News

JAX Finance at full throttle

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.

Keynote

How to develop connected Products for Manufacture

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 under the gun

Java 9 steals the spotlight, OpenJDK Project takes it back

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.

Under the hood

RethinkDB releases official Java client driver

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.

UI basics

Overcoming challenges with UI design

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.