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Intel Joins the Race for Quantum Supremacy with a 49-Qubit Chip

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018 1

At CES 2018, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Intel successfully built a 49-qubit chip, which aims to allow researchers to improve error correction techniques and simulate computational problems.

Development Follow 302 Followers

Q&A with Max Kanat-Alexander, Author of "Understanding Software"

by Roland Meertens Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Last October Max-Kanat Alexander released his book "Understanding software". The book provides insights into how to keep your software simple, and how you can avoid complex unmaintainable software. You can find our review of the book on this website. InfoQ reached out to Kanat-Alexander to ask him several questions about his book.

DevOps Follow 413 Followers

DevOps Workbench Launched by ZeroStack

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Private cloud provider, ZeroStack, has announced a self-service capability from which developers can create their own workbenches. Forty developer tools from a mix of open source and commercial providers are available to users of the DevOps Workbench through Zerostack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform.

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Intel Found That Spectre and Meltdown Fix Has a Performance Hit of 0-21%

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Microsoft, Red Hat and Intel have published their performance evaluation of the impact Meltdown and Spectre mitigation has on various systems.

DevOps Follow 413 Followers

Buoyant Releases New Kubernetes Service Mesh "Conduit" Written in Rust and Golang

by Daniel Bryant Follow 372 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

Buoyant, the company behind the JVM-powered Linkerd service mesh, has released “Conduit”, a new experimental Kubernetes-specific service mesh, with the proxy data plane written in Rust and the control plane written in Golang. Conduit is not Linkerd 2.0. -- and targets a different use case -- and Buoyant has stated that they will continue to develop and provide commercial support for Linkerd.

Cloud Follow 131 Followers

HashiCorp and Contino Share Enterprise Terraform Recommended Practices

by Daniel Bryant Follow 372 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

HashiCorp has published a Terraform Recommend Practices guide to assist enterprises looking to embrace cloud technologies and Infrastructure as Code (IaC). An overflow of a typical recommended Terraform workflow is provided, and a “provisioning maturity model” is presented, which also provides advice on how to evolve current practices from one stage to the next.

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Redpoint Games Launch NPM Package Signing Tool

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

Redpoint has launched pkgsign, a package signing and verification tool for NPM. It aims to improve security by helping ensure the authenticity of packages which are uploaded and downloaded from the NPM registry.

Cloud Follow 131 Followers

Google Introduces Low-Priced Preemptible GPUs for Their Customers

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

Google announces the beta release of Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) attached to Preemptible Virtual Machines (VMs) in their cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers can now attach NVIDIA K80 and NVIDIA P100 GPUs to Preemptible VMs for respectively 0.22 and 0.73 dollar cent per GPU hour, 50 percent cheaper than GPUs connected to on-demand instances.

Development Follow 302 Followers

restQL, a Microservices Query Language, Released on GitHub

by Thomas Betts Follow 6 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

restQL, a query language for microservices, is now available as an open-source project on GitHub. The restQL language is intended to simplify common scenarios for client-side access to RESTful microservices, including multiple parallel calls and chained calls. restQL was created to avoid some limitations of the more well-known data querying and management frameworks Falcor and GraphQL.

Culture & Methods Follow 338 Followers

How the Dutch Railways Applies Agile and Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

The mindset that goes with agile and lean philosophies is quite similar; lean amplifies agile and vice versa. Agile practices are suitable for the development of complex products, and lean practices help to look for opportunities to reduce waste in your processes. Lean helps to see results from the customer's point of view, from start to delivery, whereas agile supports delivering optimal value.

JavaScript Follow 192 Followers

Parcel.js Launch Brings a Zero-Configuration Option to JavaScript Module Bundling

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 10, 2018

Parcel.js is a new open source JavaScript Module Bundler that launched on December 5th. Parcel’s launch announcement touted speed and zero configuration as differentiators from existing module bundlers like webpack, browserify, and rollup, and claiming up to a 10X speedup over webpack when using its built-in caching.

Data Science Follow 455 Followers

Deep Image Priors on Neural Networks with No Training

by Dylan Raithel Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 10, 2018

Researchers at Oxford and Skoltech develop a generative neural network that successfully renders deep-image priors with no training.

Java Follow 557 Followers

Hazelcast Joins the Eclipse Foundation

by Michael Redlich Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 09, 2018

Hazelcast, a provider in open source In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG), recently joined the Eclipse Foundation to work with the other members of the Eclipse community to mainly focus on JCache, Eclipse MicroProfile, and EE4J. Greg Luck, CEO at Hazelcast, spoke to InfoQ about Hazelcast joining the Eclipse Foundation.

Java Follow 557 Followers

Visual Studio Code Announces JUnit Support

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 6 Followers on  Jan 09, 2018

The team at Microsoft which supports Visual Studio Code (better known as VS Code) has announced the release of an extension to run and debug Java JUnit test cases. The extension works with the Java Language Support extension provided by Red Hat and the Debugger for Java to complete the end-to-end development experience for developers working in the Java language in the editor.

Data Science Follow 455 Followers

Modern Big Data Pipelines over Kubernetes

by Srini Penchikala Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Container management technologies like Kubernetes make it possible to implement modern big data pipelines. Eliran Bivas, senior big data architect at Iguazio, spoke at the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 Conference about big data pipelines and how Kubernetes can help develop them.

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