Countless hackers make the headlines these days for disrupting companies’ activities or secret projects. Some companies even pay hackers to help improve security, but underneath this growing trend there’s an abundance of individuals or groups who use their abilities to make the world a better place.
It is almost paradoxical to see the current spat between the FBI and Apple rage on about the latter’s use of strong encryption to protect their customers’ privacy. Though this conflict has become a political one with other overtones, and the FBI has recently claimed that they have successfully broken the encryption of a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, thus no longer necessitating Apple provide them with a solution, this new conflict is far from over.
HTTP/2 is supposed to be the next big thing for the web, after the overwhelming success of HTTP/1. We talked to JAX 2016 speaker Simone Bordet about the HTTP/2 protocol, what is the status of its specification, what features does it offer over HTTP/1, and how websites can benefit from it.
Research indicates that by the year 2018, 50 percent of smartphone users may fully rely on their mobile phones or tablets to conduct online activities. Mobile apps are gaining momentum, so developers are now actively trying to create new, trendy and innovative mobile apps.
David Barnes, IBM’s first Technology Evangelist, spoke to JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc about technological innovations, disruptive technologies and the changes driven by software.
JAX Finance and its younger sibling JAX DevOps have started in full force in London and we’re here to witness the union between two domains that apparently have nothing in common: DevOps and finance. Here are the key takeaways. Stay tuned for more!
Caterina Rindi, a consultant and multilingual speaker, spoke to JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc about Ethereum, the potential of Bitcoin, how far it can go as a digital currency and the advantages FinTechs could explore.
AngularBeans is a fresh, new approach integrating AngularJS with a JavaEE backend and has stirred some attraction in the JavaEE world recently.
When the forefathers of Agile met to write the manifesto that provides the guiding principles of Agile software development, Wikipedia was just formed, the iPod hadn’t launched, and the first versions of IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse were in beta. The principles of Agile have not changed. More than ever, we strive to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
After Java champion Adam Bien revealed at JAX 2016 that he is using Go and Swift in his spare time, many developers predicted that the former might dictate trends this year, especially since its simplicity has convinced a plethora of startups to transform Go into their language of choice.
Did you know that we spend more time on mobile devices than in front of a laptop or desktop and that we normally use them to access mobile apps? Today, a mobile app represents an easy way to connect with customers; at the same time it has the power to grab new users’ attention.
Interoperability is one of the key topics in the Internet of Things – and at the heart of this is the way in which individual, connected components work together. Communication between these elements makes sense only if the underlying language can actually be understood by the devices involved. Yet from a technological perspective, this can be difficult to achieve due to the wide variety of existing communication protocols. As a result, this calls for some means of translating between the individual languages.
GitHub’s Lee Faus spoke to JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc about democracy in software development, the mindset of NextGen developers and what drives them to change the world of software development as we know it.
Bruno Lowagie, the original developer of iText, talks about the Java PDF library’s expansion, the upcoming release of iText 7 and what happens next.