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JavaScript Follow 476 Followers

Google Introduces Carlo, a Node.js Web Rendering Surface

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 06, 2018 2

Google announces an early release of Carlo, a Google Labs experiment for creating Node.js applications. Carlo leverages Puppeteer to communicate between Node.js applications and the Chrome web browser.

Cloud Follow 376 Followers

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure IoT Central

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 30, 2018

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure IoT Central, a software as a service solution for working with the internet of things. With Azure IoT Central, Microsoft envisions a low-code approach to designing, developing, configuring and managing IoT devices, while providing out-of-the-box security, scalability, and integration with processes and applications.

Cloud Follow 376 Followers

Alibaba Cloud Expands Their Presence in the EMEA Region with UK Data Centers

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 29, 2018

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced the opening of two new availability zones in the United Kingdom. With the addition of these availability zones, Alibaba is increasing its presence in the EMEA region.

Cloud Follow 376 Followers

IBM to Acquire Red Hat for $34 Billion

by Charles Humble Follow 1007 Followers on  Oct 28, 2018

IBM announced this afternoon that it will acquire open-source software company Red Hat for $34 billion, the largest deal IBM has ever done, according to Reuters. The deal will help IBM expand its reach as an enterprise cloud computing provider.

Java Follow 1210 Followers

The Future of Java is Today: CodeOne (née JavaOne) Keynote Highlights

by Daniel Bryant Follow 824 Followers on  Oct 28, 2018

Following from previous JavaOne events, the inaugural Oracle CodeOne 2018 was recently held in San Francisco, USA. Headline announcements in the Monday night keynote, titled “The Future of Java Is Today”, included: the new Java/JDK release cadence is proceeding as planned; Oracle (and many other organisations) are continuing to support and contribute to Java; and more.

Cloud Follow 376 Followers

Google Releases New Security Features for Compute Engine: Resource-Level IAM and IAM Conditions

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 26, 2018

Google announced two new Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) features to help customers manage their security and access control in the Google Compute Engine better. These features are the resource-level IAM to set policies on individual resources, and IAM conditions to grant access based on predefined conditions.

Cloud Follow 376 Followers

Amazon Announces Managed Databases for Amazon Lightsail

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 24, 2018 1

Amazon has announced managed databases for Lightsail, their lightweight and simplified virtual private server offering. The addition of managed databases intends to allow the creation of these databases on the Lightsail platform with a minimal amount of work, and removes several everyday maintenance tasks from the user.

Emerging Technologies Follow 100 Followers

Quantum Advantage Formally Proved for Short-Depth Quantum Circuits

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 21, 2018

Researchers from IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, the University of Waterloo, Canada, and the Technical University of Munich, Germany, have proved theoretically that quantum computers can solve certain problems faster than classical computers. The algorithm they devised fits the limitations of current quantum computing processors, and an experimental demonstration may come soon.

DevOps Follow 1051 Followers

Continuous Integration at Intel for the Mesa Graphics Library

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 20, 2018

Mesa CI is a continuous integration system at Intel for running builds and compliance test suites for the Mesa graphics library. It runs across more than 200 systems and runs tens of millions of tests per day.

Cloud Follow 376 Followers

Google's Apigee API Platform Enhanced with API Monitoring and "Extensions" to Connect GCP Services

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 20, 2018

Google Cloud's full lifecycle API Management platform Apigee provides customers control over, and visibility into, the API's that connect applications and data across their enterprises and clouds. Recently, Google announced the general availability of various new Apigee capabilities such as Apigee API monitoring, Apigee extensions, and Apigee hosted targets.

Development Follow 781 Followers

MIT Researchers Propose DAWG Defense against Spectre and Meltdown

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 20, 2018

Security researchers from MIT claim to have devised a hardware solution to prevent cache timing attacks based on speculative execution, such as Spectre and Meltdown. Their approach, named Dynamically Allocated Way Guard (DAWG), splits the processor cache in variably-sized partitions to make it impossible for processes to snoop on other processes’ cache partitions.

Development Follow 781 Followers

Microsoft Joins Open Invention Network with the Aim to Protect Linux and Open Source

by Andrew Morgan Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 15, 2018

Erich Andersen, corporate vice president and chief IP counsel at Microsoft, has announced that Microsoft is joining the Open Invention Network (OIN). This brings it over 60,000 issued patents from Microsoft, aiming to help make its license network even stronger for the benefit of the open source community.

Cloud Follow 376 Followers

Google's Cloud Spanner DML Updates and Cloud Bigtable's New Key Visualization Feature

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 15, 2018

The Google Cloud Platform offers various cloud-native database services, and recently Google updated two of them. The updates affect the Cloud Spanner database service, a managed relational database offering and Cloud Bigtable, a managed NoSQL key value and wide-column database.

Mobile Follow 187 Followers

Smoke is a New Lightweight Server-Side Framework for Swift from Amazon

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 14, 2018

Amazon Smoke framework is a new open-source light-weight server-side framework written in Swift and aimed to build REST-like or RPC-like services. Its architecture stresses ease of use and favours a pure-functional programming style for request handlers.

Cloud Follow 376 Followers

Amazon S3 Increases Request Rate Performance and Drops Randomized Prefix Requirement

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 11, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced significantly increased S3 request rate performance and the ability to parallelize requests to scale to the desired throughput. Notably this performance increase also "removes any previous guidance to randomize object prefixes" and enables the use of "logical or sequential naming patterns in S3 object naming without any performance implications".