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.

It's dead

Oracle announces Java 7 end of life

Java 7 has finally met its maker and will no longer be supported by Oracle via security updates. While the wind-up announcement was made long ago, there are still questions about Java 7 being killed off too soon.

JDK 9 schedule

Java 9 release date announced

With the JDK feature proposal process long over, the cement has dried on official plans for Java 9 features. The Java team is now committing to a tight release schedule for JDK 9 over the next 15 months.

DevOps lessons

What happens when the CI/CD pipeline gets clogged

As DevOps approaches enter the mainstream tech world, the common obstacles they bring with them are becoming more obvious. StackStorm CEO spoke to us about the difficulties faced by development teams switching to CI and CD.