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Apollo Launches GraphQL Platform and VS Code Extension

by Thomas Betts Follow 53 Followers on  Nov 09, 2018

Apollo, the company behind GraphQL, just launched their flagship product, the Apollo GraphQL Platform, described as "a complete solution for companies aiming to do GraphQL the right way."

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PortSmash is the Latest Side-Channel Attack Affecting Intel CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Nov 04, 2018 1

Researchers have devised a new kind of timing attack to steal information from a different process running on the same core with SMT/hyper-threading enabled. By carefully measuring port contention delays when sending instructions to a shared core, the researchers could recover a private key from a different process. Intel CPUs are probably not the only ones affected.

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Rust 1.30 Brings More Metaprogramming Support and Improved Modules

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Nov 02, 2018

The latest release of Rust, version 1.30, extends procedural macros by allowing them to define new attributes and function-like macros. Additionally, it streamlines Rust module system by making it more consistent and straightforward.

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Continuous Integration at Intel for the Mesa Graphics Library

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Oct 20, 2018

Mesa CI is a continuous integration system at Intel for running builds and compliance test suites for the Mesa graphics library. It runs across more than 200 systems and runs tens of millions of tests per day.

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MIT Researchers Propose DAWG Defense against Spectre and Meltdown

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 20, 2018

Security researchers from MIT claim to have devised a hardware solution to prevent cache timing attacks based on speculative execution, such as Spectre and Meltdown. Their approach, named Dynamically Allocated Way Guard (DAWG), splits the processor cache in variably-sized partitions to make it impossible for processes to snoop on other processes’ cache partitions.

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Spring Release Versions 3.0.4 and 2.4.3 of Spring Web Services

by Diogo Carleto Follow 46 Followers on  Sep 27, 2018

Spring has released two versions of their Web Services project at the same time: version 3.0.4.RELEASE as the main branch of development, and version 2.4.3.RELEASE for maintenance. Both versions have been upgraded to run on Spring Framework 5.1.0 and to support Java 11.

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Confluent Platform 5.0 Supports LDAP Authorization and MQTT Proxy for IoT Integration

by Srini Penchikala Follow 40 Followers on  Sep 17, 2018

Confluent Platform 5.0, the enterprise streaming platform built on Apache Kafka, supports LDAP authorization, Kafka topic inspection, and Confluent MQTT Proxy for Internet of Things (IoT) integration.

Emerging Technologies Follow 81 Followers

Intelligent Automation on Pace for Explosive Growth, But Organizational Challenges Prevalent

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 16, 2018

In a recent KPMG study, the professional services organization published a report on the growth of Intelligent Automation. The report suggests that overall spend will reach $232 billion by 2025, compared to $12.4 billion which is spent today. But, this expected growth comes with many challenges, including tool maturity, skilled labor and organizational change management.

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Intel Discloses New Speculative Execution Vulnerability L1 Terminal Fault

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Aug 17, 2018

Intel has disclosed a new speculative execution side channel vulnerability, dubbed L1 Terminal Fault, that could potentially leak information residing in the processor L1 data cache. Mitigations are already available, according to Intel, based on its latest Microcode Updates and corresponding updates to operating systems and hypervisor stacks.

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Strategies for Microservices Communication

by Jan Stenberg Follow 38 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

When moving from a monolith to a microservices architecture, complexity implicitly hidden within the monolith becomes explicitly visible and the challenges for communication will grow exponentially, Michael Plöd explained in a presentation at GeeCON 2018, describing different strategies for communicating between microservices.

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Rust 2018 is Approaching: Managing the Transition from Rust 2015

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Aug 15, 2018

The first release of Rust 2018, corresponding to Rust 1.31, will be ready on December 6 2018, writes the Rust Core Team, consolidating under a new label the wealth of new features that have enriched the language since Rust 2015 was first delivered.

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QLoo Creates GraphQL Interface for Existing Services

by Thomas Betts Follow 53 Followers on  Jul 31, 2018

Solo.io recently released QLoo , an API translation layer to provide GraphQL endpoints for existing services and serverless functions. QLoo is intended to simplify the process of adding GraphQL on top of existing software.

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Scaling Push Messaging for Millions of Devices @Netflix - Susheel Aroskar at QCon NY

by Srini Penchikala Follow 40 Followers on  Jul 16, 2018 1

Susheel Aroskar from Netflix's Engineering team spoke at the recent QCon New York 2018 Conference about Zuul Push, a scalable push notification service that asynchronously pushes data like personalized movie recommendations from cloud to devices.

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Spectre 1.1 and 1.2 Vulnerabilities Disclosed

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Jul 15, 2018

Two new vulnerabilities exploiting flaws in CPUs speculative execution have been recently disclosed. Dubbed Spectre 1.1 and 1.2, both are variants of the original Spectre (Spectre-v1) vulnerability and leverage speculative stores to create speculative buffer overflows which can escape Spectre-v1 mitigations.

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Amazon Announces AWS Lambda Now Supports Simple Queue Service (SQS) as an Event Source

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 14, 2018

Amazon announced an update to their Simple Queue Service (SQS) – developers can now use SQS to trigger AWS Lambda Functions. Moreover, no longer are developers required to run a polling service or create an SQS to SNS mapping.

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