How to lead in tech

What makes a good CTO? Top CTOs explain their approaches

Do CTOs spend all their time researching new tech trends? Or do they focus on specifics? JAXenter editor Coman Hamilton spoke to several veteran CTOs from PayPal, ING Bank, Basho and other global tech companies to find out what makes a good Chief Technology Officer.

DevOpsCon Keynote

Tools, Culture and Aesthetics – The Art of DevOps

“Culture is not important, but shared aesthetic is crucial” is the formula that J. Paul Reed follows for finding out what DevOps means to companies of all shapes and sizes. In his DevOpsCon 2015 Keynote in Munich, he hones in on what exactly that formula entails.

Work it out!

5 Scala puzzlers that will hurt your brain

We’ve served up some Java conundrums in the past, but now its time to get your head around these Scala brainteasers. Alex Zhitnitsky is back in collaboration with the team from Scala Puzzlers to test and torment your Scala know-how. Prepare thyself!

Benchmark test

Follow-up: How fast are the Java 8 Streams?

It’s a Superman vs. Batman battle. If we pit sequential streams against regular for-loops, which one comes out faster? After some careful benchmark tests, Angelika Langer shows us which is fastest, and why must be careful to make judgements.

Customising Slack

7 Slack integrations developers should use

Slack is fast becoming the default messaging service and developers can really benefit from the new workflows that Slack is enabling. Alex Zhitnitsky takes us through the integrations that allows users to customise the service to their own specific developer tools.

DevOpsCon Keynote

DevOps – The State of the Union

In the opening keynote at the DevOps Conference 2015 in Munich, John Willis from Docker provides an inventory of the DevOps movement from its beginnings in 2008/2009 up until the most recent DevOps Survey.

Lessons in community love

4 lessons in building a successful open-source community in 2016

It’s not just the role of the community that is changing in software, says Guillaume Laforge, but the way in which open-source communities are grown. The Groovy pioneer shares his advice on how to manage a positive developer community.

A week of Docker news

Docker readies its containers for enterprise application

Containers in the enterprise was the big topic at this year’s DockerCon Europe in Barcelona. Shortly after Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduced its new Docker-centred solution portfolio, Docker has announced a new on-premise offering, Docker Universal Control Plane.

Five tips for DevOps success

Where DevOps can make a difference

The positive change that DevOps brings for enterprise IT is becoming more and more obvious. And yet DevOps success doesn’t come easily. When it comes to implementing a DevOps approach together with Continuous Delivery, the key to success is trust and visibility.