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Google, IBM and Lyft Open Source Microservices Project

The microservices approach to software development -- chaining together loosely coupled services to create larger applications -- just got a boost from Google, IBM and Lyft.

Reinhold Dispels 'Misconceptions' About Jigsaw in Java 9

Mark Reinhold, chief architect of Oracle's Java Platform Group, believes the heated concerns bubbling up recently in the Java community about the readiness of the Java Platform Module System specification, better known as Jigsaw, for the upcoming release of Java 9 are based on a number of misconceptions.

Atlassian Furthers Quest to Bring 'DevOps to the Enterprise'

Company releases Bitbucket Server 5.0, Bitbucket Data Center 5.0 and Bamboo 6.0.

Xamarin Live Player Eases iOS Development from Windows (But You'll Still Need a Mac)

Microsoft this week clarified how iOS development will work with the new Xamarin-based tooling announced at the recent Build developers conference: It's easier, but a Mac will still be needed at some point.

Dealing with Poorly Defined Problems in an Agile World

It is difficult to solve a problem if the problem itself cannot be stated clearly. How does one "create a compelling user experience that will double our sales" or "build me something really cool"? Our Agile Architect discusses why the first problem an agile team must often solve is to define the problem itself.

New for GitHub: Atom Integration and a Desktop Client Beta

GitHub today announced new integration with the open source Atom code editor and a beta of its GitHub Desktop app, with both providing developers with new ways of working with the company's software development platform.

Another Research Firm Tackles Low-Code Tools

Gartner is the latest major research firm to turn its attention to the burgeoning low-code movement, spawned by enterprises' increasing appetite for mobile/Web apps in the face of a dearth of qualified professional developers.

Microsoft's New Azure Database Offerings Challenge (and Maybe Surpass) AWS Cloud

In its database offerings, the Microsoft Azure cloud is starting to look a lot more like the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Scrum + DevOps = ScrumOps

"It's a total misconception that it has to be either Scrum or DevOps," Scrum.org CEO tells John. "And there's a tension between the two that is wholly misplaced."

New Zing JVM Adds Falcon JIT Compiler

Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems has just released Zing 17.03, the latest version of its Java Virtual Machine, with full support for its Falcon just-in-time compiler.

Eclipse IoT Group Unveils New Kura, Kapua and Open Testbeds

The Eclipse Foundation's Internet of Things Working Group released a new version of its Kura IoT framework last week, announced the first milestone release of its Kapua platform and announced the creation of a new initiative to drive the adoption of IoT open source and open standards.

'No' Vote on Jigsaw Doesn't Mean It Won't Be in Java 9

The final vote count was 10 for, 13 against, but the decision of the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process to reject JSR 376 doesn't mean we won't be seeing the long awaited, much delayed modularization of Java in the next release.

AI Is So Hot, Even Freelancers Are in Demand

Artificial intelligence is such a hot topic in software development that companies are even seeking freelancers to help out, making it the No 1. sought-after tech skill in Upwork's latest quarterly report.

Amazon Cloud, Red Hat Integrate on OpenShift Containers

Companies are teaming up in an integration pact to enable developers to directly access AWS services from within the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Open Source Security Audit 'Should Be a Wake-Up Call'

Black Duck report finds "widespread weakness in addressing open source security vulnerability risks."

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