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JavaScript Follow 139 Followers

TypeScript 2.6 Adds Strict Parameter Contravariance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 01, 2017

Among new features in TypeScript 2.6 are a new flag to enforce strict parameter contravariance and improved tooling.

.NET Follow 126 Followers

Microsoft's Approach to Modern Data

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 01, 2017

The PASS Summit 2017 is a conference for users of SQL Server and related Microsoft data technology. At Day 1 of the conference, Microsoft's Rohan Kumar was on hand to present the opening keynote.

.NET Follow 126 Followers

Expanding Visual Studio's Cross-Compiler Support for ARM

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Visual Studio has long possessed the ability to target the ARM-platform, as long as the platform is running Windows. In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2, the IDE is expanding this support by adding the capability to target ARM based computers and IoT devices through the use of the GCC compiler.

Java Follow 417 Followers

Spring Tool Suite 3.9.1 Released

by Amit K Gupta Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Pivotal recently released version 3.9.1 of its Spring Tool Suite (STS), the Eclipse-based IDE for developing applications in Spring Framework. STS has been updated to Eclipse Oxygen.1a, which includes support for JDK 9 and JUnit 5 out of the box.

DevOps Follow 294 Followers

Secure Microkernel seL4 Reaches Version 7

by Kevin Neaton Follow 1 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Version 7.0.0 of the seL4 high-assurance microkernel has been released, bringing with it an alternate CMake-based build system with support for out-of-tree builds and interactive configuration.

Cloud Follow 79 Followers

Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Container Service (AKS), a New Managed Kubernetes Service

by Daniel Bryant Follow 199 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Microsoft has released a preview version of a new managed Kubernetes service, “Azure Container Service (AKS)”, which is a separate product from the existing ACS that offers support for multiple orchestrators Kubernetes, Mesos DC/OS and Docker Swarm.

Data Science Follow 329 Followers

Start-up Vicarious Defeats CAPTCHA Security with AI Inspired by Brain’s Visual Cortex

by Roland Meertens Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

Vicarious improved on neural network capable of solving CAPTCHA challenges using a novel network layout called Recursive Cortical Network. In contrast to a normal neural network, which starts without any knowledge before training, a RCN starts with knowledge of contours and surfaces. This prior knowledge facilitates model building and generalisability.

Data Science Follow 329 Followers

Smart Replies for Member Messages at LinkedIn

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

LinkedIn has launched a new natural language processing (NLP) recommendation engine which is used to provide members with smart-reply recommendations to messages. The models and infrastructure development process has been documented in detail in a recent blog post by the engineering team.

Cloud Follow 79 Followers

CNCF Adds Security, Service Mesh and Tracing Projects: Docker Notary, Lyft Envoy and Uber Jaeger

by Daniel Bryant Follow 199 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced the addition of four new hosted projects over the past month: Docker’s Notary, The Update Framework (TUF), Lyft’s Envoy, and Uber’s Jaeger.

Architecture & Design Follow 767 Followers

GoTo Copenhagen 2017: How Shopify Powers Online Commerce

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

Simon Hørup, senior product engineering lead at Shopify, gave an overview of how Shopify is architectured to support large sales at GoTo Copenhagen 2017. This included their OpenResty configured NGINX instances, shop and pod isolation architecture, failover strategies and more.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

Android Studio 3.0 and Oreo 8.1

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

Google has released the stable version of Android Studio 3.0 and a Developer Preview of Android Oreo 8.1.

Development Follow 178 Followers

SciPy Goes 1.0, Gets New Governance Structure

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 29, 2017

Sixteen years after it was born, SciPy, the leading Python library for scientific and technical computing, reaches version 1.0, which marks the achievement of both technical and organizational goals.

Cloud Follow 79 Followers

Traffic Shifting in AWS Lambda Aliases Coming Soon

by Chris Swan Follow 158 Followers on  Oct 29, 2017

Amazon’s Chris Munns announced at the recent Serverless Conference NYC that AWS Lambda will soon support a feature called traffic shifting. This will allow a weight to be applied to Lambda function aliases to shift traffic between two versions of a function. The feature will enable the use of canary releases and blue/green deployment.

DevOps Follow 294 Followers

Monitoring Cloudflare's Global Network Using Prometheus

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 28, 2017

Matt Bostock’s SRECON 2017 Europe talk covers how Prometheus, a metric-based monitoring tool, is used to monitor CDN, DNS and DDoS mitigation provider CloudFlare’s globally distributed infrastructure and network.

Development Follow 178 Followers

Book Review Understanding Software by Max Kanat-Alexander

by Roland Meertens Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 27, 2017

The book "Understanding Software" by Max Kanat-Alexander is an interesting read for project managers and software architects. It provides insights into how to keep your software simple, and how you can avoid complex unmaintainable software. The book is most useful for project managers and architects.

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