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Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview Adds F# Core & Standard Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017

Microsoft has supported F# since .NET Core 1.0 was released, but tooling availability has varied in comparison to fellow .NET Core languages C# and VB.NET. With the release of Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 4, F# projects can now target .NET Core and .NET Standard.

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Microsoft Previews Cross Platform Tool for Working with SQL Server

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017

Microsoft has released a public preview of SQL Operations Studio, a cross platform tool for working with SQL Server. This product is based on the existing Visual Studio Code editor and uses the SQL Tools API service under the hood.

Java Follow 432 Followers

Java 10 - The Story So Far

by Ben Evans Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017 8

Java 10 is now only 4 months away. This article examines the currently known and expected features of Java 10.

Development Follow 190 Followers

GitHub Team Discussions Aim to Improve Collaboration

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017

Announced at its last Universe conference, Team discussions aim to power processes like planning, analysis, design, and others directly from within GitHub.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Leslie Miley on Bias in Big Data/ML and AI - QCon San Francisco

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017

At QCon San Francisco Leslie Miley gave a keynote talk in which he explained how inherent bias in data sets have affected things from the 2016 Presidential race to criminal sentencing in the United States.

Java Follow 432 Followers

Fresh Async with Kotlin: Roman Elizarov Presents at QCon SF

by Amit K Gupta Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017 4

Roman Elizarov, team lead in Kotlin libraries at JetBrains, presented “Fresh Async with Kotlin” at QCon San Francisco. Elizarov demonstrated how Kotlin addresses the difficulties faced in writing asynchronous code in languages such as Java, C# and Javascript. Async code in Kotlin looks very much like the normal synchronous code that most developers are used to writing in languages such as Java.

DevOps Follow 302 Followers

Expedia's Journey toward Site Resiliency: Embracing Chaos Testing in Dev and Production at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 209 Followers on  Nov 19, 2017

At QCon SF, Sahar Samiei and Willie Wheeler presented “Expedia’s Journey Toward Site Resiliency”, and discussed the building of a community of practice around resilience testing within Expedia. The results have generally been positive: Netflix’s Chaos Monkey has been running daily in production since May 15th; and resilience tests have been added to four Tier 1 service pipelines.

Architecture & Design Follow 792 Followers

Service-Oriented Development: Rafael Schloming Shares Lessons Learned with Building Microservice

by Daniel Bryant Follow 209 Followers on  Nov 18, 2017

At QCon San Francisco, Rafael Schloming presented “Service Oriented Development”, and argued that an organisation migrating to microservices must seek to break up their monolithic development processes in addition to attempting to break up the system architecture. Treating newly formed microservice teams as internal “spinoffs” provides boundaries and encourages self-sufficiency and autonomy.

Architecture & Design Follow 792 Followers

Adrian Cockcroft Discusses Chaos Architecture: "Four Layers, Two Teams, and an Attitude"

by Daniel Bryant Follow 209 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017 1

At QCon San Francisco, Adrian Cockcroft presented “Chaos Architecture”, and discussed the evolution of cloud native architecture, and how chaos engineering can be applied to produce better and safer systems. Effective chaos architecture and engineering was presented as consisting of “four layers, two teams, and an attitude”.

Mobile Follow 67 Followers

Realm Extends its .NET Stack Support with Realm .NET

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

After introducing support for .NET Core last summer to build mobile applications using C#, Realm announced Realm .NET, a set of new components that allow developers a better integration with their .NET stack.

Cloud Follow 83 Followers

Azure Managed Applications Generally Available to Partners and Customers

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

Microsoft has made Managed Applications generally available in the Azure Marketplace.

DevOps Follow 302 Followers

Designing Services for Resilience: Nora Jones Discusses Netflix Chaos Engineering at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 209 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017

At QCon SF Nora Jones presented “Designing Services for Resilience Experiments: Lessons from Netflix”. Key takeaways from the talk included: the customer experience is a priority; designing for resiliency testability is a shared responsibility; configuration changes can cause outages; and engineers should have have explicit monitoring in place to detect antipatterns in configuration changes.

DevOps Follow 302 Followers

Observability and the Monitoring of Cloud-Native Applications

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017 1

Cindy Sridharan summarizes her thoughts on observability and its relevance in monitoring cloud native applications in her recent article. Observability is a philosophy that encompasses monitoring, log aggregation, metrics and distributed tracing to gain deeper, ad-hoc insights into a system.

DevOps Follow 302 Followers

Debugging Containerized Microservices: Idit Levine at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 209 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017

At QCon San Francisco Idit Levine presented “Debugging Containerized Microservices”, and outlined the issues of debugging a distributed microservice-based system, and provided three potential approaches to overcome the inherent challenges. The talk also introduced a new open source microservices debugger that Levine is working on, Squash, which integrates with the VS Code IDE.

.NET Follow 130 Followers

Microsoft Previews Nullable Reference Types in C# 8

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017 2

Microsoft has made available Nullable Reference Types as preview for developers who want to try the new feature and provide feedback.

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