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Apple Released ResearchKit 2.0 Beta

by Diogo Carleto Follow 31 Followers on  Jun 20, 2018

At WWDC 2018 Apple announced ResearchKit 2.0. This release includes performance and UI improvements, support for documentation, community GitHub updates, and several active tasks.

Cloud Follow 251 Followers

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Is Now Generally Available - More Regions and New Features

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 20, 2018

At the end of October last year Microsoft announced a preview of AKS (Azure Container Service), a managed Kubernetes service in Azure. Now almost seven months later this service in Azure is generally available - and it joins a space with many competitive managed kubernetes services by other cloud providers, each offering different functionality and deployment locations.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Too Many Scripts Can Kill Your Continuous Delivery

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 19, 2018

Avantika Mathur spoke at Continuous Lifecycle London last month on the costs associated with an ever increasing number of scripts in a Continuous Delivery pipeline. Besides the cost of maintaining the scripts, the lack of visibility and auditability on exactly what activities are being carried out before deploying a change to production is another major cost not many organizations are aware of.

Emerging Technologies Follow 15 Followers

Ethereum Launches First Release of Casper, Client Testing Begins

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 19, 2018

In a recent reddit post, ethereum developer Danny Ryan announced the first release of Casper Friendly Finality Gadget (FFG), ethereum’s proof of stake consensus algorithm. This software release, includes the introduction validators, which will aid in the transition to a proof of stake (PoS) consensus blockchain.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Kubernetes Package Manager Helm Now Hosted by the CNCF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 636 Followers on  Jun 19, 2018

Earlier in the month the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept Helm as an incubation-level hosted project. Helm is a package manager that provides an “easy way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes”.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Enabling Continuous Delivery with a Dedicated Team

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 18, 2018

Robin Weston describes how an external enablement team was able to introduce continuous delivery practices in an organization with high resistance to change and siloed teams. Rather than just bringing in new technology and tools, the team focused on sharing and educating teams. Practices ranged from continuous integration, to following the test pyramid, or reducing cycle time by identifying waste.

.NET Follow 327 Followers

FAKE 5 Build Task Tool Brings .NET Core Support

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 18, 2018

Fake 5 was recently recently released after several several months of previews. This new version of the build tool for .NET applications brings a rewrite of the core, as well as many internal improvements and features. InfoQ reached out to Matthias Dittrich, maintainer of Fake, to learn more about all the changes and features.

Development Follow 549 Followers

Lazy FP State Restore Vulnerability Affects Most Intel Core CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 18, 2018

Intel has disclosed a new vulnerability affecting most of its Core processors and making them targets for side-channel attacks similar to Spectre and Meltdown. The vulnerability, dubbed Lazy FP state restore (CVE–2018–3665), allows a process to infer the contents of FPU/MMX/SSE/AVX registers belonging to other processes.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Full Cycle Developers at Netflix: from Mindsets to Self-Service Tooling

by Daniel Bryant Follow 636 Followers on  Jun 17, 2018 1

The Netflix Tech Blog has shared the story of the “Edge Engineering” team’s journey of experimenting with approaches to building and operating services, which has culminated in “Full Cycle Developers”. This approach is showing promise with Netflix, where developers are responsible for certain operational aspects of service delivery, and are supported through a range of self-service tooling.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

OpsRamp Introduces an AIOps Inference Engine

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 17, 2018

​​​​​​​Provider of a SaaS based IT operations management platform, OpsRamp, has announced OpsRamp 5.0, a new release featuring an artificial intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) inference engine for alerting and event correlation. The new release also includes a multi-cloud visibility dashboard.

Architecture & Design Follow 1880 Followers

Observability and Microservices: The Need for Effective Tracing and Metrics

by Mark Little Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 17, 2018

Zach Jory has written an article discussing how microservices and service mesh implementations need observability to ensure that developers can build cloud-native applications which scale and can be more easily managed. This ties into a number of articles and interviews we have spoken about over recent months too.

JavaScript Follow 345 Followers

GDPR Changes Highlight the Impact of User Tracking

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 16, 2018

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th, 2018, with the most obvious impact being a flurry of emails notifying users of changes in privacy policies. As websites determined how to comply with the wide-reaching data privacy regulation, developers quickly observed significant benefits in page load performance.

.NET Follow 327 Followers

ML.NET 0.2 Adds Clustering, New Examples

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 16, 2018

Microsoft's ML.NET is a multi-platform machine learning framework that runs on .NET Core. First debuted in May during Build, its second release adds several new features and a separate GitHub repo demonstrating how to put the framework to use.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

AppDynamics Launches New European Software-as-a-Service Offering

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 15, 2018

Application intelligence vendor, AppDynamics, has launched a new European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EU (Frankfurt) Region.

.NET Follow 327 Followers

An Early Look at .NET 4.8

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Jun 15, 2018

While most of the attention is on .NET Core, work continues on the classic .NET Framework. An “early access” preview of .NET 4.8 shows the areas that Microsoft is most concerned about including high DIP, accessibility, and concurrency.

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