The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, OCI’s 1.0 specifications and CA’s continuous testing report — SD Times news digest: July 19, 2017

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has become the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative. Since late May, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has seen 34 organizations join the blockchain industry group. The total membership is more than 150 organizations since the group’s launch in February. The newest members of EEA include various business sectors like technology, banking, … continue reading

Packt’s Skill Up survey: What it’s like to work in tech today

Packt officially released its third annual Skill Up survey, which takes a look at some of the biggest trends in the tech and developer space right now. The survey also is designed to show what tech jobs pay the most and what skills can help developers land their next job opportunity. According to Packt’s findings, the … continue reading

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2017 RC1 now available

Microsoft is gearing up for the release of SQL Server 2017 with its first release candidate. SQL Server 2017 RC1 indicates the development work for the upcoming version is complete and almost ready to come to market. The latest version of the relational database management system will bring SQL Server performance and security to Windows, … continue reading

Kubernetes 1.7 brings container community new security, extensibility features

While Docker remains a leader in container technology, Kubernetes is gaining popularity for container orchestration and management. The open-source project is ready to release its 1.7 release this week with new features focused on extensibility, security, and other ways for deploying, scaling, and managing containerized applications. According to Joe Brockmeier in a blog, senior evangelist … continue reading

Eclipse Oxygen, the Android Things Console, and Sonatype acquires Vor Security — SD Times news digest: June 29, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation has announced Eclipse Oxygen is now available. The Oxygen release includes 83 projects, 287 committers, and about 71 million lines of code. “We’re proud to announce the arrival of Eclipse Oxygen, the 12th annual simultaneous release from the Eclipse Community,” the foundation wrote. Most notably missing from this release is support for … continue reading

Packt: Python is the most popular tool used by developers and tech pros

Developers are often told they need to check out what other people are learning in their sector, whether that be a popular language like Python, or a popular framework like Angular. According to a sneak peek at Packt’s annual Skill Up survey, developers and engineers in various jobs plan on learning several new tools and technologies … continue reading

Survey: Node.js increasingly popular amongst enterprise software developers

More than three-fourths of developers believe one open-source project is the most employable project expertise for the next year: Node.js. According to a new survey from NodeSource, enterprise software developers are not only gravitating towards the JavaScript runtime environment, they also believe new companies will be created from open-source projects. In fact, 91% of respondents … continue reading

CoreOS Fest: Microsoft introduces Draft for app development on Kubernetes

Microsoft made its first Deis announcement today at CoreOS Fest. The company announced Draft, a new open-source development tool for cloud-native applications that run on Kubernetes. This is the first release since the company acquired the Kubernetes company Deis back in April.  According to the company, Draft was developed to address the complexity and constraints … continue reading

Top 10 considerations when planning Docker-based microservices

Replacing monolithic apps — or building greenfield ones — with microservices is a growing consideration for development teams that want to increase their agility, iterate faster and move at the speed of the market. By providing greater autonomy amongst different teams, allowing them to work in parallel accomplishing more in less time, microservices offer code … continue reading

OpenStack Summit: Private cloud, infrastructure is changing

The benefits of OpenStack, a free and open software platform for deploying IaaS, were on full display at this year’s OpenStack Summit in Boston. In addition to the many vendor announcements, there was one common theme, and that is infrastructure software is evolving. Part of this evolution is that companies are now using parts of … continue reading

Salesforce AppExchange Partner Program, Docker’s new CEO, and InVision’s acquisition of TrackDuck — SD Times news digest: May 2, 2017

Salesforce is giving developers a new program and solution for building artificial intelligence systems. The company launched the Salesforce AppExchange Partner Program, which provides the latest advancements in AI from Salesforce Einstein and the Salesforce Trailhead guided learning platform. The AppExchange Partner Program will replace the company’s previous ISV Partner Program. Features include a new … 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

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