Plus pros and cons

Top 5 open source version control systems

System admins are very likely to collaborate with many people across the company and therefore experience the stress of transferring files and controlling the changes across various versions created in the process. Version control systems play an important role in enabling easy collaboration, maintaining different versions, and keeping track of the changes.

Debunking misconceptions about Swift

3 reasons to use Swift for iOS/OS X app development

Everyone who’s planning on building iOS apps has to face some difficulties when choosing a programming language. As obvious as it may be, a suitable language is an important step that can alter the fate of the entire project. So let’s try and answer this question together: why Swift?

Data makes the modern world go round

6 best places to learn data science fast

The skills of data experts are becoming outdated as the industry evolves. If you’re looking to learn data science – quickly – then you’re in luck. Bootcamps of all kinds have sprouted up to help the surge towards data science move faster. Here are six best places to learn data science in half the average time.

A different approach

The Atomist way: The perks of editors

Rod Johnson, CEO of Atomist and creator of Spring Framework, sheds some light on what works in code generation and what doesn’t in a recent Medium post (first of a series of blogs). He presents the perks of editors and how they are able to parse and understand projects and make it easy to work with that understanding.

JUnit 5 — Next generation testing on the JVM

JAX London speaker Nicolai Parlog offers a sneak peek into his session and shows you how to write tests with JUnit 5. Discover here everything you need to know about compatibility with previous JUnit versions, IDEs, and other testing tools.

Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2016

The new face of Cloud Foundry

The whirlwind of announcements presented at this week’s Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2016 prompted many attendees to say that Cloud Foundry has changed greatly. As Abby Kearns, Cloud Foundry’s Vice President of Industry Strategy told JAXenter, the only thing Cloud Foundry took from founder Chris Richardson is the name.

Blockchain is not a magic potion for everything

[Bit]coin flipping: Blockchain limitations

The blockchain technology is the perfect recipe for disruption. If only the FinTechs and banks learned to play nice. A new report sheds some light on blockchain’s limitations and points out that this technology is not “a magic potion for everything.” Learn all about the obstacles that prevent the blockchain technology from being implemented across all industries.

How to organize your code

In this article, Alexander von Zitzewitz, software architect and CEO at hello2morrow, teaches you how to organize your code.

Why running 1000+ actor systems on one JVM is a bad idea

Akka anti-patterns: too many actor systems

Admittedly I’ve seen this one in use only one time, but it was one time too many. For some reason I keep seeing clients come up with this during design discussions and reviews, therefore it makes it into the list of Akka anti-patterns.


JavaOne under crossfire: “Java EE is becoming more and more Oracle EE”

I couldn’t attend this year’s JavaOne opening keynote because my schedule didn’t allow me to travel to San Francisco this time. What a pity. Luckily, the keynote was broadcasted via live-stream. Therefore I made myself comfortable in front of my home office screen — after all, 2.5 hours of news from the Java World were waiting for me…

Insights gained during JavaOne 2016

A glimpse at Java EE’s future

Last week was the annual JavaOne conference in San Francisco. I had the opportunity to attend the conference and even had a chance to speak in a session — my session was titled “Java EE, Beyond the Basics.” This article summarizes what was presented at JavaOne regarding what’s coming in Java EE 8 and 9. Every single speaker made it a point to state that Java EE’s 8 and 9 plans are in early stages and this is all subject to change.

A match made in heaven?

OpenShift 3 + Eclipse Che

The concept of universal workspaces, championed by Eclipse Che, gave Red Hat the ability to easily replicate and distribute the entire development workspace. Red Hat and Codenvy have integrated Che with OpenShift, providing an easy way to copy both your runtime, and your development workspace.