Posts Tagged ‘development’

Announcing Building a Chatbot with Laravel and BotMan

Bots are the tools of the future, and they can be used for everything from customer support, all the way to offering productivity tools like scheduling or reminders. Many people live inside their messaging app of choice which makes bots feel comfortable, and a perfect fit for reaching them.

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What’s new in Node.js 8 and Node.js 9

Node.js 8 is graduating to Long Term Support (LTS) release status, which is intended to signify a level of stability for use in enterprise deployments. Accompanying this new designation for Node.js 8 is the debut of Node.js 9, with asynchronous resource tracking, as the current release line.

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Going Deeper with Factories Through Factory States

I suspect that if you are familiar with Laravel that you might use factories and possibly even factory states in your application development. The documentation shows you the mechanics of using factories to seed and create test data, but there are a couple of guiding thoughts to using factories with your models effectively that Id like to consider.

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The Must-Haves of Monitoring Containers

Named by Gartner as one of the top 10 technology trends impacting IT infrastructure and operations, containers play a crucial role in application-driven innovation. The proof is in the numbers: Organizations using Docker containers report a 13x increase in the rate at which applications are released, and companies including Airbnb, Dropbox and GE have seen development lead times drop by as much as 75 percent when using microservices.

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Final Tech Previews Offer an Almost-Complete Glimpse of Rancher 2.0

DevOps teams or anyone who manages containers can now get their hands dirty testing the final tech previews of container management platform Rancher 2.0 shortly before its launch in a few weeks. Ahead of the availability of the production version of Rancher 2.0 in April, Rancher is releasing the last of Rancher 2.0s tech preview releases.

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PyPy powers up Python 3.5

Pythonistas will be happy to hear that new versions of PyPy, the runtime for the Python language that provides just-in-time compilation and a major speed boost, will now support versions 2.7 and 3.5 of Python, including the new language syntax features found in version 3.5. Even more valuable to many developers: New versions of PyPy will have better support for popular packages that use C extensions, such as Numpy, in the Python 2.7-compatible version of the runtime.

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Udacity adds robotics and digital marketing Nanodegree programs, 21 new hiring partners

Today at the inauguralUdacity Intersect conference, the online education startup announced new robotics and digital marketing variants of its popular Nanodegrees an effort to expand its corpus of 21st century skills-based courses. In addition to the new degrees, Udacity is adding 21 new hiring partners spanning the automotive, defense, tech, hardware and telecommunicationsindustries.

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