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Development Follow 97 Followers

Elixir 1.5 Improves Developer Experience

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

Recently released Elixir 1.5 brings many improvements to the developer experience. An interview with José Valim, Elixir creator and maintainer.

DevOps Follow 164 Followers

Migrating GitHub's Web and API to Kubernetes Running on Bare Metal

by Daniel Bryant Follow 54 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

Over the last year GitHub has evolved their internal infrastructure that runs the Ruby on Rails application responsible for github.com and api.github.com to run on Kubernetes. The migration began with web and API applications running on Unicorn processes, and ended with all web and API requests being served by containers running in Kubernetes clusters deployed onto the metal cloud.

Culture & Methods Follow 125 Followers

Patterns for Digital Transformation of Organisations

by Shane Hastie Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

A variety of transformation patterns have emerged as organisations adopt digital technologies.  Research firm IDC has identified four patterns for digital transformation of large organisations.

Mobile Follow 34 Followers

Amazon Alexa Skill CLI and Management API to Streamline Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

Amazon has announced a new API and command-line tool to make it possible to create, update, test, and submit Alexa skills.

Data Science Follow 202 Followers

NERSC Scales Scientific Deep Learning to 15 Petaflops

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

Intel, Stanford and National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) recently announced the first super computing cluster achieving 15 Petaflops of computing calculations power. This was achieved by a cluster of 9,622 Intel Xeon Phi processors at 1.4Ghz for a combined 2,629,696 threads of computation. In this article we will explore the hybrid approach behind achieving strong scaling.

Data Science Follow 202 Followers

Apple Reveals the Inner Workings of Siri's New Intonation

by Roland Meertens Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 10, 2017

Apple has explained how they use deep learning to make Siri's intonation sound more natural. IPhone owners can interact with Siri by asking questions in natural language and Siri responds by voice. At WWDC 2017, Apple announced that in iOS 11 Siri would use a new text to speech engine. In August 2017, Apple's machine learning journal unveiled how they were able to make Siri sound more human.

Development Follow 97 Followers

Rust 1.20 Brings Associated Constants and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 08, 2017

Rust 1.20 adds type-associated constants, a number of library stabilizations, and improved credential hiding in Cargo.

JavaScript Follow 80 Followers

Yarn 1.0 Adds Workspaces, Auto-Merge and Selective Version Resolution

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 08, 2017

Almost a year ago we published the news Facebook Open Sources Yarn, a JavaScript Package Manager, introducing Yarn and the motivation behind its creation. The community has moved the project forward, releasing the first major version with workspaces, automatic merging, selective version resolution and many other features and fixes.

Java Follow 261 Followers

The Ceylon Language Is Now Eclipse Ceylon

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 08, 2017

The Ceylon Language, the JVM and JavaScript language created by Red Hat, joined the Eclipse Foundation to become Eclipse Ceylon on 21st August. The rationale behind this move is to distance the project from the Red Hat brand and ensure an image of vendor-neutrality, in the hope to attract more collaborators to it.

Culture & Methods Follow 125 Followers

Node.js Forks over TSC Disagreements

by Susan McIntosh Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

The Node.js Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and Board have weighed in on the results of a vote to remove a member from the TSC based on a pattern of behavior. This has resulted in several resignations from the TSC, a plethora of commentary, and new recommendations by the Board of Directors.

DevOps Follow 164 Followers

How Facebook Achieves Rapid Release at Massive Scale

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

A recent article about Facebook’s release process covers its flexible methodology of pushing massive amounts of code changes to production for web and native mobile apps. It focuses on how they moved from a “cherry-picking” to a “push-from-master” strategy over a period of one year and their tools and processes for achieving it.

Java Follow 261 Followers

Java EE Security API (JSR-375) Approved

by Matt Raible Follow 1 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

The Java EE Security API, JSR 375, was approved in early August. All members of the JCP Executive Committee voted “Yes”, with zero “No” votes. Intel Corp. did not vote on the JSR.

Java Follow 261 Followers

Java to Move to 6-Monthly Release Cadence

by Ben Evans Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 06, 2017 5

Oracle is proposing that Java switch to a 6-month cadence for releases, rather than the current two-year model. They are also announcing a move to make OpenJDK the primary JDK for developers and make OracleJDK a support-only offering.

Architecture & Design Follow 452 Followers

Event Architectures and Event Streaming

by Jan Stenberg Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 06, 2017

When moving from a monolithic system to a distributed or microservices system, you commonly also move from a single source of truth in one database to many databases and thus many sources of truth. Using an event architecture and persisting all events as a stream can give back the single source of truth, Ben Stopford claims in one of a series of blog posts about events, event streams and Kafka.

Mobile Follow 34 Followers

ARCore is Google’s Second Take on Augmented Reality

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

After launching Project Tango a few years ago, Google has announced a new augmented reality (AR) initiative, ARCore, which aims to bring AR to millions of Android devices.

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