The new Node.js 4.2 release has been christened “Argon”, the first drop under the new Long Term Support plan that provides various levels of support over a 30 month period. The plan aims to help operations teams and enterprise application development.
Lukas Eder rounds up this year’s favourite DB engines for SQL and NoSQL, with a change of ranks amongst the new list. Cassandra and Redis have surged their way into the Top 10, but who have they replaced? Read on to find out.
Cloud is big, cloud is business and cloud is suddenly everywhere. Four big companies currently dominate the field, but have Dell left it too late to join the party? With Dell buying out EMC, Stoyan Mitov shares his thoughts on the crowded cloud market.
A massive merger between two companies brings together an impressive amount of hardware and software prowess. But with Dell acquiring EMC, what’ll be the focus? Will Pivotal still go public? What about Spring? Many are asking the same questions.
Christmas has come early for Perl practitioners, with Perl 6.0 officially unveiled by Larry Wall. More than a decade late, the announcement is still being taken with a grain of salt by some, but the language’s creator assures us that work is most definitely progressing.
After access was granted via JetBrains’ Early Access Program, the official preview for IntelliJ IDEA 15 has landed: weekly sneak peeks have culminated in a built-in Kotlin M14 plugin, updated database tools and easier debugging of lambda expressions.
The open-source, distributed version control system Git has had itself a major release. Git 2.6 brings dozens of new features and bugfixes, which comes as a relief to a number of users reporting bugs from previous versions.
Do you live your distributed systems life by the Principles of Chaos? Well it’s time to start. Chaos Engineering is the new way to address the uncertainty of distributed systems at scale and helps to build confidence in the behaviour of the system.
A number of organisations have started publicly lobbying US Congress to take action over cybersecurity legislation, with Oracle, Microsoft, Apple and others accused of being on the wrong side of history when its comes to surveillance and users’ privacy.
After hosting sessions during their successful tracks at SpringOne2GX, Guillaume Laforge and Graeme Rocher of Groovy and Grails delivered the upcoming strategies of the language and framework partnership that continues to ride the funding rollercoaster.
The Brotli compression algorithm engineered by Google has been open sourced in a bid to gain browser-wide adoption. This freshly prepared data format has been named after Swiss baked goods and outperforms its predecessor with fast pager loads.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the mysterious, consecrated craft of unsafe Rust programming? Well, there’s now a book for that. The core team behind one of the hottest new languages presents the first draft of The Rustonomicon.
It’s been dubbed the 21st century addition to the curriculum – now a growing number of countries are introducing programming as part of the school syllabus. Students as young as five years old are being schooled in coding for the future.