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Rust 2017 Roadmap Progress

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 08, 2017

Rust core team developer Nicholas Matsakis summarized the current state of progress of Rust’s 2017 roadmap.

Salesforce Brings Cognitive to CRM, Launches 3 New Services

by Kent Weare on  Jul 08, 2017

In a recent blog post, Salesforce announced the addition of three cognitive services to its Einstein artificial intelligence (AI) platform. The three new services enable detecting sentiment, intent and object detection. Salesforce customers can then use these services to automate insight and use predictive modelling within their CRM apps.

Capture - Embed - Protect, Guidelines for Domain-Driven Design

by Jan Stenberg on  Jul 07, 2017

When using the core philosophy and the practices of DDD as guidelines for software design and development, they can be summarized in three principles: Capture – Embed – Protect, Steven A. Lowe claimed in his presentation at this year’s DDD eXchange conference. Capture the domain model. Embed the model in the code. Protect the domain model from corruption from other domains.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Measuring Progress of Artificial Intelligence

by Roland Meertens on  Jul 07, 2017

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) started a document containing progress artificial intelligence (AI) research on multiple tasks. The goal of the document is to be the place for people to find progress on difficult tasks. Currently, many tasks don't have the metrics, datasets, and benchmarks to keep track of them. The EFF made a notebook to which researchers and developers can contribute.

Eric Han, VP at Portworx, Speaks to InfoQ on the State of the Hyperconverged Container Market

by Michael Redlich on  Jul 07, 2017

InfoQ speaks to Portworx VP of product management, Eric Han, about the direction of the container market and differentiators between the growing number of hyperconverged container platforms in the market.

State of Scrum 2017 Edition Published by Scrum Alliance

by Ben Linders on  Jul 06, 2017

Scrum is increasingly used outside of IT or software development, where many organizations adopt mix-and-matched approaches to agile, and the ScrumMaster role is evolving into more of a shared role where fewer ScrumMasters focus on a single initiative; these are some of the findings from the 2017 State of Scrum report which has been published by the Scrum Alliance.

Integrate 2017 Recap: Adding Intelligence to Integration

by Kent Weare on  Jul 04, 2017

Integrate 2017, an annual integration event focused on Microsoft Integration technologies, took place in London from June 26th – 28th. Some of the key themes that were discussed include the role of cognitive computing in integration, API orchestration, SaaS connectivity, cloud native integration, the impact of serverless on integration and cloud messaging at scale.

QCon New York: Evaluating Machine Learning Models - A Case Study in Real Estate

by Srini Penchikala on  Jul 04, 2017

Opendoor, a real estate company that helps customers with buying and selling homes, uses machine learning techniques to drive pricing models. Nelson Ray, data scientist at Opendoor, spoke at QCon New York 2017 Conference about how they developed a simulation-based framework for reasoning about machine learning models to assess the risk in reselling homes.

Fleur van Unen and Sylvain Mahe on a Toolkit for Leadership Agility

by Hugo Messer Shane Hastie on  Jul 04, 2017

At the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference Fleur van Unen and Sylvain Mahe from Palo IT are co-presenting a talk on tools for agile leadership; concrete advice for leaders drawing on techniques and frameworks such as Management 3.0. They spoke to InfoQ about the talk and their leadership philosophy, the importance of community in spreading agile ideas and treating employees as resourceful adults.

Java Module Platform System (JSR 376) Passes the Public Review Reconsideration Ballot

by Michael Redlich on  Jul 04, 2017

Almost two months after the failure of the original JSR 376 public review ballot to pass, the JCP executive committee has now overwhelmingly passed the recent reconsideration ballot. Tim Ellison, senior technical staff member at IBM, and Martijn Verburg, co-founder of the London Java Community and CEO of jClarity, spoke to InfoQ about the significant changes that led to a successful vote.

Dynamically Reconfigurable Event Driven Systems at QCon NY

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Jul 03, 2017

Danny Gooverts, CTO at The Glue, presented at QCon New York a solution architecture enabling banks to evolve and follow market trends and needs. The solution combines events based service modeling, in memory data processing grid and Docker based deployments to achieve scalability and exactly once processing.

QCon New York - IoT and Edge Compute at Chick-fil-A

by Srini Penchikala on  Jul 03, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing technologies drive the architecture at Chick-fil-A. Brian Chambers, enterprise architect at the restaurant chain company, spoke at QCon New York 2017 Conference about how they use edge and cloud services. He also discussed the design principles they follow in their applications: security, open API, and scalability.

QCon New York Day 2 – Developer Experience Track Summary

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 03, 2017

Day 2 of QCon New York had a Developer Experience track which looked at ways to simplify the development process and provide ideas around removing friction, reducing the time from code to production and becoming more efficient in developer practices.

Developing Skills for Amazon Echo Show

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 02, 2017

The recently introduced Amazon Echo Show provides developers new opportunities to develop skills that integrate voice control, visual feedback, and tactile input. David Isbitski, Amazon chief evangelist for Alexa, summarized the key points of developing Alexa skills for the Echo Show.

A Series of Unfortunate Container Events at Netflix: Andrew Spyker and Amit Joshi at QCon NYC

by Daniel Bryant on  Jul 02, 2017

At QCon New York 2017,  Andrew Spyker and Amit Joshi presented “A Series of Unfortunate Container Events at Netflix”. Key takeaways from running production workloads within containers running on the AWS Cloud include: expect problematic containers and workloads; there is continued need for cloud to evolve for containers; and it has been worth the effort due to value containers unlock.

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