HTTP/2 is supposed to be the next big thing for the web, after the overwhelming success of HTTP/1. We talked to JAX 2016 speaker Simone Bordet about the HTTP/2 protocol, what is the status of its specification, what features does it offer over HTTP/1, and how websites can benefit from it.
Bruno Lowagie, the original developer of iText, talks about the Java PDF library’s expansion, the upcoming release of iText 7 and what happens next.
Starting in a greenfield project, there are many choices for configuration management and orchestration. We talked to JAX DevOps speakers Dr. Martin Hoefling and Dr. Johannes Ebke about SaltStack and the pitfalls and opportunities that arise using modern tools.
JAX conference keynote speakers are the starts of the event, so one cannot ignore the wisdoms they shared with the audience. We were captivated by David Barnes, enlightened by Rod Johnson, in awe of Caterina Rindi, curious about Andreas Hauser and delighted with Lee Faus’ presentation.
SoundCloud’s architecture started as a Ruby-on-Rails monolith, which later had to be broken into microservices to cope with the growing size and complexity of the site. Recently, the company has started to migrate to Kubernetes. We talked to JAX DevOps speakers Fabian Reinartz and Björn Rabenstein about the current Prometheus setup at SoundCloud and what it’s like to monitor a large-scale Kubernetes cluster.
JAX 2016 is already at full throttle and this was only Day 1. We had a truly agile day, we asked questions and received honest, pertinent answers, we acknowledged speakers’ expertise and we laughed together. Here’s what we learned today.
Mark Rendle, founder, CEO and Chief Developer of CloudLens and JAX DevOps speaker, talks about what it’s like to refactor an ASP.NET/IIS monolith to composable polyglot Docker-hosted mini-services.
2016 is still the year of Java 7, according to statistics published by Plumbr. However, Java 8 could turn results around as the gap between Java 7 and Java 8 adoption becomes smaller and smaller.
Let’s assume you’ve already had every *Docker 101 tutorial* for breakfast. You’re now ready to take that brilliantly crafted application into production. But wait… first you need to test your container-based microservices architecture. We talked to JAX DevOps speaker Daniël van Gils about how to bootstrap and dive straight into learning what DevOps workflow should look like when using containers.
Docker recently announced that it has tied its fate to Open Container Initiative —Docker Engine 1.1 is the first release built on runC and containerd and the first OCI-compliant runtime.
The news that Google may adopt Apple’s Swift programming language for Android circumnavigated the world and many people condemned the tech giant for running away from its ongoing legal dispute with Oracle. But can this work? Is Swift the answer to Google’s prayers?
Testing software is necessary, no matter the size or status of your company. Introducing Docker to your development workflow can help you write and run your testing frameworks more efficiently, so that you can always deliver your best product to your customers. We talked to JAX DevOps speaker Laura Frank about how to use Docker to run your test frameworks more efficiently.
After Mason Borda, a software engineer at BitGo revealed that he preordered a Tesla Model 3 with Bitcoin and Christopher Malmo, internet advocate at OpenMedia discovered that Bitcoin consumes too much electricity, one thought sprouted in my head: buying an electric car with Bitcoin is like recycling electricity.
Greg Bledsoe, Vice President of Operations at Personal, Inc. and top DevOps influencer, believes that the most important trend in DevOps is to integrate cybersecurity into DevOps and achieve DevSecOps. We talked to Mr. Bledsoe about cybersecurity, the direction of DevOps and who dictates the trends.