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The wonders of decentralized web

Your data is “for sale” – And this is how you get it back

Our presence on the internet is in the form of data. Everything is just data. But who owns this data? How is this data stored? What happens to our data when we agree to “share” it? In this article, Rong Chen discusses the nature of decentralized web and how we can create it.

Serverless will play a big part in the future of cloud native development

Straight to serverless: Leapfrogging turtles all the way down

Cloud native technologies are no longer bleeding edge buzzwords that we all expect to learn more about in the coming months and years, they are here now and they are here to stay. Oracle’s Jesse Butler takes us on a journey to serverless island!

An evaluation of the dApps ecosystem

Building full-stack dApps today

Decentralized applications (also called “dApps”) are quickly growing in popularity, despite the frequent challenges that come with early-stage technologies. What is the current state of building dApps? Do dApps scale? Are they worthwhile to build? What are some common development considerations? Let’s evaluate the current maturity of this rapidly evolving ecosystem.

Want to tell us about your predictions? You're in luck, we have a poll for you!

Which technology will bloom in 2019? – Some early predictions

I know, I know – 2018 is not over yet! But I feel like it’s a good time to take a step back and look at some of the most trending technologies we saw in 2018, talk a bit about their status and what questions are raised about their prospects. And of course, since we are in a general voting mood (see US midterm elections), we have a poll at the end of the article where you can tell us about your predictions for 2019.

Save money by getting rid of wasted space

How much memory is my application wasting?

Back in the old days of floppy disks and dial up, we had to be very conscious of our memory usage. In these days of cloud storage and terabyte storage, not so much. However, Ram Lakshmanan explains how you can trim the wasted space from your applications and ensure that your apps are efficient as possible

Innovative language features for Java - Part 2

Manifold: The reinvention of code generators

This is the second part in a series of articles covering Manifold, a unique, open source technology you can use in any Java project to enable cutting-edge language features such as type-safe metaprogramming, extension methods, templating, and structural typing. In this segment, Scott McKinney discusses Extension Classes, an innovative feature that enables you to supplement a class with your own methods, interfaces, and other features.