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The evolution of a software language

Why is Java still changing?

It’s been over a year since the launch of one of the biggest ever releases in Java history. With plenty more elements coming and going in the Java 9 release next year, there’s one question you may find yourself asking: Does Java need all this change?

Living to dominate

The Power of Living Systems

Pieter Hintjens has defined a new metaphor for software systems and organizations known as “Living Systems”, which will recognize and solve real problems faster, cheaper, and with more accuracy than Planned Systems.

Taking a blow

Is DevOps crushing the DBA?

Pierre Fricke is back to discuss DevOps and its role in what he is the calling the battle between the creative developers and the process junkies. What will the future bring for the role of DBAs?

Get creative

DevOps culture needs to be created

How can you help your company navigate the DevOps path? Gordon Haff believes it takes strong sponsorship from management, but you also need to curate your approach to what fits in with your organization and company values.

Getting good at it

5 steps to becoming a quality Docker contributor

Have you ever wanted to get involved with Docker but didn’t know how to approach it? Charles Vickery from Sourcegraph shares his tips on how to contribute effectively to Docker and their open source community. It’s all about the tools!

Giving users what they want, when they want it

Enhancing quality of experience for content-rich sites

When it comes to satisfying users of image rich web applications, the speed and quality of every single image matters. Parvez Ahammad looks at the ways machine-learning algorithms and cloud application delivery solutions can improve the quality of experience.

Layers of security

Using ZeroMQ Security (Part 2)

ZeroMQ is a high-performance asynchronous messaging library, suitable for use in scalable distributed or concurrent applications. Pieter Hintjens is here to explain how to use its security layers in your own applications.

Dos and don'ts

Testing the Database Layer

There’s one thing we can agree on when it comes to database tests: they ain’t easy. In this JAX Magazine preview, testing guru and JAX London speaker Colin Vipurs runs through the strengths and weaknesses of common approaches to testing databases.