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Docker Captains series continues with Vincent De Smet

“It is crucial for Docker to be the industry-wide accepted standard”

Docker is revolutionizing IT — you’re probably hearing this phrase quite often. Still, these questions linger: If we were to look beyond the hype, what’s so disruptive about Docker technology? What are the differences between Docker and a virtual machine? What is hype and where does the real added value lie? We talked with Vincent De Smet about all this and more.

No growing pains here

JavaScript ecosystem members Angular, TypeScript & Meteor are a safe bet

Steady as they go! Stack Overflow recently analyzed the most dramatic technology increases and decreases but even though we weren’t surprised to see that the Angular tag rules over the ‘most dramatic increase’ top, what’s more interesting is that a handful of JavaScript ecosystem members are at the top of the ‘sustained growth’ list. All the signs were there.

Interview with Bob Quillin, VP, Oracle Container Group

Introducing Fn: “Serverless must be open, community-driven, and cloud-neutral”

Fn, a new serverless open source project was announced at this year’s JavaOne. There’s no risk of cloud lock-in and you can write functions in your favorite programming language. “You can make anything, including existing libraries, into a function by packaging it in a Docker container.” We invited Bob Quillin, VP for the Oracle Container Group to talk about Fn, its best features, next milestones and more.

Embracing JUnit 5 with Eclipse

JUnit 5 is out the door as the next generation test framework! In this article, Noopur Gupta explains some useful tips and examples to help you work with it.

Interview with Jesper Richter-Reichhelm

Machine Learning as a microservice in a Docker container on a Kubernetes cluster — say what?

It is always fascinating to see the versatile ways in which machine learning can be used. At Outfittery, algorithms help the experts select the most suitable outfits for customers — quite literally. In an interview at W-JAX 2017 in Munich, Jesper Richter-Reichhelm, CTO at Outfittery GmbH, explains how the company uses machine learning and which frameworks they use. He also tells us who makes better suggestions — human beings or machines.

Upwork Skills Index

Hottest freelance skills: React.js secures Top 5 spot, AngularJS ousted from Top 10 list

Upwork’s latest Skills Index shows that the top 10 fastest-growing freelance skills list, which includes blockchain, Bitcoin, React.js, deep learning and more jumped over 200 percent compared to the same time period last year. Swift, AngularJS and machine learning have been ousted from the Top 10 list but they are still among the hottest freelance skills.