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Swift 4.1 Brings Conditional Conformance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 11, 2018

Swift 4.1, available in Xcode 9.3, brings a number of improvements to the language, including automatic implementation of the Equatable and Hashable protocols, conditional conformance, and more.

DevOps Follow 486 Followers

Scaling the ipify Service on Heroku

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 Followers on  Feb 10, 2018

The developer behind the ipify service shared his experiences in scaling the service to 30+ billion requests on Heroku. ipify is an online service which exposes an API that applications can invoke to fetch their external IP address.

Cloud Follow 173 Followers

Oracle's Fn Serverless Platform Adds Prometheus Support and Helm Chart Installation for Kubernetes

by Daniel Bryant Follow 446 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

At the recent KubeCon NA conference, InfoQ sat down and discussed Oracle’s Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) “serverless” Fn Project with Bob Quillin, vice president of Oracle Container Group. The Fn project has evolved rapidly since its launch in October 2017, and additions include: support for Prometheus monitoring; a new Hybrid Architecture; and an open source Helm Chart Fn installer.

JavaScript Follow 221 Followers

Universal React Framework Next.js Releases Version 5.0

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

Next.js, an open source toolkit for universal React.js applications, has reached version 5.0. This release improves configurability of Next.js applications, adding better server-side webpack support and a plugin system for modular configuration. It also adds first-class TypeScript support, better support for React alt-libs like Preact, and a multi-application composition feature called Zones.

JavaScript Follow 221 Followers

Roadmap for AngularJS and Angular

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

AngularJS will have one more major release then it will enter a three-years period of LTS, while Angular continues the cycle of a major release every six months.

Architecture & Design Follow 1352 Followers

Retroactive and Future Events in an Event Sourced System

by Jan Stenberg Follow 22 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

When Thomas Pierrain started a new project with an asset management company, one important requirement was the ability to go back in time to understand why they took decisions that today look strange. At the recent DDD Europe 2018 conference in Amsterdam, Pierrain discussed his experiences when building an event sourced system that included some temporal challenges.

Development Follow 365 Followers

C2 Aims to Modernize the C Language

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018 2

C2 is a new programming language aiming to be an evolution of C suitable for low-level programs like bootloaders, kernels, drivers, and system-level tooling. InfoQ has spoken with C2 creator Bas van den Berg.

Culture & Methods Follow 391 Followers

Agile and the Use of Paradoxes

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Paradoxes support agile transformations; they make you stop, think, and discuss by using a shared language. They also help to show empathy and provide a way forward. VIVAT, a Dutch insurance company, uses paradoxes in training and everyday work to drive their agile transformation.

Cloud Follow 173 Followers

Amazon Increases Network Bandwidth for EC2 Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Amazon announced it increased the bandwidth in all AWS regions for traffic between current-generation EC2 instances and the latest Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). With the increase, customers will be able to move data more efficiently. Furthermore, the increase will raise the networking bar among the public cloud providers.

Java Follow 619 Followers

Vote for Java EE's New Name

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

The quest to rename Java EE has reached the final phase, with the community being asked to vote for one of two final possibilities.

Cloud Follow 173 Followers

Could the United States Supreme Court Constrain Cloud Computing?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

A U.S. Supreme Court decision could change the future of cloud computing by making U.S. companies subject to law enforcement demands for data from foreign servers. If the court rules that the data must be handed over, it is uncertain if the U.S. Congress would change the law, and what the actual content of a new law might be. This law would be still subject to interpretation and litigation.

Architecture & Design Follow 1352 Followers

Evolving CQRS and Event Sourced Systems

by Jan Stenberg Follow 22 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

After talking with people about upgrading of CQRS and event sourced systems, Michiel Overeem came to the conclusion that many working with event sourced systems lack an understanding and don’t know how to approach the problem. At the recent DDD Europe 2018 conference in Amsterdam he described how this was a trigger for him to do an exploratory research on how to evolve this kind of system.

Data Science Follow 530 Followers

Autonomous Vehicles Became Better at Predicting Lane-Changes

by Roland Meertens Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

Researchers created an algorithm that allows self-driving cars to predict lane-changes of the surrounding cars. The system works by using a deep-learning technique called Long Short-Term Memories (LSTMs). Although the most likely scenario on the highway is that every car stays in its own lane, their algorithm was able to slightly improve on this baseline prediction.

Culture & Methods Follow 391 Followers

Introversion, Ambiversion and Extroversion at Work

by Shane Hastie Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

Introversion and extroversion are not binary personality types; people fall somewhere on the scale between the two types and the way someone behaves can change depending on the context they find themselves in at the moment. In fact, most of the population are ambiverts. Understanding these differences can make for more effective teamwork and communication.

Cloud Follow 173 Followers

Managing and Operating Kafka Clusters in Kubernetes

by Srini Penchikala Follow 22 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

Nenad Bogojevic, platform solutions architect at Amadeus, spoke at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 Conference on how to run and manage Kafka clusters in Kubernetes environment. He talked about provisioning Kafka clusters and configuring them using Kubernetes custom resources or ConfigMaps.

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