Recent changes in Kubernetes break its traditional tie-in to Docker and rkt as container runtimes. Kubernetes has released its Container Runtime Interface (CRI) API and there is a parallel ongoing implementation called CRI-O which attempts to create a bridge between Kubernetes and OCI-compliant runtimes, paving the way for Kubernetes to use any OCI compliant container runtime in a standard way.
Microsoft has recently made some announcements regarding their Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities within Azure. Microsoft’s news includes adding a new service called Azure Time Series Insights, additional connectivity platform support for OPC UA/DA and Azure Stream Analytic support on edge devices. In addition, Microsoft also announced a new SaaS-based IoT Solution called Azure IoT Central.
John Gossman, lead architect at Microsoft Azure, spoke on Thursday at ServerlessConf Conference about Microsoft's open source Serverless platform. The Microsoft team also gave demos on Azure Functions, Logic Apps and how to monitor the platform components.
Microsoft has announced its new .NET API browser for finding .NET documentation in a standardized manner. Community contributions to the documentation will be enabled within the next month. The User Voice site allows users to request improvements, and vote on which suggestions are most important including additional documentation users want to see added to the API browser.
Automated acceptance tests are an essential component of a continuous delivery style testing strategy, as they give an important and different insight into the behaviour of our systems. Developers must own the responsibility to keep acceptance tests running and passing, argued Dave Farley; you don't want to have a separate QA team lagging behind a development team.
Principles guide behaviour, and when made explicit can raise consciousness and help to evolve culture. The seven Sociocracy 3.0 principles support organizations that want to act in integrity with their environment, learn from experience, and generate a collaborative, adaptable and intelligent system to navigate complexity.
On April 26th 2017, Microsoft released Feature Pack 1 for BizTalk Server 2016. This is the first time Microsoft has provided a Feature Pack for BizTalk Server and it provides customers with new capabilities in the areas of Deployment, Analytics and the BizTalk Runtime.
Microsoft has released a preview of the second major update planned for Visual Studio 2017. This update brings a new workload, TypeScript side-by-side support, and enhanced F# tooling.
A commonly requested feature in .NET is the ability to use covariant return types. An example of this would be overriding “virtual object Clone()” with “override Widget Clone()”. From a type safety perspective, this is perfectly acceptable, but C# doesn’t currently allow it.
Jenkins, the popular open source automation server that is used by development teams worldwide for continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines, has recently announced the general availability of Blue Ocean 1.0.
Maluuba, a Microsoft company working towards general artificial intelligence, recently released a new open dialogue dataset based on booking a vacation. With this dataset, they help researchers and developers make their chatbots smarter.
At the CloudNativeCon, held in Berlin, Germany, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced the creation of a Cloud Foundry Certified Developer (CFCD) training and certification program which is community-based, independent and vendor-neutral, and aims to verify job candidates have practical experience with any distribution of Cloud Foundry.
Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean recently released capabilities for monitoring servers and sending alerts. While not novel, this free feature is indicative of growing industry attention paid to server and application insight.