DevOps Follow 524 Followers

Has Kubernetes Crossed the Chasm? Ian Crosby Shares His Thoughts at QCon

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018 2

Ian Crosby claims Kubernetes is close to mainstream adoption as the remaining challenges in the enterprise world (namely highly secured environments, support for windows, better support for stateful workloads and integration with legacy software and hybrid clouds) are actively being addressed by the community. As Crosby put it, "the question is not if Kubernetes will cross the chasm, but when".

Development Follow 412 Followers

State of Wyoming House Unanimously Pass Two Blockchain Bills

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018 1

On February 19th, the State of Wyoming House unanimously passed two blockchain bills as a way to incentivize the industry to invest in the state's economy. The first bill, HB 70, focuses on utility tokens, offered in the form of ICOs, being exempt from state security regulations and the second, HB 19, excludes virtual currencies from the state’s money transmitter act.

Culture & Methods Follow 439 Followers

Fred George on Solving Fuzzy Problems

by Shane Hastie Follow 13 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

In the Digital Transformation day at the Agile India conference Fred George gave a talk on how the way we solve programming problems needs to change when dealing with what he calls “fuzzy problems” where the speed of response is more important than any other factor. The development “team” in those environments consists of a single developer working directly with a customer deploying frequently

JavaScript Follow 240 Followers

Propel: Scientific and ML Computing JavaScript Library from Node.js Founder

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018

Propel is a new JavaScript scientific computing library leveraging GPU hardware for computations to support machine learning and other scientific computing in JavaScript.

Culture & Methods Follow 439 Followers

Why Software Developers Should Take Ethics into Consideration

by Ben Linders Follow 15 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018 2

Most of the software that influences the behavior of human beings wasn’t created with strong ethical constructs around it. Software developers should ask themselves ethical questions like “who does this affect?”, “who could get hurt by this?”, and “who does this disadvantage or advantage?”, try to answer them, and be comfortable with questions they can’t answer yet.

Mobile Follow 109 Followers

Android P DP1: WiFi-RTT, Display Cutout Support, Multiple Cameras, Animated GIFs, NNAPI 1.1

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018

Google has made available the first Android P Developer Preview (DP1). Notable new features include: WiFi-RTT, cutout, multiple cameras, animated GIFs, NNAPI 1.1, and more performance for Kotlin code.

DevOps Follow 524 Followers

How Observability Impacts Testing: Q&A with Amy Phillips at QCon London

by Ben Linders Follow 15 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

Observability gives you a picture of the system’s current health and can replace certain types of testing. For low-risk application areas you can rely on observability instead of testing, provided you have continuous delivery that provides fast feedback and allows you to release changes quickly.

Culture & Methods Follow 439 Followers

Demystifying Machine Learning for Development Teams and Children

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

Rob Harrop's QCon London keynote, titled AI and ML for Software Engineers, spoke of how ML often sits behind a siloed wall between dev and data science teams. Developers are often jarred from being able to develop their own competence due to the aura of mysticism around ML. Dale Lane of IBM spoke in the sponsor stream of how he's been demystifying and making ML accessible to children.

Culture & Methods Follow 439 Followers

Q&A with Laura Bell on Continuous Security at QCon London

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 2 Followers , Laura Bell Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

Q&A with Laura Bell at QCon London. We discuss her keynote, continuous security and her own professional security journey.

Culture & Methods Follow 439 Followers

Dealing with the Broken Human Machine: How to Create High-Performing Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 15 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

To really progress in developing software and build anything at a scale, you have to examine your blind spots and learn to deal with people. The culture we build is important: the difference between a high performing engineering team and a low performing one is orders of magnitude in terms of productivity and quality. Focusing on how we do things is as important as what we’re doing.

Culture & Methods Follow 439 Followers

Data-Driven Thinking for Continuous Improvement

by Ben Linders Follow 15 Followers on  Mar 06, 2018

Organizations need an objective way to measure performance and tie actions back to business outcomes to improve continuously. Avvo uses a data-driven decision framework with an autonomous team model and a practice of retrospectives to help people make better decisions and proposals for continuous improvement.

Cloud Follow 196 Followers

Microsoft Announce General Availability of Azure Redis Cache Geo-Replication

by Martin Abbott Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 05, 2018

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of geo-replication support for the Azure Redis Cache service, Microsoft’s hosted implementation of the open-source Redis cache. The announcement follows a public preview that was announced in June 2017.

Java Follow 669 Followers

Spring Boot 2.0 Goes GA; Project Lead Phil Webb Speaks to InfoQ about the New Release

by Victor Grazi Follow 15 Followers on  Mar 05, 2018 3

Spring custodian Pivotal has announced the widely anticipated release of Spring Boot 2.0. InfoQ speaks to Spring Boot lead Phil Webb about the new release.

Development Follow 412 Followers

Apple Open Source SwiftNIO, a Low-Level Non-Blocking I/O Framework for Swift

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 04, 2018

At the recent try! Swift Conference in Tokyo, Apple announced the SwiftNIO project, a Netty-like non-blocking cross-platform I/O framework written in Swift.

Java Follow 669 Followers

Java EE Becomes Jakarta EE

by Matt Raible Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 04, 2018

After Oracle expressed its desire that Java EE be rebranded as part of the project's transfer to Eclipse, the community has voted, and the new name for Java EE going forward will be Jakarta EE. Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, wrote in a blog post that almost 7,000 people voted in the community poll, with over 64% choosing "Jakarta EE".

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