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DevOps Follow 105 Followers

Containers to Overtake VMs in Application Platform Space, Says SDxCentral Survey

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017 1

One of the key findings of the 2017 Container and Cloud Orchestration Report from SDXCentral is that container adoption has steadily increased in the last two years and is set to overtake virtual machines (VMs) in the application platform space. In 2016, only 8% of respondents had deployed containers while this year, 45% are already using it.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Agile 2017 Keynote: Creating Leadership and Engagement at Every Level

by Craig Smith Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

At the recent Agile 2017 conference in Orlando, David Marquet, retired Navy captain and author of best selling book “Turn The Ship Around!” gave an entertaining keynote on intent-based leadership.

Development Follow 59 Followers

Q&A with Movidius, a Division of Intel Who Just Launched the Neural Compute Stick

by Roland Meertens Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

Recently Movidius (a division of Intel's New Technology Group) released the neural compute stick: a usb-based development kit that runs embedded neural networks. With this stick users can run neural network and computer vision models on devices with low computational power. InfoQ reached out to Gary Brown, marketing director for Movidius, Intel New Technology Group, and asked him a few questions.

.NET Follow 55 Followers

Entity Framework Core 2.0 Released to Heavy Criticism

by Jonathan Allen Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017 1

Entity Framework has always had a mixed reputation, with some developers loving it while other compared it unfavorably to NHiberante, LINQ-to-SQL, and the various micro-ORMs. But the early impressions of EF Core have been particularly bad and continue to frustrate even those who appreciated the original Entity Framework.

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Crucial Patch for Visual Studio 2017 Released

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

A newly released update for Visual Studio 2017 contains an important patch for all developers who use Git as well a key fix for F# developers. The Git issue solves a security issue that allows arbitrary code execution, while the F# fix corrects major editing issues.

Development Follow 59 Followers

LLVM has Documented the PDB Format, Complete with PDB to YAML Conversion

by Jonathan Allen Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

LLVM can now generate PDB files, allowing the use of Windows debugging tools. In addition, they have documented the format and created tooling for analyzing with and generating PDB files from YAML.

Cloud Follow 34 Followers

Microsoft Announces Coco Framework for Enterprise Blockchain Networks

by Kent Weare Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a new open framework, called Coco, which targets enterprise consortium networks. The framework sits on top of existing blockchain platforms, such as Ethereum, and focuses on improving network throughput, adding new confidentiality models, network policy management and support for non-deterministic transactions.

Mobile Follow 26 Followers

Swift 5 Sets its Goals, Defines New Evolution Process

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

Expected to be released in late 2018, Swift 5 will bring ABI stability and further work on API resilience and memory ownership. A new evolution process will help ensure Swift 5 development keeps its focus on its planned goals.

Architecture & Design Follow 289 Followers

Distributed Schedulers with Microservice Architectures

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 19, 2017

Martin Campbell, microservices scalability expert at DigitalOcean, talked about running a microservice based architecture with a distributed scheduler at MicroXchg Berlin 2017. He focused primarily on the problems encountered along the way, and the tradeoffs between offerings like Kubernetes, Nomad, and Mesos.

DevOps Follow 105 Followers

Docker Enterprise Edition 17.06 Released with Support for Windows Server 2016 and IBM Z Mainframe

by Daniel Bryant Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 18, 2017

Docker has released Docker Enterprise Edition 17.06, with new support for Windows Server 2016 and IBM Z mainframe. With the inclusion of support for these new platforms, the Docker Blog states that Docker EE now delivers a consistent experience across Linux, Windows, and Linux-on-mainframe applications,.

JavaScript Follow 37 Followers

Google's Puppeteer Joins Crowd of Headless Chrome Tools

by David Iffland Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 18, 2017

Google's new tool, Puppeteer, is a custom-built Node API used to control headless Chrome. It joins a number of existing community tools that solve the very painful problem of working with the Chrome DevTools Protocol. The addition of Google's tool will hopefully result in more options and capabilities for web developers.

Cloud Follow 34 Followers

AWS Release ‘SAM Local’ to Facilitate Local Build and Test of AWS Lambda Serverless Applications

by Daniel Bryant Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 18, 2017 1

AWS have released a new tool in beta, SAM Local, that makes it easy to build and test serverless AWS Lambda applications on a local dev machine. Core features provided by SAM Local include: the ability to test AWS Lambda functions locally running within Docker, a simple CLI to start a local API Gateway, and the generation of sample payloads for testing the handling of various AWS event sources.

Data Science Follow 135 Followers

Facebook Transitioning to Neural Machine Translation

by Alex Giamas Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017

Facebook recently announced the global rollout of NMT. Switching from phrase based translation models to NMT has been rolled out for more than 2,000 translation directions and 4.5 billion translations per day. According to Facebook this provides an 11% increase in BLEU score. We will discuss how it was achieved, what it means for machine generated translation and how it fares against competition.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Adopting Agile and DevOps at Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017

Embedding agile and DevOps had a positive impact on the role of QA at Wyndham; focusing effort in the earlier lifecycle stages has led to smoother releases with fewer bugs and post-production issues. Business colleagues and customers are more involved throughout the delivery cycle, making testing a shared responsibility .

Cloud Follow 34 Followers

Microsoft Ships Azure Event Grid for Unified Event Processing

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 16, 2017

Today, Microsoft released a novel service for ingesting and processing cloud events. The Azure Event Grid takes events generated from Azure services, or custom apps, and routes them to chosen handlers.

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