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Culture & Methods Follow 135 Followers

Node.js Forks over TSC Disagreements

by Susan McIntosh Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

The Node.js Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and Board have weighed in on the results of a vote to remove a member from the TSC based on a pattern of behavior. This has resulted in several resignations from the TSC, a plethora of commentary, and new recommendations by the Board of Directors.

DevOps Follow 182 Followers

How Facebook Achieves Rapid Release at Massive Scale

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

A recent article about Facebook’s release process covers its flexible methodology of pushing massive amounts of code changes to production for web and native mobile apps. It focuses on how they moved from a “cherry-picking” to a “push-from-master” strategy over a period of one year and their tools and processes for achieving it.

Java Follow 325 Followers

Java EE Security API (JSR-375) Approved

by Matt Raible Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

The Java EE Security API, JSR 375, was approved in early August. All members of the JCP Executive Committee voted “Yes”, with zero “No” votes. Intel Corp. did not vote on the JSR.

Java Follow 325 Followers

Java to Move to 6-Monthly Release Cadence

by Ben Evans Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 06, 2017 5

Oracle is proposing that Java switch to a 6-month cadence for releases, rather than the current two-year model. They are also announcing a move to make OpenJDK the primary JDK for developers and make OracleJDK a support-only offering.

Architecture & Design Follow 492 Followers

Event Architectures and Event Streaming

by Jan Stenberg Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 06, 2017

When moving from a monolithic system to a distributed or microservices system, you commonly also move from a single source of truth in one database to many databases and thus many sources of truth. Using an event architecture and persisting all events as a stream can give back the single source of truth, Ben Stopford claims in one of a series of blog posts about events, event streams and Kafka.

Mobile Follow 40 Followers

ARCore is Google’s Second Take on Augmented Reality

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

After launching Project Tango a few years ago, Google has announced a new augmented reality (AR) initiative, ARCore, which aims to bring AR to millions of Android devices.

.NET Follow 84 Followers

UWP Community Toolkit Prepares for Windows Fluent Design

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

Microsoft continues to prepare for the forthcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and they are upgrading developers tools and resources as part of these preparations. The UWP Community Toolkit (UCT) has been updated to take advantage of Microsoft's new Fluent Design Language that will eventually become the new user interface for Windows 10.

Development Follow 109 Followers

Oracle Makes Major Cuts to Solaris and SPARC Teams

by Charles Humble Follow 85 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

Whilst Oracle has committed to support Solaris until the 2030s, the firm appears to have made substantial cuts to the Solaris and SPARC teams this weekend, potentially signalling a silent end-of-life for both products.

JavaScript Follow 91 Followers

TypeScript 2.5 Released, Adds Language Level Refactoring

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 04, 2017

Microsoft has released TypeScript 2.5. The release is light on new language features, but has some new abilities including basic refactoring built into the language service itself.

Java Follow 325 Followers

QCon New York 2017: Migrating Speedment to Java 9

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 02, 2017

Dan Lawesson, CSO at Speedment, presented “Migrating Speedment to Java 9” at this year’s QCon New York. Lawesson spoke to InfoQ about Speedment and how they are addressing the challenges of migrating Speedment to Java 9.

.NET Follow 84 Followers

Microsoft Explores Manual Memory Management in .NET with Snowflake

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 01, 2017

A number of researchers from Microsoft Research, University of Cambridge, and Princeton University have forked .NET, adding an API to the runtime to support manual memory management, and published details of their approach and performance improvements obtained in the paper Project Snowflake: Non-blocking Safe Manual Memory Management in .NET.

Java Follow 325 Followers

Spring Boot 2.0 Will Feature Improved Actuator Endpoints

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 31, 2017

The upcoming release of Spring Boot 2.0.0 M4 will feature an improved actuator endpoint infrastructure featuring new mapping, easier creation of user-defined endpoints, and improved security. Stéphane Nicoll, principal software engineer at Pivotal, spoke to InfoQ about these actuator endpoints.

Development Follow 109 Followers

ThoughtWorks Sold to Private Equity Firm Apax Partners

by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 31, 2017 1

Global software development and digital transformation company ThoughtWorks is to be acquired by London-based private equity firm Apax Partners. The terms of the deal were not disclosed and it is expected to close in Q4 2017.

Culture & Methods Follow 135 Followers

Tackling Awesome Superproblems with Collaborative Games

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 31, 2017

Awesome superproblems are large, complex and enduring problems which can only be solved through collaboration. The key to making collaboration work is serious games, where participants voluntarily agree to follow the rules of the game to create a better and more durable result.

Architecture & Design Follow 492 Followers

Initial Metropolis Ethereum Hardfork Expected in September

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 30, 2017

The Ethereum Foundation released additional details about the upcoming update to the Ethereum network called Metropolis. The Metropolis hard fork is set to be divided into two core releases: Byzantium and Constantinople. Byzantium will be the first of the two releases, and is targeting a late September release and includes updates on transaction anonymity and predictable gas charges.

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