Powershell's new cross-platform status will significantly increase its reach and relevance in the Enterprise. It will also eliminate a lot of duplicate script code and/or allow using PowerShell in scripting scenarios that previously required Python or Ruby.
The power of containers shines brightest when you build large systems made up of many machines running lots of interacting containers. That's were Docker Swarm comes -- arguably the simplest orchestration solution for Docker containers and it is built into the Docker engine itself.
Big data belongs in the cloud and has become much more reasonable to run the applications that manage, sift and display the data in the cloud as well.
The main draw of WebVR is that it lets gazillions of Web developers take advantage of their experience, skills and tools to develop VR applications and content that will be broadly available.
It will be very interesting to see how the container landscape evolves. Are developers going to stick with the incumbent, yet quickly innovating, Docker or are they going to flock to the supposedly superior newcomer?
| October 6, 2016
If you're an aspiring entrepreneur who has considered starting your own company, Alas may be just the right thing for you.
Java continues to evolve despite having been around for 20 years. If you're looking for the bleeding edge, Java might not be your best bet. However, if you're an existing Java developer, no need to worry about your marketability.
See why Go is ideally suited for building micro-services that run on multi-core machines.
The AMP Project promotes a restricted subset of existing Web technologies that can improve mobile performance.
Gigi Sayfan brings some clarity to the concept of the methodology and investigates various prominent methodologies and their manifestation in processes, programming language, frameworks and tools.
| September 15, 2016
If you want to deliver the maximum business value in each iteration of your project, you have to be very aware and explicit about what you plan and how you go about it. Learn more about the key to making this happen.
See what Microsoft has been up to in regards to streamlining integration between *Nix and Windows environments.
Over the last three years, page weight has grown about 15 percent per year. Google (along with other companies) has been on a mission to accelerate the Web across several fronts. One of the most interesting efforts is the Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC) project.
| August 23, 2016
To follow Agile principles and allow an individual developer to have a quick build cycle of edit-built-test requires significant effort. In most cases it is worth it. There are two representative cases: small and large
The touted benefits of design patterns are that they allow proliferation of best practices and allow for efficient communication between engineers, but how does that play out in practice?