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An ode to absolute times

Version-string schemes for Java SE Platform & JDK: Oracle offers 3 alternatives

Last month, Oracle proposed a new version numbering scheme in order to emphasize the time-based releases. Not many people liked this proposal —to put it mildly— so Mark Reinhold is now offering three alternatives. You are encouraged to communicate additional information that’s relevant to the choice of such a scheme so speak now — a specific proposal will be made in about a week.

Gradle is now a Java 9 support 'club member'

Gradle’s Java 9 support explained

Java SE 9 was released almost a month ago and we already have Java 9 support in Eclipse Oxygen, Spring Framework 5.0, IntelliJ IDEA and more. Now Gradle has joined the club. Let’s see what this means.

2017 Emerging Technology Domains Risk Survey

Machine learning deemed a high security risk, survey finds

The CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute has published an updated list of technologies that might give us headaches in the security department. Both machine learning and blockchain have made the cut but that’s actually not a comforting thought, especially since the former is one of the three domains that must be considered high priority for outreach and analysis in 2017.

Interview with Anders Wallgren, Chief Technology Officer at Electric Cloud

DevOps transformation essentials: “You cannot improve what you cannot measure”

How can you tell if a DevOps initiative is successful? What do teams need in order to collect and view information from DevOps tools along the pipeline and how can we make the process easier? We talked with Anders Wallgren, Chief Technology Officer at Electric Cloud about how to simplify the process, how important are well-defined metrics to the success of a DevOps strategy and more.

They share a closely knitted future

Understanding the relationship between IoT and Big Data

Internet of Things(IoT) and big data are closely intertwined and although they are not the same thing, it is very hard to talk about one without the other. Before we analyze their connection, let us take a much closer look at these two practices.

Interview with Floyd DCosta, co-founder at Block Armour

“Blockchain technology aptly lends itself to cybersecurity endeavors”

We’ve been talking about the advantages blockchain brings to the finance industry but how about cybersecurity? Blockchain is revolutionizing multiple industries including cybersecurity but one question lingers: *how* can this technology help fight cyber attacks? We talked with Floyd DCosta, co-founder at Block Armour about the role the technology behind Bitcoin plays in blocking (if possible) cyber attacks.

A quick introduction

Eclipse MicroProfile Config – what is it?

MicroProfile Config is a solution to externalize configuration from microservices. Why even bother with configuration? In this article, Emily Jiang of IBM explains why you shouldn’t skip this crucial step and how you can use it.

The wait is over

HashiCorp Consul hits 1.0

HashiCorp Consul 1.0 is here! It’s been three years since the initial release and now the tool “has hit a threshold of broad usage, feature richness, and operational maturity,” according to the official announcement.