Information overload

Adrian Colyer keynote – the prepared mind

Staying on top of the flood of information and ever-changing technologies is a near impossible task. The only thing programmers can do is prepare their minds, says Adrian Colyer in his JAX 2015 keynote speech.

Part I – Memory and CPU usage is centralized to the server

Easy Swing to Web with Vaadin

In the first part of JAXenter’s series on Vaadin-based web apps, Matti Tahvonen shows us why every architectural decision has its pros and cons, and why the same goes for switching from Swing to Vaadin in your UI layer.

Interview with David Barnes

Innovation, creativity, openness: APIs are the key

In his keynote address at JAX 2015, “Innovate. Create. Take it to the Masses”, David Barnes of IBM presented the IBM Bluemix Platform: applications that can be created by developers in the cloud, without coming into contact with infrastructure.

A rocket to the top

Comparing language rankings and radars

However you look at it, language rankings are often used to make a strategic decision about what programming language to adopt for your next project. We take a look at the technology radars out there that are worth your time and understanding.

Picking a cloud

Cloud security for e-commerce IT teams

Security is still the biggest concern for e-commerce enterprises pondering cloud expansion. There are three things an e-commerce IT team should consider when deciding on their cloud solution, says Rackspace’s cloud computing pro Marco Schmid.

Java 8 is the goal

Scala 2.12.0 M1 now available

A milestone release in Scala 2.12.0 M1 is here with the series set to put all its eggs into the Java 8 basket. Containing bug fixes and improvements brought up from 2.11, the new Scala series will eventually dial down its backports.

Polyglots do it better

Shutterstock’s polyglot approach

Being a multilingual, multicultural company doesn’t just bring benefits on a level of corporate culture. Shutterstock search engineer Chris Becker explains why enterprises need to stop speaking just one language.