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Managing Data in Microservices

by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 28, 2017

Randy Shoup from Stitch Fix team spoke at QCon New York 2017 Conference about managing the data and isolated persistence in Microservices based applications. He also talked about events as a first class construct for microservices.

QCon New York Day 1 – High Velocity Development Teams Track Summary

by Shane Hastie on  Jun 28, 2017

QCon New York was heeled this week. This is a summary of the key messages from the opening keynote and from the High Velocity Development Teams track.

GitHub Invites Developers to Open Source Friday

by Abel Avram on  Jun 28, 2017

GitHub invites developers to contribute to open source software, starting with a couple of hours every Friday.

Q&A with the Developers of Obie: A Chatbot for Company Knowledge

by Roland Meertens on  Jun 26, 2017

Recently Tasytt launched Obie: a Slack chatbot for company knowledge. Teams can ask "what", "how", or "where" questions. Obie either finds the answer in one of your documents, or will ask you to provide him with the answer so he can give it next time someone asks the same question. InfoQ reached out to founder and CEO Chris Buttenham to ask him about Obie.

Evan Leybourn of IBM on the Theory of Agile Constraints

by Hugo Messer Shane Hastie on  Jun 25, 2017

Evan Leybourn is talking at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference. He spoke to InfoQ about his Theory of Agile Constraints, defining value in an initiative, agile budgeting and #NoProjects.

.NET Core Runtime and Base Class Library Performance

by Michael Stiefel on  Jun 23, 2017 1

Microsoft has announced that performance improvements have been made to the runtime and base class libraries in .NET Core. While the performance improvements to ASP.NET Core have received more publicity, these improvements are just as important. Many are based on pull requests from the developer community.

Cloud Migrations, Highly Regulated Environments, and Making Work Visible: DOES17 London Day Two

by Daniel Bryant on  Jun 23, 2017

At the London DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 (DOES17) conference, the second morning of keynotes discussed the role DevOps plays when migrating to cloud platforms; the creation and cultivation of effective teams that must work within high-regulatory environments; and how to improve the flow of business value by making work visible.

Oracle Defends the Java Module System

by Michael Redlich on  Jun 22, 2017 2

One of the more timely presentations at the 2017 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (ETE) Conference was by Oracle JVM runtime lead Karen Kinnear - Java Futures: Modules and More. Much has happened since her presentation surrounding, namely, the events before and after the May 8, 2017 JSR 376 public review ballot vote.

Strategy for Mobile and Web Test Coverage

by Ben Linders on  Jun 22, 2017

Teams need to match testing with the market usage patterns across geographies of their apps as consumers are expecting smooth apps functionality across all digital channels. Here's a methodology and index for considering device/OS combinations together with other characteristics like aging, screen parameters and other testing related guidelines for data driven test coverage of the mobile market.

Google Replaces Cloud Prediction API with Cloud Machine Learning Engine

by Shelby Switzer on  Jun 21, 2017

Google has announced that over the course of the next year, it is discontinuing its Cloud Prediction API, and encourages developers using the Prediction API to migrate to its Cloud Machine Learning Engine, which enables data analysis, machine-learning training, and predictions from the Google Cloud Platform.

Rider EAP 23 Brings Back .NET Core Debugging for All Platforms

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 21, 2017

The latest development build of the Rider IDE sees the return of .NET Core debugging for all platforms. Joining this achievement are several new features throughout the IDE that should benefit all .NET language (C# / F# / VB.NET) developers.

Real-Time Notifications at Twitter

by Andrew Morgan on  Jun 20, 2017

Saurabh Pathak, engineering manager at Twitter, discussed the site's notification architecture at QCon London 2017. This included highlighting key challenges which are unique to Twitter, such as the bimodal nature of the social network, dealing with spikes, and the requirement to serve notifications in real time.

"Serverless is Next-Generation PaaS" - InfoQ Talks to Udi Dahan

by Elton Stoneman on  Jun 20, 2017

At NDC Oslo, InfoQ spoke to Udi Dahan, founder and CEO of Particular Software. He spoke about trends in the software industry - like serverless and microservices - the Particular product suite, and the history of NServiceBus.

Mozilla Retools MDN to Improve Web Documentation

by David Iffland on  Jun 20, 2017

Mozilla has announced their plans to retool MDN, renaming it MDN Web Docs, separating it from the product documentation. Among developers, MDN is known as as one of the go-to places for high quality documentation. Mozilla wants to "solidify MDN as the single best resource for Web docs".

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