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Java Follow 485 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 109 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 901 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 158 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 901 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 378 Followers

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

by Alexandre Rodrigues  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 109 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 378 Followers

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

by Alexandre Rodrigues  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 225 Followers

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 282 Followers

Survey Finds IT Still Not Aligned with Customer and Business Needs

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Jan 04, 2017 4

The results of a survey, run by Tasktop using the Forrester Modern Application Assessment Tool, indicate that, despite the ongoing adoption of agile, lean, DevOps and other "modern" approaches, there is still a large gap between IT development priorities and the needs of customers and business people in many organisations.

Architecture & Design Follow 901 Followers

Sharing Experiences from a Microservices Journey

by Mark Little Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 04, 2016

In our continued effort to showcase lessons learned by microservices practitioners, we look at an article Piotr Gankiewicz has recently written with his own tips and tricks. These include references to CQRS, asynchronous architectures, service discovery and how choosing the right database for each service is important.

Cloud Follow 109 Followers

Microsoft Flow Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 27, 2016

Microsoft recently announced the General Availability of Microsoft Flow, a cloud-based automation platform that provides workflow and connectivity capabilities across many popular online and on-premises services. Since the preview, in April 2016, 117,000 people from 61,000 organizations have used the service to automate their business processes.

Architecture & Design Follow 901 Followers

The Long History of Microservices

by Jan Stenberg Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 25, 2016

Microservices has a very long history, not as short as many believe. Neither was SOA invented in the 90s. We have been working with the core ideas behind services for five decades, Greg Young explained at the recent Microservices Conference in London, during his presentation on working with microservices.

Cloud Follow 109 Followers

Azure Relay Freed from WCF Shackles, Goes Cross-Platform

by Richard Seroter Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 06, 2016

Developers attracted to the Azure Service Bus Relay for its ability to expose web services on internal networks to Internet-facing consumers have had, until recently, only one way to build such services: WCF. Using a just-released public preview called Azure Relay Hybrid Connections, developers may now use any Web socket friendly platform to connect local services to this cloud-based broker.

Web API Follow 158 Followers

GitHub Adopts New GraphQL API

by Margot Krouwer Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 12, 2016

GitHub recently introduced at their Github Universe conference the alpha release of their new API, written in Facebook’s GraphQL (a query language that allows for self-service API contracts). GitHub writes in its engineering blog that its main reason for switching API paradigms is lack of scalability with their existing RESTful contracts.

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