JAX Magazine April – Github pull requests, garbage collection and open source practices
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The meteoric rise of Github in the past few years has altered the course of the industry. Millions are committing code to the social coding service daily, but are you getting enough out of Github in the enterprise?
Having just celebrated its fifth birthday (and not wanting to miss out on a party), we invited Githubber Tim Berglund along in this issue of JAX Magazine to explain one of the core features – pull requests.
In keeping with the collaboration theme, Black Duck’s Dave Gruber gives his top tips at introducing an open source policy within your working environment, as well as some considerations when selecting a tool – Is the project active enough? Which licenses are used? What is the quality of the code?
There’s also a chat with Datastax CEO Billy Bosworth about the changing face of the NoSQL database market – worth catching for his thoughts on 10gen’s market share claims for competing NoSQL database MongoDB.
Following on from last month’s Eclipse BIRT introduction, Jason Weathersby and Ray Gans look deeper into what is possible in the reporting tools project.
Finally Ruben Badaro offers a crash course into JVM garbage collection.