Software’s decision-makers are finding themselves increasingly involved in the debate over online resources for jihadist terrorism, as western political leaders call for more responsibility from tech innovators in the struggle against the Islamic State.
How does Java 9’s modularity compare to the OSGI module system? Is it good to set goals for code coverage? The latest Thorben Janssen brings us the latest news and essential reading from the Java world.
Containers in the enterprise was the big topic at this year’s DockerCon Europe in Barcelona. Shortly after Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduced its new Docker-centred solution portfolio, Docker has announced a new on-premise offering, Docker Universal Control Plane.
Considering a cloud move? Don’t ignore the big issues: Take a hard look at IT readiness, security, provider contracts and costs to maximize cloud potential.
When it was released last October, Weblogic 12.1.3 had already begun supporting some of the key Java EE 7 APIs. Now advocate Reza Rahman has announced that version 12.2.1 of the Oracle application server is fully certified for Java EE 7.
Hearing proclamations of the death of Java is everyday business for this 20-year old giant in IT. But with the recent evangelist layoffs, rumours of Oracle’s neglect and a subdued JavaOne conference, it feels like something has changed. But should Java developers care, asks Jason Whaley.
Is a good software architect like an octopus, forcing its tentacles into everyone’s code? How can the architect be an authority in all technologies used by a system? We discuss the age-old problem of broad vs. focused knowledge with three veteran software architects.
Security software vendors tend to exaggerate the potential of their tools – to put it mildy. Using real-world attack examples, Niara’s Karthik Krishnan explains why so many enterprise systems are being breached and what cyber security technology is really capable of.
Microservices are great – we can all agree. But there’s no doubting what level of complexity they bring to IT systems. “The problem is, we don’t understand the problem,” quotes software architect Peter Elger, who shows us the ways to fail fast and iterate rapidly with microservices.
Which JSON library should Java developers be choosing? And should we be worried about Oracle’s plans for Java? Thorben Janssen brings us the latest news and essential reading in the Java world.
The software development profession is becoming little more than an amalgamation of abstract paradigms, useless concepts and ‘cool’ tools that bring us few real results, says Steve Naidamast. In this long read, he takes a sociological look at the downward trajectory of programming.
The latest edition of ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar has highlighted what a lot of commentators already know: Docker and Microservices are hot to trot right now. ECMAScript 6 and Swift are also seen favourably by the 20-strong team of experts behind the report.