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AngularJS 2.0 to get seamless upgrade path

The AngularJS team has finally woken its community up from what was probably the worst nightmare it will ever experience. Plans to update to AngularJS 2.0 without a migration path have now been replaced with a clear outline for a seamless harmony between old and new versions.

Controlling IT systems

Understanding infrastructure as code

Any enterprise that can begin treating its infrastructure as code, opens itself up to major performance improvements with automated tests, code repositories and build servers. This excerpt from “Amazon Web Service in Action” introduces us to the basics of Infrastructure as Code.

The complete guide to tuning the appearance of NetBeans

NetBeans IDE is comprehensive and powerful, though not always as pretty as you’d like it to be, which, in turn, can have an impact on the efficiency and enjoyment of your coding experience. Since there will never be one single appearance that will please absolutely everyone, it helps to know what you can do to make NetBeans pleasing to your own specific eye.

Adaptive mobile architecture

ASP.Net Framework for mobile websites

Using ASP.Net for mobile development brings numerous advantages, including custom controls and a flexible, adaptive architecture. Juned Ahmed Ghanchi introduces us to the common approaches, the architecture and the web server controls.

Choose wisely

Divided we stand: Optional

After counter-ranting about NULL, Lukas Eder wants to look at another “special value” that might change everything for Java 8: Optional. Functional programmers love it, so its worth digging around to find out whether or not you should follow suit.

An IT fiction bestseller

The Phoenix Project: One company’s struggle to adopt a DevOps culture

Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It’s Tuesday morning and Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company’s new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but is massively over budget and very late. Bill must fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced.

What is it all for?

Altruism, profit and IT

Programmers continue to suffer from burnouts, increasing responsibilities and a growing pressure to deliver more and more functionality to customers. But what role do developers need to play in business? And what is the true purpose of business?