Interview series with JAX DevOps speakers — Part 1

DevOps trends and limitations forecasted for 2018

Successfully implementing DevOps practices can have a profound impact on a company but finding a good DevOps practitioner is an important piece of the puzzle. We invited six JAX DevOps speakers to weigh in on the DevOps trends and limitations forecasted for this year and answer the million-dollar question: What makes a good DevOps practitioner?

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A tour of Akka Cluster – Akka distributed data

How can we make building distributed systems easier? In this article, Manuel Bernhardt explores one useful tool in the Akka toolbox: Akka Cluster. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one module, Akka Distributed Data, and how it can be used to build an example reactive payment processor.

Ready to say goodbye?

JDK 11: End of the road for Java EE modules

It’s been a long time coming! The Java SE modules that contain Java EE technologies have been annotated as deprecated for removal in JDK 9, so this is hardly news. However, removing the Java EE modules is not without risks.

IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1 EAP is available for download

What to expect from IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1

IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1 EAP is now available for download. Now it’s time to reveal some of the major changes the next release will deliver. Don’t forget — IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1 will be released this spring.

An analysis of some corner-case performance issues with Meltdown patches

Meltdown, Spectre and Linux on AWS: Security vs. performance

The Meltdown and Spectre story continues. Even though Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) response shows that they’ve already patched and protected their infrastructure you still have work to do. AWS’ Shared Responsibility Model means that you are responsible for patching the operating system running on your EC2 instances, and this is where things get … complicated.

Open source mapping

Geospatial starts with geometry

How can open source mapping improve location technologies? In this article, Jody Garnett goes over a cornerstone of the open source geospatial toolkit, JTS 1.15. The JTS topology suite brings spatial data types, spatial relationships, and spatial operations for processing geometries to the Eclipse Foundation.

Best features

A peek into React: 5 reasons why I love it

React quickly gained popularity among developers thanks to its long list of features and an extensive application pool. We have a look at this library’s development so far and its best features.

Better containerized JVMs in JDK 10

There is a significant amount of work going into JDK10 to support containerized JVMs. In this post, Oracle’s Matthew Gilliard will show how the next release of the JDK will be container-aware.