Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Quality Quicks: Testing News and Tips - July 2015 | Zephyr

Quality Quicks: Testing News and Tips - July 2015 | Zephyr



Nick Craver - Why you should wait on upgrading to .Net 4.6

Nick Craver - Why you should wait on upgrading to .Net 4.6



We are not upgrading Stack Overflow to .Net 4.6, and you shouldn’t upgrade yet either. You can find the issue we opened on GitHub (for public awareness) here. I will update this post as soon as a fix is relased.



Update #1 (Jul 27th): A pull request has been posted by Matt Michell (Microsoft)

Getting Your Build Server Ready for VS 2015 | They Call Me Mister James

Getting Your Build Server Ready for VS 2015 | They Call Me Mister James

Running a MEAN web application in Docker containers on AWS | via @codeship

Running a MEAN web application in Docker containers on AWS | via @codeship



steps I took to successfully install and run a web application built on
the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js). I hosted the
application in Docker containers on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bosun

Bosun



monitoring and alerting system by Stack Exchange.
It has an expressive domain specific language for evaluating alerts and
creating detailed notifications. It also lets you test your alerts
against history

Friday, July 24, 2015

Azure Certification Jump Start 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions - Windows Boston (BAWSUG) (Cambridge, MA) - Meetup

Azure Certification Jump Start 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions - Windows Boston (BAWSUG) (Cambridge, MA) - Meetup



Do you want to get certified on Azure? Do you want to improve your
marketability in the new cloud optimized world? Do you want to become a
systems Architect? Are you falling behind on the latest technologies? Do
you want to become a cloud EXPERT? If you answered yes to any of these,
this is a must attend event. We will dive deep into Microsoft's Azure
Cloud as we learn about architecting Azure Systems and solutions. All
this on our way to becoming MCP Azure Certified by learning what is on
and how to pass the Microsoft 70-534 Exam. This great content will be
delivered by ITProGuru Dan Stolts one of the authors of the Microsoft
Press book 70-534 Exam Reference Guide - Architecting Microsoft Azure
Solutions

Java's Unsafe class: "There is certainly also a way without it!" - JAXenter

Java's Unsafe class: "There is certainly also a way without it!" - JAXenter



There are numerous libraries, e.g. Netty, which use Unsafe internally
(using the previously described reflection hacks). In lots of cases this
isn’t even documented! Some projects also use special libraries as a
replacement for features appearing in later Java versions (javax
packages). One example is LongAdder, which is only part of Java 8’s java.util.concurrent classes. 

GitHub adopts TODO’s Open Code of Conduct - SD Times

GitHub adopts TODO’s Open Code of Conduct - SD Times



TODO Group’s Open Code of Conduct



the Open Code of Conduct was inspired by established codes of conduct
and diversity statements from open-source communities such as
Contributor Covenant, Django, Geek Feminism, Python and Ubuntu.


Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough - InformationWeek

a DHS official has asserted that encryption would not have helped
in the OPM breach because the attacker had valid credentials. It may
also turn out that encryption's ability to conceal crime from the
authorities is overstated.



Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough - InformationWeek



Pointing to the way Java limits buffer overflow errors through array
bounds checking and the way Python's Django framework uses templates to
prevent cross-site scripting, Coates expects some help will come through
advances in programming languages that limit unsafe coding practices.



Coates recommends that companies implement content security policies for
their Web applications to defend against cross-site scripting. He also
suggests using SSL everywhere and HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security)
as defenses against man-in-the-middle attacks. He also advises use of
the X-Frame-Options header, to prevent clickjacking (UI redress
attacks).

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Docker and Microsoft announce more innovation to cross platforms and win hearts | Microsoft Azure Blog

Docker and Microsoft announce more innovation to cross platforms and win hearts | Microsoft Azure Blog



list includes Windows Server Containers,

Hyper-V Containers,

Docker VM Extensions for Linux on Azure,

Docker CLI support on Windows,

Compose and Swarm support on Azure

 Visual Studio Tooling for Docker, 

Visual Studio Code and Docker - Visual Studio Code - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Visual Studio Code and Docker - Visual Studio Code - Site Home - MSDN Blogs



the plugin uses the REST API provided by DockerHub to fetch meta information about a particular image and to show it in a hover. 

New Microsoft Edge Test Drive web demos go open-source | Microsoft Edge Dev Blog

New Microsoft Edge Test Drive web demos go open-source | Microsoft Edge Dev Blog



The new Test Drive site has a few of the most popular demos migrated from the old site (such as Touch Effects and Mandlebrot) but also introduces a number of new demos:


  • CSS3 Filters: Learn the different types of filters and even how to animate them using @keyframes
  • Music Lounge: Create your own composition using Web Audio and touch input, using BabylonJS
  • Web Audio tuner: Chromatic tuner built using Web Audio API and Media Capture API
  • Math APIs: Bypass the limits of number precision in JavaScript with the new precision API
  • PhotoCapture: Learn how to select cameras and take pictures with the browser using the Media Capture API
  • Microphone:
    Record, play, save and load streaming audio acquired using Media
    Capture API; then apply Web Audio visualizations, effects, and filters
    to stream data
  • @Supports: Test whether certain CSS properties and values are supported