The week in Java

Java Weekly 42/15: MVC, Swarm and Docker, Code reviews

Thorben Janssen once again brings us the latest Java news including building and deploying microservices with Java EE, some conference preparation tips and Trisha Gee’s latest article in her Code Review series. Check out the week’s hottest Java links.

Big Data tool comparisons

Which Logging Tool is right for me?

With a plethora of logging tools available at a range of price points, it might be hard to decide on what to use. Rather than diving into a tonne of research, we’ve done it for you – a host of popular approaches to data processing have been fact checked and outlined for your convenience.

The future is trendy

The top ten technology trends for 2016

Gartner’s annual report on top technology trends features all the buzzwords it can: augmented reality, microservices, IoT and machine learning all have their time in the limelight. We take a quick look at their predictions and what the future holds for tech.

Jingle... Perls?

Perl 6.0 promised for Christmas

Christmas has come early for Perl practitioners, with Perl 6.0 officially unveiled by Larry Wall. More than a decade late, the announcement is still being taken with a grain of salt by some, but the language’s creator assures us that work is most definitely progressing.

The holy trinity of issue tracking

New JIRA platform unveiled by Atlassian

Atlassian, creator of the popular issue tracker JIRA, has announced a major change to its flagship product. JIRA will now be split into three independent products for specific departments.

Puzzle time!

5 weird Java questions that’ll make your head spin

Like testing yourself? Alex Zhitnitsky has a great set of Java puzzles to baffle even the most die-hard Java coders. Explore the more unusual side of Java with this quiz, but be warned: They’re not meant to be used in real-life Java applications!

The King is dead – long live the King!

Vagrant has been usurped: All hail Otto

Move over Vagrant – you’ve been overthrown. HashiCorp’s newest tool for developing and deploying any application is better, faster and stronger than its predecessor. Otto aims to make microservices easier for developers to work with and is super smart to boot.