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Data Science Follow 206 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 98 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 84 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 292 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 131 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 171 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 292 Followers

Java EE Security API (JSR-375) Approved

by Matt Raible Follow 2 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 292 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 467 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 38 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.

.NET Follow 81 Followers

UWP Community Toolkit Prepares for Windows Fluent Design

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

Microsoft continues to prepare for the forthcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and they are upgrading developers tools and resources as part of these preparations. The UWP Community Toolkit (UCT) has been updated to take advantage of Microsoft's new Fluent Design Language that will eventually become the new user interface for Windows 10.

Development Follow 98 Followers

Oracle Makes Major Cuts to Solaris and SPARC Teams

by Charles Humble Follow 63 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

Whilst Oracle has committed to support Solaris until the 2030s, the firm appears to have made substantial cuts to the Solaris and SPARC teams this weekend, potentially signalling a silent end-of-life for both products.

JavaScript Follow 84 Followers

TypeScript 2.5 Released, Adds Language Level Refactoring

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 04, 2017

Microsoft has released TypeScript 2.5. The release is light on new language features, but has some new abilities including basic refactoring built into the language service itself.

Java Follow 292 Followers

QCon New York 2017: Migrating Speedment to Java 9

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 02, 2017

Dan Lawesson, CSO at Speedment, presented “Migrating Speedment to Java 9” at this year’s QCon New York. Lawesson spoke to InfoQ about Speedment and how they are addressing the challenges of migrating Speedment to Java 9.

.NET Follow 81 Followers

Microsoft Explores Manual Memory Management in .NET with Snowflake

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 01, 2017

A number of researchers from Microsoft Research, University of Cambridge, and Princeton University have forked .NET, adding an API to the runtime to support manual memory management, and published details of their approach and performance improvements obtained in the paper Project Snowflake: Non-blocking Safe Manual Memory Management in .NET.

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