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  • MSMQ and .NET Core

    Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) is currently not available for .NET Core. While other message queuing systems are generally preferred, many enterprise applications were based on MSMQ and this creates a problem for teams looking to migrate from .NET Framework to .NET Core or the upcoming .NET 5. But a recent pull request for Reference Source may change the situation.

  • MicroProfile GraphQL 1.0 - a New API in the MicroProfile Family

    The MicroProfile community has released MicroProfile GraphQL 1.0, a new standalone API. Joining the three existing standalone APIs - Reactive Streams Operators, Context Propagation and Reactive Messaging - the intent of the MicroProfile GraphQL specification is to “provide a ‘code-first’ set of APIs that will enable users to quickly develop portable GraphQL-based applications in Java.”

  • Fathym Low-Code Platform Now Available in Public Beta

    Now available as a public beta, Fathym is a low-code framework that aims to enable the creation of Azure-based data-driven applications. Fathym also provides support for application orchestration and automated infrastructure management.

  • AWS Launches a No-Code Mobile and Web App Builder in Beta: Amazon Honeycode

    Recently, AWS announced the beta release of Amazon Honeycode, a fully managed service allowing customers to build mobile and web applications without writing any code quickly.

  • CamundaCon Live 2020: Highlights

    Earlier this year, Camunda hosted CamundaCon, an online conference on process automation revolving around Camunda's open-source products. The conference featured multiple use-case sessions on process automation, virtual panels on automation and digital transformation, and technical sessions on microservices orchestration and integrating Camunda products with other technologies.

  • 55th Anniversary of Moore's Law

    April 2020 marks 55 years since Intel co-founder Gordon Moore published ‘Cramming more components onto integrated circuits’. For over 50 years Intel and its competitors kept making Moore’s law come true, but more recently efforts to push down chip feature size have been hitting trouble with limitations in economics and physics that force us to consider what happens in a post Moore’s law world.

  • What's New in MicroProfile 3.3

    The Eclipse Foundation released MicroProfile 3.3 featuring updates to five APIs - Rest Client, Config, Fault Tolerance, Metrics and Health. Other improvements include clarifications and enhancements to specifications and documentation, improved integration among all the MicroProfile APIs, interoperability across different MicroProfile implementations, and a complete set of artifacts for each API.

  • Microsoft Announces General Availability for UI Flows, Enabling Robotic Process Automation

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of UI Flows on April 2nd, for customers worldwide. UI Flows is an addition to Power Automate, formerly known as Microsoft Flow, that enables democratized access to automation and workflow. In this this latest release, Microsoft is enabling robotic process automation (RPA) capabilities in the Power Automate service.

  • Benchmarks for Amazon's Graviton2 Arm Processor

    AnandTech has published 'Amazon's Arm-based Graviton2 against AMD and Intel' which includes comprehensive benchmarks across Amazon’s general purpose instances. The cost analysis section describes ‘An x86 Massacre’, as while the pure performance of the Arm chip is generally in the same region as the x86 competitors, its lower price means the price/performance is substantially better.

  • GitHub Actions API Released into Public Beta

    GitHub announced the release into public beta of their Actions API. The Actions API can be used to manage GitHub Actions via a REST API. Endpoints available within the API allow for managing artifacts, secrets, runners, and workflows.

  • Ballerina - An Open Source JVM Language and Platform for Cloud-Era Application Programmers

    Open-source technology company, WSO2, has released Ballerina 1.1.0 with new features including: the new Ballerina Tool, enhanced IDE support for VSCode and IntelliJ IDEA; and improved performance in runtime type checking and creating and accessing maps, arrays and records. Lakmal Warusawithana, senior director, cloud architecture at WSO2, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

  • Microsoft Introduces Power Virtual Agents, a No-Code Solution to Building AI Bots

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of Power Virtual Agents, a service designed to democratize building conversational chatbots using a no-code graphical user interface. The service is part of the Microsoft Power Platform, which includes Power Apps, Power BI and Power Automate and democratizes access to building artificial intelligence-powered bots.

  • Microsoft Rebrands Flow Service to Power Automate, Adds Robotic Process Automation Capabilities

    At the recent Ignite conference, Microsoft announced changes to its cloud-based automation service, Microsoft Flow. The service has been re-branded to Power Automate, which better aligns to other Power Platform services. Microsoft has also expanded on the capabilities of the Microsoft Flow service by providing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities, in preview.

  • Migrating to GraphQL at Airbnb

    Airbnb has successfully migrated much of its API to GraphQL, resulting in improved page load times and a more intuitive user experience. In a presentation at GraphQL Summit, Brie Bunge described the multi-stage migration process that has been used across many teams at Airbnb.

  • Oracle Expands Cloud Native Services, Adds Kafka Streaming, API Gateway and Logging Support

    In a recent blog post, Oracle announced the limited availability of three news service offerings in its Oracle Cloud Native Services platform. The three new services include Kafka Compatibility for Oracle Streaming, an API Gateway for managing connectivity to serverless components and containers and a Logging service that supports log management and analytics across resources and applications.

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