Stack Overflow provides interview talking tips for developers

Interviews are often awkward and stressful situations, which make it difficult to communicate or clearly get your point across. Stack Overflow is providing developers with a few tips on how to talk about themselves in their technical interviews, and keep the conversation flowing.   “Preparing to talk isn’t about filling up time; it’s about prioritizing … continue reading

Atlassian announces SourceTree for Windows 2.0

Interacting with Git and Mercurial repositories just got easier for Windows developers. After reviewing developer feedback, Atlassian announced SourceTree for Windows 2.0 this week. It comes with a new UI, improved design, faster performance, and Microsoft Git Virtual File System support. One major change developers will see in SourceTree is its new design. Atlassian changed … continue reading

Thank you for not adopting microservices

Microservice architectures are all the rage these days, and with good reason. In a nutshell, microservices is a software architecture pattern which decomposes monolithic applications into smaller single-purpose services that are built and managed independently. The benefits of a microservices architecture are: Quality: separation of concerns minimizes the impact of one service’s bugs on another … continue reading

Google

Google Assistant SDK, TypeScript 2.3, Rust 1.17, JetBrains’ Rider EAP 21 — SD Times news digest: April 28, 2017

Google is giving developers the ability to build their own prototypes that use Google Assistant with the introduction of its latest SDK. The Google Assistant SDK is being released as a developer preview right now, and it’s designed to enable voice control and natural language understanding in devices. Currently in development are features like hotword … continue reading

GitPitch

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: GitPitch

GitPitch is taking developers out of Powerpoint and Keynote, and giving them a new solution to create interactive slideshow presentations. GitPitch is an open-source project for developers using GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket. It enables developers to turn PITCHME.md markdown into online and offline presentations. “You can use it to promote, pitch or present anything from … continue reading

Core Infrastructure Initiative celebrates three years with new structure and more strategy

It has been three years since the Heartbleed bug plagued the Internet, and the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) was formed. As the organization embarks on the next three years, it is making new structure funding decisions, and hoping to do “less fire-fighting” and “more strategizing.” The CII is introducing new membership levels; a … continue reading

IBM expands Bluemix OpenWhisk, Red Hat JBoss AMQ 7, and Sauce Labs’ Real Device Cloud — SD Times news digest: April 27, 2017

IBM is expanding Bluemix OpenWhisk, its open serverless computing platform, so developers can quickly connect data to serverless apps. Expanding OpenWhisk lets developers expose serverless actions as secure and controlled APIs on the cloud, according to IBM. OpenWhisk’s expanded user experience will track and analyze usage data for each serverless action to let developers and … continue reading

6 ways platform-as-a-service is giving developers superpowers

We asked developers, CTOs, entrepreneurs and consultants across the country to describe concrete ways in which PaaS has changed their development style. RELATED CONTENT: Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world 1. Reducing headcount Rob Reagan, CTO of Text Request At Text Request, we’re able to also reduce headcount using Azure’s PaaS offerings. Without … continue reading

Instrumentation: Embracing software without compromising security

Companies face a terrible choice. Either transform their business into software and accept rampant vulnerabilities and breaches, or lose the innovation race with their competitors. Companies always choose software – there will be 111 billion lines of new code written in 2017. And our traditional approaches simply aren’t anywhere close to being able to prevent … continue reading

Linkerd 1.0, Prometheus 1.6.1, and Airbnb’s React Sketch — SD Times news digest: April 26, 2017

The open-source service mesh project Linkerd has reached a milestone version of 1.0. According to Buoyant, the company behind Linkerd, version 1.0 indicates that the project now provides a stable set of features. Linkerd is part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and it is designed to provide service discovering, routing, failure handling, and visibility … continue reading

TechExcel announces DevSuite 10.1

TechExcel Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, today announced the release of DevSuite 10.1.  This latest release of the award-winning ALM platform enables developers and project stakeholders to better communicate and collaborate throughout the entire development lifecycle, resulting in faster delivery of higher quality products. “Large scale development projects frequently get … continue reading

Guest View: Don’t shoot the messenger — Post-mortems in software

When something goes wrong and there is a major production incident in IT, the business usually suffers.  Developing, delivering, and managing software systems and applications is complicated. People make mistakes, wrong commands get entered, bugs get introduced, and systems fail.  When something like this happens, a cascade of unintended consequences often follows. Once the dust … continue reading

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