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Inside this JAX Magazine: The rapid evolution of Blockchain and Spark

Gabriela Motroc

Bitcoin and/or Blockchain, Docker, Spark, microservices and more – these are the topics IT professionals are going to use tirelessly this summer. It’s time we talked about soft skills, security and even mobile and embraced the elephants in the room: Bitcoin and Blockchain.

For those who want to find out more about Docker, this issue will satisfy even the most exigent expectations. Do you  want to learn more about Eclipse hawkBit? Say no more! Have you seen the latest comments about Eclipse Papyrus? We are going in for the kill and mediating a debate between a user and Papyrus project lead Charles Rivet.

This issue includes plenty of interviews with high- profile people such as Bitcoin consultant Caterina Rindi, Spark creator Matei Zaharia, the Hyperledger Project’s new executive director, Aviran Mordo, head of engineering at Wix and Viktor Farcic, senior consultant at CloudBees. But that’s not all!

Why not open the magazine and discover the topics that we’ve (deliberately) left out?

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Get ready for an issue full of interviews

This time you have front row tickets to Spark, blockchain, microservices, Eclipse Papyrus, you name it.

No software architect can resist the temptation to talk about their experience with microservices. As a result, we’ve asked two experts to talk about the benefits and challenges of microservices, when people should not use them and what impact they have on an organization.

If you want to read about Bitcoin and/or blockchain, this is your lucky day! Caterina Rindi, a sharing evangelist, a collaborative micropreneur, and an educator, weighs in on the identity of the Bitcoin creator, the revolutionary side of the Bitcoin Blockchain and the reasons why people should trust this cryptocurrency.

We have a fiery debate about Eclipse Papyrus and a rendezvous with Matei Zaharia, the creator of Spark. We even try to answer the million-dollar question Where are the skilled developers? and we dip our toes into an issue that has been gaining momentum: security.

Inside this issue

Checklist: Why are microservices important for you?

Viktor Farcic and Aviran Mordo

Docker for the rest of us

Mario David

What does it take to make people trust Bitcoin?

Caterina Rindi

Column: [Bit]coin flipping
Gabriela Motroc

Apache Foundation founder wants to take the Hyperledger Project to the next level

Brian Behlendorf

Software updates in an IoT context

Michael Hirsch and Kai Zimmermann

Eclipse Papyrus debate: Ready for the big stage?

Dr. Michael Jastram and Charles Rivet

“We designed Spark as a next-generation, more flexible MapReduce”
Matei Zaharia

The recipe for success

Mehul Rajput

Where are the skilled developers?
Christian Hasker

SDN security: challenges, benefits and strategies

David Jorm


Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc was editor of and JAX Magazine. Before working at Software & Support Media Group, she studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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