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GitHub and Facebook Team up with Atom-IDE

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 14, 2017 3

GitHub and Facebook have teamed up to release Atom-IDE, a collection of packages meant to make the Atom text editor more full featured. Much of the work is taken from Facebook's Nuclide project. However, the license and the velocity of competitors makes Atom's future unclear.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

How Personality Matters in Software Development

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 14, 2017

Leaders have to orchestrate diverse contributions from individuals with different personalities to build great teams. Team members might decide to act out of character and engage in behaviour outside their comfort zone to advance the team goal. To reduce the risk of burning out or compromising physical health, there should be restorative niches in which they can be their natural selves again.

Data Science Follow 212 Followers

Apple’s iPhone X Has Custom Neural Engine Processor Built In

by Charles Humble Follow 81 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017

Speaking in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park yesterday Philip Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, described some of the technology behind the facial recognition system in the newly announced iPhone X including a dedicated neural engine built into the A11 chip.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

Oracle Joins CNCF, and Releases Kubernetes on Oracle Linux and Terraform Kubernetes Cloud Installer

by Daniel Bryant Follow 77 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017

At the Open Source Summit, held in Los Angeles, USA, it was announced that Oracle has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Platinum member. Oracle has also released “Kubernetes on Oracle Linux” and an open source HashiCorp Terraform Kubernetes Installer for the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Infrastructure.

Java Follow 324 Followers

Struts Flaw behind Equifax Breach Disclosed and Patched in March

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 5 Followers , Charles Humble Follow 81 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017 4

Reports have appeared in the press and online that the hackers who breached the Equifax credit report company systems exploited a security flaw in the Apache Struts framework. The Apache Software foundation, who act as custodians of the framework, have released a statement responding to the claims.

Data Science Follow 212 Followers

Southbank Software Introduces dbKoda, an Open Source Database Development Tool for MongoDB

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017 2

Southbank Software recently released its initial offering of dbKoda version 0.6.0, an open source MongoDB development tool written entirely in JavaScript. Guy Harrison, CTO at Southbank Software spoke to InfoQ about dbKoda.

Java Follow 324 Followers

Java Community Process Reacts to Release Cycle Announcement

by Ben Evans Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017

The overall reaction of the Java Community Process to Oracle's Java release cycle announcement seems to be relatively positive. Some leading members provide their view of the announcement.

Cloud Follow 42 Followers

AWS Adds Scale-Friendly Network Load Balancer to its Arsenal

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

AWS expanded the Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) service with a new product catered to high-performing applications. The Network Load Balancer is a Layer 4 TCP component designed to handle bursts of traffic and millions of requests per second.

DevOps Follow 180 Followers

NGINX Releases Microservices Platform, OpenShift Ingress Controller, and Service Mesh Preview

by Daniel Bryant Follow 77 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

NGINX Inc has released the NGINX Application Platform which aims to be a “one stop shop” for microservice developers; a Kubernetes Ingress Controller solution for load balancing on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; and an implementation of NGINX as a service proxy for the Istio service mesh control plane.

Development Follow 104 Followers

Elixir 1.5 Improves Developer Experience

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

Recently released Elixir 1.5 brings many improvements to the developer experience. An interview with José Valim, Elixir creator and maintainer.

DevOps Follow 180 Followers

Migrating GitHub's Web and API to Kubernetes Running on Bare Metal

by Daniel Bryant Follow 77 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

Over the last year GitHub has evolved their internal infrastructure that runs the Ruby on Rails application responsible for github.com and api.github.com to run on Kubernetes. The migration began with web and API applications running on Unicorn processes, and ended with all web and API requests being served by containers running in Kubernetes clusters deployed onto the metal cloud.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Patterns for Digital Transformation of Organisations

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

A variety of transformation patterns have emerged as organisations adopt digital technologies.  Research firm IDC has identified four patterns for digital transformation of large organisations.

Mobile Follow 40 Followers

Amazon Alexa Skill CLI and Management API to Streamline Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

Amazon has announced a new API and command-line tool to make it possible to create, update, test, and submit Alexa skills.

Data Science Follow 212 Followers

NERSC Scales Scientific Deep Learning to 15 Petaflops

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

Intel, Stanford and National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) recently announced the first super computing cluster achieving 15 Petaflops of computing calculations power. This was achieved by a cluster of 9,622 Intel Xeon Phi processors at 1.4Ghz for a combined 2,629,696 threads of computation. In this article we will explore the hybrid approach behind achieving strong scaling.

Data Science Follow 212 Followers

Apple Reveals the Inner Workings of Siri's New Intonation

by Roland Meertens Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 10, 2017

Apple has explained how they use deep learning to make Siri's intonation sound more natural. IPhone owners can interact with Siri by asking questions in natural language and Siri responds by voice. At WWDC 2017, Apple announced that in iOS 11 Siri would use a new text to speech engine. In August 2017, Apple's machine learning journal unveiled how they were able to make Siri sound more human.

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