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Profile: Katerina Skroumpelou, front-end developer at Upstream

How to succeed in tech: Katerina Skroumpelou gives her tips

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Last year, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Katerina Skroumpelou, front-end developer at Upstream.

Stand back, I’m going to try SCIENCE!

Electron Fiddle: A playful Electron laboratory

You know what Electron developers are missing? A coding sandbox where developers can play around and experiment with problems. Introducing Electron Fiddle, a coding laboratory designed to support your SCIENCE! needs.

Interview series with Java influencers — Part 1

Keeping up with the modern world: Can Java leave its old ways behind?

Java 10 was the first release in Oracle’s new six-month cycle and now we’re just one month away from Java 11 so it’s not far-fetched to say that Java’s new chapter is exciting. In this 5-part interview series with this year’s Java influencers, we shed some light on the new six-month cadence, the dangers of release fatigue, what’s next for this old favorite and more.

Trivial pursuit

How well do you know your Docker trivia?

This week, our programming trivia series continues with the container tech that everyone loves! We test your knowledge about Docker, the platform that lets developers build, manage, and secure apps anywhere.

A blast from the past

A friend forever: The history and legacy of Amiga

Over 30 years ago, Commodore released a new computer: the Amiga. With a thriving, active fanbase, the Amiga is still sometimes overlooked as an important part of tech history. Put on the nostalgia goggles, it’s time to take a look at this iconic computer and its lasting legacy.

Not an easy skill

Applying machine learning to DevOps

How can developers learn to utilize machine learning in their DevOps practice? In this article, Prasanthi Korada goes over some basic approaches that can help developers apply cutting edge tech like machine learning to their everyday work.

Talking tech

The dos and don’ts of using tech jargon

Familiarity breeds acronyms and shorthand. But sometimes, using lots of specialized jargon isn’t the best way to get your point across. In this article, Nathan Rawlins explains the pros and cons of using tech jargon too much.

There's never too much of a good thing

Akka anti-patterns: Too many actors

Manuel Bernhardt’s Akka anti-patterns series continues. This time, he takes a closer look at a very frequent anti-pattern that can be found in codebases written by developers who have just discovered the actor model; and that is to have too many actors. Whilst Akka is entirely capable and designed to run many actors, this isn’t always the best approach.