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Better Engineering via Better Discourse

by Ben Linders on  Jul 20, 2017

Killing opposition with kindness is a real strategy in online discussions; there is power to disarm in acting as if the other party did not intend to be insulting or condescending. Accept that there will be bias in online communication, use facts and reason to deal with it, and practice awareness of bias and attempt to compensate.

Angular 4.3 Brings New HttpClient and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 19, 2017

Angular 4.3, the last 4.x release before Angular 5, is a drop-in replacement for previous versions and includes a number of new features, including a new HttpClient module, new router life cycle events, and more.

Google Released Facets: A Visualisation Tool for Big Data

by Roland Meertens on  Jul 19, 2017

Google open-sourced Facets: a data visualisation tool to explore data for machine learning scientists. Facets aim is to make big data set understandable and interpretable. Facets wants to be the visualisation tool researchers use to find nuances and insights in large data sets.

The Importance of Learning, Psychological Safety, and Continuous Delivery: Agile on the Beach 2017

by Daniel Bryant on  Jul 19, 2017

At the Agile on the Beach 2017 conference, run in Cornwall, UK, several hundred speakers and attendees gathered to discuss the latest developments within the field of agile and post-agile software development methodologies.

JetBrains Elected to the JCP Executive Committee

by Michael Redlich on  Jul 18, 2017 1

In a recent special election, JetBrains was elected to the JCP Executive Committee to fill one of the seats vacated by Ericsson and TOTVS. Trisha Gee, developer and technical advocate at JetBrains, spoke to InfoQ about this latest milestone for JetBrains, what they plan to accomplish, the recent JSR 376 vote, and plans for future development.

Versioning of Events in Event Sourced Systems

by Jan Stenberg on  Jul 17, 2017

A challenge with event sourced systems is that events put in the event store years ago must be readable today, even though the software has gone through numerous changes, Greg Young stated in his presentation at this year’s DDD eXchange conference. If a system can be taken down, versioning of events is relatively simple. The real challenge comes when a system can’t be taken down.

Rider Adds Performance Gains in RC1

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 17, 2017 1

JetBrains' Rider, the company's .NET-focused multiplatform IDE, has just produced its first Release Candidate. In this latest preview, NuGet support is expanded, general performance improved (particularly on Windows), and a few more usability enhancements are added.

Twistlock 2.1 Container Security Suite Released

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Jul 16, 2017

Twistlock announced the general availability of version 2.1 of their container security product. Highlights of the release include an integrated firewall that understands application traffic, vulnerability detection, secrets management via integration with third party tools, and compliance alerting and enforcement.

QCon New York 2017: Evolving Microservice Architectures

by Andrew Morgan on  Jul 15, 2017

At QCon New York 2017, Andrew Hart talked about the architectural, organisational and operational aspects of evolving microservice architecture, drawing on many real world examples during his work at SeatGeek.

Google Uses Machine Learning to Identify Intrusive Android Apps

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 15, 2017

Google uses a clustering algorithm to automatically analyze Android apps and detect which ones can be considered intrusive, write Google security engineers Martin Pelikan, Giles Hogben, and Ulfar Erlingsson.

Google Discusses Go 2

by Abel Avram on  Jul 15, 2017

At GopherCon 2017 which took place this week, Russ Cox, the tech lead for Go at Google, keynoted on the future of Go, inviting the community to submit suggestions on what should be included in the next major version of the language.

Microsoft Releases More Azure Stack Details, Available September

by Kent Weare on  Jul 14, 2017

At the recent Microsoft Inspire partner conference, Microsoft announced Azure Stack is now available for order and will ship as soon as September. Azure Stack is a private cloud implementation of Microsoft’s public Azure cloud. Unlike other private cloud providers, Microsoft is offering Azure Stack as a consumption-based service, similar to its public cloud counterpart.

Kubernetes 1.7 Released with Security Hardening, StatefulSet Updates and Extensibility Features

by Daniel Bryant on  Jul 14, 2017

Kubernetes 1.7 has been released with a focus on delivering features for security, storage and extensibility, and includes a Network Policy API, automated upgrade strategies for StatefulSets, and an extensible API aggregation layer.

Blazor Brings .NET Back to the Browser

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 14, 2017 2

Steve Sanderson’s Blazor is an experiment to bring .NET back to the browser using WebAssembly and DotNetAnywhere. It isn’t meant to be a full production framework like Flash or Silverlight, but rather a test to see what’s possible.

Managing Crowdsourced Testing

by Ben Linders on  Jul 13, 2017

Crowdsourced testing is a unique way of involving the crowd- meaning the real users/testers- into software testing under real world conditions. It helped Swisscom to find defects very early in the development process and increase the quality of products.

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