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Java EE Guardians Moving Forward with Jakarta EE

by Michael Redlich Follow 10 Followers on  Apr 11, 2018

Shortly after Java EE was rebranded to Jakarta EE, well-known Java EE evangelist Reza Rahman recently closed the change.org petition to declare victory in the original petition filed by the Java EE Guardians almost two years ago, in which they encouraged Oracle to move forward with Java EE 8. Rahman spoke to InfoQ about the future of the Java EE Guardians and Jakarta EE.

JavaScript Follow 277 Followers

Safari 11.1 in iOS 11.3 Enables Payment Request API

by Kevin Ball Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 10, 2018

In the 11.3 version of iOS, released Thursday, March 29, Apple included version 11.1 of Safari which enables the Payment Request API. This allows web developers to allow users to make payments with saved credit cards and mobile wallets, streamlining payment and checkout flows. With Android already supporting it, the Payment Request API is now available for 98% of the US and UK mobile markets.

Mobile Follow 117 Followers

Android Studio Switched to New D8 Compiler

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 09, 2018

Recently released Android Studio 3.1 switched to a new DEX compiler which promises to provide better and faster compilation, writes Google software engineer Jeffrey van Gogh.

DevOps Follow 574 Followers

Kubernetes 1.10 and Cross-Cloud CI Project Dashboard 1.3 Released, and Kubernetes Survey Announced

by Daniel Bryant Follow 546 Followers on  Apr 09, 2018

The Kubernetes container orchestration platform 1.10 release focuses on adding beta functionality to three core areas, including storage, security and networking. In additional Kubernetes-related news, the Cross-cloud CI project group have released the CI Dashboard v1.3.0, and the App Def Working Group have opened a survey for all users of Kubernetes to share requirements for deploying apps.

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Migrating Edge Network Providers at Envato without Downtime

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 07, 2018

Envato, a CDN provider, migrated their edge network providers to unify their Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) systems onto one provider. An automated test-based approach to making infrastructure changes combined with monitoring and continuous feedback for regressions helped them make the move without any downtime.

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GitLab Can Fully Manage Google Kubernetes Engine

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 07, 2018

Google and GitLab announced GitLab integration with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), which aims to make it easier to use GitLab with GKE without lock-in.

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Datical Adds Continuous Delivery Capabilities for the Database

by Helen Beal Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 07, 2018

Database release automation provider, Datical, has announced a new version, Datical 5, which provides a central command centre with enhanced database release visibility that allows developers to manage and rework database code changes as they would application code changes without having to go through a manual process. Security for database credentials and auditability has also been enhanced.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Availability Zones in Select Regions

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 07, 2018

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure Availability Zones to deliver a high availability option for their customer’s mission-critical applications and data. Last year during Ignite, an annual conference for developers and IT professionals, Microsoft introduced Azure Availability Zones.

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Comparing WCF Performance to ASP.NET Core

by Jeff Martin Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 06, 2018 2

One would expect to find that ASP.NET Core has better performance than older technologies like Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Developers have setup a comparison between the two technologies to see if this indeed the case.

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What Resiliency Means at Sportradar

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 06, 2018

Pablo Jensen, CTO at Sportradar, talked about practices and procedures in place at Sportradar to ensure their systems meet expected resiliency levels, at this year's QCon London conference. Jensen mentioned how reliability is influenced not only by technical concerns but also organizational structure and governance, client support, and requires on-going effort to continuously improve.

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Google’s New Cloud Security Tools Increase DDOS Protection, Transparency and Usability

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 06, 2018

Recently, Google introduced several new cloud-focused security enhancements for the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These enhancements include new services like Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud SCC), Google Cloud Armor, VPC Service Controls, and a few new features for G Suite administrators. Furthermore, these enhancements are a part of Google’s investment in their cloud platform.

Development Follow 459 Followers

Hyperledger Adds "Caliper" to Measure Blockchain Performance across Implementations

by Kent Weare Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 06, 2018

On March 19th, Hyperledger announced Caliper has been accepted by the Technical Steering Committee as a Hyperledger project. Hyperledger Caliper is a blockchain benchmark tool that allows projects to consistently track performance characteristics across different blockchain implementations.

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Visual Studio 2017 Debuts 15.7 Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 05, 2018

Microsoft continues to iterate on the development of VS2017 and has recently released its preview of 15.7. This preview debuts support for TypeScript 2.8, NuGet package signatures, and adds Step-back debugging to .NET Core projects.

JavaScript Follow 277 Followers

TypeScript 2.8 Release Includes Conditional Types

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 05, 2018

TypeScript 2.8 has been released with several major features and bug fixes. The most significant addition is conditional types, a new construct that allows engineers to choose types based on other types.

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Cultivating Psychological Safety

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Apr 05, 2018

When we’re feeling stressed, threatened, or unsafe, it becomes harder to think creatively, work collaboratively, and solve problems. You can cultivate a culture of safety by letting folks know that it’s safe to make mistakes, by listening for real understanding, and by practicing mindfulness.

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