Google releases Kubernetes 1.0

Google has finally unleashed V1 of Kubernetes, their answer to a cluster manager for Docker. They’ve also used this opportunity to launch a new foundation to define the future of container-based computing.

Server talk

Generating servers with zproto

Pieter Hintjens’ protocol framework zproto is a tool that generates whole servers in C from state machine models. Here he takes us through the models we need to know about and the background behind the tool itself.

Does this look like 9000 rubies?

JRuby 9000 has landed and its the biggest yet

The newest version of JRuby, codename 9000, is accompanied by Ruby 2.2 compatibility, a new runtime, native operations for much of IO as well as some versioning changes to boot – the result of a lot of work, time and commits by 104 contributors.

Based on 64,562 GitHub libraries!

The Top 100 Scala Libraries in 2015

First it was Java libraries, now Alex Zhitnitsky gets his paws into researching the top Scala libraries from 64,562 dependencies – quite the mammoth task! Read on to reap the rewards of this impressive Scala research.

Conference highlights

The JAX London sessions every developer should see

The JAX London is happening from October 12-14 and we have the lowdown of the sessions that you won’t want to miss. From distributed systems to coding for desktop and mobile, thrown in with some continuous design, JAX London is the place to be.

Mastering AWS Development


The second part in our three-part series on cloud architecture with AWS, taken from Packt’s title on Mastering AWS Development: looking at AWS EC2 and IAM more closely, including functionality, instance types and pricing.

New and improved

Microsoft unveils Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft’s new and improved Visual Studio 2015 has landed, with arms open wide for development that targets all popular platforms. Microsoft wants their offering to be known as a cross-platform toolset and have the features to show for it.

Controversy brewing

Java 9 without sun.misc.Unsafe: a disaster?

A sore-point has emerged in the upcoming plans for Java 9, namely the projected absence of the private API used by almost every tool, infrastructure software and high performance library built using Java.