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  • Simplifying Device Connectivity, Microsoft Releases IoT Plug and Play in Preview

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the preview of IoT Plug and Play to simplify device integrations through a published capability model, which is based on the Digital Twin definition language. When device manufacturers incorporate this capability model, their products are eligible to appear in the Azure Certified for IoT device catalog.

  • Google Releases a Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory (AD) in Beta

    In a recent blog post, Google announced the beta release of the Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory (AD). With this service, Google acts as a managed service provider for any customer requiring Microsoft AD, and will the cloud provider will take care of the patching and maintenance of Microsoft's identity and access management service.

  • Five 0-Day iOS Vulnerability Chains Have Been Exploited for Years

    A collection of fourteen vulnerabilities affecting almost every iOS versions from iOS 10 to iOS 12 enabled a number of hacked Websites to gain control of their visitors' devices and steal a wealth of private data aver at least two years, Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) engineer Ian Beer wrote. These vulnerabilities are not new. What is new is the discovery of their active exploit in the wild.

  • AWS Step Functions Gains Callback Patterns to Resume Paused Workflows

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced that AWS Step Functions supports callback patterns to "automate workflows for applications with human activities and custom integrations with third-party services". Workflow executions can now be paused until applications return a token via the Step Functions API, which obsoletes the previously required polling or other workarounds.

  • An Introduction to Structured Data at Etsy

    Etsy recently published a blog post detailing how they store and manage structured data. The Etsy team make extensive use of taxonomies, and store the structured data with JSON files.

  • Update: .NET Standard Adoption

    A few weeks ago, Microsoft released an update on the current adoption of .NET Standard by the community. The .NET Standard is a formal specification of the APIs that are common across the existing .NET implementations for different platforms. It allows a developer to create .NET libraries that can be consumed across the different .NET implementations (thus allowing cross-platform development).

  • Reasons for Cancelling a Move to Microservices

    During a period in which Steven Lemon and his team had less features to implement, the technical leadership at the company decided to move their existing monolith into a microservices architecture. After a month of preparation, they realized that microservices would be hurting their development process. They decided to stay with the monolith and Lemon recently wrote a case study of their findings.

  • Contributing to the Kubernetes Community: Getting Started Q&A with Contributor Nikhita Raghunath

    InfoQ caught up with Nikhita Raghunath, a contributor to the Kubernetes community. She outlines some quick tips or tricks especially for the impatient to get started and to move up the contributor ladder. She talks about the organization of the community, the tools, etc. to enable a better understanding of how and where to contribute.

  • Amazon Releases a Preview of the New AWS Tools for PowerShell

    In a recent blog post, Amazon announced it would release a preview of refactored AWS Tools for PowerShell, allowing developers and administrators to manage their AWS services from the PowerShell scripting environment.

  • Microsoft Releases .NET Core 3.0 Preview 8

    Earlier this month Microsoft released .NET Core 3.0 Preview 8 for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The new release contains bug fixes and enhancements for the ASP.NET Core, CoreFX, and CoreCLR product areas. There are no new features since the framework entered the freezing period in the previous release, and all development efforts are focused on stability and reliability.

  • Java on iOS and Android via Gluon

    Gluon has released beta support for Java applications running natively on iOS. The result is one application and one codebase running across many devices.

  • Microsoft Releases Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 8 and Entity Framework 6.3 Preview 8

    Earlier this month Microsoft released Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 8 and Entity Framework 6.3 Preview 8. Following the synchronized release calendar, the new previews were available on the same day as .NET Core 3.0 Preview 8 and ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 8.

  • Octant: Local and Real-Time Dashboard for Kubernetes Workloads

    VMware has open-sourced Octant, a tool to help developers understand how their applications are running in a Kubernetes cluster. Developers can graphically visualize Kubernetes objects dependencies, forward local ports to a running pod, inspect pod logs, and navigate through different clusters. Moreover, users can extend Octant’s capabilities by installing or authoring a plugin.

  • Microsoft Releases Azure Ultra Disk Storage to General Availability

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Ultra Disk Storage - a new Managed Disks offering, which delivers unprecedented and extremely scalable performance with sub-millisecond latency for the most demanding Azure Virtual Machines and container workloads.

  • Introduction to Stateful Property Based Testing - Lambda Days 2019

    Tomasz Kowal, tech lead at ClubCollect, presented at Lambda Days 2019 an introduction to stateful property based testing. Property-based testing helped major companies find bugs which were not caught through example-based testing. Stateful property-based testing leverages an underlying model of the system under test to generate interesting test sequences, increasing the likelihood of finding bugs.


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