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The classroom of the future

The impact of blockchain technology on education

Education technology moves fast, and it goes beyond smart boards and remote learning. How might the blockchain be put to work in the education sector? Find out a few ways in which the students of tomorrow may use the blockchain to keep student records, control the dispersal of copyrighted materials, and innovative learning platforms.

Every six months, a new release

7 Experts – 7 Opinions: What do you think about the new Java release cycle?

Java 13 is here! In the second part of our interview series, we talk to some of the experts about all the pros and cons of Java. Michael Simons, Tim Riemer, Michael Vitz, Sandra Parsick, Christian Schneider, Tim Zöller, and Hendrik Ebbers discuss how they feel about the new six-month Java release cycle? Is it too frequent or is it just right?

Resolving cyber attacks

4 realistic perks of having a proactive certified incident handler on-board

Does your firm need a certified incident handler on the team? Incident handlers manage the situation that happens after a cybersecurity attack. They plan, manage, coordinate, and communicate in order to contain and mitigate the attack’s effects. In this article, Tiru Dehariya discusses some of the benefits that come with having an incident handler on board and when to look for when hiring one.

JEP highlights

7 Experts – 7 Opinions: What is the highlight of Java 13?

Java 13 is here! In the first part of our interview series, we talk to some of the experts about all the pros and cons of Java. Michael Simons, Tim Riemer, Michael Vitz, Sandra Parsick, Christian Schneider, Tim Zöller, and Hendrik Ebbers weigh in on the highlights of the current Java version. What JEPs and new features caught their eye?

Delivery, made affordable

Ways to cut down app development costs by half

Mobile app development can cost a pretty penny, after all is said and done. Do you have to sacrifice quality to save money? Follow these five tips to help cut down app development costs, while still delivering a quality product in the end. With these tips, you will learn how to become agile and how consistent testing can save you time and money.

Interview with Francisco Rivas

Programming Alexa Skills with Python – how does it work?

Have you already created an Alexa Skill? Are you interested? Francisco Rivas is a voice expert at Navteca and will give a talk at VoiceCon 2019 about how Alexa Skills can be developed with Python. We caught up with him for an interview to talk about Alexa, Python and the voice revolution we’re facing right now.

Take our poll! Do you prefer remote work?

Study reveals remote workers are happier and make more money

Why do so many people love working remotely? (Besides avoiding bumper-to-bumper traffic.) According to a recent study by OWLLabs, remote workers in the United States earn more money and are overall happier with their job when compared to on-site workers. Take our poll: Do you prefer working remotely or working on-site? Let us know what you think!

Biggest draws of Kotlin

8 key Kotlin features that give it an edge over Java

Looking to replace Java with another language? The hype for Kotlin is on a steady incline, due to many of its features tackling Java shortcomings. In this article, you will find out about some of the key Kotlin features that may have you switching your main programming language. For instance, how is the power of Kotlin’s immutability harnessed?

Organizing big data

Top 5 reasons to go for a data lake architecture

Data lakes are just one way to organize and structure big data, and is one of the most relaxed in terms of data preparation and organization. As we are on the brink of a paradigm change fueled by the explosion of available information, here are the top reasons to look at data lakes as a data management option. Let’s take a look.

Profile: Anna-Maria Schaum, Head of Business Intelligence & Controlling at MyHammer

Women in Tech: “We need pervasive role models to show that we’re not the exception”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, 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 Anna-Maria Schaum, Head of Business Intelligence & Controlling at MyHammer.

Our favorite GitHub repos

The trendy five: Usher in autumn with our favorite September 2019 GitHub repos

Another month has passed us by, and you know what that means. Time to reflect upon our favorite GitHub repos for the month! In September, we checked out some cool projects, including a modern shell written in Rust, an award-winning JavaScript tool for working in immutable state, and a font that might just make coding a little easier on the eyes.

Best practices & tips

Best software development & testing practices

Software development and testing practices are essential. Good software development practices come with many positive effects, including boosted productivity, client satisfaction, and faster delivery. In this article, you will learn some of the best software development and testing practices to take, and what it can bring to you and your teams.