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Java Follow 421 Followers

Accelerating the Adoption of Java Microservices with Eclipse MicroProfile

by Monica Beckwith Follow 189 Followers on  Nov 08, 2017

InfoQ caught up with Emily Jiang from IBM to hear about the new Eclipse MicroProfile project and the new release, with extended fault tolerance and other new features.

Java Follow 421 Followers

New Version Scheme for Java SE Platform and the JDK

by Amit K Gupta Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 08, 2017

Released Java 9 also introduced a new versioning scheme. This scheme is based on JEP 223 and was intended for future releases of the Java platform itself. However, almost immediately after the release Mark Reinhold, Java’s chief architect, announced a brand new proposal for changing the version scheme again and adopting a strict, time-based release model.

Culture & Methods Follow 221 Followers

Game Changers for Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 07, 2017

We want to approach strategy using choices, direction, and iterative experiments, establish a growth mindset in organizations, and work towards a common purpose or goal with leaders and teams sharing the same values, principles, and mindset; these are some of the game changers for organizations to become more innovative, deliver faster and better, and have happier and more engaged employees.

Architecture & Design Follow 774 Followers

Tracks Announced for the Inaugural QCon.ai in 2018

by Wes Reisz Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Recently, the people behind QCon (InfoQ’s conference for senior developers, architects, and leaders in software) announced a new conference called QCon.ai.

Cloud Follow 80 Followers

Google Data Loss Prevention API Offers New Ways to Manage Sensitive Data

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Google has updated the beta version of its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) API, which is designed to help organizations better manage sensitive and personal identity data.

Development Follow 180 Followers

Monzo Outage Post Mortem

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Monzo, the digital, mobile-only bank based in the UK, recently suffered outages in their current account payments and prepaid debit cards systems. Oliver Beattie, Monzo’s head of engineering, took on Monzo’s community forum to provide a post mortem of the outage. In this article, we describe their architecture, the root cause of the outage and the lessons learned from it.

Data Science Follow 330 Followers

Apache Kafka Reaches 1.0

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Kafka 1.0, adding an improved Streams API, enhanced metrics, improved tolerance for disk failures, general bug fixes, and more.

Culture & Methods Follow 221 Followers

Ethics, Values and Practices for Software Professionals

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Christiaan Verwijs has recently written about the need for a Hippocratic oath for software practitioners. Robert C. Martin and other commentators have made similar calls in recent months. We examine news in this space and the principles which support a professional practice of software development.

Cloud Follow 80 Followers

Microsoft and AWS Collaborate on Machine Learning

by Martin Abbott Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 05, 2017

Microsoft and AWS have recently announced a new collaboration aimed at democratizing deep learning and artificial intelligence. Gluon is a joint effort between Microsoft Research and Amazon AI and is intended to make developing solutions using machine learning easier and quicker.

Cloud Follow 80 Followers

Azure SQL Intelligences Aims to Help DBAs and Developers

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 05, 2017

Microsoft seeks to make database management easier for users of its Azure SQL service and SQL Server through the addition of new features it calls Performance Management Intelligence. They are designed to provide easier database management for both DBAs and app developers.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

Kotlin Use for Android Apps is Growing, Getting More Google Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 04, 2017

In the six months since Google announced official support for Kotlin as a first-class language for Android development, Kotlin usage has more than doubled, writes Google product manager James Lau, and more than 17% of Android Studio 3.0 projects now use Kotlin.

Development Follow 180 Followers

SQL Server in the Hybrid Cloud

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 03, 2017

The recent release of Microsoft SQL Server 2017 illustrates how the company is seeking to deliver their tools with an increasingly platform agnostic approach. This is evidenced by the adoption of the “hybrid cloud” terminology as well as the multi-platform nature of SQL Server 2017.

JavaScript Follow 139 Followers

Angular 5 Comes with Faster Incremental Compilation

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 03, 2017

Google has pushed Angular 5 out, adding build optimizations, incremental compilation, and better support for internationalization, among others.

.NET Follow 126 Followers

Cosmos DB - A Globally Distributed Database

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

Today at Day 2 of the PASS Summit, Microsoft group product manager for Cosmos DB Rimma Nehme was on hand to give the morning keynote about Azure Cosmos DB. Leading an informative, fast pace talk, Nehme covered Microsoft’s approach to designing and building Cosmos DB.

.NET Follow 126 Followers

Catching up with C# 7.1 and C# 7.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 188 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

Back in August, C# 7.1 was quietly released along with Visual Studio 15.3, but it’s not quite ready. In this report we’ll look at a subtle compiler bug and what’s next in store for the soon to be released C# 7.2.

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