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Mozilla Firefox 62 Brings Dark Theme on macOS, Variable Fonts and More

by Diogo Carleto Follow 40 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

Mozilla has released Firefox 62. This version brings variable fonts, automatic dark theme on macOS Mojave, improved scrolling on Android, and more.

Mobile Follow 169 Followers

Swift 4.2 Hits the Road

by Sergio De Simone Follow 17 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

One year after the release of Swift 4, Swift 4.2 is now official. It brings a number of improvements to the language and the standard library, including better generics, Hashable protocol, and random number generation. Additionally, writes Swift maintainer Ted Kremenek, Swift 4 delivers faster compile times and improves the debugging experience.

DevOps Follow 912 Followers

NGINX Interview: Enterprise Adoption of Software Load Balancing, API Gateways, and Service Meshes

by Daniel Bryant Follow 739 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

InfoQ recently sat down with Rob Whiteley, Sidney Rabsatt, Liam Crilly from NGINX, and discussed their views on the future of networking and data center communication. NGINX aims to be a “trusted advisor” and provide an “easy on-ramp” for enterprises looking to leverage software load balancers, ingress gateways, and service meshes, as is appropriate to their current technology landscape and goals.

Architecture & Design Follow 2274 Followers

Michael Feathers Wants Error Elimination to Be a Design Driver

by Thomas Betts Follow 45 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

Michael Feathers finds errors fascinating, but acknowledges that most developers don't spend a lot of time focusing on them. He also thinks most error handling is kind of giving up. Although best known for his books about working with legacy code, Feathers used his keynote presentation at Explore DDD 2018 to discuss how eliminating errors can be a design driver for software systems.

Cloud Follow 309 Followers

Amazon Announces Extensibility for AWS CloudFormation with AWS Lambda Powered Macros

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

With AWS CloudFormation developers can model and define their infrastructure as code. Now Amazon announced a new feature of AWS CloudFormation called Macros, which allows developers to extend the native syntax of CloudFormation templates by calling out to AWS Lambda powered transformations.

Emerging Technologies Follow 59 Followers

Hyperledger Releases New Version of Burrow Featuring Improved Integration and Developer Experience

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

In a recent blog post, the Hyperledger open source project announced the next version of Burrow v.0.21.0. Within this release, organizations can expect improved integration, key-signing, helm charts for Kubernetes and developer experience.

Culture & Methods Follow 748 Followers

Atlassian Announces Solutions for Incident Management

by Ben Linders Follow 27 Followers on  Sep 20, 2018

Atlassian announced on September 4 that they have launched a new product called Jira Ops and that they will acquire OpsGenie. Organizations can use Jira Ops for resolving incidents and doing post-mortems to learn from them. OpsGenie adds prompt and reliable alerting to Jira Ops.

Mobile Follow 169 Followers

How Reddit Rewrote Their iOS App to Improve Performance, Modularity, and Testing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 17 Followers on  Sep 19, 2018

Reddit has been hard at work in the last year to improve the performance of their iOS app while also making it suitable for faster iteration cycles, improved test coverage, and better extensibility. All of this was made possible by evolving the app original MVC architecture into a Model-View-Presenter (MVP) architecture.

DevOps Follow 912 Followers

Q&A with the Creator of Checkless, a Low-Cost, Simple Site Monitoring Tool

by Matthew Campbell Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 19, 2018

Steve Elliott wanted a simple, cheap way to monitor uptime for his websites. He found most off-the-shelf tooling to either be too complex or too costly. This lead him to build Checkless, a serverless tool that can monitor sites for uptime via ping-based checks and depending on your usage, can potentially be free to use.

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C# 8 Small Features

by Jonathan Allen Follow 594 Followers on  Sep 19, 2018 6

While most of the attention is on big ticket items such as default interface methods and nullable references, many small features are also be considered for C# 8. Here is a sampling of things that may make it into future version of C#.

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Amazon Releases a New Session Manager in AWS Systems Manager

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 19, 2018

Amazon released a new Session Manager in the AWS Systems Manager. This new session manager will provide a new of way of shell-level access to EC2 instances. IT Administrators can now use a new browser-based interactive shell and a command-line interface (CLI) to manage their Windows and Linux instances.

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Update on C# and F#’s Default Interface Methods

by Jonathan Allen Follow 594 Followers on  Sep 18, 2018

The hotly contested Default Interface Methods feature is also being considered for F#. But this feature may be limited to only .NET Core, putting the whole proposal into jeopardy.

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Microsoft Announces Azure Pipelines with Unlimited CI/CD Minutes for Open Source

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 18, 2018

Microsoft has announced Azure Pipelines, their new CI/CD service which is part of the Azure DevOps offering. Azure Pipelines allows to build, test, and deploy workloads and works together with a diverse range of languages, project types, and platforms.

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Thorntail 2.2.0 Features Automated Migration from WildFly Swarm

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 Followers on  Sep 18, 2018

Since the rebranding of WildFly Swarm 2018.5.0 to Thorntail 2.0.0 in late June, Red Hat has released Thorntail versions 2.1.0 and 2.2.0 within a three-week time frame since mid-August. Along with many bug fixes, especially related to MicroProfile, new features include compliance with MicroProfile 1.3 through a new community-driven organization, SmallRye, and an automated migration process.

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Confluent Platform 5.0 Supports LDAP Authorization and MQTT Proxy for IoT Integration

by Srini Penchikala Follow 36 Followers on  Sep 17, 2018

Confluent Platform 5.0, the enterprise streaming platform built on Apache Kafka, supports LDAP authorization, Kafka topic inspection, and Confluent MQTT Proxy for Internet of Things (IoT) integration.

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