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Updates to Google Chrome DevTools

by David Iffland on  May 24, 2017

The upcoming version of Chrome DevTools has a number of new features that can help developers build faster web pages and have an easier time debugging complex asynchronous code. At Google I/O 2017, Paul Irish presented a State of the Union showcasing a number of these new features.

Facebook Publishes New Neural Machine Translation Algorithm

by Roland Meertens on  May 24, 2017

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research team published research results using a new approach for neural machine translation (NMT). Their algorithm scores higher than any other system on three established machine translation tasks.

Risman Adnan of Samsung on Nurturing Innovation and Agility in Indonesia

by Shane Hastie Hugo Messer on  May 23, 2017

Risman Adnan is the director of the Samsung R&D Institute Indonesia. He talks about how to enable innovation, agility and create a great engineering culture inside a large organisation. He will present a keynote talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference.

Metrics Collection and Monitoring at Robinhood Engineering

by Hrishikesh Barua on  May 23, 2017

The Robinhood server operations team published a series of articles talking about their metrics collection, monitoring and alerting infrastructure. OpenTSDB, Grafana, Kafka and Riemann form the core of the stack, with Kafka acting as a proxy layer from which the data is pushed into Riemann for stream processing of the metrics and into OpenTSDB for storage.

Datacenter Operators: Bumpy Ride Running Containers on Infrastructure Built for VMs

by Michael Redlich on  May 23, 2017 1

Specialized container technology company Diamanti was named a “cool vendor” by Gartner for their hyperconverged container platform. Mark Balch, VP of products and marketing, spoke to InfoQ with his take on the current friction that containers are creating between developers and data center operators.

Developing Virtual Assistant Apps with Amazon Lex and Polly Deep Learning Technologies

by Srini Penchikala on  May 22, 2017

Greg Bulmash from Amazon spoke at the OSCON 2017 Conference last week about developing your own virtual assistant applications using Amazon's Lex and Polly technologies.

HR Needs an Agile Makeover

by Shane Hastie on  May 22, 2017

Human Resources is an outmoded way of thinking about people and needs a significant makeover. Dov Sal examines the purpose of HR in agile organisations and encourages HR practitioners to adopt the Manifesto for Agile HR Development. On a similar note, Bersin by Deloitte provides an Agile Model of HR which talks about making radical change to the mission and focus of HR departments.

Self-Service Operations: Better, Faster, Cheaper? Damon Edwards at DevOps Enterprise Summit

by Daniel Bryant on  May 22, 2017

In preparation for the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit in London, InfoQ sat down with Damon Edwards, co-founder at Rundeck, Inc, and discussed the benefits and implementation of “Self-Service Operations”.

Microsoft Standardizes XAML across UWP and Xamarin

by Abel Avram on  May 20, 2017

Announced during BUILD 2017, Microsoft has made public the first draft of the XAML Standard, a markup dialect meant to unify how user interface elements are defined.

IBM Unveils Its Most Powerful Quantum Processor Yet for Business and Science

by Sergio De Simone on  May 19, 2017

IBM has announced a new feat in its race towards building ever more powerful quantum processors. Indeed, its new 16 and 17 qubit processors are its most powerful yet, IBM researchers claim.

Xamarin Live Player Speeds App Development Cycle

by Jeff Martin on  May 19, 2017

Mobile development has long required a large set of SDKs and tooling infrastructure to be in place before any code could be written. Xamarin Live Player intends to change that by making it easier for mobile developers to develop apps with nothing more than their target device and either Visual Studio 2017 or Visual Studio for Mac.

Moby and LinuxKit Open Source from Docker

by Chris Swan on  May 19, 2017

At DockerCon in Austin, Docker Inc announced two significant open source projects, Moby and LinuxKit. Moby essentially marks the split of Docker the open source project from Docker Inc the company, with the docker/docker GitHub repo moved to moby/moby. LinuxKit provides a set of tools to build ‘custom Linux subsystems that only include exactly the components the runtime platform requires’.

Kotlin Is Now a Supported Android Language

by Abel Avram on  May 18, 2017

Announced during Google I/O 2017, Android Studio 3.0 adds full support for Kotlin which is to be moved from JetBrains to an independent non-profit organization for future development.

Apache Metron Graduates to Top-Level Project

by Dylan Raithel on  May 18, 2017

Hortonworks and Apache announce graduation of Metron, a realtime big data security platform to top-level project at the ASF.

Confluent Cloud, Apache Kafka as a Service in AWS

by Alex Giamas on  May 18, 2017

Apache Kafka is a distributed, fault-tolerant pub sub messaging soltuion, originally developed by LinkedIn and open sourced. Confluent was formed by former LinkedIn engineers in the Kafka development group and today announced Confluent Cloud, a fully hosted and managed Apache Kafka as a Service in AWS. We also take a look at Confluent's second annual Streaming Data report and its findings.

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