Prometheus 1.0 was launched last week —it delivers a stable API and user interface. In short, “Prometheus 1.0 means upgrades won’t break programs built atop the Prometheus API, and updates won’t require storage re-initialization or deployment changes.” Let’s allow Björn Rabenstein, engineer at SoundCloud and Prometheus core developer, to tell us all everything we need to know about this release.
Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we witnessed the birth of AngularDart, the release of IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.1 and the reassurance that Java maintains its dominant position over other JVM languages. We learned why blockchain may outgrow Bitcoin and we discovered that microservices may not become a default architecture.
Now that IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2, JetBrains’ second update planned for this year, has been released, it’s time for IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.1 EAP. This EAP build updates the bundled Kotlin plugin version to 1.0.3. Stay tuned for more updates!
Unlike service-based apps and application software, a gaming app which doesn’t support usability is automatically discarded by players. A gaming app is designed with the sole purpose of entertaining people and if it lacks a good user experience design, it fails big time. Convincing players to try your gaming app (and stay!) becomes a herculean task if it does not offer a great user experience.
This year’s Java Tools and Technologies Landscape Report takes a look at the trends and patterns in the JVM, analyzes the data and makes predictions about the way the JVM landscape will look like in the next few years. We talked to Simon Maple, Head of Developer Advocacy at ZeroTurnaround, about the results of this report and what the numbers mean for developers.
App developers are constantly looking for ways to cash in on Google Play. However, today, the rate of apps’ financial success is as low as 0.01 percent. 99.99 percent apps fail as they do not succeed in reaching the audience base.
Google Cloud Natural Language API gives developers a backstage ticket to sentiment analysis and more
Google Cloud Platform has launched its Natural Language API into open beta. It can be used to extract information mentioned in text documents, news articles or blog posts and understand sentiment about products or services.
The Eclipse Foundation released an IoT developer survey earlier this year in which it showed that five percent or more of the respondents mentioned more than 14 programming languages. Although the IoT universe appears to be polyglot, there is one language which topped the Eclipse survey and that is Java.
We are now in the era of internet of safety and security. Countless companies are offering bug hunters the opportunity to solve flaws in their products and get paid while preventing black hat hackers from damaging services, cars and virtually anything that can be hacked.
The discussion about cryptocurrencies is nowhere near over, especially now that the Bitcoin halving has proved that the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” may actually be true. Stephen DeMeulenaere, the co-founder of Coin Academy, the first digital currency education platform, signals that the future of cryptocurrencies is bright and that Bitcoin will continue to grow.
Apache OODT is an award-winning software birthed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, being used for scientific data system projects in Earth Science, Planetary Science, and Astronomy. DARPA XDATA and National Cancer Institute’s Early Detection Research Network are also using OODT. We talked to Tom Barber, software developer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, about the idea behind Apache OODT and its uses.
Let’s be honest: Deep into the heart of every developer there’s a craving to create a game. You can now learn to do it in JavaFX with the help of the new FX gaming library (FXGL). The comprehensive list of features, along with the extensive documentation will allow you to start using it right away.