Gabriela Motroc

Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc is an online editor for Before working at S&S Media she studied International Communication Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.


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Top 5 features of Codename One 3.7

Codename One 3.7, the “Write Once Run Anywhere” mobile solution for Java developers, is here. Read on to find out the top features of the new release and to discover when Kotlin support will be added.

Interview series with blockchain influencers — Part 2

Is blockchain the land of milk and honey? 9 experts share their concerns

Is the blockchain just a hype? Can it offer an exponential benefit above other existing technologies? In the second part of our interview series, our nine experts talk about their concerns, the advantages of this technology, the obstacles to experimenting with it and the industries that cannot be disrupted by the blockchain.

No need for a virtual machine

Kotlin/Native v0.3 now supports Windows

Kotlin/Native v0.3 is here and the most exciting news is that it adds Windows support. Just a quick reminder: Making arbitrary Kotlin/JVM programs runnable on Kotlin/Native or Kotlin/JS is *not* what JetBrains aims to achieve, though — making Kotlin usable throughout a modern application is.

Interview series with blockchain influencers — Part 1

Can blockchain transform the world? 8 influencers weigh in on its value

Douglas Adams got it all wrong, it seems. The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is not 42 — it’s blockchain, some will argue. Can the technology behind Bitcoin transform the world or should we take it with a grain of salt? We invited eight blockchain influencers to weigh in on its value and look beyond the hype.

Guess again

Macaron — The “sweetest” web framework in Go


A wolf in sheep’s clothing. Macaron may sound like a delicious French dessert but this idea couldn’t be further from the truth. Macaron is a highly productive and modular web framework in Go which takes basic ideology from Martini and extends in advance. Plus, the logo is a dragon called Maca (there’s an explanation for that!).

Money, money, money

Oh how the tables have turned: A simple answer to the tabs v spaces dilemma

It’s decided! There’s only one way to end the tabs v spaces war and that’s by adding money to the equation. Stack Overflow has just released the raw data of its annual Developer Survey and it seems that the fate of the war between the two camps has been decided: developers who use spaces make more money than those who use tabs.

The countdown has begun

What to expect from Go 1.9

The Go releases go like clockwork — every six months, there’s a new release and 1.9 is almost here. Although most of the changes are in the implementation of the toolchain, runtime, and libraries, there is also one change to the language, adding support for type aliases.

Created at Netflix

Spinnaker 1.0: The continuous delivery platform for cloud used at Netflix and Waze

It’s not a “buy one, get one for free” type of situation but with the release of Spinnaker 1.0, Google is also announcing the launch of a new CLI tool, halyard, that helps admins more easily install, configure and upgrade a production-ready instance of Spinnaker. What is Spinnaker and why should you care? Let’s find out.