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Maika Möbus

Maika Möbus
Maika Möbus has been an editor for Software & Support Media since January 2019. She studied Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

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Profile: Deborah Dormah Kanubala, co-founder of Women Promoting Science to the Younger Generation

Women in Tech: “Join meetups and other women tech groups”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Three years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Deborah Dormah Kanubala, co-founder of Women Promoting Science to the Younger Generation.

Tips for recruiters

How to effectively screen Java developers

Java has continued to be the most widely used programming language, even after its release two decades ago. Hence, Java developers are in demand. This article shows what to look out for as a recruiter, e.g. what Java certifications applicants have, what types of online assessments exist, and what other criteria may be helpful in the screening process.

Most clicked news

Top 10 Java stories of May: TIOBE Index, Spring Boot 2.3, Java 16 plans & more

Every month, we take a look back at our top ten most clicked topics. Last month was packed full of exciting news such as more info on Java 16 with its upcoming migration to Git and GitHub. Other top news include interviews on the programming language Julia, the visualization platform Grafana and the Node alternative Deno. In May, we also learned how to analyze big data using Java and saw C pass Java in the monthly TIOBE Index.

Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: 25 years of Java, Grafana 7.0, Stack Overflow Developer Survey & more

Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we celebrated 25 years of Java, spoke to seven experts about continuous delivery and continuous integration, learned more about the open source platform Grafana, and found out that Rust is once again the most beloved programming language.

Latest feature release for GraalVM

GraalVM 20.1 adds speed improvements, language updates & more

GraalVM 20.1 has arrived, three months after the last update. This feature release adds improved Kotline coroutine support in the compiler for increased runtime speed, a new mechanism for handling native images, and new language features for JavaScript, Python and more.

Gitaly Clusters, dark theme & more

GitLab reaches milestone version 13.0

The DevOps lifecycle platform GitLab was launched in 2011, and it has come a long way since then. See what has happened in the milestone release GitLab 13.0. The latest features include highly available Git storage without NFS, auto deployment to AWS Elastic Container Service, a dark theme in the Web IDE, and much more.

Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Plans for Java 16, Spring Boot 2.3, data science coding tips & more

Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, Spring Boot 2.3 arrived and we took a look at Java’s migration to Git and GitHub, which keeps getting closer. Read on for more highlights including better coding habits for data scientists as well as interviews on Nordic language BERT models and the JavaScript framework Crank.js.

Interview with Jens Dahl Møllerhøj

Nordic language BERT models: “Languages with fewer speakers are underrepresented on the internet”

BERT models in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian have been released by the Danish company BotXO. We spoke to Jens Dahl Møllerhøj, Lead Data Scientist at BotXO, to find out more. See how these open source models differ from Google’s multilanguage BERT model, what can make creating NLP models for Nordic languages difficult, and where these models can be used.

Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: New JEPs, Gradle 6.4, Eclipse Theia explained & more

Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we took a closer look at two new JEPs, developer productivity during quarantine, and how to stay connected during these times. And also, if you have been wondering how exactly Eclipse Theia differs from Visual Studio Code, we’ve got you covered.

Deno is here to fix Node's mistakes

Deno 1.0 is a new runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript

The first major version Deno 1.0 has been released. This runtime for running JavaScript and TypeScript code outside the browser was created by Node.js developer Ryan Dahl. In 2018, he started working on Deno to fix his design regrets in Node. Let’s see what sets this new runtime apart and where to get it.

New features for Python in Visual Studio Code

Python in VS Code May 2020 update addresses 42 issues

Microsoft has released the monthly update of its official Python extension for Visual Studio Code. The May 2020 update adds the option to manually browse for a Python interpreter and lets you try out an experimental feature. Several bug fixes are on board as well.