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QConSF: Is Managing Men & Women Really That Different?

by Susan McIntosh on  Nov 19, 2016

Mitch Shepard discussed why there are fewer women in leadership roles, why diversity is better for business, and what the IT community can do to encourage women in leadership.

Firefox Focus, a Private Web Browser for iOS

by David Iffland on  Nov 18, 2016

Firefox Focus is a new web browser for iOS that blocks many ad and content trackers by default. Along with its minimal, single tab UI, the browser offers privacy and speed.

Talks at Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East 2016

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Nov 18, 2016

The third and fourth days of the triple conference Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East held in Orlando, Florida, continued the trend established by the first two, with talks covering a wide range of topics but with a clear emphasis on testing. While days 1 and 2 were filled with half and full-day tutorials, days 3 and 4 were based on one-hour talks.

Open Source Development at the UK Government

by Ben Linders on  Nov 17, 2016 1

New code developed for GOV.UK will be open by default. Coding in the open enables reuse and increases transparency. The UK government wants to provide digital services which are so good that people want to use them; services which are leading to better interaction between the government and citizen.

Microsoft Launches BizTalk Server 2016

by Kent Weare on  Nov 16, 2016

On October 27th, Microsoft launched their 10th release of BizTalk Server. With this release, Microsoft has invested in hybrid and cloud connectivity for BizTalk Server 2016.

Firefox 50 Extends Benefits of Electrolysis

by James Chesters on  Nov 16, 2016

Mozilla has released Firefox 50. The latest update increases the benefits to users from multiple content processes, and fixes a dozen high impact security vulnerabilities. Among the improvements in Firefox's latest release is further access to Electrolysis, Mozilla's functionality for rendering and executing web-related content in background processes.

Eclipse Che 5.0 Brings Docker Compose Support, Workspace Agents, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 16, 2016

At the first CheConf16, a virtual user conference dedicated to Eclipse Che, a containerized portable development workspace, Codenvy CEO and Che project leader Tyler Jewell announced Eclipse Che 5.0. Expected to be released before the end of the year, it will introduce support for Docker Compose, Workspace Agents, and more.

Tutorials at Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East 2016

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Nov 16, 2016

Between the 14th and 18th November, the three conferences Better Software East, DevOps East and Agile Dev East are taking place simultaneously in the same venue in Orlando, Florida. The conferences are organised around two days of tutorials, two days of talks, and a closing Agile Summit day with keynotes by several international speakers. InfoQ attended the conference to report on its contents.

Extending Visual Studio "15"

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 16, 2016

Extension writers will benefit from several new capabilities in Visual Studio 15 that provide for more flexible installations and better extension performance.

Logz.io Offers Machine Learning Based Log Analysis

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Nov 15, 2016

Logz.io offers a hosted service which performs intelligent log analysis by using machine learning to derive insights from human interactions with log data that includes discussions on tech forums and public code repositories.

Microservices and Security

by Jan Stenberg on  Nov 15, 2016

When it comes to application security, we often include it as an afterthought. We have learnt how to add test into the development workflows, but with security we often assume someone else will come and fix it later on, Sam Newman claimed in his keynote at this year’s Microservices Conference in London.

Microsoft to Announce Visual Studio for Mac

by Abel Avram on  Nov 15, 2016 3

The MSDN Blog briefly published a post on Visual Studio for Mac, then they took it down because the new product is supposed to be announced at Microsoft Connect(), which is to take place from Nov 16-18, 2016. A copy of the page can be accessed on Google’s cache.

Changing the Image of Software Developers to Achieve Higher Diversity

by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2016

We have to break the cycle of hiring ourselves over and over again to achieve higher levels of diversity in the software industry, argues Birgitta Böckeler. According to her, things are slowly changing; organizations increasingly focus on diversity and inclusion. There are a lot of people out there who could be great and very happy to become a software developer, but they never even discover it.

Rust 1.13 Brings New ? Error Handling Operator, Performance Improvements, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 14, 2016 2

For version 1.13, the Rust core team has focused on improving the language syntax for error handling by introducing a new ? operator, optimizing compile times, and adding support for type level macros.

Microsoft PowerApps Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare on  Nov 14, 2016

After a six-month preview of PowerApps, Microsoft has reached General Availability (GA) with the cross-platform business application productivity service. PowerApps is now available for production usage in six regions, in 42 languages, with a 99.9% SLA.

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