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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.

Cloud Follow 132 Followers

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.

Culture & Methods Follow 340 Followers

How the Dutch Railways Applies Agile and Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

The mindset that goes with agile and lean philosophies is quite similar; lean amplifies agile and vice versa. Agile practices are suitable for the development of complex products, and lean practices help to look for opportunities to reduce waste in your processes. Lean helps to see results from the customer's point of view, from start to delivery, whereas agile supports delivering optimal value.

JavaScript Follow 192 Followers

Parcel.js Launch Brings a Zero-Configuration Option to JavaScript Module Bundling

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 10, 2018

Parcel.js is a new open source JavaScript Module Bundler that launched on December 5th. Parcel’s launch announcement touted speed and zero configuration as differentiators from existing module bundlers like webpack, browserify, and rollup, and claiming up to a 10X speedup over webpack when using its built-in caching.

Data Science Follow 459 Followers

Deep Image Priors on Neural Networks with No Training

by Dylan Raithel Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 10, 2018

Researchers at Oxford and Skoltech develop a generative neural network that successfully renders deep-image priors with no training.

Java Follow 560 Followers

Hazelcast Joins the Eclipse Foundation

by Michael Redlich Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 09, 2018

Hazelcast, a provider in open source In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG), recently joined the Eclipse Foundation to work with the other members of the Eclipse community to mainly focus on JCache, Eclipse MicroProfile, and EE4J. Greg Luck, CEO at Hazelcast, spoke to InfoQ about Hazelcast joining the Eclipse Foundation.

Java Follow 560 Followers

Visual Studio Code Announces JUnit Support

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 6 Followers on  Jan 09, 2018

The team at Microsoft which supports Visual Studio Code (better known as VS Code) has announced the release of an extension to run and debug Java JUnit test cases. The extension works with the Java Language Support extension provided by Red Hat and the Debugger for Java to complete the end-to-end development experience for developers working in the Java language in the editor.

Data Science Follow 459 Followers

Modern Big Data Pipelines over Kubernetes

by Srini Penchikala Follow 19 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Container management technologies like Kubernetes make it possible to implement modern big data pipelines. Eliran Bivas, senior big data architect at Iguazio, spoke at the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 Conference about big data pipelines and how Kubernetes can help develop them.

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Apple Releases New Security Updates to Protect Safari against the Spectre Attack

by Charles Humble Follow 470 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Apple has released a trio of security updates aimed at protecting Safari and WebKit against the Spectre attack.

Java Follow 560 Followers

Facebook Open-Sources RacerD - Java Race Condition Detector

by Kesha Williams Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Facebook’s open-source static analysis tool, Infer, now ships with support for detecting race conditions in Java code via RacerD.

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Oracle Announces New Java Champions

by Ben Evans Follow 13 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Oracle has published a roundup of all new Java Champions accepted in 2017.

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A Deeper Dive into Spectre and Meltdown

by Chris Swan Follow 300 Followers on  Jan 07, 2018

A deeper look at Spectre/Meltdown characteristics and potential attacks, why it's necessary to patch cloud VMs even though the cloud service providers have already applied patches, the nature of the performance impact and how it’s affecting real world applications, the need for threat modelling, the role of anti virus, how hardware is affected, and what’s likely to change in the long term.

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Rust 1.23 Improves Memory Usage and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 07, 2018

The most significant improvement in Rust’s latest version is the reduction of memory usage made possible by avoiding some unnecessary copies. Additionally, rustdoc now consistently uses a CommonMark compliant engine to render the documentation.

Cloud Follow 132 Followers

Kubernetes and OpenShift Q&A with Brian Gracely from Kubecon 2017

by Rags Srinivas Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

InfoQ caught up with Brian Gracely, director product strategy for Red Hat Openshift, about how Kubernetes has helped shape the product direction and how it's relevant to developers and architects.

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