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Tracks Announced & Registrations off to a Fast Start: QCon London 2017 (March 6-10, 2017) Update

by on  Nov 24, 2016

QCon London 2017, the 11th annual practitioner-driven conference designed for team leads, architects and influencers driving innovation in their teams, hosts more than 125 speakers across 18 concurrent tracks over three days. Track topics have been finalized and published. Ticket sales for this year’s conference are off to a fast start - register before December 17 2016 and save £360.

AWS Lambda Now Supports Environment Variables

by on  Nov 23, 2016

AWS has recently added to AWS Lambda the possibility to define variables to customize the environment the code runs in. This will enable writing code that is clean and reusable without requiring its redeployment, writes AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr.

Realm Releases Object Database for Node.js

by on  Nov 22, 2016

Realm has launched an open source object database for Node.js, allowing mobile developers to create and send pre-populated Realms to clients.

JetBrains Rider: A New .NET IDE Based on IntelliJ and ReSharper

by on  Nov 22, 2016 4

JetBrains Rider was introduced in January of this year but spent the most part of the year in private Early Access Preview, not yet ready for the public. Now the EAP has been made available to everyone who wants to see what it is like to develop for .NET on the IntelliJ platform. There are some issues to be fixed before it becomes generally available but the tool is quite stable.

First Evidence of Apple Aggressively Removing Abandoned Apps from the App Store

by on  Nov 21, 2016

In the second month after Apple announced an App Store improvement process aimed to remove non-working or outdated apps, its first effects are starting to show, App Store analytics firm Sensor Tower revealed.

Visual Studio 2017 RC Released

by on  Nov 21, 2016

Microsoft has formally announced Visual Studio 2017, the successor to VS2015. The latest preview, now at the Release Candidate stage, provides developers with a way to try the software under a go-live license.

Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla Urge Site Operators to Replace SHA–1 Certificates

by on  Nov 20, 2016

Following their SHA–1 deprecation plans announced last year, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla detailed recently their timelines to remove support for SHA–1 certificates from their flagship browsers. Researchers at security firm Venafi found however, that 35% of analyzed websites are still using SHA–1 certificates.

Firefox Focus, a Private Web Browser for iOS

by on  Nov 18, 2016

Firefox Focus is a new web browser for iOS that blocks many ad and content trackers by default. Along with its minimal, single tab UI, the browser offers privacy and speed.

Talks at Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East 2016

by on  Nov 18, 2016

The third and fourth days of the triple conference Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East held in Orlando, Florida, continued the trend established by the first two, with talks covering a wide range of topics but with a clear emphasis on testing. While days 1 and 2 were filled with half and full-day tutorials, days 3 and 4 were based on one-hour talks.

Open Source Development at the UK Government

by on  Nov 17, 2016 1

New code developed for GOV.UK will be open by default. Coding in the open enables reuse and increases transparency. The UK government wants to provide digital services which are so good that people want to use them; services which are leading to better interaction between the government and citizen.

Firefox 50 Extends Benefits of Electrolysis

by on  Nov 16, 2016

Mozilla has released Firefox 50. The latest update increases the benefits to users from multiple content processes, and fixes a dozen high impact security vulnerabilities. Among the improvements in Firefox's latest release is further access to Electrolysis, Mozilla's functionality for rendering and executing web-related content in background processes.

Eclipse Che 5.0 Brings Docker Compose Support, Workspace Agents, and More

by on  Nov 16, 2016

At the first CheConf16, a virtual user conference dedicated to Eclipse Che, a containerized portable development workspace, Codenvy CEO and Che project leader Tyler Jewell announced Eclipse Che 5.0. Expected to be released before the end of the year, it will introduce support for Docker Compose, Workspace Agents, and more.

Tutorials at Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East 2016

by on  Nov 16, 2016

Between the 14th and 18th November, the three conferences Better Software East, DevOps East and Agile Dev East are taking place simultaneously in the same venue in Orlando, Florida. The conferences are organised around two days of tutorials, two days of talks, and a closing Agile Summit day with keynotes by several international speakers. InfoQ attended the conference to report on its contents.

Extending Visual Studio "15"

by on  Nov 16, 2016

Extension writers will benefit from several new capabilities in Visual Studio 15 that provide for more flexible installations and better extension performance.

Microservices and Security

by on  Nov 15, 2016

When it comes to application security, we often include it as an afterthought. We have learnt how to add test into the development workflows, but with security we often assume someone else will come and fix it later on, Sam Newman claimed in his keynote at this year’s Microservices Conference in London.

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