Rod Cope

Rod Cope
With 25+ years’ industry experience, Rod Cope is CTO within Perforce Software, and provides technical vision and architectural leadership for the company’s globally distributed teams. Rod was the Founder and CTO of OpenLogic and joined Rogue Wave as CTO following the acquisition (Rogue Wave was subsequently acquired by Perforce in 2019). For the past two decades, Rod has spoken on a wide variety of topics at events around the world. Subjects include: API management and security, Agile methodologies, open banking standards, digital transformation, and software development trends in general, especially ‘at scale’.

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The state of Java software development in 2021

The recent results from the 9th annual global developer productivity report gives us insights to the current state of Java in 2021. Over 850 Java developers responded to questions about their experiences, preferred tools and technologies, and what issues they currently face.

Microservices hurdles

Testing Java microservices applications

Although it is essential, testing Java apps has become more complicated than ever with the increase of DevOps and new development challenges. Thus, testing strategies need to adapt in order to fit the new realities of microservices. Rod Cope, CTO of Perforce Software, examines how to test Java microservices applications and how to overcome some of the hurdles.