Development Follow 502 Followers

New GCC 8.1 Supports Several Features of C++2a

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  May 07, 2018

GCC 8.1 is the latest major release of the GNU Compiler Collection, bringing experimental support for some parts of the upcoming C++2a standard. Additionally, GCC 8.1 improves profile driven optimizations and brings Go support up to version 1.10.1.

JavaScript Follow 313 Followers

Service Workers Now Supported across All Major Browsers

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 07, 2018

With the Windows 10 April 2018 Update released on April 30th, and the Safari 11.1 release on March 29, Edge and Safari join Firefox and Chrome in enabling Service Workers by default. Developers can now develop Progressive Web Apps providing offline functionality and expect them to function across all browsers except Internet Explorer and Opera Mini.

Culture & Methods Follow 517 Followers

From "Doing the Things Right" to "Doing the Right Things"

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 3 Followers on  May 07, 2018

Peter Jacobs, CIO of ING Netherlands, gave a talk at Agile India 2018 in which he explained how fostering and practicing an Agile approach has been helping the organization do things right, and the challenges they are currently facing to guarantee that they actually do the right things.

JavaScript Follow 313 Followers

Package Containing Malicious Backdoor Makes its Way into NPM

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  May 06, 2018

The NPM security team removed a package masquerading as a cookie parser that actually contained a malicious backdoor, along with three other packages depending on it. The backdoor allowed attackers to inject arbitrary code into a running server and execute it.

DevOps Follow 641 Followers

Managing the Software Supply Chain with the "Grafeas" Metadata API and "Kritis" Deploy Authorization

by Daniel Bryant Follow 585 Followers on  May 06, 2018

In a recent Google Cloud Platform (GCP) blog series exploring container security, the GCP team has presented further details of Grafeas -- a common API and language to store, query and retrieve metadata about software components -- and Kritis -- a proposed framework that enables the use of metadata stored in Grafeas to build and enforce real-time deployment policies with Kubernetes.

DevOps Follow 641 Followers

Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0 Brings Easier Kubernetes Integration

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  May 06, 2018

The latest version of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) makes it possible to manage and secure applications running on Kubernetes in heterogeneous environments and provides workflows to simplify the day-to-day management of a Kubernetes environment.

Development Follow 502 Followers

Firefox Releases Facebook Container Extension

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  May 06, 2018

Firefox has released an extension that it claims will stop the company snooping on users’ non-Facebook web traffic. The Facebook Container extension isolates users' identities to a separate container tab, which makes it harder for Facebook to track other web activity.

Cloud Follow 238 Followers

AWS AppSync Including New GraphQL Features Is Now Generally Available

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  May 04, 2018

Last month Amazon made AWS AppSync, a GraphQL service with real-time data and offline programming capabilities, generally available. Moreover, Amazon introduced AWS AppSync the previous year at their re:Invent conference. Now, the current GA release includes several new features that can accelerate development, a test and debug flow, and Amazon CloudWatch integration.

DevOps Follow 641 Followers

NGINX Releases Open Source Web Server with Dynamic Configuration

by Matt Campbell Follow 0 Followers on  May 04, 2018

NGINX recently released version 1.0 of Unit, an open-source web and application server. The server supports remote and dynamic configuration and incurs no service interruptions for configuration changes. Unit 1.0 also supports multiple languages (Go, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby) running on the same instance, including multiple versions of the same language.

Development Follow 502 Followers

Twitter Passwords May Be Compromised, Could Be One of the Largest Data Breaches in History

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 03, 2018

On May 3 Twitter announced that they had uncovered and fixed a bug that had resulted in users' passwords being stored in plaintext. No information has been released on how many users were affected, and all users are being recommended to change their passwords. If all users were in fact compromised, this would be the one of the largest known data breaches in history.

Emerging Technologies Follow 15 Followers

Major Automakers Aim to Bring Blockchain to Cars

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  May 03, 2018

Launched by four of some of the major automakers worldwide and a number of other companies, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) focuses on speeding up Blockchain adoption for mobility applications, from payments to ride-sharing and autonomous vehicles.

DevOps Follow 641 Followers

StackPointCloud Enhances Istio and Kubernetes Functionality in Cloud-Native Management Platform

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  May 03, 2018

StackPointCloud, provider of a cloud-native management platform for Istio and Kubernetes, has added a series of tools to help enterprises deploy and use microservices and containers. Users can now manage Istio service meshes across Kubernetes clusters using their preferred cloud providers and StackPointCloud has partnered with Packet Host to help customers use ARM with their Kubernetes clusters.

JavaScript Follow 313 Followers

Babylon.js 3.2 Release Improves 3D Rendering

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  May 03, 2018

The Babylon.js team has announced their 3.2 release which leverages additional WebGL 2.0 features to improve its 3D rendering, further embraces modern JavaScript and TypeScript patterns, and adds more animation options and special effects.

Culture & Methods Follow 517 Followers

Automating Visual Testing with Appraise

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  May 03, 2018

Developing applications where the look and feel is key for success might help to automate visual testing. Appraise, an open source tool on Github licensed under MIT, applies the approach of specification by example to visuals. It helps teams to review and approve changes to web pages using visual inspection.

JavaScript Follow 313 Followers

JS Foundation Announces Dojo 2.0 Release

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 02, 2018

On May 2, 2018 the Dojo team released version 2 of Dojo, a JavaScript toolkit. This complete rewrite of Dojo focuses on what's needed for a modern enterprise application. Dojo 2 is built with TypeScript and embraces a component-based architecture and virtual DOM. It includes a range of tooling improvements, including a CLI, integrated testing and utilities for connecting Dojo to popular standards.

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