Simon Ritter, Deputy CTO at Azul Systems and alternate representative on the JCP EC wrote in a blog post after JCP executive committee’s first face-to-face meeting that “the JCP will require some substantial changes to the processes it uses” to ensure that an agile Java standard is possible.
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Fission is a new framework for serverless functions on Kubernetes. It focuses on high performance and developer productivity by allowing developers focus on the task and hand, not on infrastructure. Fission is still in early alpha, so you should not use it in production just yet.
The Internet of Things is about to transform the way we live and work. And if it gives its whole potential, it will essentially change every aspect of our lives. That sort of excitement is evident in the healthcare sector, where the pen and paper have been the first means of recording reliable information for decades. But now, healthcare technology is changing in major ways.
There’s a new language in town; Lux (currently in development) is a functional language belonging to the Lisp family which can be used to write a variety of programs that can run on the JVM.
In this post, Joy Clark, a consultant at innoQ, claims that simplicity is key to creating and maintaining good software and explains why the functional programming approach offers a great way to achieve it.
The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, a firm which offers back-end trading services to countless Wall Street companies, announced plans to replace one of its central databases with a distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework. The project will not use Bitcoin’s blockchain —instead, it is building a distributed ledger which will be open exclusively to invited parties.
Now that Trello has been acquired by Atlassian, the Australian software maker is one step closer to fulfilling its mission: for their tools to be used by 100 million people.
There is no rest for Eclipse — while most people are still recovering from the obligatory holiday food coma, some are back in business. Doug Schaefer, Eclipse contributor and member of various Eclipse councils and committees, is tirelessly working on Eclipse Two, the real next-generation Eclipse IDE based on Electron.
DevOps has gone mainstream; everyone is talking about it, every company is trying to do it and every manager is trying to be successful at it. But for that to happen, we need to fully understand the facets of this buzzword and make sure we are truly ready to embrace it. This JAX Magazine issue is packed with goodies — it’s our treat!
Big Data is changing. Buzzwords such as Hadoop, Storm, Pig and Hive are not the darlings of the industry anymore —they are being replaced by a powerful duo: Fast Data and SMACK. Such a fast change in such a (relatively) young ecosystem begs the following question: What is wrong with the current approach? What is the difference between Fast and Big Data? And what is SMACK?
The software developer role has moved far beyond “a person concerned with facets of the software development process” as Wikipedia defines it. In addition to their core programming work, developers get immersed in marketing, support and other activities. This means they must continuously switch contexts, which can be extremely disruptive and stressful.
“Software organizations are composed of people, processes, and technology. While it’s easy to focus on just the technology, it is ultimately just an enabler of successful people and process.” We invited Armon Dadgar, co-founder and CTO at HashiCorp to weigh in on the company’s road to DevOps and to talk about DevOps Defined, their guide for adopting DevOps to accelerate application delivery.
A lot of companies and organizations have adopted Prometheus and the project quickly gained an active developer and user community. It is currently a standalone open source project maintained independently of any company. In 2016, Prometheus joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as the second hosted project after Kubernetes. We talked to Björn Rabenstein, engineer at SoundCloud and Prometheus core developer, about how Prometheus can help companies adopt DevOps.
If the organization can give the IT team a tool that is useful to them and their role, and satisfy data governance requirements while, at the same time, meeting the requirements of finance and accounting professionals, the enterprise can achieve a win-win for all parties and, in so doing, ensure that everyone has the information they need to do their jobs.