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Go Language 1.10 Improves Toolchain and Performance

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 20, 2018

Although the latest release of Go does not include any major changes at the language level, it provides a number of improvements to the toolchain, the Go runtime, and the standard library.

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Highlights for the Upcoming .NET Framework 4.7.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Feb 20, 2018

Though most of the attention is on .NET Core, development continues on the original .NET Framework. Microsoft has recently released a preview of .NET Framework 4.7.2 with updates to ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and even Windows Forms.

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Go Language Now Accepts Patches via GitHub Pull Requests

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Google has started mirroring GitHub PRs for Go into Gerrit, Go’s upstream Git server, thus making it easier for developers to contribute to Go development.

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Developers Ask: Can I Legally Use The "Fluent UI" Or Ribbon Design?

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018 1

It was recently reported that Corel lost a patent lawsuit regarding the "fluent UI" or ribbon design. This is the UI that you see in MS Office products that replaces the traditional menu + toolbar design popular since the 1990s. This has many developers concerned about their own applications.

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Where .NET Core 2.1 is Headed

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Microsoft's Scott Hunter has presented the company's plan for .NET Core 2.1. The CLI tooling look to receive significant improvements for developer ease of use.

Cloud Follow 251 Followers

Inter-Region Virtual Private Cloud Peering in AWS

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

In a recent post on the AWS News Blog Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for AWS, explained the new Inter-Region Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) peering. At re:Invent November last year, Amazon launched the support for Inter-Region VPC peering. With this feature, AWS customers can establish communication for their resources running in different regions with each other using private IP addresses.

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Basecamp Releases Stimulus 1.0 JavaScript Framework

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

Basecamp's new Stimulus 1.0 targets a modern take on HTML pages augmented with light amounts of JavaScript, rather than the creation of full-featured JavaScript applications. Basecamp calls it “a modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have.”

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Visual Studio 15.6 Preview 4 Sharpens F# Functionality

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 13, 2018

Microsoft continues to make evolutionary changes in Visual Studio 15.6. The 4th preview of the IDE has been released, and with it comes a primary focus on improving F# support.

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Swift 4.1 Brings Conditional Conformance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 11, 2018

Swift 4.1, available in Xcode 9.3, brings a number of improvements to the language, including automatic implementation of the Equatable and Hashable protocols, conditional conformance, and more.

Cloud Follow 251 Followers

Oracle's Fn Serverless Platform Adds Prometheus Support and Helm Chart Installation for Kubernetes

by Daniel Bryant Follow 634 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

At the recent KubeCon NA conference, InfoQ sat down and discussed Oracle’s Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) “serverless” Fn Project with Bob Quillin, vice president of Oracle Container Group. The Fn project has evolved rapidly since its launch in October 2017, and additions include: support for Prometheus monitoring; a new Hybrid Architecture; and an open source Helm Chart Fn installer.

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Amazon Increases Network Bandwidth for EC2 Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Amazon announced it increased the bandwidth in all AWS regions for traffic between current-generation EC2 instances and the latest Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). With the increase, customers will be able to move data more efficiently. Furthermore, the increase will raise the networking bar among the public cloud providers.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Event Grid

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 02, 2018

Microsoft introduced Event Grid last year in August, and now it is generally available (GA). The Azure Event Grid is a service which enables developers to manage events in a unified way in Azure.

JavaScript Follow 344 Followers

TypeScript 2.7 Now Available

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

TypeScript 2.7 has been released with several major features and bug fixes. Some of the highlights include support for assignment checks on class properties, fixed length tuples, and improved type inference for object literals. Overall the changes in this release make improvements to the type system, ES2015+ features, and the overall TypeScript developer experience.

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Amazon Releases a Unified AWS Auto Scaling Service across Cloud Applications

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

Amazon has released a new service, AWS Auto Scaling, which is built on top of existing, service specific, scaling features. AWS Auto Scaling can aid customers in monitoring their applications and automatically adjust capacity to maintain steady, and predictable performance. The service provides a unified scaling capability for cloud applications in AWS.

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AWS Streamlines Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Pricing Model and Operational Complexity

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently introduced significant changes on how to request and operate Amazon EC2 spot instances, which can provide considerable cost savings. Users can now request spot instances without specifying a bidding price, spot prices are adjusted more gradually, and spot instances can also be stopped or hibernated and later resumed to further optimize interruptible workloads.

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