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  • Shared source won’t fix the AWS problem January 27, 2021
    I have a great deal of respect for my colleague Matt Asay, who works for Amazon Web Services and writes week after week about the advantages and virtues of open source. However, this is not to say that I agree with him.In fact, I would suggest I more commonly disagree with him on a great […]
  • Your Linux container and Kubernetes forecast for 2021 January 27, 2021
    Ah, 2021. The year we waited all 2020 for. Linux containers helped organizations get and stay agile—a key marker for getting through 2020 and ready for whatever comes next. Here are three things organizations should keep on their container radar for the coming year (and then some).Containers and virtualization When Linux containers started to gain […]
  • Deno 1.7 brings compilation improvements January 27, 2021
    Deno 1.7, the latest version of the JavaScript/TypeScript runtime built to serve as a more secure alternative to Node.js, is highlighted by improved compilation and data URL capabilities.Published January 19, Deno 1.7 offers features, stabilizations, and improvements to APIs and tools. Installation instructions can be found at deno.land. [ Also on InfoWorld: Full-stack developer: What […]
  • When Kubernetes is not the solution January 26, 2021
    Kubernetes is just the latest example of a powerful technology that can provide a solid solution in many instances. Although it may seem like all the cool kids are choosing Kubernetes-related technology, it’s not right for every application. When a technology has such a huge following that its use becomes a forgone conclusion, that’s when […]
  • Microsoft paves the way to Windows APIs January 26, 2021
    Microsoft with its Win32 Metadata project is looking to make Windows APIs more accessible to more languages, by producing metadata for the APIs. Languages such as Rust, C#, and C++ are early beneficiaries of this project.The Win32 Metadata project, with repos on GitHub, aims to provide a complete description of the WinAPI, allowing it to […]
  • Extending Azure Functions with custom handlers January 26, 2021
    Much of the value in the public cloud, especially the hyperscale providers like Azure, is economic. You’re taking advantage of their ability to buy power, network, and hardware at a scale that would have been unimaginable a few years ago.  Another benefit of the hyperscale clouds is their operational expertise and their infrastructure design. They […]
  • How to use immutable objects in ASP.NET Core MVC 5 January 25, 2021
    Immutability makes code easier to write, test, and maintain over time. However, immutability is not supported by many programming languages. Until recently, C# did not support immutability out-of-the-box. That changes with C# 9.You can now take advantage of init-only properties to configure your application options as immutable instances. After all, they are basically application constants. […]
  • 8 reasons Python will rule the enterprise — and 8 reasons it won’t January 25, 2021
    There’s no question that Python is hugely popular with software developers, or that its popularity continues to rise. TIOBE, a software company that publishes a measure of the popularity of programming languages every month, reported in November that Python had climbed into the number two slot for the first time, passing Java. This wasn’t the only […]