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DigitalOcean Revamps Compute Plans and Pricing Structure

by Richard Seroter Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 16, 2018 1

After spending 2017 adding ancillary services to their virtual machine-centric cloud, DigitalOcean kicked off 2018 with some product and pricing changes. Last year, DigitalOcean added support for firewalls, monitoring, load balancers, and object storage. Today's announcement highlights three new classes of servers, some with upgraded CPU, memory and storage.

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The Brief Lifespan of a JavaScript Framework

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 16, 2018

The lifecycle of a JavaScript framework is extraordinarily limited, according to a new analysis by Stack Overflow. But the data may also show how the lifespan of a major framework differs from those that satisfy a specific niche.

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Microservices Resiliency and Fault Tolerance Using Istio and Kubernetes

by Srini Penchikala Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 15, 2018 3

Animesh Singh and Tommy Li from IBM spoke at the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 Conference about the microservices resiliency and fault tolerance leveraging Istio framework. They also showed how to configure and use circuit breakers and other resiliency features using Istio.

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Last Npm Incident Uncovers Security Vulnerability

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 15, 2018

Last week, the npm registry had an operations incident that caused a number of highly depended on packages, such as require-from-string, to become unavailable. While the incident was relatively straightforward to solve, it uncovered a major security vulnerability that could have been exploited to inject malicious code in projects using npm.

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PCF 2.0 Expands Platform to Include Containers and Serverless

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 6 Followers on  Jan 14, 2018

Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) version 2.0 sees a significant expansion of the platform. As well as the original Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, PCF 2.0 now also includes a Kubernetes-based container service and an upcoming Function/Serverless service alongside a marketplace of add-on services that extend the capabilities of the platform.

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Handy Improvements in JPA 2.2

by Kesha Williams Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 13, 2018

Oracle has released version 2.2 of the Java Persistence standard (JPA). This release updates Java EE 8 to use all the benefits of Java 8.

Development Follow 301 Followers

Intel Joins the Race for Quantum Supremacy with a 49-Qubit Chip

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018 1

At CES 2018, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Intel successfully built a 49-qubit chip, which aims to allow researchers to improve error correction techniques and simulate computational problems.

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Q&A with Max Kanat-Alexander, Author of "Understanding Software"

by Roland Meertens Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Last October Max-Kanat Alexander released his book "Understanding software". The book provides insights into how to keep your software simple, and how you can avoid complex unmaintainable software. You can find our review of the book on this website. InfoQ reached out to Kanat-Alexander to ask him several questions about his book.

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DevOps Workbench Launched by ZeroStack

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Private cloud provider, ZeroStack, has announced a self-service capability from which developers can create their own workbenches. Forty developer tools from a mix of open source and commercial providers are available to users of the DevOps Workbench through Zerostack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform.

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Intel Found That Spectre and Meltdown Fix Has a Performance Hit of 0-21%

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Microsoft, Red Hat and Intel have published their performance evaluation of the impact Meltdown and Spectre mitigation has on various systems.

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Buoyant Releases New Kubernetes Service Mesh "Conduit" Written in Rust and Golang

by Daniel Bryant Follow 371 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

Buoyant, the company behind the JVM-powered Linkerd service mesh, has released “Conduit”, a new experimental Kubernetes-specific service mesh, with the proxy data plane written in Rust and the control plane written in Golang. Conduit is not Linkerd 2.0. -- and targets a different use case -- and Buoyant has stated that they will continue to develop and provide commercial support for Linkerd.

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HashiCorp and Contino Share Enterprise Terraform Recommended Practices

by Daniel Bryant Follow 371 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

HashiCorp has published a Terraform Recommend Practices guide to assist enterprises looking to embrace cloud technologies and Infrastructure as Code (IaC). An overflow of a typical recommended Terraform workflow is provided, and a “provisioning maturity model” is presented, which also provides advice on how to evolve current practices from one stage to the next.

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Redpoint Games Launch NPM Package Signing Tool

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

Redpoint has launched pkgsign, a package signing and verification tool for NPM. It aims to improve security by helping ensure the authenticity of packages which are uploaded and downloaded from the NPM registry.

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Google Introduces Low-Priced Preemptible GPUs for Their Customers

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

Google announces the beta release of Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) attached to Preemptible Virtual Machines (VMs) in their cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers can now attach NVIDIA K80 and NVIDIA P100 GPUs to Preemptible VMs for respectively 0.22 and 0.73 dollar cent per GPU hour, 50 percent cheaper than GPUs connected to on-demand instances.

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restQL, a Microservices Query Language, Released on GitHub

by Thomas Betts Follow 6 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

restQL, a query language for microservices, is now available as an open-source project on GitHub. The restQL language is intended to simplify common scenarios for client-side access to RESTful microservices, including multiple parallel calls and chained calls. restQL was created to avoid some limitations of the more well-known data querying and management frameworks Falcor and GraphQL.

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