How using a good framework for your project can speed development

Framework, programming language: Coding from scratch vs. using a framework

In the world of the coder, you can never expect things to remains static for too long. Technology already dictates so much of how we interact, create, learn, live, etc, and it’s constantly evolving. For programmers, that relationship is only magnified by their close proximity and dependency on the latest tech in order to accomplish their tasks. And one of the most profound shake-ups in their world has to do with frameworks, programming languages and the paradigm shift taking place between the two.

Developers rejoice! Good news for blockchain fans

Blockchain startup Blockstack launches browser for the decentralized web

Meet Blockstack, the blockchain startup which aims to create “a new internet for decentralized apps.” The startup has unveiled a browser that “allows developers everywhere to access a whole new internet.” Why do we need a new internet? Because the old one is broken, they say.

Public vs. private

Why the public cloud is outpacing the private cloud

Making the decision between the public cloud and the private is a tough one. However, adoption rates between the two vary dramatically. In this article, Rick Delgado explains why companies are making the choice to go with public cloud services.

Interview with Tracy Miranda, founder and CEO of Kichwa Coders

Women in Tech: It’s not always about having the big names — It’s about volume

Diversity is key to the long-term success of communities and businesses. We caught up with Tracy Miranda, the founder and CEO of Kichwa Coders to chat about the role of diversity in modern day society and what we need to do to make a real difference and promote values like inclusion, diversity and equality.

The tool you didn't know you needed

SwiftKotlin: Comes in handy when you want to translate Swift code into Kotlin

The name of the tool is self-explanatory, for sure. SwiftKotlin is a framework, a command line tool and a Mac application for translating Swift code into Kotlin. However, keep in mind that this is not a magic bullet: its goal is *not* to produce production-ready Kotlin code, but “just a Kotlin translation that will require manual edition.”

Reserve your seat and save up to £400!

JAX London 2017 program is now LIVE!

JAX London is back again in October! This year’s program is bigger and better than ever. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the awesome sessions, workshops, and keynotes that are already scheduled. Buy your ticket now and save up to £400. Our Very Early Bird sale ends on July 27!

Trivial pursuit

How well do you know your Java trivia?

Java has been around forever. It seems like there’s nothing about this old favorite that we don’t know about. But do you really know everything about Java? Test your knowledge about Java and find out!

a.k.a. "Time is Space"

Tisp: There’s a new functional programming language in town

There’s a new functional programming language in town and its name is Tisp — “Time in Space”. No, this is not Sci-Fi Monday: Tisp “wears” the MIT license and aims to be simple, canonical, and practical. Let’s see what it has to offer.

An open source library for C/C++

Language Server Protocol using Clangd

Visual Studio Code uses the LSP to communicate with a language server living in an external process. This language server is implemented using libraries from Clang. In this article, Marc-André Laperle explains in depth the pros and cons of the open source Clangd and what it can do for you.

Caution: This change will not magically solve every JDK 9 adoption problem

JDK 9: Proposal to allow illegal reflective access by default

Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, came up with the proposal to allow illegal reflective access from code on the class path by default in JDK 9 and to disallow it in a future release. Although the idea was well received, he emphasized that the change won’t “magically solve every JDK 9 adoption problem.”

There’s no such thing as bad pizza

The two-pizza rule: Keep teams small for quality code

No one sets out to write bad code. (Presumably.) But what’s the best way to go about creating great code? A company should throw as many developers at a problem as possible, right? Not quite. Less, as it turns out, is more.