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New JAX Mag issue: Technology nightmares – Horror stories for the brave

JAX Editorial Team
technology

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).

Download it here or get it in the JAX Magazine app

Inside this issue

Does technical debt still matter in DevSecOps? 

Mike Bursell

How wrong technology can cause nightmares

Richard Gall

Falling into the automation honey trap

Oren Eini

A Blockchain nightmare

Glenn Mariën

Banks drown in a data tsunami: Solutions

Karen Krivaa

The tangible costs of bad data

Christophe Thibault

Best and worst Java 11 experiences

Java experts

Don’t use Jenkins Pipelines for CD

Steve Burton

Scan your container in build time 

Shiri Ivtsan

Does serverless spell the death of containers?

Darren Royle

10 professional red flags to watch out for 

Kostis Kapelonis

Beginner’s guide: Java programming nightmares

Georgi Minkov

Learning from DevOps nightmares

Brian Dawson

To catch a bug

Irit Shwarchberg

How to get (and stay) into the tech industry

Sherry List

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