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UK Supermarket Launches Machine Learning Sommelier

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 23, 2018 1

The UK arm of German supermarket company Lidl has launched a Facebook Messenger-based chatbot, designed to help customers choose the right wine to compliment their food or occasion.The chatbot, named Margot, uses a unique approach to NLU and can interact with shoppers to provide answers to frequently asked questions, pairing wines with food, finding a wine and taking a quiz.

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Brian Goetz Speaks to InfoQ on Data Classes for Java

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 21, 2018 30

Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle, introduced an experimental concept of data classes that may someday be integrated into the Java programming language. But there is much work to be done before this concept is worthy of any real attention. Goetz explored the problems and tradeoffs of data classes on the premise that sometimes “data is just data.”

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Go Language 1.10 Improves Toolchain and Performance

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 20, 2018

Although the latest release of Go does not include any major changes at the language level, it provides a number of improvements to the toolchain, the Go runtime, and the standard library.

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Highlights for the Upcoming .NET Framework 4.7.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Feb 20, 2018

Though most of the attention is on .NET Core, development continues on the original .NET Framework. Microsoft has recently released a preview of .NET Framework 4.7.2 with updates to ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and even Windows Forms.

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Spring Boot 2.0 Nears GA

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 19, 2018 4

The release of Spring Boot version 2.0 general availability came a step closer with release candidate 1 (RC1) being announced on January 31st. Even at this late stage some noteworthy additions are still being released, alongside a huge number of issues and pull requests closed.

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From Java EE to Jakarta EE: the Java EE Guardians Rebranding Debate with Oracle

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 18, 2018 2

Frustrated with the lack of response from Oracle, the Java EE Guardians recently submitted an open letter to Oracle expressing their concerns on the rebranding of Java EE. Despite the efforts and data collection by the Java EE Guardians, the rebranding of Java EE will move forward.

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Rust Gets Incremental Compiler and Standard Code Formatter

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

Rust 1.24 brings two new major features: incremental compilation and a standard code formatter, rustfmt.

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SaaS Platform for Managing Configurations Enters Private Beta

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 17, 2018 1

Config is a new SaaS offering for managing configuration files. Created by Bien David in 2017, the company looks to simplify how teams store and access configurations used by systems, apps, modules, environments, and server instances. InfoQ spoke to the team behind Config to learn more about how these problems are solved.

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Eclipse MicroProfile 1.3 Is Now Available

by Kesha Williams Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 16, 2018

Eclipse MicroProfile extends Java EE to better address microservices by providing an open-source community specification for enterprise Java microservices. Release 1.3 introduces the OpenAPI, OpenTracing, and Rest Client APIs and updates the Config and Metrics APIs.

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Go Language Now Accepts Patches via GitHub Pull Requests

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Google has started mirroring GitHub PRs for Go into Gerrit, Go’s upstream Git server, thus making it easier for developers to contribute to Go development.

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Where .NET Core 2.1 is Headed

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Microsoft's Scott Hunter has presented the company's plan for .NET Core 2.1. The CLI tooling look to receive significant improvements for developer ease of use.

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Basecamp Releases Stimulus 1.0 JavaScript Framework

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

Basecamp's new Stimulus 1.0 targets a modern take on HTML pages augmented with light amounts of JavaScript, rather than the creation of full-featured JavaScript applications. Basecamp calls it “a modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have.”

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Visual Studio 15.6 Preview 4 Sharpens F# Functionality

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 13, 2018

Microsoft continues to make evolutionary changes in Visual Studio 15.6. The 4th preview of the IDE has been released, and with it comes a primary focus on improving F# support.

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Hyperledger Project Releases Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Feb 12, 2018

In a recent blog post, the Hyperledger project announced Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 has reached general availability (GA). The Hyperledger project addresses requirements for enterprises building, deploying and running distributed ledger applications. The Sawtooth 1.0 release includes updates to on-chain governance, advanced transaction execution, dynamic consensus and support for Ethereum.

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Swift 4.1 Brings Conditional Conformance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 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.

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