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Architecture & Design Follow 604 Followers

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Vision Paper

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 12, 2017

The newly formed Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has published a Vision Paper outlining “a vision for users and stakeholders to propose, implement, and integrate advances to the Ethereum protocol with support for Enterprise Ethereum protocols.” In this paper the EEA discusses many topics related to Pluggable Consensus, interoperability, Ethereum protocol updates, storage and performance.

Culture & Methods Follow 173 Followers

Improving IT Performance with Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Mar 11, 2017

The main benefit of continuous delivery is lower-risk releases; comprehensive test automation and continuous integration are practices that have the biggest impact on IT performance. Research of continuous delivery and IT performance tells us that implementing continuous delivery practices leads to higher IT performance and high performers achieve both higher tempo and higher levels of stability.

Web API Follow 111 Followers

Google Makes Public Their API Design Guide

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 10, 2017

Google has made public an API Design Guide for creating HTTP or RPC APIs. These design principles are recommended especially to developers creating gRPC APIs connecting to Google Cloud Endpoints.

Cloud Follow 55 Followers

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is Formed - Microsoft, Intel, JP Morgan, Startups Join

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 06, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced their participation in the newly formed Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. The mission for this alliance is to learn from and build upon the only smart contract supporting blockchain currently running in real-world production and to define enterprise-grade software capable of handling the most complex, highly demanding applications at the speed of business.

Architecture & Design Follow 604 Followers

Building the Hyperconnected Future on Blockchains Paper Released at World Government Summit

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 04, 2017

At the recent World Government Summit, Hexayurt Capital and ConsenSys released a paper called “Building the Hyperconnected Future on Blockchains.” The purpose of the paper was to provide an Internet of Agreements (IoA) strategy and roadmap for the next wave of innovation in order to drive Globalization 2.0.

JavaScript Follow 114 Followers

Apple Proposes a New 3D Graphics Standard Called WebGPU

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 17, 2017

Apple has proposed a new GPU API for the browser, called WebGPU. Google has another solution called NXT in the development.

Java Follow 366 Followers

Date and Time Formatting in Java 9 Will Get Closer to Unicode Locale Standards

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 14, 2017

Several parsing and formatting changes have been incorporated to bring the functionality closer to Unicode Locale Data Markup Language (LDML). These changes have been supervised by Stephen Colebourne, creator of the popular library JodaTime, precursor of the new java.time component in Java 8. Abiding by the Unicode standard will provide better interoperability with other non-Java systems.

Cloud Follow 55 Followers

Microsoft Adds Team and LUIS Support for Flow

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 11, 2017

Microsoft has recently announced changes to its cloud workflow service, Flow, to enable teams to contribute and manage flows centrally. This new sharing capability is also available to SaaS and custom API Connectors. In addition to these collaboration features, Microsoft has also announced support for Gmail connectivity and integration with additional Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs.

Architecture & Design Follow 604 Followers

Q&A with Susan Fowler on Production-Ready Microservices

by Thomas Betts Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 26, 2017

At the upcoming Microservices.com Practitioners Summit on Jan 31, Susan Fowler, an engineer at Stripe, will be presenting on topics from her book, Production Ready Microservices. InfoQ met with Fowler to discuss the technical, business and cultural challenges of successfully implementing a microservices architecture.

Web API Follow 111 Followers

eBay Announces New Buy and Sell APIs

by Margot Krouwer Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 26, 2017

eBay recently announced the release of two brand new buy and sell API’s.

Architecture & Design Follow 604 Followers

Q&A with Matt Klein on Creating Envoy at Lyft

by Thomas Betts Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 25, 2017

At the upcoming Microservices.com Practitioners Summit on Jan 31, Matt Klein, a senior software engineer at Lyft, will be presenting his work on Envoy, a Layer 7 communications bus used throughout Lyft’s service-oriented architecture. InfoQ met with Klein to discuss the benefits of creating a custom tool for Lyft’s networking needs, and how it could benefit other microservices architectures.

Data Science Follow 265 Followers

Apache Eagle, Originally from eBay, Graduates to top-level project

by Alexandre Rodrigues Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 24, 2017

Apache Eagle, an open-source solution for identifying security and performance issues on big data platforms, graduates to Apache top level project on January 10, 2017. Firstly open-sourced by eBay on October 2015, Eagle was created to instantly detect access to sensitive data or malicious activities and, to take actions in a timely fashion.

Cloud Follow 55 Followers

Improving Azure SQL Database Performance Using In-Memory Technologies

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 21, 2017 4

In late 2016, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure SQL Database In-Memory technologies. In-Memory processing is only available in Azure Premium database tiers and provides performance improvements for On-line Analytical Processing (OLTP), Clustered Columnstore Indexes and Non-clustered Columnstore Indexes for Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing (HTAP) scenarios.

Data Science Follow 265 Followers

Intel Open-Sources BigDL, Distributed Deep Learning Library for Apache Spark

by Alexandre Rodrigues Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 13, 2017

Intel open-sources BigDL, a distributed deep learning library that runs on Apache Spark. It leverages existing Spark clusters to run deep learning computations and simplifies the data loading from big datasets stored in Hadoop.

Development Follow 141 Followers

Atom 1.13 Brings Benchmarks, Project History, and Keystroke Resolver API

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 12, 2017

Version 1.13 of Atom, GitHub’s Electron-based open source text editor, adds a host of new features and improvements for users and developers, including a benchmarking tool, a Reopen Project menu option and API, and a custom keystroke resolver to map Chrome keyboard events to Atom-style keystrokes.

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