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Facebook Releases PyTorch 1.0 Preview, With Google, AWS and Microsoft Azure Integrations

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 17, 2018

At a recent PyTorch developer conference in San Francisco, Facebook released a developer preview version of PyTorch 1.0. PyTorch is an open source, deep learning framework used to reduce friction in taking research projects to production. In this release, many investments have been made by public cloud and hardware companies to better support the PyTorch ecosystem.

Cloud Follow 357 Followers

Microsoft Announces the Availability of the MongoDB Atlas Free Tier on Azure

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 17, 2018

Microsoft announced the usage of MongoDB Atlas for free on Microsoft Azure. A free tier known as M0 is available on Azure, which grants users 512 MB of storage to allow learning MongoDB, prototyping, and early development.

Mobile Follow 183 Followers

Swift Adopts the Language Server Protocol

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Nov 16, 2018

Apple’s Swift team announced they are going to provide support for using Swift with the Language Server Protocol (LSP). This will open up the possibility for developers to use Swift in any editors that support LSP with code-completion, syntax-highlighting, etc. Apple has just opened the Swift LSP GitHub repository to contributions.

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Google Adds Android Support for Kotlin 1.3 and Optimizes for Foldable Devices

by Diogo Carleto Follow 46 Followers on  Nov 16, 2018

Google has presented a series of news at the Android Dev Summit, including new features of kotlin 1.3 supported on Android, support for foldable phones, In-app Updates API, improvements on Android Studio, and more.

Culture & Methods Follow 846 Followers

Q&A with Katrina Clokie on Testing in DevOps for Engineers

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 15, 2018

Wellington's DevOpsDays NZ recently closed with a keynote by Katrina Clokie on the Testing Skills and Superpower which engineers can utilise in a DevOps setting. The author of A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps spoke with InfoQ to discuss the changes she's seen in the testing landscape and how this is further impacted by the move to embrace DevOps principles.

Culture & Methods Follow 846 Followers

Think of Software as a Force for Good, Using Teal and Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Nov 15, 2018

A teal organisation set its horizon by defining its higher purpose and describing why it exists. Individuals join the company because of the value it creates for the world, and work freely towards a specific purpose. A teal and agile company has a culture of complete openness, transparency and mutual trust; everyone should feel safe and encouraged to share ideas, and make mistakes, without fear.

Cloud Follow 357 Followers

Google Announces a Managed Cron Service: Google Cloud Scheduler

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 15, 2018

Google announced a new Service on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) - Cloud Scheduler, a fully managed cron job service that allows any application to invoke batch, big data and cloud infrastructure operations. The service is currently available in beta.

JavaScript Follow 458 Followers

Babylon.js 3.3 Improves Particle System and WebVR Support for 3D Games

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 13, 2018

The Babylon.js 3.3 release leverages features from the Microsoft Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK) to improve WebVR development and revamps its particle system controls.

Java Follow 1162 Followers

Apache Releases TomEE 7.1 with Support for Java 8 and MicroProfile 1.2

by Michael Redlich Follow 16 Followers on  Nov 13, 2018 1

The Apache TomEE community has released TomEE 7.1, a significant upgrade featuring support for Java SE 8 and MicroProfile 1.2. TomEE 7.1 serves as a gateway release for TomEE 8 that will be compliant with Java EE 8/JakartaEE and MicroProfile 1.3. David Blevins, founder and CEO of Tomitribe, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

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Building Production-Ready Applications: Michael Kehoe Shares Lessons Learned from LinkedIn

by Daniel Bryant Follow 802 Followers on  Nov 12, 2018

At QCon San Francisco, Michael Kehoe presented “Building Production-Ready Applications”. Drawing on his experience with site reliability engineering (SRE), he introduced the tenets of “production-readiness” that all engineers across the organisation should focus on as: stability and reliability; scalability and performance; fault tolerance and disaster recovery; monitoring; and documentation.

JavaScript Follow 458 Followers

Face-api.js: JavaScript Face Recognition Leveraging TensorFlow.js

by Diogo Carleto Follow 46 Followers on  Nov 12, 2018

Face-api.js is a JavaScript API for face detection and face recognition in the browser implemented on top of the tensorflow.js core API, which implements a series of convolutional neural networks (CNNs), optimized for the web and for mobile devices.

Cloud Follow 357 Followers

Microsoft Updates Azure Event Grid with Event Domains, Advanced Filtering Features and More

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 12, 2018

With Event Grid, customers can manage all their event in one place in Azure. Recently, Microsoft announced enhancements to this service with two new features, advanced filters, and Event Domains. Furthermore, the team responsible for Event Grid has been working to improve the developer experience, and has made Event Grid available in more regions.

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Justin Cormack Explores the Changes, Limitations, and Opportunities within Modern OSs at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 802 Followers on  Nov 11, 2018

At QCon San Francisco, Justin Cormack explored “The Operating System in 2018”. The biggest changes in this space include: performance driven improvement, such as eBPF and userspace networking; the changing role of operations, and how operators use and deploy operating systems; and emulation and portability.

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Building Resilience in Netflix Production Data Migrations: Sangeeta Handa at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 802 Followers on  Nov 11, 2018

At QCon SF, Sangeeta Handa discussed how Netflix had learned to build resilience into production migrations across a number of use cases. Key lessons learned included: aim for perceived or actual zero downtime, even for data migrations; invest in early feedback loops to build confidence; find ways to decouple customer interactions from your services; and build independent checks and balances.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 1068 Followers

The Evolution of Uber’s 100+ Petabyte Big Data Platform

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Nov 10, 2018

Uber’s engineering team wrote about how their big data platform evolved from traditional ETL jobs with relational databases to one based on Hadoop and Spark. A scalable ingestion model, standard transfer format and a custom library for incremental updates are the key components of the platform.

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