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Cloud Follow 79 Followers

Azure SQL Intelligences Aims to Help DBAs and Developers

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 05, 2017

Microsoft seeks to make database management easier for users of its Azure SQL service and SQL Server through the addition of new features it calls Performance Management Intelligence. They are designed to provide easier database management for both DBAs and app developers.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

Kotlin Use for Android Apps is Growing, Getting More Google Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 04, 2017

In the six months since Google announced official support for Kotlin as a first-class language for Android development, Kotlin usage has more than doubled, writes Google product manager James Lau, and more than 17% of Android Studio 3.0 projects now use Kotlin.

Development Follow 180 Followers

SQL Server in the Hybrid Cloud

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 03, 2017

The recent release of Microsoft SQL Server 2017 illustrates how the company is seeking to deliver their tools with an increasingly platform agnostic approach. This is evidenced by the adoption of the “hybrid cloud” terminology as well as the multi-platform nature of SQL Server 2017.

JavaScript Follow 139 Followers

Angular 5 Comes with Faster Incremental Compilation

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 03, 2017

Google has pushed Angular 5 out, adding build optimizations, incremental compilation, and better support for internationalization, among others.

.NET Follow 126 Followers

Cosmos DB - A Globally Distributed Database

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

Today at Day 2 of the PASS Summit, Microsoft group product manager for Cosmos DB Rimma Nehme was on hand to give the morning keynote about Azure Cosmos DB. Leading an informative, fast pace talk, Nehme covered Microsoft’s approach to designing and building Cosmos DB.

.NET Follow 126 Followers

Catching up with C# 7.1 and C# 7.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 187 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

Back in August, C# 7.1 was quietly released along with Visual Studio 15.3, but it’s not quite ready. In this report we’ll look at a subtle compiler bug and what’s next in store for the soon to be released C# 7.2.

DevOps Follow 295 Followers

Bringing a DevOps Approach to Databases

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

Today at Day 1 of PASS Summit 2017, Redgate Evangelist Steve Jones presented his tips for taking a DevOps approach to database management. His approach includes tips that can benefit installations of all sizes.

Culture & Methods Follow 219 Followers

Making Our Language and Behaviour More Inclusive

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

To avoid excluding people, we need to gain more awareness when we are in the wrong and be introspective to find out why someone is upset or offended by what we have said or done. By being excluded, people will eventually leave their jobs, communities or profession, which is something that we need to prevent. Peter Aitken suggested taking a positive approach when addressing inclusion issues.

JavaScript Follow 139 Followers

TypeScript 2.6 Adds Strict Parameter Contravariance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 01, 2017

Among new features in TypeScript 2.6 are a new flag to enforce strict parameter contravariance and improved tooling.

.NET Follow 126 Followers

Microsoft's Approach to Modern Data

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 01, 2017

The PASS Summit 2017 is a conference for users of SQL Server and related Microsoft data technology. At Day 1 of the conference, Microsoft's Rohan Kumar was on hand to present the opening keynote.

.NET Follow 126 Followers

Expanding Visual Studio's Cross-Compiler Support for ARM

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Visual Studio has long possessed the ability to target the ARM-platform, as long as the platform is running Windows. In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2, the IDE is expanding this support by adding the capability to target ARM based computers and IoT devices through the use of the GCC compiler.

Java Follow 419 Followers

Spring Tool Suite 3.9.1 Released

by Amit K Gupta Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Pivotal recently released version 3.9.1 of its Spring Tool Suite (STS), the Eclipse-based IDE for developing applications in Spring Framework. STS has been updated to Eclipse Oxygen.1a, which includes support for JDK 9 and JUnit 5 out of the box.

DevOps Follow 295 Followers

Secure Microkernel seL4 Reaches Version 7

by Kevin Neaton Follow 1 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Version 7.0.0 of the seL4 high-assurance microkernel has been released, bringing with it an alternate CMake-based build system with support for out-of-tree builds and interactive configuration.

Cloud Follow 79 Followers

Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Container Service (AKS), a New Managed Kubernetes Service

by Daniel Bryant Follow 200 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Microsoft has released a preview version of a new managed Kubernetes service, “Azure Container Service (AKS)”, which is a separate product from the existing ACS that offers support for multiple orchestrators Kubernetes, Mesos DC/OS and Docker Swarm.

Data Science Follow 329 Followers

Start-up Vicarious Defeats CAPTCHA Security with AI Inspired by Brain’s Visual Cortex

by Roland Meertens Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

Vicarious improved on neural network capable of solving CAPTCHA challenges using a novel network layout called Recursive Cortical Network. In contrast to a normal neural network, which starts without any knowledge before training, a RCN starts with knowledge of contours and surfaces. This prior knowledge facilitates model building and generalisability.

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