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Interview

Interview with Hendrik Ebbers about the future of Java Web Start and the OpenWebStart project

Java Web Start is dead, long live Java Web Start!

Java Web Start allows Java applications to be transferred over the internet and started without a browser. However, Oracle discontinued support for Java Web Start and removed it from official Java distributions starting with Java 11. Does that mean the end of Java Web Start? No, says Hendrik Ebbers (Karakun), who has launched the OpenWebStart project as an alternative. We talked to him about the objectives, status quo, and future of (Open)WebStart.

Interview with Sarah Lahav, CEO of SysAid Technologies Ltd.

SysAdmin Appreciation Day: “This is broken. Can you fix it?”

Being a sysadmin can be a thankless task. In honor of System Administrator Appreciation Day, we spoke to CEO of SysAid Sarah Lahav about the relationship between IT and the rest of the company, the problems sysadmins sometimes face, and the outlook for the future. Read on to find out more.

Interview with Damon Edwards, Co-Founder of Rundeck, Inc.

“No one thinks about what comes after the deployment”

We caught up with Damon Edwards, Co-Founder of Rundeck, Inc., and spoke to him about DevOps and the Ops perspective. He explained which modern practices in this part of DevOps could revolutionize the daily work of operators, what Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is, and how serverless will change Ops.

Interview with Martin Klaus, Senior Director of Red Hat Cloud Platforms

OpenShift 4 interview: “Operators are a very powerful construct”

Red Hat recently released container platform OpenShift 4. We caught up with Martin Klaus, Senior Director Red Hat Cloud Platforms, and asked what’s new in the latest version of the enterprise Kubernetes platform and how it differs from other solutions. We also asked about other OpenShift projects like OpenShift Online, OpenShift.io and OpenShift Origin.

Interview with Lee Atchison, Senior Director, Cloud Architecture at New Relic

“Expect serverless to become more mainstream”

Serverless is a hotly discussed topic right now, and it seems to mean different things to different people. We caught up with Lee Atchison, Senior Director, Cloud Architecture at New Relic to discuss what serverless means to him, how it’s changing the way applications are developed and what implications serverless could have for infrastructure in the future.

Bonus round: Interview with Java Champion, Johan Vos

The OpenJDK Mobile project is back!

A couple of weeks after the announcement of Gluon Client plugins that support Java & JavaFX on iOS devices, Java Champion and co-founder of Gluon, Johan Vos, starts a mailing list, rebooting the OpenJDK mobile discussion! Let’s have a look at the latest news on the mobile Java front.

Interview with Dr. Christian Hidber

Reinforcement learning: A gentle introduction and industrial application

Machine learning can be implemented in different ways, one of which is reinforcement learning. What exactly is reinforcement learning and how can we put it to use? Before the upcoming ML Conference, we spoke to Dr. Christian Hidber about the underlying ideas and challenges of reinforcement learning, and why it can be suited for application in an industrial setting.

Profile: Netta Doron, senior developer at Wix.com

Women in tech: Drawn to technology like a moth to a flame

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Netta Doron, senior developer at Wix.com.