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An agile Java standard — wishful thinking or not?

Simon Ritter, Deputy CTO at Azul Systems and alternate representative on the JCP EC wrote in a blog post after JCP executive committee’s first face-to-face meeting that “the JCP will require some substantial changes to the processes it uses” to ensure that an agile Java standard is possible.

IoT In healthcare — The changing technology in 2017

The Internet of Things is about to transform the way we live and work. And if it gives its whole potential, it will essentially change every aspect of our lives. That sort of excitement is evident in the healthcare sector, where the pen and paper have been the first means of recording reliable information for decades. But now, healthcare technology is changing in major ways.

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Wall Street clearinghouse puts Bitcoin technology to good use

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, a firm which offers back-end trading services to countless Wall Street companies, announced plans to replace one of its central databases with a distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework. The project will not use Bitcoin’s blockchain —instead, it is building a distributed ledger which will be open exclusively to invited parties.

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5 reasons why Scala is better than Java

The dominance (not to mention popularity) of Java has remained uncontested for years. Java continues to top almost all the lists of programming languages in respect of popularity, career scope, and industry preference. Java is great because of its versatility, strength and capacity to handle complex tasks. But is there anything better than Java? Can there really be one?

Keep calm and prepare for context switching

3 ways to switch gears without stalling

The software developer role has moved far beyond “a person concerned with facets of the software development process” as Wikipedia defines it. In addition to their core programming work, developers get immersed in marketing, support and other activities. This means they must continuously switch contexts, which can be extremely disruptive and stressful.

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Common sense software engineering: Letter to a young woman

This article series resulted from a conversation Steve Naidamast had with a young woman who showed interest in learning how to program and possibly enter the IT profession. It is also an attempt to bring the realities of Information Technology profession as it is today into perspective so that a young woman interested in this field can make informed choices as to how she may be able to enter the field either professionally or for self-interest.

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Technology highlights from 2016 and trends for 2017

2017 is just around a corner, so it’s time to look back at this year’s highlights and see which technology trends might become important next year. We asked six people to share the most memorable technology highlights and the ones they would recommend.

Multi-dimensional arrays in Java with Eclipse January

Eclipse January is a set of common data structures in Java, including a powerful library for handling numerical data. As the volumes and complexity of data dramatically increases —the so-called ‘Big Data’— Eclipse January provides a numerical library that simplifies the handling and manipulation of data in the form of multi-dimensional arrays.

Don’t create a data governance tug of war between financial pros and IT staff

If the organization can give the IT team a tool that is useful to them and their role, and satisfy data governance requirements while, at the same time, meeting the requirements of finance and accounting professionals, the enterprise can achieve a win-win for all parties and, in so doing, ensure that everyone has the information they need to do their jobs.

A new beginning for TeXlipse

In this article, Torkild U. Resheim, senior software developer, consultant and Eclipse committer, talks about TeXlipse, a plugin for the LaTeX typesetting tool.