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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.

Interview with Spiros Margaris, world's No. 4 of Top 20 Social Influencers in FinTech

[Bit]coin flipping: “Blockchain will go mainstream in the next 5-10 years”

According to a recent article written by the International Monetary Fund’s Andreas Adriano and Hunter Monroe, blockchain “may end up helping” banks despite its original ‘no banks involved’ policy. We talked to Spiros Margaris, one of the top social influencers in FinTech, about the future of blockchain and Bitcoin and the former’s long-term benefits.

The best way to orchestrate Docker is Docker

Docker 1.12 features built-in orchestration

Container orchestration is no joke and, according to the Docker core engineering team, it is at the same stage today as containerization was three years ago. Docker 1.12 contains new API objects such as Service and Node that will allow users to utilize the Docker API to deploy and manage apps on a group of Docker Engines called a swarm. With this new release, “the best way to orchestrate Docker is Docker,” the team claims.

Interview with Jeff Sussna

“Devs and Ops should think about each other as customers” | DevOpsCon

“Every business is becoming a digital business and IT is becoming really central to how companies run their entire business and how they interact with customers.” JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Jeff Sussna, founder and principal of Ingineering.IT and DevOpsCon speaker, about what it takes to succeed in the digital service economy.

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A functional reactive alternative to Spring

Modern-day Spring allows you to be pretty concise. You can get an elaborate web service up and running using very little code. But when you write idiomatic Spring, you find yourself strewing your code with lots of magic annotations whose function and behavior are hidden within complex framework code and documentation.