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  • Payara Server: The Latest Product Certified as Jakarta EE 8-Compatible

    With the release of Payara Server 5.193.1, Payara joins the Eclipse Foundation, IBM and Red Hat to offer products that are certified as Jakarta EE 8-compatible since the formal release of Jakarta EE 8 on September 10, 2019. Patrik Duditš, Java software engineer at Payara, spoke to InfoQ about this milestone.

  • Microsoft Releases .NET Core 3.1 LTS

    Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the release of .NET Core 3.1 on their development blog, together with ASP.NET Core 3.1 and EF Core 3.1. The new releases are mostly composed of fixes and refinements over their previous version (3.0). However, these are long-term supported (LTS) releases, which means they will be supported for at least three years.

  • Vue.js CLI 4 Released

    The Vue CLI team recently updated its command line tool for Vue.js development to version 4. The release will help developers automate the migration process, use additional package managers and remove extraneous whitespace for more efficient DOM structures.

  • AWS IoT Day Recap: Eight New Powerful Features

    As part of AWS re:Invent pre-event announcements, Amazon shared eight new features available within their Internet of Things platform. These new features include: secure tunneling, configurable endpoints, custom domains for configurable endpoints, enhanced custom authorizers, fleet provisioning, Alexa Voice Services (AVS) integration and AWS IoT Greengrass enhancements.

  • Preact X Adds Features, Remains Lean

    The Preact team announced Preact X, adding significant updates such as fragments and hooks while retaining their lean size of less than 4KB gzipped to their React alternative.

  • Amazon Announces AWS Firelens – a New Way to Manage Container Logs

    Recently, Amazon announced a new log aggregation service called AWS Firelens. The service unifies log filtering and routing across all AWS container services including Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and AWS Fargate.

  • Kubernetes the Very Hard Way with Large Clusters at Datadog

    Laurent Bernaille from Datadog talked at the Velocity conference in Berlin about the challenges of operating large self-managed Kubernetes clusters. Bernaille focused on how to configure resilient and scalable control planes, why and how to rotate certificates frequently, and the need for using networking plugins for efficient communication in Kubernetes.

  • Managing eBay Vast Service Architecture Using Knowledge Graphs

    Knowledge graphs describe knowledge domains based on expert input, data, and machine learning algorithms. eBay is using an application/infrastructure knowledge graph to manage its vast service architecture and provide a better experience for the roughly 200M buyers visiting the site.

  • Migrating to GraphQL at Airbnb

    Airbnb has successfully migrated much of its API to GraphQL, resulting in improved page load times and a more intuitive user experience. In a presentation at GraphQL Summit, Brie Bunge described the multi-stage migration process that has been used across many teams at Airbnb.

  • Oracle Expands Cloud Native Services, Adds Kafka Streaming, API Gateway and Logging Support

    In a recent blog post, Oracle announced the limited availability of three news service offerings in its Oracle Cloud Native Services platform. The three new services include Kafka Compatibility for Oracle Streaming, an API Gateway for managing connectivity to serverless components and containers and a Logging service that supports log management and analytics across resources and applications.

  • Brave 1.0 Released to Improve Web Privacy

    The Chromium-based Brave web browser recently announced its 1.0 release. Brave strives to improve performance, security, and privacy by blocking ads and other web trackers. Brave rewards its users when they opt into privacy-respecting ads and share ad revenue with website publishers.

  • ESP32 IoT Devices Vulnerable to Forever-Hack

    A popular WiFi chip, ESP32, contains a security flaw that enables hackers to implant malware that can never be removed. The attack works by implanting code into eFuses, a chip feature that can only be configured once.

  • Chrome Updates Experimental Wake Lock API Support

    The Wake Lock API prevents some aspect of a device from entering a power-saving state, a feature currently only available to native applications. Chrome 79 Beta updates its experimental support for this feature, adding promises and wake lock types.

  • Ahead of re:Invent, Amazon Updates AWS Lambda

    A series of updates to AWS Lambda aim to improve how the function-as-a-service platform handles asynchronous workflows and processes data streams. These newly announced features arrived the week before the annual mega-conference, AWS re:Invent.

  • How Shopify Implements Custom Autoscaling Rules in Kubernetes

    Andy Kwiatkowski from Shopify talked at the Velocity conference in Berlin about why they had to create a custom autoscaler in Kubernetes. Existing solutions for autoscaling didn’t fulfill Shopify’s needs, mainly because of the large and sudden influx of traffic requests they receive. Also, they needed a cost-efficient solution when scaling down or configuring complex scaling conditions.


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