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Culture & Methods Follow 333 Followers

Improving The Adoption of Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Jan 18, 2018

We should use an agile approach to adopt agile instead of adopting agile in a waterfall way, and have leaders who are willing to empower their teams and build an organization that supports them. The industry needs more practices on incrementally rolling agility out.

Development Follow 294 Followers

Q&A on Istio, Microservices and Kubernetes with Lachie Evenson of Microsoft from Kubecon 2017

by Rags Srinivas Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 17, 2018

InfoQ caught up with Lachie Evenson, program manager at Microsoft, who delivered an introductory talk on the Istio platform at Kubecon. In addition to Istio, he talked about microservices, Kubernetes and how it's relevant to enterprise developers and architects.

JavaScript Follow 190 Followers

Universal Vue.js Application Framework Nuxt.js Reaches 1.0

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 17, 2018

Nuxt.js, an open source framework for creating universal Vue.js applications, just reached their 1.0 release. Nuxt.js claims to make it simple and fast to create a Vue.js application that can be run as a server side rendered application, as a single page application, or a statically generated website.

.NET Follow 173 Followers

Latest Advances in Visual Studio 2017 15.6 Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Jan 17, 2018

Microsoft's latest preview of Visual Studio 2017, version 15.6, adds several new features for code diagnostics, debugging and source control. Foremost among these is greatly expanded support tags when using Git source control.

Java Follow 555 Followers

No JCP for Java EE

by Matt Raible Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 17, 2018

Oracle does not support or recommend the use of the JCP (Java Community Process) for future Java EE enhancements. "Oracle recommends and supports the use of EE4J-driven processes for functional enhancements to Java EE 8 specifications, and does not recommend or support use the JCP process for any future Java EE 8 functional enhancements."

Cloud Follow 127 Followers

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.

JavaScript Follow 190 Followers

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.

Data Science Follow 451 Followers

Microservices Resiliency and Fault Tolerance Using Istio and Kubernetes

by Srini Penchikala Follow 17 Followers on  Jan 15, 2018 2

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.

JavaScript Follow 190 Followers

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.

Cloud Follow 127 Followers

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.

Java Follow 555 Followers

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 294 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.

Development Follow 294 Followers

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

by Roland Meertens Follow 3 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.

DevOps Follow 406 Followers

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.

Development Follow 294 Followers

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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