Google Launches Public Beta of Managed Database Service Cloud Spanner

Source:- talkincloud.com Google has launched the public beta of its relational database service Cloud Spanner on Tuesday to help its cloud customers maintain consistent databases between data centers, according to a blog post on Tuesday. Cloud Spanner will be available on Google Cloud Platform, with cost calculated by compute node-hours, storage consumption, and external network access. Cloud Spanner joins other Google Cloud database services Cloud SQL, Cloud Datastore and Cloud Bigtable. “When building cloud applications, database administrators and developers have

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Visual Studio 2017 Coming March 7

Source:- infoq.com Following a recent spate of release candidates, Microsoft has begun final preparations for the formal release of Visual Studio 2017. Microsoft has announced that March 7, 2017 will be the official release date for VS2017. This release marks the 20th anniversary of the original release of Visual Studio in 1997 which in those days included Visual J++, Visual FoxPro, and Visual InterDev along with Visual C++. In preparation for formal release, Microsoft is still working to finish VS2017 and

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Introducing Docker Datacenter on 1.13 with Secrets, Security Scanning, Content Cache and more

Source:- docker.com It’s another exciting day with a new release of Docker Datacenter (DDC) on 1.13. This release includes loads of new features around app services, security, image distribution and usability. Let’s dig into some of the new features: Integrated Secrets Management This release of Docker Datacenter includes integrated support for secrets management from development all the way to production. This feature allows users to store confidential data (e.g. passwords, certificates) securely on the cluster and inject these secrets to

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Jenkins gets new pipeline feature, sees increase in usage

Source:- sdtimes.com Jenkins saw a surge of growth in 2016. The Jenkins project, a community behind Jenkins, has released results from its 2016 Community Survey that show the open-source automation server saw an increase in usage across organizations already using Jenkins, organizations new to Jenkins, and organizations implementing Continuous Delivery. “As an ever-increasing number of teams implement DevOps, we are seeing them naturally turn to Jenkins as the de facto business-critical solution for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery,” said Sacha

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Bug fixes polish Docker container management

Source:- techtarget.com Just as into every life some rain must fall, into every software some bugs must creep — and Docker is no exception. Docker container management received some incremental, but important, improvements this month, with fixes to security and domain name system (DNS) bugs. The updates underscore why security in depth is critical in container environments. Docker responded in mid-January 2017 to a security vulnerability in runC, called CVE-2016-9962, which was reported earlier in the month. The vulnerability could

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DevOps Tools and Agile Teams – Best DevOps articles from around the web

Source – Dzone.com Nothing is immune to change, including software delivery practices. As DevOps continues to mature, for example, and become more deeply ingrained in the enterprise, new revelations are discovered and expanded upon throughout the industry. However, three basic tenets will always remain at the core of DevOps: people, processes and tools. While each of the three is equally important to a DevOps transformation, we found this week’s top news dives specifically into the DevOps toolchain.  Continue reading to learn

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Book Review: ”Continuous Enterprise Development in Java”

Source – dzone.com This is a very short review of the Continuous Enterprise Development in Java book. The book can be easily split into two parts. The first part of the book from (Chapter 1 to Chapter 4) contains general information about the difficulty of testing the JEE applications, the software development cycles, the types of testing, and some more technical details about the testing frameworks (JUnit and TestNG), build tools like Maven and (JBoss) Forge, version control (only Git

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