Codetown is a social network. It's got blogs, forums, groups, personal pages and more! You might think of Codetown as a funky camper van with lots of compartments for your stuff and a great multimedia system, too! Best of all, Codetown has room for all of your friends.
When you create a profile for yourself you get a personal page automatically. That's where you can be creative and do your own thing. People who want to get to know you will click on your name or picture and…
This week’s Java news roundup features news from OpenJDK, the GA release of Kotlin 1.5, point releases on Eclipse projects, Micronaut Coherence 1.0.0-M1, Quarkus-2.0.0-Alpha2, updates on Spring projects, and developer surveys from Jakarta EE and Payara Platform 2021.
Researchers from the University of Virginia School of Engineering recently disclosed a new Spectre hardware exploit that can steal secrets via Intel/AMD micro-op caches and circumvents current Spectre defenses. Intel and AMD say no new guidance is needed. Researchers say suggested fixes are inconvenient to deploy or have performance drawbacks.
We can think of engineering as a series of feedback loops: simple tasks that developers do and then validate to get feedback, which might be by a colleague, a system (i.e. an automation) or an end user. Using a framework of feedback loops we have a way of measuring and prioritizing the improvements we need to do to optimize developer effectiveness.
This past week was marked by a new Visual Studio Code release and Pure Virtual C++, a virtual event hosted by Microsoft. InfoQ examined this and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of May 3rd, 2021.
In a recent blog post, Alberto Gimeno, GitHub actions engineer, shared how GitHub makes use of feature flags to enable frequent, safe deployments. GitHub leverages feature flags for all potentially risky changes, allowing them to quickly disable the change if needed.