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Think application performance and reliability is the same? Think again.

Performance vs reliability: Why Java apps are like Formula 1 cars

Are performance and reliability related? Or are these things mutually exclusive? I think the latter. Today, the reality is that IT sees application performance and reliability as the same thing, but that couldn’t be further away from the truth.

Did somebody say shopping?

[Bit]coin flipping: Here’s where you can spend your digital coins

Are Bitcoins spendable or not? What can you buy with your digital coins and where to find shops that accept this kind of payment? Knowing whether Bitcoins are truly spendable will not only increase adoption, but also boost confidence and transparency. Let’s find out if this digital currency is indeed better than credit cards.

Pair programming done right ?

Perks and pitfalls of pair programming

In his memoir, Steve Wozniak offers this recommendation to inventors: “Work alone…Not on a committee. Not on a team.” Programmers may or may not agree with his guidance, but the truth is that the success of pair programming is often influenced by a plethora of premises.

Open source gains momentum once again

CUBA goes open source with a handful of features

CUBA 6.1 has received a fair amount of features and due to the fact that this version is the first open source release, here’s a quick overview of what has changed.

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Web tales: JavaScript —The next runtime platform?

In this article, Niko Köbler advances an interesting idea: s JavaScript on its way to become —just like the JVM— a universal runtime platform? It may be that the JavaScript community is now exactly where we, in the world of Java, were 10-15 years ago.