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  • Recap of AWS re:Invent 2019

    Last week in Las Vegas, AWS held their annual re:Invent conference and unveiled a slew of new products, while updating many existing ones. Here's a review of announcements impacting compute, data and storage, app integration, networking, machine learning, identity management, enterprise services, and development.

  • Experiences from Mob Programming at an Insurance Startup

    What do you do when two developers in your team mention that they have been stuck on a task for three days? At an insurance startup, the whole team decided to try-out mob programming. From the first day they started to mob, their knowledge of the codebase increased. Working together also helped them to get to know each other better and to be more efficient as a team.

  • Supreme Court to Have Final Say in Oracle v. Google Java API Battle

    Following our story that Oracle was seeking $8.8 billion in damages from Google, the Supreme Court of the United States has decided to hear Google’s petition appealing that its use of open-source Java Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to build the Android platform violated Oracle’s copyrights.

  • JetBrains Releases Rider, ReSharper Ultimate 2019.3

    Earlier this week, JetBrains announced the last releases of 2019 for Rider and ReSharper Ultimate. The new IDE features include support for T4 Templates, cross-platform .NET Core profiling, multi-container Docker debugging, and Unity testing. ReSharper Ultimate 2019.3 includes a new Localization Manager, support for multiple C# 8 features, and dependency search for NuGet packages.

  • How Deploying Every Feature Branch Enables Fast Product Feedback

    Pushing the boundaries of continuous delivery, you can fundamentally change the way people collaborate while building software. Christian Uhl presented at DevOpsCon Munich 2019 how deploying every feature branch using GitLab and Kubernetes helps them to get fast feedback from product owners and stakeholders.

  • Payara Server: the Latest Product Certified as Jakarta EE 8-Compatible

    With the release of Payara Server 5.193.1, Payara joins the Eclipse Foundation, IBM and Red Hat to offer products that are certified as Jakarta EE 8-compatible since the formal release of Jakarta EE 8 on September 10, 2019. Patrik Duditš, Java software engineer at Payara, spoke to InfoQ about this milestone.

  • Microsoft Releases .NET Core 3.1 LTS

    Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the release of .NET Core 3.1 on their development blog, together with ASP.NET Core 3.1 and EF Core 3.1. The new releases are mostly composed of fixes and refinements over their previous version (3.0). However, these are long-term supported (LTS) releases, which means they will be supported for at least three years.

  • Introducing React Concurrent Mode

    React's "Concurrent Mode" refers to a set of newly-released experimental features in React that aim to increase the responsiveness of applications by using interruptible rendering.

  • Using React Native for iOS and Android App Development at Walmart

    For the last two years, Walmart engineers have been steadily integrating React Native into their mobile development tool chest. Instead of aiming for a pure React Native app, they chose to deliver an hybrid app leveraging the best of native and React.

  • Vue.js CLI 4 Released

    The Vue CLI team recently updated its command line tool for Vue.js development to version 4. The release will help developers automate the migration process, use additional package managers and remove extraneous whitespace for more efficient DOM structures.

  • AWS IoT Day Recap: Eight New Powerful Features

    As part of AWS re:Invent pre-event announcements, Amazon shared eight new features available within their Internet of Things platform. These new features include: secure tunneling, configurable endpoints, custom domains for configurable endpoints, enhanced custom authorizers, fleet provisioning, Alexa Voice Services (AVS) integration and AWS IoT Greengrass enhancements.

  • Preact X Adds Features, Remains Lean

    The Preact team announced Preact X, adding significant updates such as fragments and hooks to their React alternative, while retaining their lean size of less than 4KB, gzipped.

  • Amazon Announces AWS Firelens – a New Way to Manage Container Logs

    Recently, Amazon announced a new log aggregation service called AWS Firelens. The service unifies log filtering and routing across all AWS container services including Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and AWS Fargate.

  • WebAssembly 1.0 Becomes a W3C Recommendation and the Fourth Language to Run Natively in Browsers

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recently announced that the WebAssembly Core Specification is now an official web standard. Following HTML, CSS and JavaScript, WebAssembly thus becomes officially the fourth language to run natively in browsers.

  • AWS Announced Braket, a Fully-Managed Quantum Computing Service

    Now in preview, Amazon Braket is a new service AWS will be offering to make it possible to build, test, and run quantum algorithms. Braket includes a development environment, support for testing quantum algorithms on simulated quantum computers, and the ability to run them on existing quantum processors.


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