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Guillaume Laforge on finding the Groovy factor

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…

Introducing MapDB: The agile Java data engine

Multi-tier marvel

Introducing MapDB: The agile Java data engine

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…

Stripped down

"Worse is better": Unpicking the paradox

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,…

All eyes on the IoT it seems: JAX 2014 report

Java talking

All eyes on the IoT it seems: JAX 2014 report

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

What's the best web framework for you? Vaadin's Ville Ingman shines a light

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…

Cory Isaacson:  “MapDB is a pure Java database, for Java developers”

Charting a flexible course

Cory Isaacson: “MapDB is a pure Java database, for Java developers”

Inside the database that carves out its own agile paradigm around application needs.

Java 8: No More Need for ORMs

Happy about the API

Java 8: No More Need for ORMs

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.

JAX Innovation Awards 2014 champions declared

#winning

JAX Innovation Awards 2014 champions declared

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.

Balancing act

Walking the architecture/design highwire

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.…

Java: The long journey

Oh, ho, ho it’s magic

Java: The long journey

Brian Goetz rallies army of “nine million” Java wizards at JAX 2014 keynote, earmarking arrays and Value Types as burning issues.

Spark and Cassandra team up to make database analytics super fast

Go go collaboration

Spark and Cassandra team up to make database analytics super fast

In a pairing described as 'magical', Apache Spark and Cassandra have pooled their resources to deliver analytics up to "100 times" swifter in-memory, and 10 times speedier on…

What is Big Data anyway?

Let’s be specific

What is Big Data anyway?

In the second part of his series, “Scaling for Big Data”, Cory Isaacson gets into the nuts and bolts of Big Data and attempts to pin down a concrete definition.

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