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Book Review Docker on Windows by Elton Stoneman

by Roland Meertens Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 09, 2017

Docker on Windows, written by Elton Stoneman, is a great book for Windows developers who want to learn how to effectively use Docker. It covers many aspects from Docker: images and containers, but also newer features such as multi-stage builds. The book is a perfect fit for engineers, architects, and administrators who are already building and delivering server applications running on Windows.

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Microsoft Previews Bug and Security Risk Detection on Windows and Linux

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 22, 2017

Microsoft has made available Project Springfield as an Azure service preview called Microsoft Security Risk Detection (MSRD) for detecting code bugs and security vulnerabilities in Windows and Linux applications.

Development Follow 219 Followers

GitHub Rewrites its Desktop Client Using Electron

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  May 16, 2017 6

GitHub moved away from the native implementations of its macOS and Windows clients and replaced them with a complete rewrite based on Electron, announced GitHub’s director of client applications Phil Haack. Along with GitHub Desktop Beta, GitHub has also introduced a new beta of Atom sporting out-of-the-box Git and GitHub Integration. InfoQ has spoken with Haack.

Development Follow 219 Followers

Microsoft Renews Calls for “Digital Geneva Convention” after Widespread Cyber Attacks

by Charles Humble Follow 356 Followers on  May 15, 2017

The major story from last week was that malware, described in leaked NSA documents, crippled Windows computers worldwide. The WannaCry Ransomware virus is believed to have hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries, including UK hospitals, utilities in Spain, and Russia’s interior ministry.

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New DevOps Tools Aid Visual Studio 2017 Deployments

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 28, 2017

The changes made to the Visual Studio 2017 installer mean that traditional methods of querying the system registry to determine the state of the build environment are not going to be useful. A new API, PowerShell module, and standalone set of utilities have been released to provide developers and build engineers the tools needed to better automate their build environment.

Development Follow 219 Followers

LLD, LLVM’s New Linker, Coming to LLVM 4

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 21, 2017

LLD, which touts great performance improvements over GCC ld, will be included in LLVM 4 rc1 and enabled by default. Although the new linker is already able to build a running FreeBSD/amd64 base system, its inclusion in LLVM is still experimental and could be set back in rc2 if it causes problems.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

Google Pursues Enterprise, Targets Windows and SQL Server Workloads

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 04, 2017

Google recently announced increased support for Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server, in the Google Cloud Platform, by providing pre-configured images for Windows Server Core and SQL Server Enterprise Edition. Google has also added support for High Availability and Disaster Recovery scenarios using SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

Windows Server 2016: Run Docker Natively with Enterprise Support

by Elton Stoneman  Followers on  Oct 05, 2016

Windows Server 2016 has support for running Windows apps in Docker containers, with commercial support available from Microsoft and Docker. InfoQ talked to Docker Captain and Microsoft MVP, Stefan Scherer, to hear his thoughts on the future of Docker on Windows.

.NET Follow 152 Followers

PowerShell Comes to Linux and Mac OS X

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 22, 2016

Microsoft PowerShell has been released as an open source project and now is available for Linux and Mac OS X. Windows administrators apply their scripts and knowledge to non-Microsoft systems, while developers can view and contribute to the project's source code.

JavaScript Follow 161 Followers

ChakraCore Now Works on Linux and Mac OS

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 28, 2016

Microsoft has demonstrated ChakraCore running on Linux and Mac OS X, and Node.js/ChakraCore on Linux.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

AWS Adds Multi-Cloud Scripting to EC2 Run Command Feature

by Richard Seroter Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 12, 2016

In late 2015, AWS unveiled the EC2 Run Command feature. It gave operators a single interface for running administrative tasks across a fleet of AWS servers. In June of this year, AWS expanded the scope of the feature to work with servers located in other clouds or data centers.

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Codename One Adds Support for Java Apps to Target the Universal Windows Platform

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Jun 30, 2016 1

Codename One, a popular app development environment that allows Java to be used for a variety of platforms, can now also target the Universal Windows Platform. This will allow Java developers to target any device where Windows 10 is installed- whether phone, table or desktop- and raises the number of targetable platforms to eight.

DevOps Follow 353 Followers

Q&A on Continuous Delivery with Windows and .Net

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  May 03, 2016

"Continuous Delivery with Windows and .Net" is a short book by Matthew Skelton and Chris O'Dell that should be seen as a very useful complement to Jez Humble and Dave Farley's "Continuous Delivery" book for those that work in a Windows and .Net environment. InfoQ talked with the authors to learn more about the state of Continuous Delivery on Windows and .Net.

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Details on How Linux Runs Natively on Windows

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 26, 2016

Microsoft has recently announced the intention to integrate Linux Bash with Windows 10, making it possible to run native Linux ELF64 binaries on their operating system. To avoid incorrect speculation on how this is possible, Deepu Thomas, the Leader of the Windows Subsystem for Linux team, has provided details on how Linux runs on Windows.

DevOps Follow 353 Followers

Docker Engine Port for Windows Released

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 12, 2016 1

WinDocks released a Windows port of the Docker engine that can run on Windows Server 2012 as the host. It can run multiple versions of MS SQL Server in containers.

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