The good, the bad and the takeaways

React Native: A new competitor to native development?

React Native is only two years old but it has already proved its usefulness. However, is it as convenient as some say? In this article, Lolita Rogers weighs in on the advantages and reveals exactly what you should be aware of.

What went down at DevOpsCon 2017: All the goodies

DevOpsCon takeaways: Ops is more important than ever & automation can lead you astray

DevOpsCon 2017 is coming to an end but we’ve gathered enough intel to keep us out of DevOps trouble until our next DevOps-related event next year. We learned some rules about chaos engineering, we discovered that HTTP is not an ideal solution for microservices, we noted down some DevOps landmines and we found out that we shouldn’t rely on anything being stable, especially in the cloud. Let’s see what went down at DevOpsCon 2017.

My project is a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy…

GitHub may be a clone club, but Java code is the most original

GitHub is all about sharing code, so it makes sense that there’s a certain amount of code-copying on the site. However, recent research suggests that over 70% of the code on GitHub is just duplicates. While Java wins points for originality, all of the languages surveyed have a surprising amount of project plagiarism.

Let Java 9 rock your world

How Java 9 will change your life

Java 9 was the culmination of years of development, updating this old favorite to the needs of the modern internet. But what do we mean by modern, anyways? In this article, Richard Gall explains why modern means refined, advanced, and convenient… and how Java 9 is all of these things.

Interview with Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger

“You could think of Hyperledger Fabric kind of like an Apache Web Server”

“We want the [Hyperledger] technologies to be easier to install, easier to use, easier to climb the learning curve with.” JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc caught up with Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger at JAX London 2017 to talk about frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric and Indy, what’s next for this open source collaborative effort, how to make blockchain more digestible and more.

Open source 101

The advantages of open source tools

What is open source? How does open source benefit users? And how do we support open source initiatives? In this article, Kayla Matthews introduces the basics of open source as well as the importance and value of open source tools.

Updating Agile for the DevOps decade

Agile development and security: Are you doing it right?

Agile development is great for a lot of things. However, it’s important to remember security issues in the development process. In this article, Jessica Cyrus goes over the best ways to make sure security concerns are adressed properly in the Agile development process.

Interview with Sumanas Sarma and Rob Hinds

“Machine learning tends to have a Python flavor because it’s more user friendly than Java”

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are all the rage right now. JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc caught up with Sumanas Sarma and Rob Hinds at JAX London 2017 to talk about engineering best practices that can be applied to ML, their favorite programming languages and libraries for machine learning, and when it’s wise to jump on the ML bandwagon.