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DevOps Follow 232 Followers

DockerCon Europe 2017: Docker EE and CE to Include Kubernetes Integration

by Daniel Bryant Follow 138 Followers on  Oct 20, 2017

At DockerCon Europe 2017 it was announced that Docker will be integrating Kubernetes into the Docker Platform and Moby Project. The next version (with a beta scheduled before the end of 2017) will allow Docker EE customers to run Swarm and Kubernetes workloads on the same cluster. There will be also be an “optional” Kubernetes integration into Docker for Mac / Windows as part of the beta program.

Java Follow 375 Followers

The Future of Java EE, A Q&A with David Blevins: The Eclipse Foundation, EE4J and MicroProfile

by Daniel Bryant Follow 138 Followers on  Oct 20, 2017

This year’s JavaOne saw many interesting announcements, and within the enterprise domain the most important news was that the Eclipse Foundation will become the new custodians of Java EE. InfoQ recently sat down with David Blevins, a long standing member of the Java EE community, and discussed what this move will mean, and how developers can get involved with “EE4J”, the future of Java EE.

DevOps Follow 232 Followers

Building and Testing Kubernetes Applications Locally Using Telepresence

by Daniel Bryant Follow 138 Followers on  Oct 20, 2017

Developing microservices that will be deployed on a container scheduling platform presents new challenges for engineers, particularly in regards to building and testing services locally that require several dependencies. This news item examines the Telepresence tool, where developers work on their service locally but transparently integrate with other dependent services running in a remote cluster

DevOps Follow 232 Followers

How to Choose a Linux Container Image

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 20, 2017

A comparison of Linux container images talks about the best practices in choosing an image. Architecture, security and performance are among the factors, while commercial users would also look for support options.

Java Follow 375 Followers

Oracle Joins Serverless Race with Open Source Fn Project

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 20, 2017

Oracle has released Fn, a new open-source, cloud-agnostic, serverless platform. While supporting "any programming language", it initially launched with extensive Java capabilities and a JUnit test framework. Fn comprises of four main components: Fn Server, Fn FDKs, Fn Flow and Fn Load Balancer. Written in Go, Fn Server is the platform that runs the code.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers Awards Given to ThoughtWorks, GEICO, and Accenture

by Susan McIntosh Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017 awarded Top Companies awards to Accenture, GEICO and ThoughtWorks at the Grace Hopper Conference in October. Dr. Parsons from ThoughtWorks shared why diversity is so important.

Cloud Follow 56 Followers

Microsoft Introduces New Option for Cloud Data Import

by Martin Abbott Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

During the recent Microsoft Ignite conference, Microsoft introduced a public preview of a new option for moving large volumes of data to the cloud. Microsoft Azure Data Box provides a way to move data in a device that you can ship directly to a data center.

Architecture & Design Follow 614 Followers

How GitHub Uses Spokes for Cross Data-Center Replication

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Micheal Haggerty, infrastructure engineer at GitHub, has published a blog explaining how GitHub has engineered Spokes, their replication system, to function over large distances. This includes reducing round trips, introducing a three-phase commit, reference update performance optimisations and various other tweaks.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Paradoxes in Culture Change

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Organizations should realize that organizational culture is an important factor in increasing agility, and then act on this realization. The desired organizational culture must be promoted by example top down; what is happening at the top of the organization concerning values, communication and customer involvement will predict what will happen in the "underlying" layers of the organization.

.NET Follow 103 Followers

First Look at Visual Studio 2017 Update 5 Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Microsoft continues to quickly iterate development of Visual Studio 2017, and has just released 15.5 Preview, a look at the company’s fifth update to the popular IDE since its release. This update adds new debugging capabilities and performance improvements for C++, Visual Basic, and C#.

Development Follow 141 Followers

Rust 1.21 Improves Language Syntax and Tooling

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 18, 2017

The Rust core team has just released Rust 1.21, bringing a new language feature making literals more flexible, library stabilizations, and improved support for tools.

.NET Follow 103 Followers

Visual Studio 15.4 Released, Increasing Multiplatform Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 18, 2017

The 4th update to Visual Studio 2017 has been released by Microsoft, and continues the company’s commitment to supporting .NET Standard 2.0 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. .NET Standard 2.0 support is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for promoting cross-platform application development and code reuse.

Data Science Follow 273 Followers

Book Review Python Machine Learning - Second Edition

by Roland Meertens Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 16, 2017

The book Python Machine Learning, second edition by Sebastian Raschka and Vahid Mirjalili, is a tutorial to a broad range of machine learning applications with Python. It provides a practical introduction to machine learning. The main revision to the first edition is neural network practices. There are now five chapters that discuss neural networks, and their implementation in TensorFlow.

Development Follow 141 Followers

Google Aims to Demonstrate Quantum Supremacy with a 50-Qubit Processor

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 15, 2017

In a paper published in Nature, Google has revealed its plans to demonstrate that quantum computers can perform a computational task beyond the capability of a classical computer, a claim known as quantum supremacy. Key in Google’s plan is building a 50-qubit processors to solve quantum sampling problems.

Mobile Follow 51 Followers

Google Releases Android Instant Apps SDK 1.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 14, 2017

A few months after its introduction at Google I/O 2017, the Android Instant Apps SDK reaches version 1.1, bringing configuration APKs for binary size optimization and a new API to keep user context when transitioning to an installed app from an instant app.

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