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Google Replaces Cloud Prediction API with Cloud Machine Learning Engine

by Shelby Switzer on  Jun 21, 2017

Google has announced that over the course of the next year, it is discontinuing its Cloud Prediction API, and encourages developers using the Prediction API to migrate to its Cloud Machine Learning Engine, which enables data analysis, machine-learning training, and predictions from the Google Cloud Platform.

Rider EAP 23 Brings Back .NET Core Debugging for All Platforms

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 21, 2017

The latest development build of the Rider IDE sees the return of .NET Core debugging for all platforms. Joining this achievement are several new features throughout the IDE that should benefit all .NET language (C# / F# / VB.NET) developers.

Real-Time Notifications at Twitter

by Andrew Morgan on  Jun 20, 2017

Saurabh Pathak, engineering manager at Twitter, discussed the site's notification architecture at QCon London 2017. This included highlighting key challenges which are unique to Twitter, such as the bimodal nature of the social network, dealing with spikes, and the requirement to serve notifications in real time.

"Serverless is Next-Generation PaaS" - InfoQ Talks to Udi Dahan

by Elton Stoneman on  Jun 20, 2017

At NDC Oslo, InfoQ spoke to Udi Dahan, founder and CEO of Particular Software. He spoke about trends in the software industry - like serverless and microservices - the Particular product suite, and the history of NServiceBus.

Mozilla Retools MDN to Improve Web Documentation

by David Iffland on  Jun 20, 2017

Mozilla has announced their plans to retool MDN, renaming it MDN Web Docs, separating it from the product documentation. Among developers, MDN is known as as one of the go-to places for high quality documentation. Mozilla wants to "solidify MDN as the single best resource for Web docs".

Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold Member

by Kent Weare on  Jun 17, 2017

At the recent Cloud Foundry Summit, Microsoft announced they have joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold member. In addition to joining the foundation, Microsoft is also extending its support for the open source cloud platform by including back-end integration with Azure Database (PostgreSQL and MySQL) and cloud broker support for SQL Database, Service Bus, and Cosmos DB.

Second-Generation TPU Offers Both Training and Model Serving, Free Research Tier on GCP

by Dylan Raithel on  Jun 17, 2017

Google introduces the second-generation TPU at Google I/O and releases photos leading to much speculation about the new architecture. GCP offers a research-tier and an alpha release application process for access to a 1000 TPU cluster for free.

Q&A with Michael Ong on Cycling and Agile and the Value of UX

by Shane Hastie Hugo Messer on  Jun 16, 2017

Michael Ong is a product and user experience expert based in Singapore. He spoke to InfoQ about his shared passions of cycling and agile and how they are complimentary, the importance of good listening skills in user experience design, the tech industry in Singapore and Indonesia, and his talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference.

Evolution of Deployment Architecture at Buzzfeed

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Jun 16, 2017 1

The Buzzfeed engineering team shared the story of how their deployment evolved from monolithic-app based deployments that took days to 150 deployments per day. They built an in-house tool called rig to leverage tools like Docker, AWS ECS and Jenkins to move to a service oriented architecture and a more collaborative engineering team.

QCon NYC 2017 Is Finally Here! Some Trends to Watch

by Wesley Reisz on  Jun 16, 2017

Highlights: Notes and things to watch out for at the upcoming QCon New York June 26-28th.

Google Released MobileNets: Efficient Pre-Trained Tensorflow Computer Vision Models

by Roland Meertens on  Jun 16, 2017

Google released several pre-trained computer vision models for mobile phones in the Tensorflow Github repository. Developers can choose from several models that differ in amount of parameters, computations for processing one image, and accuracy. Developers can trade accuracy for battery power for their specific application.

Looking at Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 2

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 16, 2017

Highlighted by support for .NET Framework 4.7, the second preview of Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) has been released. Primarily focused on bug fixes and usability enhancements, this version addresses quality of life improvements.

How the Financial Industry Is Doing DevOps

by João Miranda on  Jun 16, 2017 1

The second DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) Europe, once again held in London, brought together the DevOps enterprise community. The financial industry was well represented, giving the attendees a unique perspective on the challenges facing this heavily regulated industry and how DevOps is helping to address them.

How Testers Can Become More Technical

by Ben Linders on  Jun 15, 2017

Testers who are able to successfully apply technical techniques of the testing craft during testing are more valuable; they increase both the quality and productivity of their teams. To become more technical, testers can learn something about code, and they should know how to manipulate and parse text files and how to use the most important analysis tools for their application platform.

Enhancing Google Maps with Deep Learning and Street View

by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 13, 2017 1

Google's Ground Truth team recently announced a new Deep Learning model for the automatic extraction of information from geo-located image files to improve Google Maps. This neural network model achieved a higher accuracy in processing the challenging French Street Name Signs (FSNS) dataset.

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