Sarah Schlothauer

Sarah Schlothauer
Sarah Schlothauer is an assistant editor for She received her Bachelor's degree from Monmouth University and is currently enrolled at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany where she is working on her Masters. She lives in Frankfurt with her husband and cat.

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Agile enters a new age

The Second Age of Agile: measuring success with meaningful Agile metrics

The Agile manifesto states: “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software”. Agile itself is currently in a unique position. In this article, Charlie Ponsonby discusses the “second age of Agile”, as agile methodology approaches late-adoption maturity.

TIOBE Index for June 2019

Will Python overtake Java as the most used programming language?

Java and C are the most popular programming languages, however, Python continues to see amazing growth in 2019. The TIOBE Index claimed that Python might overtake Java and C as the most popular language in a few years. Is this accurate? Let’s take a look at this month’s index and see what the projections are.

Easy to install & ready to go

VS Code introduces a package installer for Java developers

News for Java developers: VS Code announced a new installer for Java. The package auto detects if you have the most recent components and installs and configures stable version of Java tools with the press of a button. Will you be giving VS Code a try or do you prefer another code editor?

Furthering research efforts

Reproduce machine learning results with pre-trained models in PyTorch Hub

PyTorch offers a new API that will help machine learning researchers to reproduce research results. PyTorch Hub supports the publication of pre-trained models in order to help facilitate more transparent ML research. Do you have a pre-trained model that you wish to submit? PyTorch Hub accepts contributions.

Examining application security

DevOps study: Report claims increasing developer role in AppSec

A new report from WhiteSource examines the role of developers regarding application security. What free tools do developers use and which are best suited for the job? What part of a team should handle AppSec? Compare your company to the results and see what insights the study reveals.

Dev-friendly smart contracts in Java

Java ecosystem meets blockchain in the Aion Virtual Machine

Java meets the blockchain with the Aion Virtual Machine, from the Aion Foundation. Take advantage of the vast Java ecosystem and build smart contracts directly in Java, with all the maturity of the JVM. The Aion Virtual Machine supports Maven and IntelliJ plugins and can run all transactions concurrently.

Dive deeper into your data

Create interactive data-exploration tools and web apps with Python in Panel

Python continues to be the language of choice for all things scientific. Panel is a new open source high-level library for creating ways of showing off scientific data. It supports popular Python plotting libraries such as Bokeh, Matplotlib, and Datashader for data visualization. Create reactive objects with Panel and compose plots, tables, and more.

Our favorite GitHub repos

The trendy five: A bouquet of our favorite GitHub repos for May 2019

Pick through the trending GitHub projects page and pick our your favorite array for a spring bouquet. As we enter June, today we look at some of the coolest GitHub repos that trended in May 2019, including a renderless rich-text editor for Vue.js, an in-progress mathematical diagram creator, a new way to create a portfolio from GitHub, and more!

Set sail across the choppy seas

Enhance your Docker usage: Launch build containers with Floki

As container usage spreads, the number of tools in the ecosystem grows. Floki is an open source tool aims to help users launch and use interactive Docker containers, without any Docker run commands. It features Docker-in-Docker support and can forward host user information.

Assignment expressions, positional-only parameters, and more

Python 3.8.0 beta 1 has arrived: Have you peeked at the new v3.8 features yet?

The first beta release for Python version 3.8 is here. Check out the new features, report any potential bugs, give feedback, and catch a sneak peek on the newest release highlights in order to prepare yourself for what’s coming in Python 3.8. (Have you met the walrus operator?)