Links for November 14th through November 23rd

  • Google unveils Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run, faster Android emulator, and new GPU profiler – At the Android Dev Summit today, Google announced Android Studio 2.0, the second major version of its integrated development environment (IDE). Version 2.0 adds Instant Run, a faster Android emulator, and a new GPU profiler.
  • Red Hat announces Ansible Tower, automation tool designed to help #DevOps manage and track their infrastructure – Red Hat wants to give DevOps teams more control and options in its latest release of Ansible Tower 2.4: the open-source automation tool designed to help DevOps manage and track their infrastructure. This is the first release of Ansible Tower since Red Hat
  • Running Docker on AWS from the ground up – In this post, I’m going to introduce Docker deployment from the ground up, using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for hosting. I picked AWS because it’s incredibly popular, offers a free tier you can use to try this tutorial at no cost, and provides first-class Docker support via the EC2 Container Service (ECS)
  • Emerging Best Practices in Swift, with Ash Furrow – In this talk at the GOTO Conference CPH 2015, Ash Furrow explores how to navigate the uncharted waters of Swift to discover and identify new best practices, with concrete examples such as unit testing and refactoring code.
  • A distributed, tag-based pub-sub service for modern web applications and container-driven cloud. – Mist is a simple pub/sub based on the idea that messages are tagged. To subscribe the client simply constructs a list of tags that it is interested in, and all messages that are tagged with ALL the tags are sent to the client. A client may have multiple su
  • The Netflix Tech Blog: Global Continuous Delivery with Spinnaker – Spinnaker is an open source multi-cloud Continuous Delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence. Spinnaker is designed with pluggability in mind; the platform aims to make it easy to extend and enhance cloud deployment models.
  • Aerotwist – The Cost of Frameworks – I recently delivered a talk at FFConf in Brighton, called "You should use <insert library / framework here>, it's the bestestest!". I wanted to do a write-up of the presentation's content here, hopefully so it can start a broader conversation that I think we need to have, mainly around the cost of modern frameworks on mobile devices.
  • Modern Java – A Guide to Java 8 – This tutorial guides you step by step through all new language features. Backed by short and simple code samples you'll learn how to use default interface methods, lambda expressions, method references and repeatable annotations
  • TensorFlow and monetizing intellectual property #google – Google is approaching machine learning from a position of strength: the company already has the most data and the most imposing infrastructure, and as noted open-souring TensorFlow accelerates the removal of the primary limitation to leveraging that advantage: the quality of the system itself.
  • CoreOS Introduces Clair: Open Source Vulnerability Analysis for your Containers – Today we are open sourcing a new project called Clair, a tool to monitor the security of your containers. Clair is an API-driven analysis engine that inspects containers layer-by-layer for known security flaws

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