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.NET Core Tools Switch to MSBuild

by on  Nov 30, 2016 1

The release of .NET Core saw the debut of a new project system that differed from that used by Visual Studio. In the latest Core Tools preview, the project.json format is being replaced with the more common MSBuild format.

An Overview of Various Docker Registries

by on  Nov 29, 2016 5

Docker registries are collections of versioned repositories where users can upload and share Docker images. Apart from the well-known public repositories like Docker Hub, there also exist other lesser known repositories, some of them specialized, both offered as a service as well as deployable on-premises.

Amazon Announces MXNet as Deep Learning Framework of Choice at AWS

by on  Nov 29, 2016 1

Amazon's Werner Vogels announces MXNet as the deep learning toolkit of choice for internal adoption, and extends AWS commitment to open-source MXNet ecosystem development.

Pinterest's Switch to Universal JavaScript and React

by on  Nov 29, 2016

The story of Pinterest's switch to React is really the story of re-architecting their Django server-side engine to use universal JavaScript for template rendering.

Compiling on Windows without Visual Studio

by on  Nov 29, 2016

Microsoft has previously offered two different build tools for those needing to compile code without installing Visual Studio. The new Visual Studio Build Tools package combines these into a single tool.

Nomulus: Google’s Open-Source TLD Registry Platform

by on  Nov 28, 2016

Google announces newly open-sourced cloud platform for creating and managing generic TLDs. Dubbed Nomulus, the AppEngine-powered platform helps domain registries by reducing the technological barriers to entering the market — from scaling their product to just getting started.

Couchbase 4.6 Developer Preview Released, Adds Real-Time Connectors for Apache Spark 2.0 and Kafka

by on  Nov 28, 2016

Couchbase 4.6 Developer Preview features full text search improvements, cross data center replication with globally-ordered conflict resolution and connectors for real-time analytics technologies: one for Spark 2.0 and the other for Kafka.

.NET Standard 2.0: Setting Expectations Straight

by on  Nov 28, 2016

Following last .NET Connect 2016, a few Microsoft MVPs have published their views on what .NET Standard is and where it is headed.

AWS Launches Amazon Linux Container Image

by on  Nov 28, 2016

AWS recently launched a Docker container image for its Amazon Linux operating system, complementing the EC2 specific Amazon Linux AMI with a versatile deployment option for custom cloud and on-premise environments. The image is available through the Amazon EC2 Container Registry (Amazon ECR), and also as an official repository on Docker Hub.

NativeScript 2.4 Brings Web Workers Specification

by on  Nov 28, 2016

NativeScript 2.4 has been released with support for the Web Workers specification, along with Angular 2.2, Node 6, ES6, and ES7.

Microsoft Flow Reaches General Availability

by 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.

The AWS Well-Architected Framework Adds Operational Excellence

by on  Nov 25, 2016

Amazon has updated their AWS Well-Architected Framework (PDF) based on feedback from clients, adding a new pillar, Operational Excellence.

The Long History of Microservices

by 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.

Stretching Agile in Offshore Development

by on  Nov 24, 2016 3

To remain agile while offshoring software development, you have to invest time to make agile practices work under conditions where they are not supposed to work. Giving up is often not an option; you need to stretch agile practices by going back to the principles and collaboratively find ways to scale them and make them work effectively in a distributed environment.

Tracks Announced & Registrations off to a Fast Start: QCon London 2017 (March 6-10, 2017) Update

by on  Nov 24, 2016

QCon London 2017, the 11th annual practitioner-driven conference designed for team leads, architects and influencers driving innovation in their teams, hosts more than 125 speakers across 18 concurrent tracks over three days. Track topics have been finalized and published. Ticket sales for this year’s conference are off to a fast start - register before December 17 2016 and save £360.

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