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Q&A with Greg Kurtzer from the GPU Technology Conference

by Rags Srinivas on  Jun 06, 2017

Rags Srinivas talks to Greg Kurtzer, a serial Open Source contributor at the GPU Tech Conference.

Stack Overflow Becomes HTTPS by Default

by Andrew Morgan on  Jun 06, 2017

Nick Craver, architecture lead at StackOverflow, has published a blog announcing StackOverflow's migration to HTTPS. Some of the technical challenges along the way included supporting hundreds of domains, migrating URL’s, user generated content, and meeting the sites stringent performance requirements.

Q&A with Renee Troughton on Leadership Patterns for Agility

by Shane Hastie Hugo Messer on  Jun 06, 2017

Renee Troughton will talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference on transforming organisations using systems thinking. The challenge with a successful agile implementation is not to get the team doing Agile or Scrum, but rather to reform the policies and constraints in the system faster than the system can re-impose itself. Troughton spoke to InfoQ about this and leadership patterns.

Puppet Releases Its 2017 State of DevOps Report

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Jun 06, 2017

The Puppet State of DevOps Report 2017 shows that high-performing IT teams are deploying more frequently and recovering faster. There is more focus on automation, with loosely coupled architectures and teams facilitating continuous delivery. Transformational leadership and lean product management practices are also key drivers behind high performing teams.

An Early Look at C# 7.1: Part 2

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 06, 2017

Yesterday we looked at Async Main and Default Expressions. Our tour of C# 7.1 continues with the proposals titled Infer Tuple Names and Pattern-matching with Generics.

An Early Look at C# 7.1: Part 1

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 05, 2017

For the first time since 2003, Microsoft is considering a point release for C#. Currently marked as C# 7.1, the next version of the language is expected to include Async Main, Default Expressions, Infer Tuple Names, and Pattern-matching with Generics.

Microsoft Adds Support for Additional Blockchain Protocols in Azure

by Kent Weare on  Jun 04, 2017

In advance of the Coindesk Consensus 2017 conference, Microsoft announced additional blockchain protocol support in Azure. These new investments include support for more complex blockchain and distributed ledger network deployments, including HyperLedger Fabric, R3 Corda, Quorum, Chain Core and BlockApps.

How GitHub Revamped its DNS Infrastructure

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 04, 2017

GitHub moved from a fairly simple DNS infrastructure that served its requirements fairly well for many years to a new architecture that better supports working at GitHub scale, writes GitHub senior infrastructure engineer Joe Williams.

Ocado Technology Releases “Kubermesh”, a Prototype Self-Provisioning Mesh Network Kubernetes Cluster

by Daniel Bryant on  Jun 04, 2017

The Ocado Technology team has created Kubermesh, a prototype “bare-metal, self-hosted, self-healing, self-provisioning, partial-mesh network Kubernetes cluster”. Kubermesh can essentially be seen as the glue joining several technologies together to form a container deployment platform consisting of an OSPF3 partial-mesh network and a iPXE-booted self-installing Kubernetes deployment.

GitHub Surveys Open Source: Documentation, License, Usage at Work

by Abel Avram on  Jun 03, 2017 1

GitHub has conducted a survey on open source projects, publishing the results they found analyzing the data collected. They were interested in how developers relate to open source, what the role of documentation is and the level and impact of negative interactions appearing in projects.

Node.js 8.0 Released, New LTS Version Later This Year

by David Iffland on  Jun 02, 2017 1

Node.js 8.0 has been released, setting up the future Long Term Support (LTS) version for late 2017 and 2018. This new version contains a number of new features as well. Once 8.X LTS releases later this year, it will be the first LTS release that contains async/await.

Cockroach DB Reaches 1.0

by Alex Giamas on  Jun 01, 2017

Cockroach DB, the distributed SQL database that follows the pattern of software products being named after animals, announced earlier this month the release of its first production ready version, 1.0. In this article we take a look in Cockroach, how it compares to Google Spanner and how we can start using it in development and production based systems.

Atlassian Announces Bamboo 6.0 and Bitbucket Server 5.0

by Ben Linders on  Jun 01, 2017

Atlassian annouced new versions of Bamboo and Bitbucket Server, two tools aimed to support DevOps in enterprises. New functionalities include configuration as code, enhanced build control, and build progress monitoring.

Details on F# Support in Rider

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  May 31, 2017

JetBrains’s developer evangelist Marteen Balliauw recently published more details about the F# support in Rider. Features are explained into more details than the general EAP announcement and also contains the plan for the next releases.