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Although there hasn’t yet been a big official announcement (except Svens blog last week), one of the most interesting Eclipse project proposals in recent years was approved a couple of weeks ago. So what is this all about? In a nutshell, it is a new platform to build modern IDEs and tools based on web technologies. It was open source and available before it even...

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It is clear that there is an ongoing excitement surrounding web-based IDEs and tools, e.g. Eclipse Che, Eclipse Theia, Visual Studio Code, Atom or Eclipse Orion. If you attended recent presentations or read current announcements, you may get the feeling that desktop IDEs have already been deprecated. But is this really true? If you ask developers for the tools they use in their daily work,...

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I have started writing about my experiences with Kubernetes and the PicoCluster. The PicoCluster is a set of inexpensive boards (10 Rock64 boards in my case), housed in a single cluster with a network adapter, fan and power supply. They have been pre-configured with Ubuntu and Kubernetes. The cluster is in my basement, plugged directly into my router. With this setup, I have a 10 node...

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GitHub API for querying users & repositories In this article, we will look how we used the GitHub API for querying users and repositories of an organization. In particular, we will look at how promises were combined to make the data retrieval easier.Querying GitHub is relatively easy with the GitHub API. The GitHub API is REST based and provides access to your Activity, Gists, Issues, Organizations,...

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Cloud native, highly available, web-scale, coordinated containerized applications! Wow, that’s a mouthful, but what does it mean?Over the past six years, many large companies have started telling the world how they architect their systems to scale. From the now famous Netflix Global Cloud Architecture to Google’s Borg system, many of these companies have been solving the same problem using similar patterns. The systems are designed...

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