Not my cup of mud
Much to the delight of 'Dr Deprecator', JDK enhancements mean that we can throw out a whole bunch of junk. Lukas Eder sifts out his personal choices for the trash heap.
A new 'to-do' list
"Software is not the hardest part": this was the core message of "Good Night Lamp" founder and IoT expert Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino’s JAX 2014 keynote. In this interview,…
After extensive community surveying, the latest draft of the JSR for Java EE 8 reveals plans for improved managed bean modules and expanded cloud infrastructure.
Glide like a 747
Groovy hit the 3 million downloads mark in 2013! We met Guillaume Laforge at JAX 2014 to talk about what makes Groovy so groovy for developers and what new features the latest…
MapDB, a data engine grounded in Java, has just reached 1.0 status as an Apache 2.0-licensed project. Cory Isaacson runs through the key features, and underlines what makes it…
In this interview, Kevlin Henney breaks down 'Worse is Better', examines agile in 2014, and gives us three bonus rules every programmer should know. Filmed at JAX 2014, Mainz,…
A roundup of the action at JAX 2014, which took place in Mainz, Germany last week, with over 200 speakers and 2000 attendees enjoying a full week of Java, IoT, JVM, Eclipse,…
Framing a use case
Vaadin just released version 7.2 of their web framework at JAX 2014. We had a chance to talk to Ville Ingman about the new release and the challenge to choose the right web…
Charting a flexible course
Inside the database that carves out its own agile paradigm around application needs.
Happy about the API
Java 8, and the new Streams API finally allow us to solve data-centric problems in a very concise manner. Lukas Eder breaks it all down.
Following fierce community voting and hot deliberation by our elite panel of judges, the JDK8 dev team, Hazelcast, Docker and Vert.x are 2014 victors.
Donald Rumsfeld was right: it's the unknown unknowns that are the real killers in software development. Design decisions made too early amount to speculation without facts.…