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Microsoft Releases Public Preview of IoT Software-as-a-Service Offering

by Martin Abbott Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

Microsoft recently announced a public preview of IoT Central, its software-as-a-service solution for the Internet of Things. IoT Central had been in limited preview for a few months with chosen customers who have been trialling the solution and providing feedback.

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How ING Bank Does SRE

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Janna Brummel and Robin van Zijll, from ING Netherlands, talked at the Velocity conference in London about how poor availability from their internet banking systems prompted the bank to implement an SRE culture. A centralized SRE team was set up in the Netherlands to provide tooling, consulting and education on reliability to product teams (known as BizDevOps squads internally).

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Looking Forward to Java in 2018

by Ben Evans Follow 13 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017 2

A look forward at the two new releases of Java that are expected in 2018.

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Google to Improve Security and Privacy of Google Play Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Android developers will have to comply with two new requirements if they want their apps to be available on Google Play in the future. Those include supporting a recent Android version and adding support for 64-bit native code. Additionally, Google will start including some security metadata to improve APK authenticity verification.

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Amazon Web Services New Region EU (Paris) Is Now Open for Business

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Amazon launches its 18th AWS Region in the Paris area to better serve their customers in and around France. This region will be the fourth in Europe after Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The French region, called the AWS EU (Paris) region, will provide customers the full stack of AWS services including compute, storage, networking, IoT, AI and serverless computing.

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Visual Studio Code 1.19 Completes 2017 Release Schedule, Team Preps for 2018

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 29, 2017

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Code 1.19, capping off a year of monthly releases. The editor has come a long way in the past year with huge gains in features, speed, and popularity. The team is gearing up for a jam-packed release schedule in 2018.

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Using C# to Target GPUs

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

The new Hybridizer technology provides C# developers with a way to target the CUDA platform and take advantage of GPUs for increased performance. Thanks to Hybridizer, developers are not forced to use C or C++ to write high-performance GPU code.

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F# 2017 Retrospective

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

During 2017 F# reached version 4.1 and grew its user community, mostly in coincidence with the release of .NET Core 2.0, while getting stronger tooling and wider conference presence, writes Microsoft program manager Phillip Carter.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Archive Storage

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017 1

Microsoft recently announced that the Azure Archive Storage has become generally available. The archive feature for Azure Storage has been available in preview with customers for a few months with customers, and the release includes Blob-Level Tiering. This tier enables customers to optimize storage of the lifecycle data across tiers.

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Supporting Digital Leadership with Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

Digitization can no longer be stopped; with customers who increasingly act digitally and mobile it is important to show digital leadership. IT is taking over traditional services and is leading the way for new digital connected products. An organization applied agile to change the way teams are funded and to establish teams of owners who take responsibility to put good products in the market.

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What Rust Achieved in 2017

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 26, 2017

Rust development in 2017 focused on a number of areas, including tooling, the library ecosystem, interoperability, and others with a common theme: increasing productivity, especially for newcomers to the language, writes Rust core team member Aaron Turon.

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Chaos Engineering at Twilio

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 25, 2017

The Twilio team describes their foray into Chaos Engineering where they use Gremlin to inject failures into their homegrown queuing system shards to test for automated recovery.

Development Follow 293 Followers

Postgres 10 Features for Developers

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 24, 2017

The 10th version of the popular RDBMS PostgresSQL was released a few weeks ago. Postgres 10 brings several new features among which some are mostly exciting for developers. 10Clouds explained in details some of these features in a blog post. We will go through the features that are mostly interesting for developers and the relatively few breaking changes.

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Here’s What is Limiting Blockchain Mainstream Use

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 24, 2017

In a recent article on Medium, Blockchain engineer Preethi Kasireddy describes the key challenges that Blockchain has to overcome to become practical for mainstream use.

Cloud Follow 126 Followers

Google Kubernetes Engine Upgrades: Regional Clusters, New Dashboard and Security Recommendations

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 22, 2017

Google has enhanced its Kubernetes Engine (GKE) service with a few upgrades. Customers can now use GKE at scale, manage clusters with a web-based dashboard Cloud Console besides the supported kubectl command line interface, and harden the security by applying Google’s best practices for running a Kubernetes cluster.

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