The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the launch of code.mil, "an Experiment in Open Source." The objective of the project is to allow "software developers around the world to collaborate on unclassified code written by federal employees in support of DoD projects"...
Marking the 20th year since Visual Studio's first release, Visual Studio 2017 has formally been made available. VS2017 focuses on improvements to its core developer experience, in addition to greater support for mobile & cloud applications as well as more capable DevOps functionality.
The latest edition of the Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2017 brings 15 extensions to the IDE, offering ways for developers to improve their experience. It also provides great examples on how to write Visual Studio extensions.
Google has released version 2.3 of Android Studio, its official IDE for Android development, which adds a number of new features across the whole development phases.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched the Pi Zero W, a variant of the Pi Zero that comes with onboard WiFi and Bluetooth. At $10, it’s double the price of the Pi Zero, but still substantially cheaper than $35 for the original Raspberry Pi Model B which launched 5 years ago. By having connectivity onboard the Pi Zero W will make a much better starting point for Internet of Things (IoT) projects.
Snapchat has released key new self-service features into its advertising API. These updates include the ability for companies to purchase ads in a self-service capacity, as well as take advantage of advanced ad targeting.
Google recently announced TensorFlow version 1.0. Python API is now stable and experimental APIs for Java and Go have been added. XLA delivers significant performance increase. Keras can also be integrated with TensorFlow using a build-in module. tf.transform, tf.layers, tf.metrics, and tf.losses all add new features to the framework..
According to Chris Lattner, Swift creator and Swift team lead before moving to Tesla, defining a Rust/Cyclone-inspired memory ownership model is one of the main goals for Swift development. Now that Swift 4 has entered its phase 2, the Swift team has published a manifesto detailing how Swift memory ownership could work.
Distributed development depends on effective communication: you need to look for ways to have robust and diverse communication, build empathy towards each other to encourage feedback, and keep an eye on motivation. Team members are more engaged and creative when there’s shared ownership and responsibility for complete delivery from idea to production in distributed teams.
DigitalOcean have expanded their IaaS cloud products with a managed load-balancer. InfoQ aproached the company's co-founder to talk about the new features and the longer-term product roadmap.
A new JEP draft has been filed to create a no-op garbage collector: a GC that doesn't actually reclaim memory. This is aimed at aiding JVM implementers and researches and, to a lesser extent, ultra-performant applications that generate little to no garbage. If the JEP goes ahead, the new GC would be available together with the existing ones, and would have no effect unless explicitly activated.
Atlassian has announced two new features aimed to make Bitbucket more secure: IP whitelisting and required two-factor verification.
InfoQ's Rags Srinivas caught up with Eric Bottard of Pivotal regarding the latest release of Spring Cloud Data Flow for Cloud Foundry.
There are lots of patterns outside of Domain-Driven Design (DDD) that are important to know, and they will help you design better systems, Cyrille Martraire claimed in his presentation at the recent DDD Europe Conference in Amsterdam when discussing the importance of patterns.