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Interview with Albert Bifet, co-leader at MOA

MOA: Machine learning for the Internet of Things

Machine learning may sound futuristic, but it’s not. Speech recognition systems such as Cortana or Search in e-commerce systems have already shown us the benefits and challenges that go hand in hand with these systems. In our machine learning series we will introduce you to several tools that make all this possible. Next stop: MOA, an open source software specific for machine learning/data mining on data streams in real time.

Interview with Barbara Mellish, president of Blockchain Alliance for Good

[Bit]coin flipping: “Future applications of blockchain will likely include artificial intelligence and bots”

September saw the launch of the Blockchain Alliance for Good (Bisgit.IoV) – a free membership organization aimed at boosting the usage of blockchain technology to generate good social and environmental solutions. The Alliance unites blockchain enthusiasts from around the world and provides them with a springboard for “good” innovations. We talked to Barbara Mellish, president of Blockchain Alliance for Good, about the future of blockchain, the industries where blockchain activity may flourish and the need to revolutionize this technology.

Interview with Dave Brondsema, VP at Apache Allura

Apache Allura is more than just for software

Apache Allura is a set of tools to help people collaboratively develop software, and an open platform on which innovative new tools be built. It’s being hosted publicly and is built through contributions of individuals and companies who want to promote Open Source development. We talked to Dave Brondsema, VP at Apache Allura about what’s under this project’s hood and why software forges are gaining momentum.

NetBeans Dream Team members react to NetBeans’ turn of fate — Part 3

“Companies will be less reluctant to use NetBeans and they won’t be afraid of Oracle’s decisions”

NetBeans is leaving Oracle behind in the hope that a change of scenery will help boost the number of contributions from various organizations. We talked to a few members of the NetBeans Dream Team about Oracle’s decision to donate NetBeans to the Apache Foundation and asked them if this move means that NetBeans will share the same fate as OpenOffice and Hudson.

Interview with Felienne Hermans, assistant professor at Delft University of Technology

“Don’t look down on end-users”

In the future, everyone will be a programmer for 15 minutes. How is that possible? We talked to Felienne Hermans, assistant professor at Delft University of Technology and Software Architecture Summit speaker, about the difference between a professional developer and what she calls „end-user programmer.“

NetBeans Dream Team members react to NetBeans’ turn of fate — Part 2

“NetBeans has always been the first IDE to support new Java and Java EE features”

It looks like NetBeans is embarking on a new journey to an unexpected destination: Apache. It is leaving Oracle behind, in the hope that a change of scenery will help boost the number of contributions from various organizations. We talked to a few members of the NetBeans Dream Team about Oracle’s decision to donate NetBeans to the Apache Foundation and asked them if this move means that NetBeans will share the same fate as OpenOffice and Hudson.

Two years later, Angular 2 is ready to face the world

Angular 2 is here

It’s been two years since Google announced plans for Angular 2 and now the full-platform successor to Angular 1 is finally here. Let’s find out why it was worth the wait and what’s coming next for Angular.

Four-month extension of the JDK 9 schedule

Java 9 delayed to July 2017: “Jigsaw needs more time”

The release of Java 9 could be delayed to July 2017, according to Mark Reinhold, the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle. Although there has been significant progress on Project Jigsaw, “at this point it’s clear that it needs more time.”

Interview with NetBeans Dream Team members — Part 1

NetBeans Dream Team members react to NetBeans’ turn of fate

It looks like NetBeans is embarking on a new journey to an unexpected destination: Apache. It is leaving Oracle behind, in the hope that a change of scenery will help boost the number of contributions from various organizations. We talked to a few members of the NetBeans Dream Team about Oracle’s decision to donate NetBeans to the Apache Foundation and asked them if this move means that NetBeans will share the same fate as OpenOffice and Hudson.

Interview with Viktor Farcic, Senior Consultant at CloudBees

“Docker 1.12 is probably the most important release since 1.0”

Discussions about a possible Docker fork have taken the industry by storm. We have the group which supports Docker 1.12 and points out its strengths and the group which claims that what the world needs right now is “boring core infrastructure.” We asked Viktor Farcic, Senior Consultant at CloudBees, to tell us what he thinks about Docker 1.12 and to weigh in on this Docker fork discussion.

Moving into a new home

Oracle no more — NetBeans is moving to Apache

Call it Apache NetBeans! NetBeans is moving to Apache, but it will continue to focus on the areas it has focused on while sponsored by Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Individual contributors from Oracle are likely to continue contributing to NetBeans, together with individual contributors from other organizations, as well as self-employed individual contributors.