Silicon Valley has been intensely breeding unicorns in the past year, but the rest of the world is now claiming its piece of the billion dollar pie. Five global tech startups are now officially unicorns after raising a total of $858 million.
Joost van de Wijgerd, the co-founder and CTO of trading app BUX, offers insight into the making of this Amsterdam-based company and proves that innovation goes hand in hand with product ideas, not necessarily with technical architecture. Plus, he offers a sneak peek into his JAX Finance session.
The Open Banking Working Group has introduced an Open Banking Standard framework to teach people how to create, share and use open banking data, no matter if they own it or simply access it. The guide is established and maintained in a collective and transparent manner and is aimed to improve efficiency and competition and encourage innovation.
Sneak peek into the future of banking from the founding member of two high-profile companies: Part 1
We talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker about the Fintech movement and the way it is shaping traditional banks’ approach. In the coming parts of the interview, Eric will share insights into unicorns’ obsession for UX, the crowdfunding movement and its growing momentum and countless other exciting, groundbreaking concepts.
Google has announced its intention to use OpenJDK instead of the Apache Harmony implementation of Java Libraries in future Android versions. This came as a surprise to many developers and brought up lots of questions. We talked to Android expert Christian Meder about the consequences of Google’s decision for deveoplers.
In his keynote from the Internet of Things Conference, Josh Valman will run through the process of developing connected products, from concept to production and logistics, and how, as an important part of this process, steps and components can be removed from a product rather than added. It will highlight key disasters he has had (many!) so you don’t have to make them again.
OpenJDK Project was under the gun during this year’s FOSDEM event for its misfire regarding the JIRA Bug-Tracker while Java 9 remained at the centre of developers’ attention as open discussions tipped the balance in its favor. The audience also had a chance to witness a conflict between Committers from SAP working on the Hotspot VM and Oracle.
After much anticipation, WildFly 10 is now available for download. It features plenty of new capabilities and improvements.
RethinkDB announced the release of an official Java client driver. The library implements RethinkDB’s query language and lets developers send queries to a RethinkDB cluster. Java developers can use the new client driver with RethinkDB to build real-time web applications, sending queries to the database and receiving live updates as the output changes.
The Neon milestone build M5 is released. We take a closer look at some of the highlights of the new build.
Martin Probst, a software engineer at Google in the AngularJS team, signals that the feedback regarding Angular 2 has been positive and that a release date is approaching. As far as TypeScript is concerned, one should expect a substantial change.
JAX Finance is back with fresh forces and a new addition: JAX DevOps. The conference brands have joined forces to offer in-depth knowledge on state-of-the-art technologies which help up your business.
Re-designing a website UI to improve user experience is hard. It requires in-depth research, creativity and a lot of plug-and-play. Most of all, you need to be able to know when to start from scratch, says creative director and UI designer Gail Yui.