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Spectre 1.1 and 1.2 Vulnerabilities Disclosed

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Jul 15, 2018

Two new vulnerabilities exploiting flaws in CPUs speculative execution have been recently disclosed. Dubbed Spectre 1.1 and 1.2, both are variants of the original Spectre (Spectre-v1) vulnerability and leverage speculative stores to create speculative buffer overflows which can escape Spectre-v1 mitigations.

Architecture & Design Follow 1990 Followers

Designing Microservice Architectures the Right Way: Michael Bryzek's Lessons Learned at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 657 Followers on  Jul 15, 2018

At QCon New York 2018, Michael Bryzek discussed how to design microservice architectures “the right way”. Key takeaways included: engineers should design schema first for all APIs and events, as this allows the automated code generation of boilerplate code; and investment should be made in automation, such as deployment and dependency management.

Architecture & Design Follow 1990 Followers

Why Segment Returned to a Monolith From Microservices

by Mark Little Follow 12 Followers on  Jul 15, 2018

Alexandra Noonan, from Segment, describes how they moved their original monolithic architecture to microservices and then found problems with that approach which required them to rethink and move back to a (different) monolithic architecture with far more appreciable benefits.

Cloud Follow 262 Followers

Amazon Announces AWS Lambda Now Supports Simple Queue Service (SQS) as an Event Source

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 14, 2018

Amazon announced an update to their Simple Queue Service (SQS) – developers can now use SQS to trigger AWS Lambda Functions. Moreover, no longer are developers required to run a polling service or create an SQS to SNS mapping.

Mobile Follow 141 Followers

Android Studio 3.2 Beta 3 Brings Navigation Editor, Android App Bundle and More

by Diogo Carleto Follow 33 Followers on  Jul 13, 2018

Google has released Android Studio 3.2 Beta 3 in the Beta channel. This version brings a new Assistant panel and Navigation Editor, Android Jetpack, AndroidX migration, Android App Bundle, new Android Profiler, Lint checking, and more.

Architecture & Design Follow 1990 Followers

Entity Services Increase Complexity

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 13, 2018 2

Entity services are a microservices anti-pattern, writes Tareq Abedrabbo, independent software consultant. The core reason for this is that they form shallow modules, where the interface is complex in relation to the functionality it provides.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 799 Followers

A Team's Transformation from Software Development to ML: Golestan Radwan at QCon NY

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  Jul 12, 2018

As companies start to add Big Data and Machine Learning initiatives to their project portfolios, they face several challenges including the teams' transition from software engineering to data engineering and machine learning. Golestan "Sally" Radwan spoke at QCon New York 2018 Conference about her experience in leading a traditional software engineering team on a machine learning/AI journey.

Culture & Methods Follow 615 Followers

How No and Low Code Approaches Support Business Users and Professional Developers

by Ben Linders Follow 21 Followers on  Jul 12, 2018 2

No code approaches aim to support business users in developing and maintaining their own applications, where low code simplifies the developer’s work and makes them more productive. Both approaches enable faster development at lower costs. As the distinction between these approaches is becoming smaller, business users and developers can team up and use them together.

Java Follow 875 Followers

Apache Releases Groovy 2.5 and Preview of Groovy 3.0

by Michael Redlich Follow 12 Followers on  Jul 12, 2018 3

Apache recently released Groovy 2.5 featuring improvements in AST transformations and introducing support for macros. Groovy 3.0 development is also well underway with release candidates scheduled to be ready by the end of 2018. Dr. Paul King, principal software engineer at OCI and Groovy committer, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release and the upcoming release of version 3.0.

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OpenID Loses Major Proponent, StackOverflow

by Jonathan Allen Follow 545 Followers on  Jul 11, 2018

OpenID has lost one of its largest proponents. Stack Exchange, the company behind StackOverflow and other Q&A websites, will be completely eliminating support for OpenID on July 25, 2018. This continues a long running trend of websites eliminating OpenID from their offerings.

Mobile Follow 141 Followers

Android Emulator Now Supports AMD Hardware Acceleration and Hyper-V on Windows

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Jul 11, 2018

The latest release of the Android Emulator for Windows aims thus to boost its performance when running on AMD processors or a Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor by bringing support for hardware accelerated enhancements that were previously only available for Intel processors.

Architecture & Design Follow 1990 Followers

QCon NY: Joe Emison on Serverless Patterns and Anti-Patterns

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  Jul 09, 2018

Joe Emison, CTO at Branch, spoke at QCon New York 2018 Conference about the design patterns and anti-patterns in serverless architecture.

Development Follow 567 Followers

Visual Studio Code 1.25 Sports New Grid Layout and Outline View

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Jul 09, 2018

Visual Studio Code 1.25 brings a host of new features aimed to improve customizability and developer productivity, including a new fully custom 2x2 grid layout and outline view.

Architecture & Design Follow 1990 Followers

Complex Event Flows in Distributed Systems: Bernd Rücker Discusses Workflow Engines at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 657 Followers on  Jul 08, 2018 2

At QCon New York, Bernd Rücker presented “Complex Event Flows in Distributed Systems”, and cautioned that although event-driven architectures can be extremely powerful, it can also be easy to create complex and highly-coupled peer-to-peer event chains. He proposed that lightweight, open source workflow engine solutions provide many advantages for the business, developers and ops.

Cloud Follow 262 Followers

GPUs on Google's Kubernetes Engine Are Now Generally Available

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 07, 2018

Google announced the general availability of GPUs in their Kubernetes Engine (GKE). Together with the recent GA of 1.10 version of GKE customers can land their machine learning (ML) workloads on to it and leverage the massive processing power of the GPUs.

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