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Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart is an Online Editor for JAXenter.com. He studied French at Somerville College, Oxford before moving to Germany in 2011. He speaks too many languages, writes a blog, and dabbles in card tricks.

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Keep your kids coding during the pandemic

We should keep kids coding in lockdown

As COVID-19 accelerates us towards a digital future, helping parents teach children digital skills at home has never been more important. Anne Marie Neatham, Office of the CTO at Ocado Technology, explains why we must keep kids coding.

Interview with Tom Wilkie

Grafana 7.0: “We’ve built one of the best visualisation tools and it’s not tied to any one database”

The open source platform Grafana is among the world’s most popular dashboarding tools – it currently has more than 550,000 active installations and millions of users across the globe. We spoke to Tom Wilkie, VP Product at Grafana Labs, as Grafana announces the general availability of version 7.0 of its observability platform. Grafana 7.0 is set to simplify the development of custom plugins and make it easier for you to visualise your data.

Serverless trends in focus

Serverless trends in 2020 you should know about

Serverless is a relatively novel concept and cloud architectural model but has been advancing very quickly over the past 5 years. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of recent changes that are likely to shape how development teams use serverless in practice.

Pack your things, we're moving!

Java 16: Migration to Git and GitHub gets closer

The move from Mercurial to Git and GitHub is imminent. With Java 16, the remaining projects – including the JDK itself – will finally move. Mercurial has been under criticism for some time now and Project Skara has presented clear results, the two corresponding JEPs have now been earmarked for Java 16. Let’s take a closer look.

Stay up to date with JDK 15 news

Java 15: Sealed classes bring Valhalla one step closer

Next stop, Java 15! Yes, now that Java 14 is out in the wild, we’ve got our eyes set on the next destination, JDK 15. We will be keeping track of all the Java 15 news throughout its development. Three new JEPs lay more groundwork for big projects like Valhalla, Loom, and Panama. Plus, three more features have been confirmed for JDK 15. Let’s take a closer look.

It's a JEP!

JEP 380: Unix-domain socket channels

Another day, another JEP. The goal of JEP 380 is to introduce support for Unix-domain socket features that are common to the major Unix platforms and Windows. This will be achieved by adding a handful of API elements. Let’s take a closer look.

It's a JEP!

JEP 378 – Text blocks leave preview in JDK 15

Text blocks were added to Java as a preview feature in JDK 13. With JDK 14 the feature was previewed for a second time with the addition of two more escape clauses. Now, text blocks will be a full-fledged feature in JDK 15 because the community is in agreement: text blocks are ready. Let’s take a closer look.

Supersonic subatomic Java

Quarkus – an IO thread and a worker thread walk into a bar: a microbenchmark story

A competitor recently published a microbenchmark comparing the performance of their stack to Quarkus. The Quarkus team feels this microbenchmark shouldn’t be taken at face value because it wasn’t making a like-to-like comparison leading to incorrect conclusions. Both of the two frameworks under comparison support reactive processing. Reactive processing enables running the business logic directly on the IO thread, which ultimately performs better in microbenchmark focusing on response time and concurrency. The microbenchmark should have been written so that both frameworks (or neither framework) obtain this benefit. Anyway, this turns out to be a very interesting topic and good information for Quarkus users, so read on.

Interview with Will Cappelli, CTO EMEA and Global VP of Product Strategy at Moogsoft

Moogsoft Enterprise 8.0 interview: “AIOps is here to stay”

To mark the release of Moogsoft Enterprise 8.0 we caught up with Will Cappelli, CTO EMEA and Global VP of Product Strategy at Moogsoft. We talked about the AIOps platform, the new ability to create virtual Network Operations Centers, the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the industry, and the future of AIOps.