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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.

Microsoft to Announce Visual Studio for Mac

by on  Nov 15, 2016 3

The MSDN Blog briefly published a post on Visual Studio for Mac, then they took it down because the new product is supposed to be announced at Microsoft Connect(), which is to take place from Nov 16-18, 2016. A copy of the page can be accessed on Google’s cache.

Rust 1.13 Brings New ? Error Handling Operator, Performance Improvements, and More

by on  Nov 14, 2016 2

For version 1.13, the Rust core team has focused on improving the language syntax for error handling by introducing a new ? operator, optimizing compile times, and adding support for type level macros.

Microsoft Releases Asp.Net Core 1.1 Preview 1

by on  Nov 13, 2016

Microsoft recently released ASP.NET Core 1.1 preview. This version includes several new middleware components, WebListener server for Windows, Razor view compilation and Azure related features.

Spark Summit EU Highlights: TensorFlow, Structured Streaming and GPU Hardware Acceleration

by on  Nov 13, 2016

Apache Spark integration with deep learning library TensorFlow, online learning using Structured Streaming and GPU hardware acceleration were the highlights of Spark Summit EU 2016 held last week in Brussels.

Apprenda Launch ‘Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit (KET)’ for Automating Production Kubernetes Operation

by on  Nov 13, 2016

At KubeCon, Seattle, USA, Apprenda released their commercially supported open source ‘Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit (KET)’ version 1.0.0. KET provides developers and operators an integrated set of tools to automate the design, deployment and operation of production Kubernetes container orchestration clusters.

AWS Mobile Hub Improves Support for Serverless Apps, Authentication, and More

by on  Nov 12, 2016

AWS Mobile Hub has introduced three new features to simplify the provisioning of serverless app backends and improve sign-in and authentication options.

The Road to Javaslang 3.0

by on  Nov 12, 2016

Javaslang, an open-source functional library that provides persistent data types and functional control structures for Java 8 and beyond, published a roadmap for a major release version 3.0 that promises significant changes to the library to remove unnecessary and deprecated features.

New and Interesting Changes on ThoughtWorks Radar

by on  Nov 12, 2016

As usual, the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar covers four areas - Language & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, Tools – each item having one of four recommendations – Adopt, Trial, Assess, Hold. This article lists only what is new and noteworthy in the respective areas.

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