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WWDC 2018: What Apple’s latest updates mean for devops teams

From iOS 11 to “digital wellness,” the updates from Apple’s annual developers conference were not to be missed and are now causing the most chatter among the devops community

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Visual Studio 2019 roadmap: The features you can expect

Collaboration and AI will get attention along with performance and productivity

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Users review top message queues

Software engineers and IT architects reveal what they like and don’t like about IBM MQ and Pivotal RabbitMQ

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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates’ key capabilities in this changelog

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Luna promises to make JavaScript testing easier

Inspired by Google Go, Luna avoids the effort of other frameworks that require the writing of boilerplate code and have multiple configuration options

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How to test developer, data science, and devops job candidates

Even if they can show you code on GitHub, you want your finalists to do a trial project as a real, objective test. Here are the test projects you should use

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Meet the modern software tester: Bug hunters profiled

Young men predominate as bug hunters, many of whom are gamers, work in IT or security, and have studied computer science.

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How the role of software testing is evolving

Software testing has the potential to seem boring as shit, but it could also elevated to sexy, where testers are the stewards of the customer experience

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Open source’s existential dilemma: the meaning of ‘free'

Developers once were quick to distinguish open source as “free as in freedom, not free as in beer.” Today, as GitHub shows, they demand the beer but are nonchalant about the freedom

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What’s new in Ruby 2.6

The dynamic web language gets a just-in-time compiler—with a twist

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Apple says you can port iOS apps to the Mac next year

Apple has begun porting some of its simple apps to test out the porting approach now under development

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The future of Java: How Jakarta EE will unfold under Eclipse

The open source tools organization wants to adopt Docker, NoSQL, and Kubernetes in enterprise Java, while standardizing on Maven and Jenkins

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Introducing CloudEvents for event-driven development

An effective set of standards for handling events and API calls will make it easier for developers to extend existing services to support serverless endpoints

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Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

Company vows to keep the code-sharing site an open platform

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How to use the state design pattern in .Net

Take advantage of the state design pattern to allow an object to change its behavior when its internal state changes

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What’s new in TypeScript 2.9

The new Version 2.9 of the JavaScript superset adds support for object literals and numeric types—but also can break your existing code

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What’s new in NativeScript

The framework that turns JavaScript, TypeScript, and Angular into native mobile apps adds starter templates, has direct Vue.js support

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What’s next for the Groovy language: The 2018 roadmap

The JVM stalwart will support Java 9 modularity and Java 8 lambda capabilities, and now provides a new macro capability

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How to start your own bug-bounty program

Code vulnerabilities and other entry points for hackers exist in your systems. Why not use hackers to help find and fix them?

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PaaS platforms are dead, thanks to IaaS providers

Public PaaS clouds are not what they were a few years ago, with public IaaS clouds stealing much of their cloud development thunder—and market share

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