After a six-month preview of PowerApps, Microsoft has reached General Availability (GA) with the cross-platform business application productivity service. PowerApps is now available for production usage in six regions, in 42 languages, with a 99.9% SLA.
Apache Spark integration with deep learning library TensorFlow, online learning using Structured Streaming and GPU hardware acceleration were the highlights of Spark Summit EU 2016 held last week in Brussels.
Javaslang, an open-source functional library that provides persistent data types and functional control structures for Java 8 and beyond, published a roadmap for a major release version 3.0 that promises significant changes to the library to remove unnecessary and deprecated features.
As usual, the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar covers four areas - Language & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, Tools – each item having one of four recommendations – Adopt, Trial, Assess, Hold. This article lists only what is new and noteworthy in the respective areas.
Michael Lopp gave the second keynote at QCon San Francisco; titled "The Second Act" he explored what cultural changes are necessary when growing an organisation from building one product to building a business that builds products.
A couple of months ago, John Rose, JVM Architect, and Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect, both at Oracle, published the first minimal value type proposal to allow early prototyping. At this point, the proposal makes no changes to the Java language itself, and adds only one new bytecode instruction. InfoQ analysed this proposal to indicate the direction that Project Valhalla is heading.
Amber Case gave the opening keynote talk at QCon San Francisco. She spoke about the history and current state of virtual reality interfaces, the challenges faced by augmented reality and how these can be overcome as people become more comfortable with the advances in technology.
Lightbend surveyed over 2100 JVM developers to study correlations between development and infrastructure trends. Their findings, published in a whitepaper, revealed that microservices and lightweight containers are challenging heavyweight J2EE application servers.
Microsoft recently released two new data science tools for interactive data exploration: modeling and reporting. These tools can be reused by data science teams with data specific tasks in their projects. The goal is to ensure consistency and completeness of data science tasks across different projects in the organization.
Developers attracted to the Azure Service Bus Relay for its ability to expose web services on internal networks to Internet-facing consumers have had, until recently, only one way to build such services: WCF. Using a just-released public preview called Azure Relay Hybrid Connections, developers may now use any Web socket friendly platform to connect local services to this cloud-based broker.
Jacob Morgan, a keynote speaker, best-selling author and the co-founder of The Future of Work Community, a global innovation council of the world’s most forward thinking organizations exploring the new world of work, gave a webinar together with Konica Minolta to discuss the workplace of the future and how technology affects the employee experiences.
QConSF 2016 Early Look: facts about the conference, best talks, networking dinners and much more.
Microsoft has announced Teams, a group collaboration workspace based on chats and integrated with Office 365. Developers have the opportunity to extend Teams with Tabs, Bots and Connectors.
Javier Lopez and Mihail Vieru spoke at Reactive Summit 2016 Conference about cloud-based data integration and distribution platform used for stream processing in business intelligence use cases. Their solution is based on technologies such as Flink, Kafka and Elasticsearch.
On September 26th, Microsoft announced the Azure DNS service has reached General Availability (GA) in all public Azure regions. Azure DNS allows customers to host their DNS domain in Azure, so they can manage their DNS records using the same credentials, billing and support contract as their other Azure services.