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Java Follow 485 Followers

Kotlin 1.2 Introduces Multi-Platform Projects

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The latest version of Kotlin makes it possible to share code for the JVM and the JavaScript platform using multi-platform projects. Additionally, it includes a number of language and library improvements, and better compiler performance.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

AWS re:Invent 2017 ML and IoT Announcements: Amazon SageMaker, AWS DeepLens & IoT Device Manager

by Daniel Bryant Follow 281 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

At the AWS re:invent conference 2017, held in Las Vegas, USA, several new AWS machine learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT) products were released. Highlights include Amazon SageMaker - a fully-managed ML service that enables developers to “quickly build, train, and host ML models”; and IoT Device Manager - a service to securely onboard, monitor, and remotely manage IoT devices at scale.

Java Follow 485 Followers

What's New in MicroProfile 1.2

by Michael Redlich Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation recently released MicroProfile version 1.2. New APIs added to this release include improved communications among microservices, response to system faults, and the JSON Web Toolkit (JWT). Emily Jiang, CDI and MicroProfile development lead at IBM, and Michael Croft, Java middleware consultant at Payara, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

Java Follow 485 Followers

Design of Java Value Types Makes Progress

by Ben Evans Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

Project Valhalla has posted a major update and has announced some initial, very early-stage design concepts for value types in the JVM.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

On the 16th of November, Microsoft made Azure Reserved Virtual Machine (VM) Instances (RIs) generally available to customers worldwide. They are now able to reserve VMs on a one- or three-year term and have up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices. The cost savings can be even more for Windows Server customers combining Azure RIs with Azure Hybrid Benefits.

Culture & Methods Follow 281 Followers

Unblocking Middle Management Using Personas

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017 1

Personas of roles like middle managers can be useful when you going through an agile transformation. It’s easier to get something from middle managers if you understand the position that they are in. A persona helps in knowing what to ask or not ask a manager, increasing your chances of getting what you need from them.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

AWS re:Invent 2017 Announcements: Managed Kubernetes, Serverless RDBMS & DynamoDB Global Tables

by Daniel Bryant Follow 281 Followers on  Nov 29, 2017

At the AWS re:invent 2017 conference, held in Las Vegas, USA, several new compute and storage features were announced, including: EKS, a fully managed Kubernetes service; AWS Fargate, a service to run containers without managing servers; Amazon Aurora Multi-Master; Amazon Aurora Serverless; DynamoDB Global Tables and on-demand backup; and Amazon Neptune, a fully managed graph database.

Data Science Follow 377 Followers

TensorFlow Lite Supports On-Device Conversational Modeling

by Srini Penchikala Follow 17 Followers on  Nov 29, 2017

TensorFlow Lite, the light-weight solution of open source deep learning framework TensorFlow, supports on-device conversation modeling to plugin the conversational intelligence features into chat applications. The TensorFlow team recently announced the release of TensorFlow Lite, which can be used in mobile and embedded devices.

DevOps Follow 355 Followers

Post-Mortems Trends and Behaviors

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 29, 2017

Eric Siegler presented his findings at Velocity from analyzing data from 1000 post-mortems ran by 125 different organizations over a six month period. Main trends include the prevalence of blameless post-mortems; the fact that only 1 in 100 post-mortems refer to "human error"; and that analyzing the lifecycle of incidents can provide useful insights on weaknesses in the incident response process.

DevOps Follow 355 Followers

XebiaLabs Announce DevOps Intelligence Engine

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 29, 2017

XebiaLabs, the developers of Continuous Delivery and DevOps tooling XL Release and XL Deploy, has announced availability of the first release of XL Impact, a goal-based, data-driven recommendation and decision making tool for DevOps organisations. XebiaLabs claims this is the first tool of its kind and the capability is essential for organisations to prove DevOps performance improvements.

Mobile Follow 76 Followers

Kotlin Native Adds Objective-C Interop, WebAssembly Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

Kotlin/Native 0.4 makes it possible to build native apps for iOS and macOS, writes Nikolay Igotti, Kotlin/Native tech lead at JetBrains. Additionally, it introduces experimental support for the WebAssembly platform.

Data Science Follow 377 Followers

How Apple Uses Neural Networks for Object Detection in Point Clouds

by Roland Meertens Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

Apple invented a neural network configuration that can segmentate objects in point clouds obtained with a LIDAR sensor. Recently Apple joined the field of autonomous vehicles. Apple has now created an end-to-end neural network to segmentate objects in point clouds. This approach does not rely on any hand-crafted features or other machine learning algorithms other than neural networks.

DevOps Follow 355 Followers

Kubernetes 1.8 Improves Security, Stability and Workloads

by Unni Sathyarajan Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

The Kubernetes team has released version 1.8, which focuses on improved security and better stability, and has moved the Workloads API to beta. New mature features include role-based access control (RBAC), support for volume mount options, allowing privilege escalation, and support for high-level volume operation metrics.

Architecture & Design Follow 900 Followers

Kevin Webber on Migrating Java to the Cloud

by Srini Penchikala Follow 17 Followers on  Nov 27, 2017

Kevin Webber spoke at Reactive Summit 2017 last month about migrating enterprise Java applications to the cloud by leveraging techniques like Event Storming, Domain Driven Design, and Cloud Native.

Java Follow 485 Followers

Oracle Joins Eclipse MicroProfile Project

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 27, 2017

Following its decision to move stewardship of the Java EE technologies to the open-source Eclipse Foundation, creating the EE4J project, Oracle has now joined IBM, Red Hat and others in the Eclipse MicroProfile project.

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