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DigitalOcean Adds Monitoring and Alerting Features

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean recently released capabilities for monitoring servers and sending alerts. While not novel, this free feature is indicative of growing industry attention paid to server and application insight.

Mobile Follow 132 Followers

Facebook Litho: An Android UI Framework Created for Performance

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 19, 2017 1

Facebook has open sourced Litho, a framework for creating user interfaces in Android applications using a React-like declarative style with scrolling performance in mind.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 754 Followers

Data Preparation Pipelines: Strategy, Options and Tools

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  Apr 16, 2017

Data preparation is an important aspect of data processing and analytics use cases. Business analysts and data scientists spend about 80% of their time gathering and preparing the data rather than analyzing it or developing machine learning models. Kelly Stirman spoke last week at Enterprise Data World 2017 Conference about the data preparation best practices.

Cloud Follow 249 Followers

Microsoft Adds Application Insights Support for Azure Functions

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Apr 08, 2017

Microsoft recently announced an initial preview of Application Insights support for Azure Functions. As a result of this integration between the two services, developers now get built-in instrumentation for their code and a portal to view trends in their code’s performance. Developers are also able to set monitoring thresholds which can be used to create alerts or a callout to external webhooks.

Architecture & Design Follow 1866 Followers

Intel Launch Optane SSD

by Chris Swan Follow 491 Followers on  Apr 08, 2017

Intel recently launched their 3D XPoint non-volatile memory (NVM) under the brand name of Optane. The SSD label in some of the branding might imply that it’s a different type of durable storage, but the technology is aimed at applications that would normally use RAM. This marks the beginning of the end of the compromise between in memory and persistent.

Mobile Follow 132 Followers

Apple Plans to Develop a Fully Custom GPU Architecture

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 04, 2017

Apple will develop its own custom graphics architecture to power the GPUs for its future devices, according to UK-based firm Imagination Technologies, Apple’s current GPU provider. The new GPUs should be ready in 15 months to two years' time and will be the first Apple-made GPUs that will bear no resemblance to Imagination Technologies’.

DevOps Follow 699 Followers

Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices: Sarah Wells at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 633 Followers on  Apr 02, 2017

At QCon London, Sarah Wells presented “Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices”, and cautioned that developers and operators must fundamentally change the way they think about monitoring when building a microservice system. Key takeaways included: build a system that can be supported; focus on ‘stuff that matters’ when creating monitoring and alerts; and cultivate and improve alerts.

Development Follow 542 Followers

GitLab 9 Brings Subgroups, Deploy Boards, and Integrated Monitoring

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

GitLab has announced version 9 of its collaborative platform for software development. Some of its most notable new features are subgroups and integrated performance monitoring, among others. InfoQ has spoken with Sid Sijbrandij, Co-Founder and CEO at GitLab.

DevOps Follow 699 Followers

HelloFresh's Migration to a New API Gateway to Enable Microservices

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 22, 2017 2

HelloFresh recently migrated their applications to a new API gateway with zero downtime. Their Director of Engineering, Ítalo Lelis de Vietro, shared the challenges and the migration process in a recent article.

Cloud Follow 249 Followers

NGINX Plus R12 Brings Master-Peer Configuration Sharing, Improved Scripting, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 20, 2017

Nginx has announced release 12 of NGINX Plus, the paid version of the popular NGINX open source web server. NGINX Plus R12 brings a new configuration-sharing feature aimed to simplify clustering, official support for the nginScript language, and improvements in monitoring and instrumentation, caching, and reliability.

Culture & Methods Follow 571 Followers

3 Years of the Merit Money System, a Revolution on the Recognition Methods Proposed by Cláudio Pires

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 20, 2017 4

Back in 2014, Cláudio Pires, a CEO in the healthcare business, implemented an alternative employee recognition method, the Merit Money System. Three years later, InfoQ challenged him to talk about the wins, the pitfalls and the lessons learned so far.

Culture & Methods Follow 571 Followers

Improving IT Performance with Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Mar 11, 2017

The main benefit of continuous delivery is lower-risk releases; comprehensive test automation and continuous integration are practices that have the biggest impact on IT performance. Research of continuous delivery and IT performance tells us that implementing continuous delivery practices leads to higher IT performance and high performers achieve both higher tempo and higher levels of stability.

Mobile Follow 132 Followers

Swift Memory Ownership Manifesto

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 03, 2017 4

According to Chris Lattner, Swift creator and Swift team lead before moving to Tesla, defining a Rust/Cyclone-inspired memory ownership model is one of the main goals for Swift development. Now that Swift 4 has entered its phase 2, the Swift team has published a manifesto detailing how Swift memory ownership could work.

Java Follow 827 Followers

The Last Frontier in Java Performance: Remove the Garbage Collector

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 8 Followers on  Mar 01, 2017 13

A new JEP draft has been filed to create a no-op garbage collector: a GC that doesn't actually reclaim memory. This is aimed at aiding JVM implementers and researches and, to a lesser extent, ultra-performant applications that generate little to no garbage. If the JEP goes ahead, the new GC would be available together with the existing ones, and would have no effect unless explicitly activated.

Culture & Methods Follow 571 Followers

Jay Simons on Acquisition of Trello

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 28, 2017

As announced by Atlassian, a solutions provider for team collaboration and productivity, on January 9th, 2017, the company has reached an agreement to acquire Trello, a visualization tool that makes use of boards to help teams and people manage their projects and tasks.

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