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Facebook Overhauls ReasonML Syntax in Reason 3

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 10, 2017

Reason, Facebook’s attempt to bring OCaml safety and speed to JavaScript developers, reaches version 3, which introduces new syntax and many fixes.

HTML5 Follow 20 Followers

Slack Desktop Migrated to BrowserView for 3.0

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017

Slack has recently made version 3.0 available in their beta channel, with numerous performance improvements and bug fixes. At its core, most of the changes have revolved around migrating from the Electron component “webView” to “browserView”, a newer and more stable alternative. Charlie Hess, engineer at Slack, has published a blog outlining this journey.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

Android Architecture Components 1.0: Lifecycle, LiveData, ViewModel and Room

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017

Google has made available Android Architecture Components 1.0, a collection of libraries to design “robust, testable, and maintainable apps.” The current components are Lifecycle, LiveData, ViewModel and Room with others on the way.

Culture & Methods Follow 226 Followers

Q&A with Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland about Scrum Guide Updates

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017

The Scrum guide has been updated to better reflect what Scrum is and clear up misconceptions. Scrum can be used for building software products, and it can be applied to many other areas outside of software as well. Scrum is a framework based on empiricism for continuous improvement. Having a potentially shippable product increment at least every sprint or more often is a key element of Scrum.

Java Follow 425 Followers

Accelerating the Adoption of Java Microservices with Eclipse MicroProfile

by Monica Beckwith Follow 191 Followers on  Nov 08, 2017

InfoQ caught up with Emily Jiang from IBM to hear about the new Eclipse MicroProfile project and the new release, with extended fault tolerance and other new features.

Java Follow 425 Followers

New Version Scheme for Java SE Platform and the JDK

by Amit K Gupta Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 08, 2017

Released Java 9 also introduced a new versioning scheme. This scheme is based on JEP 223 and was intended for future releases of the Java platform itself. However, almost immediately after the release Mark Reinhold, Java’s chief architect, announced a brand new proposal for changing the version scheme again and adopting a strict, time-based release model.

Culture & Methods Follow 226 Followers

Game Changers for Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 07, 2017

We want to approach strategy using choices, direction, and iterative experiments, establish a growth mindset in organizations, and work towards a common purpose or goal with leaders and teams sharing the same values, principles, and mindset; these are some of the game changers for organizations to become more innovative, deliver faster and better, and have happier and more engaged employees.

Architecture & Design Follow 782 Followers

Tracks Announced for the Inaugural QCon.ai in 2018

by Wes Reisz Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Recently, the people behind QCon (InfoQ’s conference for senior developers, architects, and leaders in software) announced a new conference called QCon.ai.

Cloud Follow 81 Followers

Google Data Loss Prevention API Offers New Ways to Manage Sensitive Data

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Google has updated the beta version of its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) API, which is designed to help organizations better manage sensitive and personal identity data.

Development Follow 184 Followers

Monzo Outage Post Mortem

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Monzo, the digital, mobile-only bank based in the UK, recently suffered outages in their current account payments and prepaid debit cards systems. Oliver Beattie, Monzo’s head of engineering, took on Monzo’s community forum to provide a post mortem of the outage. In this article, we describe their architecture, the root cause of the outage and the lessons learned from it.

Data Science Follow 331 Followers

Apache Kafka Reaches 1.0

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Kafka 1.0, adding an improved Streams API, enhanced metrics, improved tolerance for disk failures, general bug fixes, and more.

Culture & Methods Follow 226 Followers

Ethics, Values and Practices for Software Professionals

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Christiaan Verwijs has recently written about the need for a Hippocratic oath for software practitioners. Robert C. Martin and other commentators have made similar calls in recent months. We examine news in this space and the principles which support a professional practice of software development.

Cloud Follow 81 Followers

Microsoft and AWS Collaborate on Machine Learning

by Martin Abbott Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 05, 2017

Microsoft and AWS have recently announced a new collaboration aimed at democratizing deep learning and artificial intelligence. Gluon is a joint effort between Microsoft Research and Amazon AI and is intended to make developing solutions using machine learning easier and quicker.

Cloud Follow 81 Followers

Azure SQL Intelligences Aims to Help DBAs and Developers

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 05, 2017

Microsoft seeks to make database management easier for users of its Azure SQL service and SQL Server through the addition of new features it calls Performance Management Intelligence. They are designed to provide easier database management for both DBAs and app developers.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

Kotlin Use for Android Apps is Growing, Getting More Google Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 04, 2017

In the six months since Google announced official support for Kotlin as a first-class language for Android development, Kotlin usage has more than doubled, writes Google product manager James Lau, and more than 17% of Android Studio 3.0 projects now use Kotlin.

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