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  • Google Launches Custom Machine Types For Its Cloud Platform

    Google Launches Custom Machine Types For Its Cloud Platform

    Google launched a new way of buying virtual machines in its cloud today. No matter whether you choose the Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Azure or another player, the way you buy virtual machines is pretty much always the same: you pick from a limited set of pre-configured CPU and RAM options on machines that are either optimized for compute or memory. With the newly launched beta of Custom… Read More

  • Microsoft Updates Its Developer Tools And Services, Introduces Monthly Visual Studio Subscription

    Microsoft Updates Its Developer Tools And Services, Introduces Monthly Visual Studio Subscription

    Microsoft today announced a large number of updates to its developer and DevOps tools and services at its Connect conference in New York. These range from a new free program for developers who are just getting started, all the way to a new subscription service, a marketplace for extensions, updates to .NET, and the renaming of Visual Studio Online. This is the first major dev tools update… Read More

  • Instagram Kills Off Feed Reading Apps

    Instagram Kills Off Feed Reading Apps

    Only a tiny fraction of Instagram feed reading happens in third-party apps, so Instagram is shutting down its feed API to make feature development nimbler and create a more consistent user experience. The move is part a big cleanup of the Instagram platform. It involves listing exactly what’s allowed with its APIs, an app permission review process that makes Instagram a gated platform, and… Read More

  • Google Open Sources Two Tools To Import Mail Into Gmail

    Google Open Sources Two Tools To Import Mail Into Gmail

    If you’ve ever been stuck using another email service and want to move over to Gmail, importing all of your mail is a real pain in the ass. Think Apple’s Mail client tied to, say, an exchange account. Today, Google open sourced two projects that’ll help make moving over much easier. Read More

  • Xamarin Now Gives Developers A More Integrated Cross-Platform Development Experience

    Xamarin Now Gives Developers A More Integrated Cross-Platform Development Experience

    Xamarin, the C#-centric cross-platform mobile app development platform, is launching version 4 of its service today. With this update, the company is launching a number of new features across its portfolio of tools, which now range from frameworks and emulators to a mobile app testing service and analytics. As Xamarin’s VP of product Keith Ballinger told me, there are a lot of new… Read More

  • Docker Launches New Commercial Service To Help Enterprises Deploy And Manage Their Apps

    Docker Launches New Commercial Service To Help Enterprises Deploy And Manage Their Apps

    Docker announced the Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) at its developer conference in Barcelona today. The UCP is a new paid service in Docker’s portfolio that is meant to help ops teams easily set up a cluster and enable developers to deploy dockerized apps to it. According to Docker’s VP of product Scott Johnston, there has always been some tension between developers, who… Read More

  • Aaron Levie, Box And A Whole Pile Of Apps

    Aaron Levie, Box And A Whole Pile Of Apps

    Box’s recent platform push is more than a new product direction for the company. The service may become a key revenue driver for the enterprise-facing productivity shop. I recently sat down with Aaron Levie, the CEO of Box, and his recently hired head of platform, Jeetu Patel, to dig into the matter. At its most basic, the quickly growing company wants to power the content layer of… Read More

  • Mesosphere’s Valuation Could Hit Around $600M In Latest Financing Round

    Mesosphere’s Valuation Could Hit Around $600M In Latest Financing Round

    We’re hearing from sources that Mesosphere, a company that’s built on the open-source project Apache Mesos, is raising a financing round at a valuation that could be as much as $600 million. The talks are, of course, still fluid and valuation numbers are always cloudy — so any final deal could end up outside of what we’re hearing on our end. This round in… Read More

  • Docker Puts Focus On Container Security

    Docker Puts Focus On Container Security

    Docker today announced three new security tools and features for containers at its DockerCon Europe conference in Barcelona. These tools are meant to make using containers safer without interrupting the usual developer workflow. They include support for hardware signing with a Yubico hardware key, and user namespaces support so Docker containers don’t need to have root access anymore. Read More

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