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ZGC, Nullable/C# 8, DevOps/Netflix, Cloud Native, SOA, Microservices, Resiliency/Expedia/Netflix, AI, Scala, FPGA Applied AI for software engineers rather than data scientists is a conference for senior software engineers and architects on the patterns, practices, and use cases for applying Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning in engineering. Tracks include: Predictive Data Pipelines & Architectures, Real-world Data Engineering, ML in Action: Security & Risk, Deep Learning Applications & Practices and more. Join us at, San Francisco, between April 9 - 11, 2018.



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The InfoQ eMag: Cloud Native

In this eMag, the InfoQ team pulled together stories that best help you understand this cloud-native revolution, and what it takes to jump in. It features interviews with industry experts, and articles on key topics like migration, data, and security. (eMag)

Josh Evans on DevOps at Netflix

In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Josh Evans, former engineering manager at Netflix, on how Netflix does DevOps and the freedom and responsibility culture that undermines their way of working. (Podcast)

Data Science Latest Content

AI in Finance: from Hype to Marketing and Cybersec Applications

Natalino Busa illustrates a number of use cases of using AI and machine learning techniques in finance, such as transaction fraud prevention and credit authorization. (Presentation)

Solving Business Problems Using Predictive Analytics

The panelists discuss solving business problems with predictive analytics. (Presentation)

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DevOps Latest Content


Observability and Avoiding Alert Overload from Microservices at the Financial Times

At QCon London, Sarah Wells presented "Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices", and cautioned that developers and operators must fundamentally change the way they think about monitoring when building a distributed microservice-based system. (Article)

Injecting Modern Concepts into Legacy Processes

Michael Jenkins discusses ways that developers and system administrators can us to bridge the gap between legacy systems and modern techniques. (Presentation)

Delve into DevOps: Articles, Case Studies, and More

5 Steps to Building a Successful Private Cloud; Understanding Cloud Native Infrastructure; Top 10 Adages in Continuous Deployment, and more. Learn More.



The Six Essentials for DevOps Team Excellence.
This new ebook from offers six tips to build a framework for DevOps teams embedding security and development best practices into an agile operation. Download now.

Development Latest Content


Mob Programming

Llewellyn Falco discusses Mob Programming, a way of working, what it looks like, and why it can work, including a short session of actual mobbing. (Presentation)

Scala Typeclasses

Emanuele Blanco introduces Scala’s typeclasses, discussing when to use them and how to implement them, looking at some examples and figuring out how to do more with less code. (Presentation)



A Native Linux Experience on SQL Server 2017.
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Java Latest Content


ZGC - Oracle’s Large-Heap Garbage Collector

Oracle has announced its intention to make Z Garbage Collector (ZGC) open source. Per Liden, creator of ZGC at Oracle and member of Hotspot (and formerly JRockit) project, has proposed a new project in OpenJDK community to make ZGC open source. (News)

Explore Innovation in the Java Landscape

Building Reactive Systems Using Akka; The Evolution of Eclipse Collections; Painless Migration to Java Jigsaw. Learn More.

.NET Latest Content

Microsoft Previews Nullable Reference Types in C# 8

Microsoft has made available Nullable Reference Types as preview for developers who want to try the new feature and provide feedback. (News)

Dynamic Languages Latest Content

TOP Dynamic Languages NEWS HEADLINES

Demystifying CORS: It’s Simpler Than You Think

Bill Parrott discusses CORS, what it is and how it works, why it is a crucial part of the modern web, what it enables, and what can’t be done. (Presentation)

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Architecture & Design Latest Content

TOP Architecture & Design NEWS HEADLINES

FPGAs Supercharge Computational Performance

Originally used in the development of new hardware, new, cloud-based FPGAs are making the technology more accessible. The dramatic improvements in speed and lower costs over traditional CPUs means more companies can start benefiting from the technology. FPGAs are fundamentally concurrent, which makes them an ideal tool for data-intensive, parallel processing problems. (Article)

An "Integration-First" Approach to Building a Commerce Platform for Payment Terminals

In this article Praveen Alavilli describes how they designed a payment terminal system for interoperability and extensibility, allowing developers to build new shopping experiences. (Article)

Rethinking API Management Architecture

Nuwan Dias discusses API Management architectures, their problems and how they have influenced in building a brand new architecture for an API Management solution for modern enterprise systems. (Presentation)



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Culture & Methods Latest Content

TOP Culture & Methods NEWS HEADLINES

Customize Your Agile Approach: What Do You Need for Estimation?

This is the third in a series of articles that will help you think about how you might want to customize your agile approach for your context. Many agile approaches assume teams will estimate with story points, which leads to a project velocity measure. Instead of velocity, consider counting stories or using cycle time for estimation. You might not need to measure velocity at all. (Article)

How AI will Revolutionize these 5 Job Roles by 2022

AI is altering major job roles in the tech industry. From developers to managers to CIOs, established industry positions are being disrupted already. In five years many will be unrecognizable. What changes are coming? This article examines five key roles in tech and show how AI will remake them in the next five years. (Article)

Q&A on the Book "Create Your Successful Agile Project"

The book Create Your Successful Agile Project helps people understand agile approaches and select what could work for them.Too often, teams adopt a framework without understanding the context in which that framework is useful. This book shows how you can use your team’s unique product, context, and people to define a suitable agile approach for your project. (Article)

Trio of Trouble: Design Thinking, Lean and Agile

Jonny Schneider compares Design Thinking, Lean and Agile, offering guidelines for working with other teams, and advising on what to avoid doing, based on lessons learned in the trenches. (Presentation)

Why Isn't Lean/Agile/Scrum/DevOps The Way We All Work and What Comes Next?

Adam Yuret discusses what real-world pressures are preventing organizations from achieving what Lean and Agile approaches promise. (Presentation)

You Can’t Always Get What You Want ...

Tony Grout shares one man’s journey to uncover what is needed to gain the goodwill - and budget - necessary to transform a large, regulated organization at scale and will focus on: the challenges at the start; the options that were considered; the reactions to what was done; and what is the situation now after two years. (Presentation)