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Meltdown and Spectre: What They Are and How to Deal with Them

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

This article discusses the latest CPU vulnerabilities – Meltdown and Spectre – and the current solutions to fix them.

Data Science Follow 457 Followers

Building GPU Accelerated Workflows with TensorFlow and Kubernetes

by Srini Penchikala Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 04, 2018

Daniel Whitenack spoke at the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 Conference about GPU based deep learning workflows using TensorFlow and Kubernetes technologies. He discussed the open source data pipeline framework Pachyderm.

Culture & Methods Follow 340 Followers

Testing Lessons from Animals

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Jan 04, 2018

We can learn from how animals search for food to understand testing better, argued James Bach. Over time testers find out where the buggy parts of a product are, but then it might be effective to occasionally wander off and explore other areas. Stop hoping that automation will save you, and learn to hunt for bugs.

DevOps Follow 416 Followers

Xen Hypervisor 4.10 Focuses on Security and Better ARM Support

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 01, 2018

The Xen Project released version 4.10 of their hypervisor with an improved architecture for x86, better support for ARM processor hardware updates, and changes to schedulers and the user interface.

Architecture & Design Follow 1133 Followers

Entity Services is an Antipattern

by Jan Stenberg Follow 15 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017 15

In a microservice based architecture, it is important to keep the different services separated. Entity services is a common pattern now applied to microservices, but Michael Nygard claims that entity services is an anti-pattern that works against separation.

HTML5 Follow 37 Followers

W3C Releases HTML 5.2 As Official Recommendation

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

The W3C released the HTML 5.2 update to the HTML specification as an official recommendation on December 14, 2017. This update adds new features like the dialog element, obsoletes old ones like the HTML plugins system, and integrates work from other W3C committees such as support for the Payments Request API and the Presentation API.

Cloud Follow 132 Followers

Microsoft Releases Public Preview of IoT Software-as-a-Service Offering

by Martin Abbott Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

Microsoft recently announced a public preview of IoT Central, its software-as-a-service solution for the Internet of Things. IoT Central had been in limited preview for a few months with chosen customers who have been trialling the solution and providing feedback.

DevOps Follow 416 Followers

How ING Bank Does SRE

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Janna Brummel and Robin van Zijll, from ING Netherlands, talked at the Velocity conference in London about how poor availability from their internet banking systems prompted the bank to implement an SRE culture. A centralized SRE team was set up in the Netherlands to provide tooling, consulting and education on reliability to product teams (known as BizDevOps squads internally).

Java Follow 560 Followers

Looking Forward to Java in 2018

by Ben Evans Follow 13 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017 2

A look forward at the two new releases of Java that are expected in 2018.

Mobile Follow 90 Followers

Google to Improve Security and Privacy of Google Play Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Android developers will have to comply with two new requirements if they want their apps to be available on Google Play in the future. Those include supporting a recent Android version and adding support for 64-bit native code. Additionally, Google will start including some security metadata to improve APK authenticity verification.

Cloud Follow 132 Followers

Amazon Web Services New Region EU (Paris) Is Now Open for Business

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Amazon launches its 18th AWS Region in the Paris area to better serve their customers in and around France. This region will be the fourth in Europe after Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The French region, called the AWS EU (Paris) region, will provide customers the full stack of AWS services including compute, storage, networking, IoT, AI and serverless computing.

JavaScript Follow 192 Followers

Visual Studio Code 1.19 Completes 2017 Release Schedule, Team Preps for 2018

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 29, 2017

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Code 1.19, capping off a year of monthly releases. The editor has come a long way in the past year with huge gains in features, speed, and popularity. The team is gearing up for a jam-packed release schedule in 2018.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

Using C# to Target GPUs

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

The new Hybridizer technology provides C# developers with a way to target the CUDA platform and take advantage of GPUs for increased performance. Thanks to Hybridizer, developers are not forced to use C or C++ to write high-performance GPU code.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

F# 2017 Retrospective

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

During 2017 F# reached version 4.1 and grew its user community, mostly in coincidence with the release of .NET Core 2.0, while getting stronger tooling and wider conference presence, writes Microsoft program manager Phillip Carter.

Cloud Follow 132 Followers

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Archive Storage

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017 2

Microsoft recently announced that the Azure Archive Storage has become generally available. The archive feature for Azure Storage has been available in preview with customers for a few months with customers, and the release includes Blob-Level Tiering. This tier enables customers to optimize storage of the lifecycle data across tiers.

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