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Google Cloud Video Intelligence Released in Public Beta

by Roland Meertens on  Jun 30, 2017

Google announced that the beta phase of its Cloud Video Intelligence API will now be open to everyone. The Video Intelligence API does can do two things: determine the shots (scene changes) in a video, and assign labels to the video and individual shots. Together with putting the API in public beta phase, Google also added support for detecting adult content.

.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 Brings Refinements for Developers

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 30, 2017

Microsoft has released the second preview of .NET Core 2.0. Several changes have been made to increase ease-of-use for developers, but what may be most important is the ability to reference .NET Framework libraries from .NET Core code. Joining these improvements are bug fixes and several additions to its WCF support.

Long-Awaited OpenAPI Spec 3.0 to Be Released in July

by Shelby Switzer on  Jun 29, 2017

After over a year of development, the Open API Institute has announced that it will release OpenAPI Specification (OAS) v3.0.0 final in mid-July 2017. The release will follow an open comment period that ends on June 30.

Microsoft Releases TypeScript 2.4

by David Iffland on  Jun 29, 2017

Microsoft has released version 2.4 of TypeScript. This version adds support for dynamic imports -- an ECMAScript 2018 feature -- and string-based enums.

IBM and Lightbend Announce Initiative to Build New Platform for Cognitive Development

by Michael Redlich on  Jun 28, 2017

IBM has announced a strategic investment in reactive pioneer and Scala language custodian, Lightbend. The two companies will collaborate to build a new platform for cognitive development. Mark Brewer, CEO at Lightbend spoke exclusively to InfoQ about this collaboration.

Managing Data in Microservices

by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 28, 2017 2

Randy Shoup from Stitch Fix team spoke at QCon New York 2017 Conference about managing the data and isolated persistence in Microservices based applications. He also talked about events as a first class construct for microservices.

GitHub Invites Developers to Open Source Friday

by Abel Avram on  Jun 28, 2017

GitHub invites developers to contribute to open source software, starting with a couple of hours every Friday.

Q&A with the Developers of Obie: A Chatbot for Company Knowledge

by Roland Meertens on  Jun 26, 2017

Recently Tasytt launched Obie: a Slack chatbot for company knowledge. Teams can ask "what", "how", or "where" questions. Obie either finds the answer in one of your documents, or will ask you to provide him with the answer so he can give it next time someone asks the same question. InfoQ reached out to founder and CEO Chris Buttenham to ask him about Obie.

.NET Core Runtime and Base Class Library Performance

by Michael Stiefel on  Jun 23, 2017 1

Microsoft has announced that performance improvements have been made to the runtime and base class libraries in .NET Core. While the performance improvements to ASP.NET Core have received more publicity, these improvements are just as important. Many are based on pull requests from the developer community.

Oracle Defends the Java Module System

by Michael Redlich on  Jun 22, 2017 2

One of the more timely presentations at the 2017 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (ETE) Conference was by Oracle JVM runtime lead Karen Kinnear - Java Futures: Modules and More. Much has happened since her presentation surrounding, namely, the events before and after the May 8, 2017 JSR 376 public review ballot vote.

Strategy for Mobile and Web Test Coverage

by Ben Linders on  Jun 22, 2017

Teams need to match testing with the market usage patterns across geographies of their apps as consumers are expecting smooth apps functionality across all digital channels. Here's a methodology and index for considering device/OS combinations together with other characteristics like aging, screen parameters and other testing related guidelines for data driven test coverage of the mobile market.

Google Replaces Cloud Prediction API with Cloud Machine Learning Engine

by Shelby Switzer on  Jun 21, 2017

Google has announced that over the course of the next year, it is discontinuing its Cloud Prediction API, and encourages developers using the Prediction API to migrate to its Cloud Machine Learning Engine, which enables data analysis, machine-learning training, and predictions from the Google Cloud Platform.

Rider EAP 23 Brings Back .NET Core Debugging for All Platforms

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 21, 2017

The latest development build of the Rider IDE sees the return of .NET Core debugging for all platforms. Joining this achievement are several new features throughout the IDE that should benefit all .NET language (C# / F# / VB.NET) developers.

Real-Time Notifications at Twitter

by Andrew Morgan on  Jun 20, 2017

Saurabh Pathak, engineering manager at Twitter, discussed the site's notification architecture at QCon London 2017. This included highlighting key challenges which are unique to Twitter, such as the bimodal nature of the social network, dealing with spikes, and the requirement to serve notifications in real time.

Mozilla Retools MDN to Improve Web Documentation

by David Iffland on  Jun 20, 2017

Mozilla has announced their plans to retool MDN, renaming it MDN Web Docs, separating it from the product documentation. Among developers, MDN is known as as one of the go-to places for high quality documentation. Mozilla wants to "solidify MDN as the single best resource for Web docs".

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