Google Cloud introduced Config Management Dashboard that allows the Platform Administrator or Operator to have a real-time picture of configuration syncs and failures across multiple Kubernetes clusters.
Docker has released version 0.11 of BuildKit, the Docker backend for building images. The release adds a number of new features including attestation creation, reproducible build improvements, and cloud cache backend support.
AWS recently introduced RDS Optimized Reads and RDS Optimized Writes, which are designed to enhance the performance of MySQL and MariaDB workloads running on RDS. These new functionalities can improve query performances and provide higher write throughput but are available on a limited subset of instances and have multiple prerequisites.
Mockito has released version 5, switching the default mockmaker to mockito-inline in order to better support future versions of the JDK and allows mocking of constructors, static methods and final classes out of the box. The baseline increased from Java 8 to Java 11, as supporting both versions became costly and managing changes in the JDK such as with the SecurityManager proved difficult.
This week's Java roundup for January 23rd, 2023, features news from OpenJDK, JDK 20, JDK 21, GraalVM 22.3.1, TornadoVM 0.15, Spring Cloud Azure 5.0, Spring Shell 3.0.0 and 2.1.6, Spring Cloud 2022.0.1, Quarkus 2.16 and 3.0.Alpha3, Micronaut 3.8.3, JobRunr 6.0, MicroStream 8.0-EA2, Hibernate 6.2.CR2, Tomcat 10.1.5, Groovy 4.0.8 and 2.5.21, Camel Quarkus 2.16, JDKMon 17.0.45 and Foojay.io at FOSDEM.
Google Cloud has released a public preview of Cloud SQL Proxy Operator. The operator simplifies the process of connecting an application running in Google Kubernetes Engine with a database deployed in Cloud SQL.
AWS Lambda now provides a way to control the maximum number of concurrent functions invoked by Amazon SQS as an event source. Setting the Maximum Concurrency, developers can determine the concurrency of the functions processing messages in individual SQS queues, simplifying the scalability of serverless applications.
Kai Waehner explores different architectures and their trade-offs for transactional and analytical workloads. Real-world examples include financial services, retail, and the automotive industry.
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods spoke to Rob Zuber, CTO of Circle CI, about what it takes to build and deliver great software and build great teams
Ben Evans explains recent developments with JFR, and discusses how tooling based on JFR fits into the growing field known as Observability and some of the ongoing F/OSS work in this space.
Yury Niño Roa discusses a new methodology to adopt [OaC] in companies according to their size, talking about the current observability landscape and how companies can adopt this as a practice.
While modern tooling for Android and iOS enable memory leak detection using local builds, this is not enough to guarantee an app shows correct memory behavior in production, where it runs on a wide range of devices in diverse conditions. For this reason, Lyft engineers combine A/B testing and memory observability to detect which features leak memory.
Microsoft has introduced VALL-E, a novel language model method for text-to-speech synthesis (TTS) that employs audio codec codes as intermediate representations and can replicate anyone's voice after listening to just three seconds of audio recording.
This article presents better solutions that employ data from the system under test and the tests themselves to optimize testing efforts. This allows teams to find more bugs (by making sure that bug-dense areas are tested) in less time (by reducing the executions of tests that are very unlikely to detect bugs).
Kubernetes Java Client supports the Kubernetes API and the current release 17.0.0 supports version 1.25 of the Kubernetes API. The client is able to dynamically retrieve information, for example for monitoring purposes, and allows changing and deleting items in the Kubernetes cluster. The Kubernetes client may be used as an alternative for the command line Kubernetes tool: kubectl [argument].