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Weaveworks Adds Release Automation and Incident Management to Weave Cloud Continuous Delivery SaaS

by Daniel Bryant Follow 549 Followers on  May 15, 2017

Weaveworks has released new features for the Weave Cloud SaaS platform that aims to simplify deployment, monitoring and management for containers and microservices, including: incident management with historical audit, instant query, and customisable analytics and dashboards; release automation and point-in-time rollback for continuous delivery pipelines; and advanced Kubernetes troubleshooting.

Culture & Methods Follow 485 Followers

Refocusing e-Commerce with Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  May 11, 2017

Auchan:Direct, the online grocery delivery service of Auchan France, decided to apply lean to develop a new e-Commerce website. Their CEO was the first customer and they used continuous and fast feedback from their clients on the new experience to improve website quality using continuous delivery.

JavaScript Follow 283 Followers

Google Retires Octane JavaScript Benchmark

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 26, 2017

Google has retired their Octane JavaScript benchmark tool, citing over-optimization of micro-benchmarks to the detriment of real-world performance. Other browser vendors agree that the benchmark by itself is of little value. In the future, performance improvements may come from focusing on what the user is actually experiencing.

Cloud Follow 224 Followers

DigitalOcean Adds Monitoring and Alerting Features

by Richard Seroter Follow 4 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 119 Followers

Facebook Litho: An Android UI Framework Created for Performance

by Abel Avram Follow 5 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 and Data Engineering Follow 642 Followers

Data Preparation Pipelines: Strategy, Options and Tools

by Srini Penchikala Follow 31 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 224 Followers

Microsoft Adds Application Insights Support for Azure Functions

by Kent Weare Follow 8 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 1634 Followers

Intel Launch Optane SSD

by Chris Swan Follow 424 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 119 Followers

Apple Plans to Develop a Fully Custom GPU Architecture

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 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 582 Followers

Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices: Sarah Wells at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 549 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 463 Followers

GitLab 9 Brings Subgroups, Deploy Boards, and Integrated Monitoring

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 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 582 Followers

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

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 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 224 Followers

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 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 485 Followers

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

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 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 485 Followers

Improving IT Performance with Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 18 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.

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