JavaScript Follow 319 Followers

Firefox Introduces Web Authentication API

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 15, 2018

With the Firefox 60 release on May 9, Firefox became the first major browser to support the Web Authentication API. This API enables users to avoid text-based passwords for websites and instead uses a local device with a biometric check or private PIN to generate a secure cryptographic identifier. Support for the API is in development for Chrome and Edge, and under consideration for Safari.

Cloud Follow 239 Followers

Microsoft Announces Its Own Content Delivery Network in Public Preview

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  May 15, 2018

Microsoft announced it would start to provide a public preview of their own Content Delivery Network (CDN) to enable customers to use and deliver content from it. With Azure CDN customers can allow their businesses to provide content on any of Microsoft’s extensive 54 global point-of-presence (POP) CDN in 33 countries.

Mobile Follow 125 Followers

Android Things 1.0 Supports More Hardware, Adds New Configuration UI

by Diogo Carleto Follow 30 Followers on  May 14, 2018

After a developer preview phase with over 100,000 SDK downloads, Google has released Android Things 1.0 with long-term support for production devices.

.NET Follow 289 Followers

First Look at Visual Studio 2017 15.8 with ARM64 Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 12 Followers on  May 14, 2018

The first preview of Visual Studio 2017 15.8 has been released, and includes the first support for the ARM64 platform.

DevOps Follow 648 Followers

Google Release "gVisor", a Lightweight Container Runtime Sandbox Used to Provide Secure Isolation

by Daniel Bryant Follow 594 Followers on  May 14, 2018

Google has released gVisor, a new kind of sandbox that can be used to provide secure isolation for containers that is less resource intensive than running a full VM. At its core gVisor is an open source user-space kernel, written in Go, that implements a substantial portion of the Linux system surface. The project includes an OCI runtime called “runsc” that integrates with Docker and Kubernetes.

Architecture & Design Follow 1752 Followers

PyTorch 1.0 Announced for Research and Production AI Projects

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  May 14, 2018

In a recent blog post, Bill Jia announced a new 1.0 version of PyTorch. PyTorch is an open source AI framework package for Python with Tensor computation and Deep Neural Networks. The importance of this new release is the reduction in time required to move an AI-driven project from the research phase to production while improving the accuracy and performance of these applications.

Java Follow 786 Followers

Q&A with Bob McWhirter on WildFly Swarm Rename to Thorntail

by Kesha Williams Follow 1 Followers on  May 14, 2018

In early 2015, Red Hat released Wildfly Swarm, which allows Java EE based applications to run as microservices. The approach allowed developers to migrate Java EE monolith applications to microservices by creating an uber-JAR that not only contains the Java program but embeds its dependencies as well. Wildfly Swarm was recently renamed to Thorntail. 

DevOps Follow 648 Followers

Terratest - an Open Source Go Library for Automated Infrastructure Testing

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 11 Followers on  May 13, 2018

Gruntwork open sourced their Go framework Terratest which can be used to write automated tests for testing infrastructure. The library comes with support for Terraform and Packer.

Cloud Follow 239 Followers

AWS EC2 Fleet: Manage Thousands of On-Demand and Spot Instances with One Request

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  May 12, 2018

Amazon announced EC2 Fleet, a new feature that gives customers a unique ability to create fleets composed of a combination of EC2 On-Demand, Reserved, and Spot Instances, by using a single API. Moreover, the customer can specify what capacity and instance-wise VM's it requires, and AWS will launch, manage, monitor and scale instances that they need, without writing any scaffolding code.

.NET Follow 289 Followers

Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Brings Full C++17 Compliance

by Jeff Martin Follow 12 Followers on  May 11, 2018

Microsoft has released a seventh update to Visual Studio 2017. Notable additions in this release include full C++17 compliance, an improved installer, and general quality of life changes that should benefit most developers.

Mobile Follow 125 Followers

Android Studio 3.2 Canary Brings Better Traces Support, Lint Checking, and More

by Diogo Carleto Follow 30 Followers on  May 11, 2018

Google has released Android Studio 3.2 Canary in the Canary and Dev channels. This version comes with improvements on core Android Studio IDE, as well new Android Profiler, Android Jetpack, Import/Export CPU traces, record CPU activity during startup, Lint checking and more.

JavaScript Follow 319 Followers

Google App Engine to Support Node.js 8.x Using the Recently Open Source gVisor Sandbox

by Wesley Reisz Follow 16 Followers on  May 10, 2018

Google App Engine (GAE), Google's PaaS offering, is now offering a preview of support for the Node.js 8.x runtime within the standard environment, with a full release promised soon.

Mobile Follow 125 Followers

Google Overhauls the Android Support Library into AndroidX

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  May 10, 2018

The new Android extension library (AndroidX) is a replacement for the seven-year old Support library, aiming to streamline things and provide a solid foundation for the further evolution of the library.

Culture & Methods Follow 523 Followers

Finding Talented People and Building Sustainable Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  May 10, 2018

Meetups, hackathons and conferences are fantastic opportunities to promote your company's work and ethos and meet talented people. You can learn a lot more about a person if you let them drive the conversation initially in a job interview. Having room to grow professionally and psychological safety are key to building sustainable teams, and establish a collaborative, cohesive engineering culture.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 703 Followers

What’s New in Azure Machine Learning?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  May 09, 2018

Matt Winkler delivered a talk at Microsoft Build 2018 explaining what is new in Azure Machine Learning. The new improvements come in several areas: making development easier, single container deployment to make the dev/test loop faster, using the SDK from the Azure Notebook for control, as well as helping people get started solving a particular problem.

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