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DevOps is flourishing: New survey reports median salary of $90,000

IT/Ops professionals are some of the best paid in the field. Things move fast, with new technology to constantly learn and keep up with. While there is no secret code to earning more, there are some trends between the top earners. What do these DevOps specialists have in common and what should you focus on to move up the ladder?

The missing protocol is ...

The Internet of Things: A technology in desperate need of a protocol

What is the missing protocol that will prove an essential companion to the internet of things and the data economy that comes with it? Blockchain, sort of. In this article, Henri Pihkala discusses the demand for a real-time data economy and what’s needed to support the secure transport, storage and monetisation that the new data economy demands.

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Are you a Python newbie? Meet the IDE for beginners

Are you learning Python? Whether you are taking a course or learning on your own, Thonny is an IDE for beginners that comes built-in with some tools to make your lessons easier. They should know, it was developed by a University!

PostgreSQL has the potential to eat a large chunk of the database management market

Perspective on the release of PostgreSQL 11

If software is eating the world, then PostgreSQL has the potential to eat a large chunk of the database management market.  In this article, Dave Page, Chief Architect Tools and Vice President at EnterpriseDB summarises the theme for PostgreSQL 11 and explains why it is increasingly attractive to a wide range of customers.

Where are we going?

What’s next for MicroProfile and Jakarta EE?

Eclipse MicroProfile is dynamic and growing, while Jakarta EE is expanding into all new kinds of territory with its move to the Eclipse Foundation. Are they ready to be merged? How can we integrate the two technologies?Today, we take a look at where MicroProfile and Jakarta EE are going with Kevin Sutter.

This is where thread dumps come in handy

How to identify critical code path

If multiple threads execute the same code execution path, that code path becomes your critical path. In this article, Ram Lakshmanan explains why it’s important to identify critical code path, how to do it and offers a few best practices.

Understanding the return on investment of a hybrid cloud strategy

How to quantify your hybrid cloud strategy

While it’s relatively easy to understand that hybrid configurations allow enterprises to lower expenses while taking advantage of the scale and flexibility that access to a cloud platform provides, a deeper understanding of how workloads affect other variables is vital in determining and optimizing Hybrid Cloud Return on Investment (ROI). In this article, Scott Sanders explains why it’s important to understand the Hybrid Cloud Return on Investment (ROI).

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Security tips on writing smart contracts

Smart contracts work differently to what we’re used to, as they run and execute on the blockchain, not on your computer or smartphone, and this requires a change in thinking while writing code. Here are a few tips that should give you a clear idea of how to properly write smart contracts.


How to use Machine Learning for IoT analysis

Many of the most exciting high-tech projects nowadays include bringing together knowledge from two or more well-established and fast-growing fields. One of the prominent examples is applying machine learning in order to filter and analyze the huge amount of data we obtain from the Internet of Things (IoT). But first, let’s see why IoT needs help from artificial intelligence in order to reach its full potential.

Awesome features for Swift development

Xcode 9: An IDE for macOS

Are you ready for an iOS IDE revolution? The all-new Xcode 9 offers a host of new features that are sure to make developing for Swift and Objective-C faster than ever. Here, Ashish H. Kakkad explores some of the new functions in Xcode 9 and how easy they make developing for iOS apps.