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Samsung Acquires Cloud Provider Joyent

by Elton Stoneman on  Jul 06, 2016

Samsung has acquired Joyent, the public cloud provider positioning itself as a container-native cloud platform. The buyout gives Samsung an immediate cloud presence, and the potential to build an integrated back-end platform to support its consumer-facing devices. The biggest attraction for both parties may be the ability to offer an end-to-end experience in the Internet of Things space.

C++17 Feature List is Now Complete, Enters Review

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 06, 2016

During the last meeting in Oulu, Finland, the ISO C++ committee completed the definition of the C++17 feature list. At the meeting, a number of new language and library features were approved, including constexpr if, template , structured bindings, and others.

Java 9 on the Brink of a Delivery Date and Scope Review

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Jul 06, 2016

Following the passing of the May 2016 deadline for a feature complete Java 9, Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform, suggested a method to collectively review all work remaining in unfinished JEPs and decide whether to delay the project further in order to accommodate, or to descope them. Although the process hasn't finished yet, the current state suggests a combination of both.

npm Releases Enterprise Add-ons for Security, Licensing

by James Chesters on  Jul 06, 2016

Npm has released Enterprise add-ons, allowing developers to directly integrate third-party tools for the first time

.NET Core 1.0 Released

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 05, 2016 2

Microsoft has formally released version 1.0 of .NET Core, the freely available and open source version of .NET. This provides developers a multiplatform way to target Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems with a single codebase.

Apple Open-Sources its New Compression Algorithm LZFSE

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 02, 2016

Apple has open-sourced its new lossless compression algorithm, LZFSE, introduced last year with iOS 9 and OS X 10.10. According to Apple, LZFE provides the same compression gain as ZLib level 5 while being 2x–3x faster and with higher energy efficiency.

QCon San Francisco 2016 Tracks Announced and First Glimpse at Workshops

by Wesley Reisz on  Jul 01, 2016

QCon San Francisco, the 10th annual bay area software conference that attracts attendees from all over the world, returns to the Fishermen's Wharf area of San Francisco November 7-9, 2016.

Experiences Using Event Storming

by Jan Stenberg on  Jun 30, 2016

In the context of Domain-Driven Design (DDD), Event Storming is incredibly useful and valuable, Dan North claimed in his presentation at the recent DDD eXchange conference in London, explaining the basic mechanics of Event Storming and sharing his experiences from modelling different systems during the last few years.

Vert.x 3.3.0 Features Enhanced Networking Microservices, Testing and More

by Clement Escoffier on  Jun 30, 2016 1

Vert.x core developer Clement Escoffier of RedHat explores key features of just released Vert.x 3.3.0 reactive toolkit.

Codename One Adds Support for Java Apps to Target the Universal Windows Platform

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Jun 30, 2016

Codename One, a popular app development environment that allows Java to be used for a variety of platforms, can now also target the Universal Windows Platform. This will allow Java developers to target any device where Windows 10 is installed- whether phone, table or desktop- and raises the number of targetable platforms to eight.

Applying Supply Chain Management to Deliver Faster with Higher Quality

by Ben Linders on  Jun 30, 2016 1

Supply chain management can raise the bar with continuous development, argues Joshua Corman, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative and co-founder of Rugged Software. Our dependence on IT and software is growing faster than our ability to secure it, and applying supply chain approaches to software development helps to address complexity which reduces risks and increases quality.

Open-Source Shark ORM for iOS Aims to Replace Core Data for High-Performance, Multi-Threaded Apps

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 29, 2016

Shark is a new open-source ORM framework for iOS that aims to be an easy-to-use replacement for Core Data by providing high-performance and thread-safety. InfoQ has spoken with Adrian Herridge, creator of Shark.

D3 JavaScript Visualization Library Hits 4.0

by David Iffland on  Jun 29, 2016

The JavaScript visualization library D3.js has undergone a major rewrite and is now at version 4.0. The new version offers plenty of new features and bug fixes, but the biggest change is its modularity. Instead of being a single monolith, v4 is now available in discrete modules.

VS2015 Update 3 Focuses on Performance and Stability

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 29, 2016 1

The full release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 has been made. Update 3 places a great emphasis on improving the stability of the product and reducing the amount of memory used by the IDE for solutions of all sizes. Other changes include better C++ support and better handling of product activation.

Apache Mynewt RTOS Addresses IoT Power, Memory, Storage Constraints

by Kevin Farnham on  Jun 28, 2016

Apache Mynewt is an open source modular real-time operating system (RTOS) designed for operation on connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices that have limited memory and storage, and which need to run for long periods of time using minimal power. A press release by Arduino and the start-up Runtime describes Mynewt as "a composable OS for 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that enables..."

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