Is your organisation making the move to Java 8? If so, Lukas Eder has some helpful advice to share about migrating your code, plus a short list of cons of the “modern” approach compared to the classic method when looking at external vs. internal iterators.
The Java 9 release postponement may come as little surprise to the Java community given the JDK’s track record of tardiness. But what exactly is causing the hold-up? And does this mean more time for more language features?
All the evidence shows that programming requires a high level of aptitude that only a small percentage of the population possess. The current fad for short learn-to-code courses is selling people a lie and will do nothing to help the skills shortage for professional programmers.
After some experimentation, Tomas Rybing is back with another visualisation for teams using the Kanban method. He’s cut the top off of his Priority Pyramid and created The Volcano, which covers bigger teams and more products.
Working between Java 7 and Java 8? Then you might be aware that the AutoCloseable type goes through a little change for the newest version of Java. Lukas Eder explains how the contract for AutoCloseable is now similar to the Iterable contract.
Follow Daniel Bryant’s latest talk as he attempts to uncover better ways of developing software out of the learnings uncovered from the microservice community, divided into categories focusing on organisational, architectural and operational issues.
Do you solemnly swear to produce good code? That’s what Agile Manifesto co-author Robert C. Martin wants you to do, in his newest endeavour to create a list of ethical guidelines for programmers to follow. The Programmer’s Oath has been met with mixed feedback.
There has been a lot of talk about the speed of streams in Java 8, but as Alex Zhitnitsky shows, sticking to a more traditional Java programming style with iterators and for-each loops will significantly outperform new implementations in Java 8.
Nicolai Parlog shares what some crowd-funded backing and a committed group of Java test enthusiasts can produce in the first instalment of JUnit Lambda. Before work begins on their alpha version, Parlog takes a look at the basic features of the project.
If you had the chance to design a bank from scratch using only one system, what would it look like?
What makes a UI attractive to the user? Members of the Reddit community have thrown up their hands in support of beautiful Java UIs to gain inspiration outside of the IDE space. Here we show a couple of examples of how good-looking a UI can be.
Do CTOs spend all their time researching new tech trends? Or do they focus on specifics? JAXenter editor Coman Hamilton spoke to several veteran CTOs from PayPal, ING Bank, Basho and other global tech companies to find out what makes a good Chief Technology Officer.
We’ve served up some Java conundrums in the past, but now its time to get your head around these Scala brainteasers. Alex Zhitnitsky is back in collaboration with the team from Scala Puzzlers to test and torment your Scala know-how. Prepare thyself!
It’s a Superman vs. Batman battle. If we pit sequential streams against regular for-loops, which one comes out faster? After some careful benchmark tests, Angelika Langer shows us which is fastest, and why must be careful to make judgements.