A quantum leap forward

Eclipse science and open source software for quantum computing

Eclipse XACC is an open-source hybrid programming model and reference implementation called the eXtreme-scale ACCelerator programming framework, or XACC for short. In this article, Alex McCaskey et al. introduce quantum computing and how we can develop a smart high-level software infrastructure to go with this leap forward in computing hardware.

Top five coding fonts

What’s the best font to code in?

Choosing a favorite font to code in is a highly personal preference. But is there a font that is the best for coding? We look at the pros and cons of the top five coding fonts. (Spoiler: it’s not Papyrus.)

True or false: Every company is a software company

Why finance needs to adopt a DevOps culture

Today’s conventional wisdom says that in the digital age every company is a software company. But are they really? In this article, Richard Gall explains how finance professionals can adopt a DevOps culture.

Profile: Barbara Mellish, Director of the Centre for Citizenship Enterprise and Governance

Young women carry less career gender bias and more media influence

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? In addition to the Women in Tech survey, we also 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 Barbara Mellish, Director of the Centre for Citizenship Enterprise and Governance.

From “Hello, World” and beyond

JavaScript cheat sheet: Tips & tricks

JavaScript is one of the world’s most popular languages. In this article, Kostadin Hamanov gives us a quick overview of some of its most notable characteristics as well as some code examples for beginners and experts alike.

The time has come for developers to embrace the edge

Are developers ready for the new era of edge cloud computing?

The world of connected devices has enormous potential but it is clear that we need distributed edge cloud to fulfill this promise. Developers can leverage edge cloud to write their applications and accelerate the growth of IoT but are they [really] ready for the new era of edge cloud computing?

JDK 9: Pitfalls for the unwary

JDK 9 is almost here and there are so many new features to discover. In this article, Simon Ritter, speaker at the upcoming JAX London conference, explains some of the issues that you need to be aware of when migrating your apps to JDK 9.