Tracks Announced & Registrations off to a Fast Start: QCon New York 2017 (June 26 - 30, 2017) Update
The 6th Annual QCon New York, a practitioner-driven conference designed for software architects/tech leads/leaders who influence innovation in their teams, has opened registrations. QCon New York will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis and has tickets on sale for $1840 through Feb 4th.
A new JEP Candidate proposes to facilitate the handling of type variance in Java. The new proposal, potentially targeting Java 10, would add a means for specifying the default variance in the definition of generic types, different to the current style of indicating it through wildcards at instantiation. This proposal is not a replacement for wildcards, but rather a way to reduce the need for them.
Docker Inc, have released version 1.13 of their open source Docker container engine project. This release includes significant restructuring of the Docker CLI, and the introduction of ‘clean-up’ commands to reclaim disk space. Alongside the launch of Docker 1.13, new releases of the supporting toolchain were also made, including: Docker Compose 1.10, Docker Machine 0.9.0, and Notary 0.4.3.
The Rust Language Server (RLS) aims to make it easier to build tools providing features such as code auto-complete, goto definition, reformatting, etc. RLS alpha is now available for early adopters to try on real projects and send feedback, writes Jonathan Turner, one of the main contributors to the project.
LinkedIn’s Bluepill allows developers to run iOS UI tests using multiple simulators on a single machine, writes LinkedIn software engineer Keqiu Hu, and aims to provide tool stability and test scalability.
Microsoft has open sourced their Visual Studio Test Platform (VS Test) used to run tests in many languages, collect diagnostic data and report the results.
Parse co-founder Kevin Lacker sent out a final reminder of Parse shutting down at the end of this month. Developers are urged to export any data they would like to save as soon as possible.
Pivotal recently released the first milestone of next-generation Spring Data projects featuring full support for Java 8 and Spring 5, and reactive database access for MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, and Redis.
Try to keep units small, use appropriate tools, and pair-up programmers and tester; these are suggestions for writing good unit tests. Unit testing is a mixture of programming and testing; programmers can work together with testers to learn from each other and broaden their knowledge horizons.
Google has bought Twitter Fabric and will integrate the platform into Firebase.
Microsoft has started 2017 by rolling out Windows 10 build 15002 to end users, giving developers a new UWP architecture for Microsoft Edge’s multi-process model and click-to-run Flash content.
With just under 50 days to go before QCon London 2017, tickets for the 11th annual technology conference hosted at the iconic Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center March 6-8 are moving quickly.
A new JEP proposes enhancements to lambda functionality, including better disambiguation, use of the underscore for unused parameters, and shadowing of outer variables. Although these changes would bring lambdas in Java closer to other languages', the community seems divided for now. This JEP complements a series of other proposals to improve the Java language with type inference and better enums.
Ricardo Fiel, Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft, gave a presentation at the Scrum Gathering Portugal 2016 on some common ground he has found when collaborating with several types of organizations and about the lessons he has learned on his way while trying to leverage teams’ environment.