New JAX Mag issue: Technology nightmares – Horror stories for the brave
New year, new JAX Magazine issue. If you’re looking for something light after overindulging on Christmas goodies, this is not it. The new issue is not for the faint-hearted as it presents a list of technology nightmares that you should avoid and learn from.
Programming mistakes to avoid
First, let’s debunk a popular myth: All developers make mistakes, no matter how experienced they are. There are always new mistakes to make but once you come to terms with this flaw that we all share, you’ll be alright. If your New Year’s resolution is to help others, you should write down your mistakes and share them with the community so that others can learn from them.
This is exactly what our authors did so that you can enjoy a collection of horror stories about technical debt, automation traps, blockchain nightmares, data tsunamis, DevOps ordeals, container tragedies and more.
Mike Bursell explains why technical debt is not such a bad thing in the era of DevSecOps and goes into the reasons why technical debt still exists, how it can be useful and explores some basic dos and don’ts for developers. Steve Burton reveals why Jenkins Pipelines can be surprisingly brittle and how developers can get around this hurdle while Oren Eini focuses on the automation trap and how not to fall into it. Just because a technology is popular doesn’t mean it’s suitable for every situation; if you’re here for the nightmare scenarios that can arise from jumping on the latest bandwagon, you won’t be disappointed.
We’ve got more ‘juice’ to fuel this nightmare series so if your worst nightmare is not mentioned above, fear not; open the magazine and get ready to be spooked (and preferably learn from other developers’ mistakes).
Inside this issue
Does technical debt still matter in DevSecOps?
How wrong technology can cause nightmares
Falling into the automation honey trap
A Blockchain nightmare
Banks drown in a data tsunami: Solutions
The tangible costs of bad data
Best and worst Java 11 experiences
Don’t use Jenkins Pipelines for CD
Scan your container in build time
Does serverless spell the death of containers?
10 professional red flags to watch out for
Beginner’s guide: Java programming nightmares
Learning from DevOps nightmares
To catch a bug
How to get (and stay) into the tech industry