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Oracle Paves the Way to Standardise Command Line Options in the JDK

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Jul 27, 2016

Oracle has created JEP 293 to introduce a set of guidelines for command line options in JDK tools in an attempt to fix the existing disparity among them. The JEP has no target version yet, meaning it will be delivered with Java 10 as soonest; however, taking into account that the scope is only to create a set of guidelines for new options, it may take even longer for the effects to be felt.

Audio Library Howler.js Has 2.0 Release to Make Some Noise about

by James Chesters on  Jul 26, 2016

The JavaScript audio library Howler.js has been upgraded to version 2.0, with an update including "a long list of additions and improvements." Author James Simpson said it represents a "full rewrite" of Howler and is now 100% compatible across HTML5 Audio and Web Audio. Howler.js is used by companies including Google, Disney, Lego and Mozilla, as well as NASA.

Reviewing the .NET Core Roadmap

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 26, 2016

The .NET Core project has released a new road map describing Microsoft's plans for the next 6-9 months.

Breaking a Monolithic API into Microservices at Uber

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 22, 2016 1

In a recent blog post, Uber engineer Emily Reinhold described how they broke a monolithic API into a modular, flexible microservice architecture. She highlighted a few key design and architectural choices that were key to Uber’s migration effort.

WSO2 MSF4J Adds Support for Spring and Swagger

by Abel Avram on  Jul 22, 2016

WSO2 MSF4J 2.0 has added support for Spring, Swagger definition generation, ExceptionMapper and StreamingOutput.

Angular 2 Split, Dart Codebase Separated

by David Iffland on  Jul 22, 2016 3

Since its inception, the Angular 2 project has compiled TypeScript down to both JavaScript and Dart. With the final release on the horizon, the Dart portion has been spun off into its own codebase with its own team.

Stack Overflow Launches Documentation Beta

by Abel Avram on  Jul 21, 2016

Stack Overflow has launched a new website called Documentation, enabling developers to create documentation on various software development topics for developers.

Q&A on Akka.NET 1.1 with Aaron Stannard

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Jul 21, 2016

Akka.NET 1.1 was recently released, bringing new features and performance improvements. InfoQ reached out to Aaron Stannard, maintainer of Akka.net, to learn more about Akka.Streams and Akka.Cluster. Stannard also explains how the roadmap is planned with regards to the JVM implementation of Akka.

deepstreamHub Launches deepstream.io, an Open Source Real-Time Server

by Kevin Farnham on  Jul 21, 2016

German start-up deepstreamHub has launched deepstream.io, an open source, scalable, real-time server platform. The platform is designed for applications that require a network of device-resident nodes that communicate with cloud applications or with one another. Individual nodes can subscribe to topics and receive data whenever other clients publish to those topics. Nodes can also...

BitKeeper Reaches 7.3, Adds Fast Import from Git and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 20, 2016

Recently released BitKeeper 7.3ce includes a new feature aimed to quickly import Git repositories, the possibility of deleting tags, and several changes to existing features.

Bitbucket Cloud Adds Beta Support for Git Large File Storage

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 20, 2016

Previously available on BitBucket Server, Git Large File Storage now reaches Bitbucket Cloud, Atlassian’s cloud-based code management solution, writes Atlassian engineer Szilard Szasz-Toth.

Don’t Version Your Web API

by Jan Stenberg on  Jul 20, 2016

Versioning of Web APIs by adding a version to the URI or using versioned media types does not work on the open web. What we rather need are contracts that evolve with the changes we need, Sebastien Lambla claimed in a recent presentation, describing ways of avoiding the need to version.

Visual Studio “15” Preview 3 Available

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 20, 2016

Microsoft has released the 3rd preview of Visual Studio “15” (VS15), the successor to Visual Studio 2015. Continuing the iterative nature of the development process so far, this preview provides updates for the IDE functionality, user modifiable formatting rules for C#, and a new exception helper.

QCon San Francisco 2016 Trackhosts Confirmed

by Wesley Reisz on  Jul 19, 2016

QCon San Francisco, the largest English speaking conference organized by InfoQ, returns to the Bay Area November 7-9 for its tenth successive year. There are 18 tracks at QCon San Francisco, each an individually curated full-day vertical conference focused on important topics for software developers.

Facebook Announces Open-Source Swift SDK Beta for iOS

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 17, 2016 7

Now available in beta, Facebook’s new SDK for Swift aims to make it easier for developers to integrate Facebook services into their iOS apps.

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