When I work with clients on designing actor systems there are a few anti-patterns that seem to make it into initial, non-reviewed designs no matter what. In this series of short articles I would like to cover a few of those.
No software architect can resist the temptation to talk about their experience with microservices. We launched an interview series with experts who talked about the benefits and challenges of microservices, when people should not use them and what impact they have on an organization. Our third interviewee is Daniël van Gils, a polyglot developer advocate at Cloud 66 and JAX London speaker.
No time to play nice. Google’s Craig McLuckie took to Twitter to reveal his thoughts about the need for “a container runtime and format standard to emerge beyond the (current) scope of OCI,” but he’s not the only one to throw a rock at Docker. The dissatisfaction with Docker is out in the open now and one of the most popular fears is that the container ecosystem could be pulled to pieces. Let’s analyze the facts.
We opened Pandora’s box because we wanted to know how developers really feel about interruptions. It turns out that interruptions (especially planned ones) truly are real-life kryptonite and they can hinder productivity. Developers weighed in on this issue on Reddit — so let’s see how they cope with interruptions.
Browser-based IDEs (integrated development environments) are increasing in popularity as their capabilities improve, but they still have a tough road to widespread adoption. Some of the obstacles are only speed bumps, while others are like oceans – there’s just no way around them. Desktop IDEs are comfortably on an island by themselves and it’s up to browser-based IDEs to find a way to bridge the gap.
Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we gave a shout-out to the most influential Java people in the Twittersphere, wrapped up the nominations for the JAX Innovation Awards and launched a new JAX Magazine issue. If you want to find out which IDE (NetBeans, IntelliJ or Eclipse) has the best Angular 2 support, you’re in luck; we asked three experts to weigh in on this discussion.
It’s that time of the year again! According to Puppet’s newest DevOps Salary Report, “DevOps engineers, architects, software developers and engineers, and systems developers and engineers in the United States are more likely than not to make more than $100,000.” Let’s see what else is new.
The countdown for the JAX Innovation Awards nominations has begun. If you need some inspiration for your nomination, you’re in luck. Here’s a preliminary list of technologies, companies, organizations or persons that have brought significant innovation to the Java ecosystem.
The cloud is one of the safest places to store your data. Even if business leaders find it more practical to store information locally, there are many reasons to leave the storage up to the cloud provider. The cloud, however, is not failsafe.
People need roughly 23 minutes to go back to their tasks after a major interruption, but the plot deepens if you’re a programmer. Add at least 10 minutes to the forced break (the minimum amount of time you need to start editing code again) and there you go — that’s a solid half hour you lose whenever someone approaches you. It gets worse if that interruption is planned.
Being a developer today is perhaps more exhilarating than at any other time in history. We have incredible choice when it comes to languages and frameworks, and tools like GitHub and StackOverflow have connected millions to make sharing code and expertise simple and fast. These conveniences have allowed us all to spend more of our time being creative and honing our craft, rather than fighting with source code repos and ancient languages. But in this age of global sharing and constant collaboration, one of our most important development tools, the IDE, has remained stubbornly individual and private. Why?
In the emerging world of DevOps and the cloud, most developers are trying to learn new technologies and methodologies. The focus tends to be on adding capabilities such as resiliency and scaling to an application. Still, one critical item consistently overlooked is security. We talked to JAX London speaker Steve Poole about what can be done to keep your system secure and what happens when you leave the door open.
Discussions about the future of Java EE are starting to intensify as we get closer to the moment of truth. In this issue you’ll find everything you need to know about the current state of Java EE, but that’s not all! The cloud, the marriage between software development and banking, Bitcoin and TrumpScript are all in. Take a look!
The million-dollar question about the level of productivity in software development teams is the following: How does their productivity scale with the team size? Forget everything you knew about the ideal team size. Are you familiar with the Ringelmann effect?