JavaScript Follow 241 Followers

#smooshgate and the Challenges of Web Compatibility

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 22, 2018

The broader JavaScript community responded vocally when Michael Ficarra, the author of the Array.prototype.flatten TC39 proposal, jokingly suggested renaming flatten as smoosh in response to a bug report that the new feature breaks old websites in nightly versions of Firefox.

Culture & Methods Follow 446 Followers

Becoming an Agile Company

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 22, 2018

Organizations have to give up much of their hierarchy and micro-management to become an agile company: totally changing the management model instead of doing small incremental changes which drown in the traditional bureaucratic structure. They need to stop doing things that inhibit agility, and focus on customer orientation, intrinsic motivation; leadership based on trust and less formal planning.

Development Follow 415 Followers

GitHub Security Alerts Detected Over Four Million Vulnerabilities

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 21, 2018

Launched last October, GitHub security alerts significantly reduced the time it takes for developers to remove vulnerabilities from their Ruby and JavaScript projects, says GitHub.

DevOps Follow 534 Followers

New Research from GitLab Shines Light on the Value and Challenges of DevOps

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 21, 2018

The 2018 global developer report from GitLab shows that software professionals collectively recognise the value of working in highly collaborative DevOps-style environments and have experienced the benefits of doing so. 65% of respondents say that DevOps is a tremendous time saver, a figure which rises to 81% when focusing solely on managers.

Java Follow 678 Followers

Java 10 Released

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 21, 2018 22

Oracle has released a new version of Java - Java 10. This comes just six months after the release of Java 9 and is another feature release, with a lifespan of only six months. The next release with long-term support is Java 11, to be released in September.

Data Science Follow 587 Followers

Fighting Financial Fraud with Machine Learning at Airbnb

by Srini Penchikala Follow 29 Followers on  Mar 20, 2018

Airbnb, the online marketplace that matches people who rent out their homes with people who are looking for a place to stay, uses machine learning (ML) techniques to fight financial fraud. They use targeted friction to battle the chargebacks while minimizing impact to good guests using their online reservation system.

Data Science Follow 587 Followers

First Pedestrian Killed by Self-Driving Car

by Roland Meertens Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 20, 2018 3

A pedestrian was killed on Sunday evening in Tempe, Arizon,a by a self-driving car operated by Uber, the BBC reports. The firm confirmed that the vehicle was traveling in autonomous mode with a safety driver, the only vehicle occupant, behind the wheel during the crash.

Data Science Follow 587 Followers

Microsoft Embeds Artificial Intelligence Platform in Windows 10 Update

by Alexis Perrier Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 20, 2018

The next Windows 10 update opens the way for the integration of artificial intelligence functionalities within Windows applications. Developers will be able to integrate pre-trained deep-learning models converted to the ONNX framework in their Windows applications.

DevOps Follow 534 Followers

Ankyra Presents “Escape”, a Release Automation Tool That Manages Platforms as Logical Components

by Daniel Bryant Follow 509 Followers on  Mar 20, 2018

Over the last ten years there has been increased focus on infrastructure as code (IaC) tooling, primarily driven by the rise of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and API-driven infrastructure. InfoQ discussed the challenges of homogenising this tooling with Bart Spaans, founder of Ankyra, who is an expert in the domain of infrastructure and release engineering.

DevOps Follow 534 Followers

Google Releases “Skaffold”, a Tool That Facilitates Continuous Development with Kubernetes

by Daniel Bryant Follow 509 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

Google has released Skaffold, an open source command line tool that facilitates continuous development for Kubernetes applications. Skaffold is entering an increasingly crowded space of Kubernetes development automation tooling, including Azure’s Draft, Datawire’s Forge and Weavework’s Flux.

Culture & Methods Follow 446 Followers

Q&A with Marisa Fagen on Security Championship

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

Security lead Marisa Fagen recently spoke at QConLondon 2018 about upskilling and elevating engineering team members into the role of Security Champions. We catch up with Fagen and report on her efforts to address contention caused by a scarcity of security professionals.

Development Follow 415 Followers

GitHub Licensed Aims to Make it Easier to Comply with OSS Licenses

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

GitHub Licensed is an open-source tool that aims to simplify the chore of ensuring license soundness and documentation for all dependencies of a GitHub project.

DevOps Follow 534 Followers

Sauce Labs Adds Analytics and Extended Debugging to Continuous Testing Cloud

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

At their recent user conference SauceCon, Sauce Labs introduced new capabilities for its continuous testing cloud including test analytics, featuring a dashboard that analyses test results and exposes common failures by browser and operating system, including Android and iOS.

Java Follow 678 Followers

JavaFX and the Future of Java Client Technologies

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

Oracle will remove JavaFX, Applets and Java Web Start from the JDK after Java SE 8. Swing and AWT will remain.

DevOps Follow 534 Followers

Why the World Needs More Resilient Systems: Tammy Butow Discusses Chaos Engineering at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 509 Followers on  Mar 18, 2018

At QCon London, Tammy Butow, explained why the world needs more resilient systems, and how this can be achieved with the practice of chaos engineering. Three primary prerequisites for chaos engineering were provided -- high severity “SEV” incident management, monitoring, and measuring the impact -- and a series of guidelines, tools and practices presented.

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