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Interview

JAX DevOps goody bag part 2

Everything you need to know about serverless: What does the future hold?

“We are continuously trying to move to higher levels of abstractions with our applications”, says JAX DevOps speaker, Erwin van Eyk, software engineer at Platform9 and researcher at Delft University of Technology. We asked him to share his thoughts on serverless and the radical change in developers’ lives!

Interview with Matt Waxman, Head of Products at Puppet

“In a Serverless world, sophisticated orchestration tools aren’t just nice-to-have, they’re non-negotiable”

A new version of Puppet Enterprise just has been released (Puppet Enterprise 2019.1). We talked to Matt Waxman, Head of Products at Puppet, about the new features of this release, the open source automation tool Puppet Bolt and the impact of Serverless Computing to the world of Infrastructure as Code.

"I'm not quite sure why serverless didn't take off sooner"

What exactly is Knative? An introduction with Evan Anderson from Google

What are the benefits of serverless computing? What exactly is Knative and what features are still in development? In our interview with Evan Anderson, Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google, he gives an introduction into the new shiny serverless tooling based on Kubernetes. He also talks about the benefits and the downsides of serverless computing and why it is such a big topic at the moment.

Interview with Sven Efftinge, Product Manager at Gitpod & Co-Lead at Theia

Gitpod enters the stage: New IDE for GitHub projects

We first mentioned Gitpod last August. The new concept of this IDE allows you to create individual development environments from relevant GitHub repositories with just one click. Just like Project Theia, the company TypeFox is behind it. Co-founder Sven Efftinge, who is also product manager at Gitpod, introduces the new concept and explains the connection between Theia and Gitpod in an interview with JAXenter.

Meeting the 2019 DevOps influencers

“I caution against assuming that tools are the key to a successful transition to a DevOps culture”

Who are the most influential DevOps people in the Twittersphere? After analyzing thousands of accounts, we created a list of people that every DevOps enthusiast or pro should be following. In the second part of our DevOps influencers interview series, we talk to Mike D. Kail, CTO at Everest.org, as he shares his thoughts on DevOps culture, tooling, as well as the next evolutionary steps for the DevOps ecosystem!

Interview with Liran Haimovitch, Co-Founder and CTO of Rookout

“Technical debt is sort of a natural phenomenon and seeing it emerge can be a sign that people are finding your software useful”

Technical debt is on the mind of every engineering manager and CTO. ‘Borrowing’ time from the future by doing things the quick and dirty way can cause huge problems later. We caught up with Liran Haimovitch to talk about what really is technical debt, how to differentiate it from legacy code and more.

Meeting the 2019 DevOps influencers

“As most organizations become data-driven, managing the entire lifecycle of data gets more and more crucial”

Who are the most influential DevOps people in the Twittersphere? After analyzing thousands of accounts, we created a list of people that every DevOps enthusiast or pro should be following. In the first part of our DevOps influencers interview series, we talked to Thorsten Heller, co-founder, and CEO at Greenbird Int. Tech. Here, he shares his thoughts on new and rising DevOps technologies, ways to turn short-term failures into long-term success and more!

Interview with Donald Smith, Senior Director, Product Management for Java at Oracle

Java 12: “Switch Expressions gives developers a chance to clean up some of the massive switch statements & convoluted if-then-else blocks”

In light of the Java 12 release, we caught up with Donald Smith, Senior Director, Product Management for Java at Oracle to talk about the latest version, how the new release cadence has affected the workflow for the Java team, the new feature that he is most excited about, and more!

Interview with Roger Poon, creator of the JS++ programming language

JavaScript typing done right: Is JS++ the better TypeScript?

Roger Poon started JS++ eight years ago with a deep understanding of corner cases that he doesn’t believe the TypeScript team can rival. This is why Roger believes JS++ is the better option whether you need to write a simple library or if you need backwards compatibility with a large, complex, legacy enterprise codebase. Let’s have a closer look at it!

Interview with Kunal Agarwal and Nick Jewell

Looking to leverage Big Data in 2019? Top tips from the experts

Many organisations have diverted to new trends and technologies in order to aid faster decision-making amid a rapidly transforming business environment, and one area in which this is particularly palpable is Big Data. With this in mind, we’ve spoken to two industry experts to get the skinny on why leveraging Big Data should be the main priority for businesses of all sizes in the next twelve months, as well as how best to implement a strategy that incorporates the concept in 2019 and beyond.