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ZeroTurnaround Releases RebelLabs Developer Productivity Report

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 14, 2016 1

Today, ZeroTurnaround's RebelLabs released their biannual developer productivity report, which asked over 2000 respondents what their tools of the trade were. InfoQ has been given access to the report and summarises its findings.

TypeScript 2.0 Beta Brings Option Types, Discriminated Unions, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 13, 2016

Daniel Rosenwasser, program manager for TypeScript at Microsoft, has announced the beta release of TypeScript 2.0, which brings a wealth of new features to the language including non-nullable types, control flow analysis for types and discriminated unions.

Design for Continuous Evolution: Immutable Model Is Key for Robustness

by Thomas Betts on  Jul 13, 2016

At QCon New York, Eric Brewer described how advancing from continuous delivery to fast and stable continuous evolution requires a discrete construction step to define an immutable model of the system. Brewer’s compute infrastructure design team uses Helm to construct and safely validate new deployment models, prior to attempting real deployment, although the concepts are technology agnostic.

AWS Adds Multi-Cloud Scripting to EC2 Run Command Feature

by Richard Seroter on  Jul 12, 2016

In late 2015, AWS unveiled the EC2 Run Command feature. It gave operators a single interface for running administrative tasks across a fleet of AWS servers. In June of this year, AWS expanded the scope of the feature to work with servers located in other clouds or data centers.

LokiJS 1.4 Release Brings Performance Improvement, NativeScript Adapter

by James Chesters on  Jul 12, 2016

Version 1.4 or LokiJS, the in-memory database that prioritises performance, has been released, bringing a NativeScript adapter.

Scrum Alliance Directors Resign

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 11, 2016 22

Steve Denning and Stephen Forte have resigned from the Board of Directors of the Scrum Alliance, citing the change in direction that the current leadership has taken as being "inconsistent with principles of the Agile Manifesto and the Scrum Alliance mission of transforming the world of work". InfoQ spoke to Denning about their decision and got reactions from the Scrum Alliance.

Microsoft Launches Azure Information Protection for Documents

by Irwin Williams on  Jul 11, 2016

Microsoft launched Azure Information Protection (AIP) in early June 2016. The service aims to enable easy classification of documents both for security and taxonomy.

Visual Studio Code 1.3 Finally Adds Tabs

by David Iffland on  Jul 11, 2016

Microsoft has released version 1.3 of their cross-platform Visual Studio Code. The new version now supports tabs and many other features. Additionally, the Monaco code editor that VS Code is built upon has been extracted and is now available as a stand-alone package.

Rust 1.10 Improves Bootstrapping, Panic Handling, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 11, 2016

Newly released Rust 1.10 introduces a new approach to bootstrapping that aims to be friendlier to open-source distributions. Additionally, it adds a new cargo option for handling panic that improves compiler performance and reduces binary size, a new format for shared libraries, and many performance improvements.

Meson Workflow Orchestration and Scheduling Framework for Netflix Recommendations

by Srini Penchikala on  Jul 10, 2016

Netflix's goal is to predict what you want to watch before you watch it. They do this by running a number of machine learning (ML) workflows every day. Meson is a workflow orchestration and scheduling framework that manages the lifecycle of all these machine learning pipelines that build, train and validate personalization algorithms to help with the video recommendations.

Latest Edition of the Scrum Guide Now Available

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 09, 2016 2

The latest edition of the Scrum Guide has been launched by Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. The biggest change in this version of the Guide is the inclusion of the Scrum Values.

Microsoft Has Open Sourced the VS Code Language Server Protocol

by Abel Avram on  Jul 09, 2016

Microsoft has open sourced the protocol used by VS Code’s editor to communicate with the various language servers supported.

Stagnation with Java EE 8: Can the Java Community Make a Difference?

by Michael Redlich on  Jul 09, 2016 9

There is a lot of concern of late surrounding Oracle’s commitment to Java EE. InfoQ broke the news last month in an article about the Java EE Guardians. Spring Data project lead Oliver Gierke at Pivotal expressed his thoughts on the potential impact to the Java community.

Google BigQuery Now Allows to Query All Open-Source Projects on GitHub

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 08, 2016 2

A full snapshot of more than 2.8 million open source project hosted on GitHub is now available in Google’s BigQuery, Google and GitHub announced. This will make it possible to query almost 2 billion source files hosted on GitHub using SQL.

Mozilla's Servo Browser Now Available Nightly

by David Iffland on  Jul 07, 2016

The Servo browser, built from scratch by Mozilla Research, has matured to the point where nightly builds are available for download. The group hopes to broaden the browser's reach so that they can quickly improve its web compatibility and performance.

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