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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 17, 2017

Microsoft recently announced the availability of Azure App Service running on Linux and support for Web App for Containers. When provisioning web apps, developers now have the ability to choose an underlying Operating System of Windows or Linux. They also have the ability to ingest containerized applications from popular container repositories.

Java Follow 203 Followers

Oracle Chooses Eclipse Foundation as New Home for Java EE

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 17, 2017 1

Oracle has announced that they have chosen the Eclipse Foundation as the new custodians of Java EE technologies. The move has been welcomed by Red Hat, IBM and others in the community. It is uncertain if after this move the platform can retain its current name of Java EE.

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Oath for Programmers

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 16, 2017 5

Our society demands a commitment to professional behavior; we need an oath for programmers as lives and fortunes depend upon the proper construction and execution of software, argues Robert Martin. According to him, this will have to be enforced by membership in an professional association.

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Eclipse Foundation Renews the Eclipse Public License

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 16, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation has released a new version of their license, the Eclipse Public License (or EPLv2 for short). The EPL was changed mainly to make it compatible with GPL and easier to use outside the USA, while keeping compliance with the Open Source Initiative guidelines.

JavaScript Follow 65 Followers

Fable 1.2 Announced along with First FableConf

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 15, 2017

Three months after its first stable release, community-driven F# to JavaScript compiler Fable has reached version 1.2, just in time for FableConf 2017, the first conference dedicated to web development in F# using Fable.

Development Follow 83 Followers

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 108 Followers

How Personality Matters in Software Development

by Ben Linders Follow 7 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.

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

by Charles Humble Follow 41 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 37 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.

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Struts Flaw behind Equifax Breach Disclosed and Patched in March

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 5 Followers , Charles Humble Follow 41 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.

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

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017 1

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 203 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.

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 37 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 83 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.

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