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.

DevOps panel discussion

DevOps – right now, or later?

How do you get started with DevOps? And more importantly when do you get started? DevOps pros Peter Roßbach (bee42 Solutions), Bethany Macri (Etsy), Paul Stack (OpenTable) and Sascha Möllering (Zanox AG) trade tips with Sebastian Meyen (S&S Media) in this video panel discussion.

Java's planned obsolescence

Even if Oracle is losing interest in Java, should you worry?

Hearing proclamations of the death of Java is everyday business for this 20-year old giant in IT. But with the recent evangelist layoffs, rumours of Oracle’s neglect and a subdued JavaOne conference, it feels like something has changed. But should Java developers care, asks Jason Whaley.

General knowledge vs. expertise

How much technology does a software architect need to understand?

Is a good software architect like an octopus, forcing its tentacles into everyone’s code? How can the architect be an authority in all technologies used by a system? We discuss the age-old problem of broad vs. focused knowledge with three veteran software architects.

Debunking common vendor security claims

Myths and realities behind security analytics

Security software vendors tend to exaggerate the potential of their tools – to put it mildy. Using real-world attack examples, Niara’s Karthik Krishnan explains why so many enterprise systems are being breached and what cyber security technology is really capable of.

You call that DevOps?

Is DevOps the new black?

DevOps is cool. Correction: DevOps is mainstream. Correction: DevOps has broken through the mainstream and is now quickly catching up on “Agile”, “Big Data” and the almighty “Cloud” as an excessively used buzzword. So how much substance is there to the hype of DevOps?