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Misconceptions

I was wrong about TypeScript. Here is why

When something new is announced, people have a tendency to choose sides. When TypeScript was announced, I wrongfully picked a few key concepts that didn’t resonate with me, then chose my side: against. I’ll try to explain what I thought when TypeScript was announced and how I came to realize that there are great minds behind it who really know how to generate huge benefits without huge sacrifices.

Out now!

Inside this JAX Magazine: The rapid evolution of Blockchain and Spark

Bitcoin and/or Blockchain, Docker, Spark, microservices and more – these are the topics IT professionals are going to use tirelessly this summer. It’s time we talked about soft skills, security and even mobile and embraced the elephants in the room: Bitcoin and Blockchain.

Everything Eclipse has in store for developers this year

Eclipse Neon highlights: Nine nice news

Eclipse Neon, the simultaneous release around the new Eclipse 4.6 platform, saw the light of day last week. 84 Eclipse projects have aligned their development cycles successfully — so there‘s much to tell! In this article Holger Voormann reveals his nine personal highlights from the Eclipse Neon release train.

Coding Is over

When many products are essentially the same app with different color schemes and copy, why are we still coding? Lauren Mendoza, a San Francisco-based software engineers, weighs in on the way developers interact with code.

This isn’t open source, and it isn’t closed source. It’s no source.

Don’t write code… build Vendors

In this article Code Valley explains why writing code is not always the answer.

While you were away

#AboutLastWeek: The world after Brexit, Java EE Guardians at full throttle, Eclipse Neon release train sees the light of day

Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week Britain decided to part ways with the European Union, the Eclipse Foundation announced the Eclipse Neon release train and Java EE Guardians founder talked about the state of Java EE and the future of the group. Plus, we learned that NetBeans IDE 8.2 is now feature complete.

Time to regroup?

Brexit sends shockwaves across the tech world. Now what?

Over 17 million people voted in the UK’s EU referendum on Thursday to sever ties with the politico-economic group of 28 (now 27 remaining EU members) and roughly 15.9 million to remain part of the European Union. The value of the British pound slumped to a 30-year-low low following Brexit vote, but the bad news keep coming. Let’s take a look at how the tech scenery might change in the aftermath of the shocking turn of events.

Make mistakes. Learn from them. Move on

18 lessons from 13 years of tricky bugs

In this article Henrik Warne, a Stockholm-based software developer, shares his experience with tricky bugs after 13 years of constant contact with them and 194 entries. 18 lessons emerge from his rendezvous with a plethora of interesting bugs.

Out with the old, in with the new?

3 reasons why age bias is not just back-fence talk

Software ageism is (still) a sensitive topic which resurfaces once in a while when a high-profile lawsuit hits the IT industry and then goes back into hiding. According to PayScale, successful companies in the technology industry have median employee age of 30 or younger. Meanwhile, Stack Overflow claims that the average developer is 29.6 years old and the median is 27.

How to use microservices and containers for enterprise continuous delivery

Microservices and containers such as Docker are among the most discussed topics in the world of enterprise software today. Many DevOps practitioners are looking at these technologies as a key part of delivering large software projects faster. While successful implementations are most common among smaller, “born in the cloud” organizations, larger enterprises can benefit from microservices and containers too — as long as they address some challenges head-on.

Interview with JavaOne Rock Star Monica Beckwith

How can you hire more women engineers? “Be flexible to accommodate their needs”

Why do most IT companies have so few female engineers? How can they hire more women engineers? If only we knew the answers to these questions….We talked to Monica Beckwith, Java/JVM Performance Consultant and JavaOne Rock Star, about how employers can persuade female engineers to join their companies.

Eleventh annual release train

First look at Eclipse Neon release train

The Eclipse Foundation has just revealed the Neon release, the annual release train from the Eclipse community. This marks the eleventh year the Eclipse community has shipped a coordinated release of multiple Eclipse projects — this release train features 84 projects and 69 million lines of code with contribution by 779 developers, 331 of whom are Eclipse committers.