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Interview with Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate, Integration Specialist for Atlassian’s DevOps Ecosystem

Atlassian: “DevOps is the new normal”

“DevOps isn’t any single person’s job — it’s everyone’s job.” What does DevOps mean for Atlassian and what shapes the company culture? How do departments support DevOps and what are the usual DevOps aspects that aren’t part of the company values? We invited Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate, Integration Specialist for Atlassian’s DevOps Ecosystem to weigh in on Atlassian’s road to DevOps and to debunk some of the myths surrounding this movement.

Interview with Eduards Sizovs, leader of the Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community

“Don’t wait for a company to promote the culture you believe in”

DevOps is on everyone’s lips these days but how many companies have successfully implemented it and what are the elements that constitute a healthy DevOps culture? We invited Eduards Sizovs, leader of the Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community and JAX DevOps 2016 speaker, to weigh in on the importance of a healthy DevOps culture.

Introducing the Eclipse Foundation staff

“Eclipse is so much more than a Java IDE”

Welcome back to our series ‘Foundation Talk’ in which we introduce the staff of the Eclipse Foundation. Meet Denis Roy, Director of IT Services, at Eclipse Foundation.

[Bit]coin flipping: Bitcoin Black Friday

“Blockchain projects are borrowing the dream of network extension from Bitcoin”

Bitcoin Black Friday is fast approaching — Bitcoin enthusiasts will soon have the chance to buy all sorts of things with this cryptocurrency including video games, web hosting, computers etc. We talked to the founder of Bitcoin Black Friday, Jon Holmquist, about his quest to provide a foil to Bitcoin’s negative brand image and the evolution of this cryptocurrency.

Interview with W-JAX speaker Chris Lample

Use automated testing to make sure your app is bug-free

Automated testing of mobile applications can shorten your delivery cycle, improve your application’s reliability, and save you time. We talked to Chris Lample, Test Automation Engineer at TestObject, about the Appium testing framework; he also shared some test automation best practices that will allow you to scale your test coverage more effectively.

6 answers to the question — Part 3

Should Scala move in the direction of a mainstream language like Java?

In our latest issue of JAX Magazine, we dive deeper into reactive programming and analyze the most popular JVM language and where we are heading to. After talking to Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, about the 2.12 version and the current state of this programming language, we invited six Scala developers to weigh in on Scala’s appeal and to express their opinion with regard to Scala’s future.

Interview with W-JAX speaker Alissa Valentina Knight

“Security is always struggling to keep up with innovation and connectivity”

An increasing demand is being put on automobile manufacturers to move to autonomous vehicles or connected cars that require connectivity to back-end systems for pushing updates to the car’s computer system that previously required a trip to your local dealership. We talked to Alissa Valentina Knight, Group Managing Partner, Brier & Thorn Inc; Managing Director, Brier & Thorn Germany, GmbH and W-JAX speaker, about the challenges and vulnerabilities of connected cars.

Interview with W-JAX speaker John Danaher

“Resisting automation seems both futile and undesirable”

Many people are worried about the rise of smart machines and the impact this may have on paid employment. Several recently-published books, including Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s The Second Machine Age and Martin Ford’s The Rise of the Robots have forecast widespread technological unemployment over the next half century. We talked to John Danaher, lecturer in Law, NUI Galway and W-JAX speaker, about the role of automation and the skill sets we might need in the future.

Scala Expert checklist

6 answers to the question: Why Scala and not Java?

In our latest issue of JAX Magazine, we dive deeper into reactive programming and analyze the most popular JVM language and where we are heading to. After talking to Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, about the impending 2.12 version and the current state of this programming language, we invited six Scala developers to reveal what fascinates them about Scala and why they would choose Scala over Java.

Post-EclipseCon Europe 2016 impressions

EclipseCon Europe at a glance

EclipseCon Europe 2016 has come to an end but impressions about the announcements, plans and discussions have just begun to emerge. We invited two speakers and one participant to share their experiences with us.

Interview with Stefano Zacchiroli, Software Heritage co-founder and CTO

“Setting up an archive of publicly available source code is urgent”

Software Heritage’s goal is to collect, preserve and share the entire Software Commons, that is, all publicly available software in source code form. We talked to Stefano Zacchiroli, co-founder and CTO of Software Heritage, about the mission of this nonprofit initiative, the fragile state of software and the support they receive from countless well-known IT organizations.

Interview with Damon Edwards, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of SimplifyOps

“DevOps is a management problem”

Improving your own organization’s performance – from where they are now to performance levels equal to the industry leaders – seems like a very long and difficult road. What is missing in most organizations? We talked to Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of DTO Solutions and DevOpsCon speaker, about the challenges that accompany DevOps and how a repeatable system that empowers teams to find and fix their own problems looks like.