.NET Follow 224 Followers

Visual Studio 2017 15.6 Released

by Jeff Martin Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 13, 2018

Microsoft has released their 6th update to Visual Studio 2017. Following the pattern of previous releases, it contains several bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements across the IDE.

Culture & Methods Follow 435 Followers

Alan Cooper on Working Backwards for Better Product Design

by Shane Hastie Follow 13 Followers on  Mar 12, 2018

At the Agile India conference, design expert Alan Cooper gave a keynote talk on Working Backwards in which he described an approach to design and innovation centered on three key elements: know your user and their goals, see possible solutions, and see the big picture.

DevOps Follow 522 Followers

Scaling Graphite at Criteo Using a Cassandra Backend

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 Followers on  Mar 12, 2018

At last month's FOSDEM, a member of the Criteo SRE team delivered a talk on scaling their Graphite installation using Cassandra for storage. A custom Graphite plugin called BigGraphite written by the Criteo engineering team replaces the default WhisperDB with Cassandra to achieve fault tolerance and elastic scaling.

Architecture & Design Follow 1476 Followers

QCon London: Ensuring Data Consistency in Distributed Systems Using CRDTs

by Jan Stenberg Follow 23 Followers on  Mar 12, 2018

Conflict-free Replicated Data Types (CRDTs) is a family of algorithms for ensuring strong eventual consistency in distributed systems without the use of a centralized server that now has been theoretically proven to work, Martin Kleppmann claimed in a presentation at QCon London 2018, where he explored algorithms allowing people to collaborate on shared documents.

Mobile Follow 109 Followers

Swift 4.2 Enters Final Development Stage, Paving the Way for Swift 5

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 12, 2018

With Swift 4.1 being close to its official release in Xcode 9.3, currently available in beta, the Swift team is now focusing on the next version of the language, Swift 4.2. Besides including bug fixes and improvements to compile-time performance, the new version will further advance work on ABI stability.

Java Follow 668 Followers

JetBrains Releases Kotlin 1.2.30

by Michael Redlich Follow 10 Followers on  Mar 12, 2018

JetBrains recently released version 1.2.30 of the popular programming language, Kotlin, as a big fix and tooling update that come about a month-and-a-half after the release of version 1.2.20. New features include support for Gradle’s build cache tool, support for TestNG, and IDE support for Kotlin’s new style guide.

Architecture & Design Follow 1476 Followers

The Future of Microservices and Distributed Systems: QCon London Microservices Panel Discussion

by Jan Stenberg Follow 23 Followers on  Mar 11, 2018

In the microservices panel at QCon London 2018, track host Sam Newman together with Susanne Kaiser, Guy Podjarny, Idit Levine and Mark Burgess, discussed how the service technology as we see it today will change, and how we will build systems in the future. They believe microservices will continue to exist but will evolve into becoming a base for other techniques like serverless architectures.

Development Follow 411 Followers

Go 2017 Survey Shows Generics and Dependency Management the Most Desired Features

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

The latest Go survey confirms developers see Go lack of generics and dependency management as their two biggest issues with the language. This notwithstanding, this survey marks the first time more respondents use Go professionally than for personal projects.

DevOps Follow 522 Followers

CA Announces New Release of Workload Automation Engine

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

Automation vendor, CA, has released a new version of their workload engine, CA Workload Automation AE, including new usability and performance features  and direct integration with the CA Automic One Automation platform.

Cloud Follow 194 Followers

Microsoft Announces the Public Preview of the Azure File Share Backup Capability

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

Microsoft announced the public preview of the Azure Backup integration with Azure Files. With the Azure File Share service, customers will have a cloud solution for file sharing in Azure, which supports the industry Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol standard. The integration of the Azure backup service will offer a native backup solution for Azure File shares.

DevOps Follow 522 Followers

Has Kubernetes Crossed the Chasm? Ian Crosby Shares His Thoughts at QCon

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018 2

Ian Crosby claims Kubernetes is close to mainstream adoption as the remaining challenges in the enterprise world (namely highly secured environments, support for windows, better support for stateful workloads and integration with legacy software and hybrid clouds) are actively being addressed by the community. As Crosby put it, "the question is not if Kubernetes will cross the chasm, but when".

Development Follow 411 Followers

State of Wyoming House Unanimously Pass Two Blockchain Bills

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018 1

On February 19th, the State of Wyoming House unanimously passed two blockchain bills as a way to incentivize the industry to invest in the state's economy. The first bill, HB 70, focuses on utility tokens, offered in the form of ICOs, being exempt from state security regulations and the second, HB 19, excludes virtual currencies from the state’s money transmitter act.

Culture & Methods Follow 435 Followers

Fred George on Solving Fuzzy Problems

by Shane Hastie Follow 13 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

In the Digital Transformation day at the Agile India conference Fred George gave a talk on how the way we solve programming problems needs to change when dealing with what he calls “fuzzy problems” where the speed of response is more important than any other factor. The development “team” in those environments consists of a single developer working directly with a customer deploying frequently

JavaScript Follow 239 Followers

Propel: Scientific and ML Computing JavaScript Library from Node.js Founder

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018

Propel is a new JavaScript scientific computing library leveraging GPU hardware for computations to support machine learning and other scientific computing in JavaScript.

Culture & Methods Follow 435 Followers

Why Software Developers Should Take Ethics into Consideration

by Ben Linders Follow 15 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018 2

Most of the software that influences the behavior of human beings wasn’t created with strong ethical constructs around it. Software developers should ask themselves ethical questions like “who does this affect?”, “who could get hurt by this?”, and “who does this disadvantage or advantage?”, try to answer them, and be comfortable with questions they can’t answer yet.

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