

by Grischa Ekart on  May 13, 2013

CloudMunch launched its full-stack DevOps platform - a dashboard of pre-integrated tools for version control, build management, validation, automated testing, deployment and cloud connectors. The company claims its platform significantly simplifies deployment of applications and infrastructure.

WebMatrix 3 Adds Windows Azure Integration, Remote Editing, Git and TFS Source Control Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  May 13, 2013

Microsoft WebMatrix 3 provides an ability for the developers to create and manage Windows Azure based websites including support for remote editing, Git and TFS source control.

IBM and Microsoft push Opscode Chef

by Matthias Marschall on  May 13, 2013

IBM and Opscode are working together to help IBM customers leverage Chef. Additionally Microsoft and Opscode have joined forces to help automate Microsoft's cloud service Azure.

Improved Git Support Reaches Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  May 02, 2013

A new release of Visual Studio Tools for Git brings significant speed increases and improved quality of life for developers.

A Merge Tool that Understands Functions

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 16, 2013 1

Codice Software, maker of Plastic SCM, has released a preview of a semantic merge tool. This tool parses your code, allowing for a more accurate merge than the line-by-line comparisons most tools use. We interviewed Pablo Santos Luaces, Principal Software Engineer of Codice Software.

Git in JavaScript Kickstarter Project Funded in 28 Hours

by Zef Hemel on  Mar 26, 2013 4

Tim Caswell, a well-known member of the JavaScript and Node.js communities, came up with the idea to reimplement Git in JavaScript and managed to get the project funded on Kickstarter within 28 hours with over 360 backers. The project is another example of Atwood's Law: "any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript."

Windows Azure Updated with Hadoop, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap, Mercurial and Dropbox

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 26, 2013

The recently released Windows Azure updates include support for Hadoop service, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap including Mercurial, Dropbox, CodePlex and Bitbucket deployment integration.

Quickstart for New Users of Opscode Chef

by Aslan Brooke on  Mar 20, 2013

OpsCode is providing a new avenue for learning chef aimed at equipping new users with what they need to start building "Infrastructure as Code". The content leads users through a quickstart, common cases, screen casts, and troubleshooting.

GitSync for Plastic SCM with Native Git Protocols and Visual Studio 2012 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 19, 2013

GitSync for Plastic SCM has been released with support for native Git network protocols and Visual Studio 2012 support.

Chef 11 is Ready for Hyperscale

by Aslan Brooke on  Feb 20, 2013

Opscode released Chef 11 early this month with enhancements to its scalability to meet the demands of hyperscale web operations. Opscode rewrote the entire server core API in Erlang and at the same time kept it backward compatible. Opscode renamed the core server API "Erchef" to complement the rewrite in Erlang.

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