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JavaScript library React v0.13 released

Facebook’s latest offering comes in the form of React v0.13, shipping about a week after the second release candidate. The JavaScript library sees some breaking changes this release, with the spotlight on ES6 class support.

Developer to author

Publishing a book in IT (is not easy)

You’re thinking of publishing a book on IT? Don’t expect to make much money or have a social life, says self-publishing author Nicolas Fränkel. And whatever you do, don’t self-publish your first book.

IoT partnerships

Solair joins the Eclipse Foundation

The latest company to join the growing open-source community is Solair, who will be working actively with the foundation’s IoT Working Group, the Kura project. The Italian-based firm calls Kura “one of a kind”.

Getting constructors right

The Java Legacy is constantly growing

Confused by getConstructors? Javadocs not giving you enough information? Lukas Eder has a crack at explaining the history behind this particular little Java nugget.

The users doth protest too much

Ubuntu switching to Systemd

Some might consider Systemd to be controversial, but Ubuntu will be going ahead with its plan to implement the system management tool over the home-grown Upstart event-based init system. Let the protests begin.

Michael Nygard interview

Why we need Resilient Software Design

Michael Nygard’s Circuit Breaker Pattern has been adopted by Netflix and been established as a central part of Resilient Software Design. Its acclaimed author explains the benefits of Resilient Software Design and why it matters exactly how we fail.