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Go Language 1.10 Improves Toolchain and Performance

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:00 GMT2018-02-20T18:00:00Z


Although the latest release of Go does not include any major changes at the language level, it provides a number of improvements to the toolchain, the Go runtime, and the standard library.

By Sergio De Simone

Article: Distributed Tracing: Exploring the Past, Present and Future with Dapper, Zipkin and LightStep [x]PM

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:30:00 GMT2018-02-20T13:30:00Z


Distributing tracing is increasingly seen as an essential component for observing distributed systems and microservice applications. This article provides an introduction to and overview of this technique, and includes: an exploration of Google’s Dapper request tracing paper; the Zipkin and OpenTracing projects: and the new LightStep [x]PM tracing platform.

By Daniel Bryant

Highlights for the Upcoming .NET Framework 4.7.2

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:20:00 GMT2018-02-20T12:20:00Z


Though most of the attention is on .NET Core, development continues on the original .NET Framework. Microsoft has recently released a preview of .NET Framework 4.7.2 with updates to ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and even Windows Forms.

By Jonathan Allen

Podcast: Harsh Sinha on Building Culture at TransferWise

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:25:00 GMT2018-02-19T21:25:00Z


In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Harsh Sinha, CTO of TransferWise about deliberately designing organisational culture.

By Harsh Sinha

Article: Regression Testing Strategies: an Overview

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:06:00 GMT2018-02-19T13:06:00Z


However tedious, regression testing is a powerful gatekeeper protecting product quality. It is present in any project regardless of the development methodology. But how to organize it well? This calls for a quality regression testing strategy that requires good understanding of all aspects of this testing effort (types, methods and approaches). Find out more in our article.

By Tatiana Bessonova

Spring Boot 2.0 Nears GA

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:03:00 GMT2018-02-19T06:03:00Z


The release of Spring Boot version 2.0 general availability came a step closer with release candidate 1 (RC1) being announced on January 31st. Even at this late stage some noteworthy additions are still being released, alongside a huge number of issues and pull requests closed

By Tim Hodkinson

Presentation: Oh Behave! Behavior-Driven Development with Cucumber

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:01:00 GMT2018-02-19T04:01:00Z


Dana Scheider introduces BDD with Cucumber, presenting how developers can approach BDD and why Cucumber is useful.

By Dana Scheider

Presentation: Build a JavaScript Dev Environment in One hour

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:15:00 GMT2018-02-19T02:15:00Z


Cory House shows how to create and run a command to lint, bundle, minify, run tests, open the browser, and display a JavaScript app.

By Cory House

From Java EE to Jakarta EE: the Java EE Guardians Rebranding Debate with Oracle

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:00:00 GMT2018-02-18T23:00:00Z


Frustrated with the lack of response from Oracle, the Java EE Guardians recently submitted an open letter to Oracle expressing their concerns on the rebranding of Java EE. Despite the efforts and data collection by the Java EE Guardians, the rebranding of Java EE will move forward.

By Michael Redlich

Rust Gets Incremental Compiler and Standard Code Formatter

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:00:00 GMT2018-02-18T20:00:00Z


Rust 1.24 brings two new major features: incremental compilation and a standard code formatter, rustfmt.

By Sergio De Simone

Monitoring Distributed Task Queues at MeilleursAgents

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT2018-02-18T14:00:00Z


MeilleursAgents, a website that lets property sellers list and get an estimated price of their property, shared details of how their Celery-based distributed task queue is monitored. A combination of Python, StatsD, Bucky, Graphite and Grafana form the pipeline to monitor task lifecycle and execution rates.

By Hrishikesh Barua

Presentation: Streaming SQL Foundations: Why I ❤Streams+Tables

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:12:00 GMT2018-02-17T20:12:00Z


Tyler Akidau explores the relationship between the Beam Model and stream & table theory. He explains what is required to provide robust stream processing support in SQL and discusses concrete efforts that have been made in this area by the Apache Beam, Calcite, and Flink communities, compared to other offerings such as Apache Kafka’s KSQL and Apache Spark’s Structured streaming.

By Tyler Akidau

Presentation: Going Production with Docker and Swarm

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:13:00 GMT2018-02-17T18:13:00Z


Bret Fisher talks about how to get started with Docker and Swarm in production, using the latest versions. He shows tactics, example configs, real working infrastructure designs, and looks at the internals of Docker in production today.

By Bret Fisher

SaaS Platform for Managing Configurations Enters Private Beta

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:10:00 GMT2018-02-17T14:10:00Z


Config is a new SaaS offering for managing configuration files. Created by Bien David in 2017, the company looks to simplify how teams store and access configurations used by systems, apps, modules, environments, and server instances. InfoQ spoke to the team behind Config to learn more about how these problems are solved.

By Richard Seroter

Article: Growing an Innovative Culture

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:56:00 GMT2018-02-17T12:56:00Z


An innovative culture requires strong leaders who realise that changes in the culture start with themselves. To make innovation happen you need to consider the investment portfolio at enterprise level and focus on customers and the core operations.

By Ben Linders