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  • GitHub Release Improved Developer Flow at Universe Event

    At their annual industry event, GitHub released new functionality with a focus on flow, better developer experience, and security. GitHub Universe is an annual conference -- which ran virtually this year -- bringing a raft of announcements relating to new functionality in GitHub - Microsoft’s developer source code repo and software integration tool.

  • Apollo Data Graph Platform: a GraphQL Middleware Layer for the Enterprise

    In a recent InfoQ podcast, Matt Debergalis, founder and CTO at Apollo, discussed the motivations for GraphQL and the Apollo Data Graph platform. Key topics explored included data modelling in an enterprise context, and how incrementally adopting GraphQL can help with decoupling the evolution of frontend and backend systems.

  • Microsoft Announces General Availability for UI Flows, Enabling Robotic Process Automation

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of UI Flows on April 2nd, for customers worldwide. UI Flows is an addition to Power Automate, formerly known as Microsoft Flow, that enables democratized access to automation and workflow. In this this latest release, Microsoft is enabling robotic process automation (RPA) capabilities in the Power Automate service.

  • Ballerina - An Open Source JVM Language and Platform for Cloud-Era Application Programmers

    Open-source technology company, WSO2, has released Ballerina 1.1.0 with new features including: the new Ballerina Tool, enhanced IDE support for VSCode and IntelliJ IDEA; and improved performance in runtime type checking and creating and accessing maps, arrays and records. Lakmal Warusawithana, senior director, cloud architecture at WSO2, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

  • Microsoft Previews Dedicated Environments for Azure Logic Apps

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a public preview of Azure Integration Service Environment (ISE) for Logic Apps. ISE provides customers with a fully isolated and dedicated environment for integration services. Isolation is achieved by injecting ISE into an Azure virtual network, which allows for VNet connectivity within Azure and to on-premises data centers .

  • Introducing Hyperledger Grid, a Framework for Building Distributed Supply Chain Solutions

    In a recent Hyperledger blog post, a new project has been announced, called Hyperledger Grid. Grid is a framework for integrating distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions with enterprise business systems in the supply chain industry. The project consists of reference architectures, common data models and smart contracts, all based-upon open standards and industry best practices.

  • Amazon Announces New Integrations for AWS Step Functions

    Amazon has announced new integrations with their compute, database, messaging, analytics, and machine learning services for AWS Step Functions, allowing to leverage these as steps in the state machine workflows. With AWS Step Functions, an abstracted way is provided to connect and coordinate activities, taking advantage of a highly scalable runtime.

  • Jessica Kerr at QCon London on "Why DevOps is a Special Case of DevEx"

    Jessica Kerr, lead engineer at Atomist, presented her perspective on DevEx (Developer Experience) and how it relates to DevOps, at QCon London. She stressed that DevOps led to teams taking on accrued responsibilities (to be able to own and constantly improve their systems). To reduce cognitive load, we need better development tools that push down details on how systems get built and delivered.

  • Azure Logic Apps Reaches General Availability

    On July 27th, Microsoft announced their Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) offering, Logic Apps has reached General Availability (GA). The GA release includes additional management support, telemetry events, alerts, and consumption-based pricing. InfoQ reached out Jim Harrer, principal group program manager at Microsoft to gain further insight into this Logic Apps release.

  • Azure Premium Messaging Service Reaches General Availability

    On July 15th, Microsoft announced the Azure Premium Messaging service has reached General Availability (GA). Premium Messaging targets customers who would like more predictable messaging performance. InfoQ reached out to Dan Rosanova, Principal Program Manager on the Azure Service Bus team for additional insight into this milestone.

  • The Past, Present and Future of Enterprise Integration

    The way companies use integration technologies have changed significantly during the last 10 years. It will also will continue to change the coming 10 years, Senaka Fernando claimed in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference when describing his view on enterprise integration the last 10 years, todays situation and what he believes the next 10 years will bring.

  • Anti-Patterns Working with Microservices

    The main problem with monolithic applications is that they are hard to scale, in terms of the application, but more importantly, in terms of the team. The main reason for a switch to microservices should be about teams, Tammer Saleh claimed at the recent QCon London conference when describing common microservices anti-patterns and solutions he has encountered.

  • Azure Logic Apps Preview Refresh Released

    The Microsoft Integration Product team recently provided their first update since the Integration Roadmap that was released back on December 24th. On February 24th, 2016 Microsoft has announced the public preview of Logic Apps Preview Refresh.

  • Microservices and Integration from an Enterprise Perspective

    Common misconceptions in large enterprises that Kim Clark meets are that microservices are fine grained WSDL operations or that APIs are microservices. A reason for this is that they are confusing interface granularity with component granularity, Clark claimed in a presentation at this year’s Microservices Conference in London.

  • Nexus Guide for Scrum is Published

    Nexus is a framework for developing and sustaining large software development projects. The Nexus Guide can be used next to the Scrum Guide to scale Scrum and support the integrated effort of multiple software development teams.