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Java Finalization to be Deprecated?

by Ben Evans on  Mar 27, 2017 3

Java's finalization mechanism, a part of the platform since Java 1.0, has been proposed for deprecation in the forthcoming Java 9 release.

Vaadin Releases Version 8 of Their Polyglot Framework

by Michael Redlich on  Mar 26, 2017

Four years since the release of version 7, Vaadin released version 8 of their polyglot framework that features 21 improvements in areas of typesafe APIs and performance.

HashiCorp Terraform 0.9. Released with State Locking, State Environments, and Destroy Provisioners

by Daniel Bryant on  Mar 26, 2017

HashiCorp have released Terraform 0.9., which includes: significant improvements to how remote state is managed, including state locking, ‘state environments’ and a new centralised initialisation command ‘terraform init’; destroy provisioners that can be configured run before a resource is destroyed; and resource interrupts, allowing the immediate interrupts to be handled with custom logic.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Adds Linkerd, gRPC, and CoreDNS to Growing Portfolio

by Daniel Bryant on  Mar 25, 2017

Since the beginning of 2017 the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has added three new projects to their portfolio for hosting and stewardship, including: linkerd, a transparent proxy ‘service mesh’ that provides service discovery, failure handling and visibility; gRPC, a language agnostic high performance RPC framework; and CoreDNS, a fast and configurable cloud native DNS server.

FaunaDB: A New Temporal, Objectual, Distributed Database from the Team That Scaled Twitter

by Abel Avram on  Mar 24, 2017

Former technical leaders from Twitter and Couchbase have created FaunaDB, a new temporal general-purpose database.

Agile is King, But Continuous Integration is an Elusive Goal

by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Mar 23, 2017

A recent survey led by Dimension Data on the testing trends in modern development teams shows that agile methods are widely adopted, whereas only a few organizations reported the ability to deploy on a hourly-basis, an increasing goal amongst the respondents.

Developing for the Microsoft Surface Hub

by Michael Stiefel on  Mar 23, 2017

Microsoft has released a series of nine videos to explain how to design and develop applications for the Microsoft Surface Hub. These videos are intended for both developers and designers who are using the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).

Applying Hoshin Kanri at Toyota

by Ben Linders on  Mar 23, 2017

Toyota uses Hoshin Kanri to give direction on where they want to improve using Lean IT. Employees at various levels can exchange ideas about Hoshin items, and potentially get them approved by higher management. This approach makes results stronger and increases buy- in from the employees who contribute upfront.

W3C Web of Things Working Group Begins Work

by Benjamin Young on  Mar 22, 2017

The recently chartered Web of Things Working Group at the W3C has begun its standardization work. The Working Group (WG) was born out of exploration previously done by the Web of Things Interest Group (IG).

GitHub Steps Up to Recognizing Developers' Creative Rights

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 22, 2017

GitHub’s Balanced Employee Intellectual Property agreement (BEIPA) is an attempt to strike a new balance to assign developers more rights on their intellectual creation outside of work. By making it an open source project, GitHub also hopes to make it reusable and open to outside contributions.

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

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Mar 22, 2017 1

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.

Android O: Notification Channels, Background Limits, PIP and More

by Abel Avram on  Mar 22, 2017

Google has made available the Android O Preview to developers, admonishing them to test their applications on the new OS to be ready when this version of Android becomes publicly available. New in Android O: More Background limits, Notification channels, Picture-in-picture, Autofill, Adaptive icons, and API changes, among others.

Windows 10 Developers Encouraged to Upgrade to Visual Studio 2017

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 22, 2017

Following the formal release of Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft is strongly encouraging developers to upgrade to its latest development environment. Yet while the Creators Update SDK now requires VS2017, some Windows 10 development workloads still require VS2015.

Devoxx US 2017: Day 1 Recap

by Wesley Reisz on  Mar 21, 2017

Reviewing day 1 of Devoxx US.

Netflix Demonstrates Big Data Analytics Infrastructure

by Andrew Morgan on  Mar 21, 2017

At QCon San Francisco, engineers at Netflix discussed their big data strategy and analytics infrastructure. This included a summary of the scale of their data, their S3 data warehouse, and Genie, their big data federated orchestration system.

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