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Oracle Announces New Java Champions

by Ben Evans Follow 13 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Oracle has published a roundup of all new Java Champions accepted in 2017.

Development Follow 301 Followers

A Deeper Dive into Spectre and Meltdown

by Chris Swan Follow 295 Followers on  Jan 07, 2018

A deeper look at Spectre/Meltdown characteristics and potential attacks, why it's necessary to patch cloud VMs even though the cloud service providers have already applied patches, the nature of the performance impact and how it’s affecting real world applications, the need for threat modelling, the role of anti virus, how hardware is affected, and what’s likely to change in the long term.

Development Follow 301 Followers

Rust 1.23 Improves Memory Usage and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 07, 2018

The most significant improvement in Rust’s latest version is the reduction of memory usage made possible by avoiding some unnecessary copies. Additionally, rustdoc now consistently uses a CommonMark compliant engine to render the documentation.

Cloud Follow 130 Followers

Kubernetes and OpenShift Q&A with Brian Gracely from Kubecon 2017

by Rags Srinivas Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

InfoQ caught up with Brian Gracely, director product strategy for Red Hat Openshift, about how Kubernetes has helped shape the product direction and how it's relevant to developers and architects.

Cloud Follow 130 Followers

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

Microsoft recently announced that the Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding has become generally available. Both had previously been in public preview for months, and the release increases availability in nine more regions including Ireland, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and new capabilities to aid developers in achieving more.

Development Follow 301 Followers

Meltdown and Spectre: What They Are and How to Deal with Them

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

This article discusses the latest CPU vulnerabilities – Meltdown and Spectre – and the current solutions to fix them.

Data Science Follow 455 Followers

Building GPU Accelerated Workflows with TensorFlow and Kubernetes

by Srini Penchikala Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 04, 2018

Daniel Whitenack spoke at the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 Conference about GPU based deep learning workflows using TensorFlow and Kubernetes technologies. He discussed the open source data pipeline framework Pachyderm.

Culture & Methods Follow 337 Followers

Testing Lessons from Animals

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Jan 04, 2018

We can learn from how animals search for food to understand testing better, argued James Bach. Over time testers find out where the buggy parts of a product are, but then it might be effective to occasionally wander off and explore other areas. Stop hoping that automation will save you, and learn to hunt for bugs.

DevOps Follow 412 Followers

Xen Hypervisor 4.10 Focuses on Security and Better ARM Support

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 01, 2018

The Xen Project released version 4.10 of their hypervisor with an improved architecture for x86, better support for ARM processor hardware updates, and changes to schedulers and the user interface.

Architecture & Design Follow 1122 Followers

Entity Services is an Antipattern

by Jan Stenberg Follow 15 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017 15

In a microservice based architecture, it is important to keep the different services separated. Entity services is a common pattern now applied to microservices, but Michael Nygard claims that entity services is an anti-pattern that works against separation.

HTML5 Follow 36 Followers

W3C Releases HTML 5.2 As Official Recommendation

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

The W3C released the HTML 5.2 update to the HTML specification as an official recommendation on December 14, 2017. This update adds new features like the dialog element, obsoletes old ones like the HTML plugins system, and integrates work from other W3C committees such as support for the Payments Request API and the Presentation API.

Cloud Follow 130 Followers

Microsoft Releases Public Preview of IoT Software-as-a-Service Offering

by Martin Abbott Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

Microsoft recently announced a public preview of IoT Central, its software-as-a-service solution for the Internet of Things. IoT Central had been in limited preview for a few months with chosen customers who have been trialling the solution and providing feedback.

DevOps Follow 412 Followers

How ING Bank Does SRE

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Janna Brummel and Robin van Zijll, from ING Netherlands, talked at the Velocity conference in London about how poor availability from their internet banking systems prompted the bank to implement an SRE culture. A centralized SRE team was set up in the Netherlands to provide tooling, consulting and education on reliability to product teams (known as BizDevOps squads internally).

Java Follow 557 Followers

Looking Forward to Java in 2018

by Ben Evans Follow 13 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017 2

A look forward at the two new releases of Java that are expected in 2018.

Mobile Follow 88 Followers

Google to Improve Security and Privacy of Google Play Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Android developers will have to comply with two new requirements if they want their apps to be available on Google Play in the future. Those include supporting a recent Android version and adding support for 64-bit native code. Additionally, Google will start including some security metadata to improve APK authenticity verification.

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