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Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

The Power of Serendipity and Networking

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jun 21, 2018

Meeting new people gets you out of your own head. It’s a good way to get outside perspective on your projects and look at them in new ways. A conversation with someone who works in a completely different field could spark the idea that changes your company. Focus on meeting people who share your values and interests, and make networking part of your daily habits.

Java Follow 835 Followers

New Details Emerge Regarding Oracle’s Layoff of Java Mission Control Team

by Kesha Williams Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 21, 2018

Following our story last week that Oracle was laying off most of the Java Mission Control Team after open-sourcing the product, a former Oracle employee provided us with some additional information regarding the turn of events.

Architecture & Design Follow 1880 Followers

QCon New York 2018: What the Speakers Will Be Watching

by Wesley Reisz Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 20, 2018

The 7th Annual QCon New York is just a week away. A major theme for this year's conference is around successful lessons operating, managing, and debugging Microservice environments from companies like Google, Shopify, Square, IBM, Github, and Lyft.

Development Follow 548 Followers

Caching Clang-Based C++ Compiler Zapcc Open-Sourced

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 20, 2018

Zapcc is a caching C++ compiler based on a fork of Clang/LLVM that claims to be up to 50x faster on recompilations and 2–5x faster on full builds. Developed by Creemple and initially released at the end of 2015, Zapcc is now open-source.

Cloud Follow 251 Followers

Q&A with Gabe Monroy of Microsoft on Azure Kubernetes Service from Build 2018

by Rags Srinivas Follow 10 Followers on  Jun 20, 2018

InfoQ caught up with Gabe Monroy, lead program manager for Containers on Azure regarding Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) from the Microsoft //build conference. He goes into more detail about how Microsoft is working with the community, but at the same trying to differentiate the service, by integrating Azure Active Directory (AAD) for instance.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

Sandy Mamoli on Holacracy for Humans

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Jun 20, 2018

Sandy Mamoli has been supporting New Zealand transport ticketing company Snapper in their adoption of holacracy over the last two years. At a recent Agile Welly meetup session she explained what holacracy is, described their journey to date, the benefits they’ve found, and provided advice for others considering holarcacy.

Mobile Follow 133 Followers

Apple Released ResearchKit 2.0 Beta

by Diogo Carleto Follow 31 Followers on  Jun 20, 2018

At WWDC 2018 Apple announced ResearchKit 2.0. This release includes performance and UI improvements, support for documentation, community GitHub updates, and several active tasks.

Cloud Follow 251 Followers

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Is Now Generally Available - More Regions and New Features

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 20, 2018

At the end of October last year Microsoft announced a preview of AKS (Azure Container Service), a managed Kubernetes service in Azure. Now almost seven months later this service in Azure is generally available - and it joins a space with many competitive managed kubernetes services by other cloud providers, each offering different functionality and deployment locations.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Too Many Scripts Can Kill Your Continuous Delivery

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 19, 2018

Avantika Mathur spoke at Continuous Lifecycle London last month on the costs associated with an ever increasing number of scripts in a Continuous Delivery pipeline. Besides the cost of maintaining the scripts, the lack of visibility and auditability on exactly what activities are being carried out before deploying a change to production is another major cost not many organizations are aware of.

Emerging Technologies Follow 15 Followers

Ethereum Launches First Release of Casper, Client Testing Begins

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 19, 2018

In a recent reddit post, ethereum developer Danny Ryan announced the first release of Casper Friendly Finality Gadget (FFG), ethereum’s proof of stake consensus algorithm. This software release, includes the introduction validators, which will aid in the transition to a proof of stake (PoS) consensus blockchain.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Kubernetes Package Manager Helm Now Hosted by the CNCF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 636 Followers on  Jun 19, 2018

Earlier in the month the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept Helm as an incubation-level hosted project. Helm is a package manager that provides an “easy way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes”.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Enabling Continuous Delivery with a Dedicated Team

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 18, 2018

Robin Weston describes how an external enablement team was able to introduce continuous delivery practices in an organization with high resistance to change and siloed teams. Rather than just bringing in new technology and tools, the team focused on sharing and educating teams. Practices ranged from continuous integration, to following the test pyramid, or reducing cycle time by identifying waste.

.NET Follow 326 Followers

FAKE 5 Build Task Tool Brings .NET Core Support

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 18, 2018

Fake 5 was recently recently released after several several months of previews. This new version of the build tool for .NET applications brings a rewrite of the core, as well as many internal improvements and features. InfoQ reached out to Matthias Dittrich, maintainer of Fake, to learn more about all the changes and features.

Development Follow 548 Followers

Lazy FP State Restore Vulnerability Affects Most Intel Core CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 18, 2018

Intel has disclosed a new vulnerability affecting most of its Core processors and making them targets for side-channel attacks similar to Spectre and Meltdown. The vulnerability, dubbed Lazy FP state restore (CVE–2018–3665), allows a process to infer the contents of FPU/MMX/SSE/AVX registers belonging to other processes.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Full Cycle Developers at Netflix: from Mindsets to Self-Service Tooling

by Daniel Bryant Follow 636 Followers on  Jun 17, 2018 1

The Netflix Tech Blog has shared the story of the “Edge Engineering” team’s journey of experimenting with approaches to building and operating services, which has culminated in “Full Cycle Developers”. This approach is showing promise with Netflix, where developers are responsible for certain operational aspects of service delivery, and are supported through a range of self-service tooling.

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