Last year, Akka won the JAX Innovation Award for Most Innovative Open Source Tech—we’re still very proud of this recognition!—and one thing I can say is that winning the award did not make us pause or slow down. A lot is happening in and around Akka as we will see in this whirlwind tour through the ecosystem.
Clinton’s campaign: Could machine learning and Java have prevented their failure to handle big data?
Hillary Clinton’s 18-month campaign as the Democrat candidate for the presidency of the United States has been famously and resoundingly data-driven. A war room of senior analysts, mathematicians and researchers monitored, tracked and calculated every significant movement of her campaign, adjusting strategy to shift focus to different geo-political demographics. The polls gave affirmation that she was on track to win until the final hours of the campaign, but ultimately the pollsters failed to forecast the US election result correctly. A loss not just for Clinton and the Democrats, but for all those who are proponents of the value of data. Or so it is told.
Choosing Akka as a tool is often – if not always – driven by the need for good performance. Surely, the actor model itself is appealing as a means for organizing and reasoning about code, but this isn’t in itself a good reason enough to use the Akka toolkit.
DevOps is on everyone’s lips these days but how many companies have successfully implemented it and what are the elements that lead to a healthy DevOps adoption? We talked to Anton Weiss, founder, principal consultant and CEO at Otomato and DevOpsCon speaker, about the changes that occur in a company once DevOps is instituted and the way in which aspects like open communication and sharing can be sedimented in the company culture.
Docker started a container revolution which completely changed the way one develops and operates modern software. In this expert checklist, our focus lies on what is at the heart of this revolution and how the next step of “containerization” might look like.
In this article, Martin Kühl, senior consultant at innoQ, reveals that he occasionally enjoys writing custom command line tools and begins the tutorial with Swift.
Automation is an essential piece of the CD model, providing much-needed consistency and faster turnaround time. Automated processes are easily repeatable as often as you need, and they’re transparent, so you always have a clear audit trail. However, there are problems to overcome in seeking to get the maximum value from automation in a CD model.
In this article, Mark Stoodley, OMR Project Technical Lead at IBM Canada, explains how Eclipse OMR was created and reveals what’s under its hood.
“DevOps isn’t any single person’s job — it’s everyone’s job.” What does DevOps mean for Atlassian and what shapes the company culture? How do departments support DevOps and what are the usual DevOps aspects that aren’t part of the company values? We invited Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate, Integration Specialist for Atlassian’s DevOps Ecosystem to weigh in on Atlassian’s road to DevOps and to debunk some of the myths surrounding this movement.
It’s that time of the year again. Amazon kicked off its 2016 AWS re:Invent developer conference with a handful of announcements, including three new AI products, AWS Snowmobile, AWS Greengrass and more. Let’s take a look at the most important news.
Who are the most influential DevOps people in the Twittersphere? After analyzing thousands of accounts, we created a list of people that every DevOps enthusiast or pro should be following.
DevOps is on everyone’s lips these days but how many companies have successfully implemented it and what are the elements that constitute a healthy DevOps culture? We invited Eduards Sizovs, leader of the Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community and JAX DevOps 2016 speaker, to weigh in on the importance of a healthy DevOps culture.
In this post, Alex Zhitnitsky takes a down-to-earth view at the frameworks we have at our disposal, focusing on the Java ecosystem, to actually implement microservices and see what they’re all about.