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NativeScript 2.4 Brings Web Workers Specification

by James Chesters on  Nov 28, 2016

NativeScript 2.4 has been released with support for the Web Workers specification, along with Angular 2.2, Node 6, ES6, and ES7.

Microsoft Flow Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare on  Nov 27, 2016

Microsoft recently announced the General Availability of Microsoft Flow, a cloud-based automation platform that provides workflow and connectivity capabilities across many popular online and on-premises services. Since the preview, in April 2016, 117,000 people from 61,000 organizations have used the service to automate their business processes.

The AWS Well-Architected Framework Adds Operational Excellence

by Abel Avram on  Nov 25, 2016

Amazon has updated their AWS Well-Architected Framework (PDF) based on feedback from clients, adding a new pillar, Operational Excellence.

The Long History of Microservices

by Jan Stenberg on  Nov 25, 2016

Microservices has a very long history, not as short as many believe. Neither was SOA invented in the 90s. We have been working with the core ideas behind services for five decades, Greg Young explained at the recent Microservices Conference in London, during his presentation on working with microservices.

Stretching Agile in Offshore Development

by Ben Linders on  Nov 24, 2016 3

To remain agile while offshoring software development, you have to invest time to make agile practices work under conditions where they are not supposed to work. Giving up is often not an option; you need to stretch agile practices by going back to the principles and collaboratively find ways to scale them and make them work effectively in a distributed environment.

Tracks Announced & Registrations off to a Fast Start: QCon London 2017 (March 6-10, 2017) Update

by Wesley Reisz on  Nov 24, 2016

QCon London 2017, the 11th annual practitioner-driven conference designed for team leads, architects and influencers driving innovation in their teams, hosts more than 125 speakers across 18 concurrent tracks over three days. Track topics have been finalized and published. Ticket sales for this year’s conference are off to a fast start - register before December 17 2016 and save £360.

AWS Lambda Now Supports Environment Variables

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 23, 2016

AWS has recently added to AWS Lambda the possibility to define variables to customize the environment the code runs in. This will enable writing code that is clean and reusable without requiring its redeployment, writes AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr.

Realm Releases Object Database for Node.js

by James Chesters on  Nov 22, 2016

Realm has launched an open source object database for Node.js, allowing mobile developers to create and send pre-populated Realms to clients.

QConSF: The Art (and Science) of Compelling People

by Susan McIntosh on  Nov 22, 2016

Ronit Avni’s QConSF session provided information on how to ensure that your verbal message (your speech) does not get lost among other messages sent by visual or other vocal distractions.

JetBrains Rider: A New .NET IDE Based on IntelliJ and ReSharper

by Abel Avram on  Nov 22, 2016 3

JetBrains Rider was introduced in January of this year but spent the most part of the year in private Early Access Preview, not yet ready for the public. Now the EAP has been made available to everyone who wants to see what it is like to develop for .NET on the IntelliJ platform. There are some issues to be fixed before it becomes generally available but the tool is quite stable.

ThoughtWorks Recognized as Most Women-Friendly Tech Company

by Shane Hastie on  Nov 21, 2016

At the recent Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, ThoughtWorks was recognised as being the top company for Women in Technology. InfoQ spoke to Rebecca Parsons, CTO, about the company's culture and the award.

First Evidence of Apple Aggressively Removing Abandoned Apps from the App Store

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 21, 2016

In the second month after Apple announced an App Store improvement process aimed to remove non-working or outdated apps, its first effects are starting to show, App Store analytics firm Sensor Tower revealed.

Visual Studio 2017 RC Released

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 21, 2016

Microsoft has formally announced Visual Studio 2017, the successor to VS2015. The latest preview, now at the Release Candidate stage, provides developers with a way to try the software under a go-live license.

Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla Urge Site Operators to Replace SHA–1 Certificates

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 20, 2016

Following their SHA–1 deprecation plans announced last year, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla detailed recently their timelines to remove support for SHA–1 certificates from their flagship browsers. Researchers at security firm Venafi found however, that 35% of analyzed websites are still using SHA–1 certificates.

QConSF: Is Managing Men & Women Really That Different?

by Susan McIntosh on  Nov 19, 2016

Mitch Shepard discussed why there are fewer women in leadership roles, why diversity is better for business, and what the IT community can do to encourage women in leadership.

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