IBM has made almost 44,000 lines of code available to the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project in order to help developers establish secure distributed ledgers which can be used to exchange most anything of value. In addition, it made a range of announcements regarding new blockchain services on the IBM Cloud, IBM Garages and enabling Internet of Things data on blockchain.
In the last part of our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker, we put the equal sign between blockchain and the FinTech movement and we look at all the actors that are affected by the blurry line between finance and technology, including citizens and developers.
The JAXenter survey will come to an end on Friday! We have asked our readers what technologies they want to use this year and, for the past three weeks, people who visit JAXenter.de and JAXenter.com have been diligently answering some questions we have prepared for them. There is still time to influence the outcome of our survey!
Kotlin 1.0 is a programming language made by JetBrains, the creator of the popular IntelliJ IDEA development environment. This programming language for the JVM and Android focuses on safety, interoperability, clarity and tooling support and combines OO and functional features.
Shortly after raising $8 million for its enterprise cloud infrastructure services, San Francisco-based startup Iron.io introduced Project Kratos which promises to enable companies ” to run AWS Lambda functionality in any cloud provider, as well as on-premise, eliminating vendor lock-in,” according to the project description.
Students’ interest in Computer Science has skyrocketed in the past couple of years, but the demand for software engineers still exceeds the supply. One of the reasons could be the fact that CS is very hard and many students abandon the idea after they encounter several bumps in the road. However, one can succeed in obtaining a CS education by following a set of steps.
This year companies are focusing their attention on private and hybrid clouds. Numbers show that hybrid cloud adoption is on fire while Docker and DevOps’ presence becomes indisputable. 2015 may have been the year of the cloud, but this year it is unstoppable; If surveys are right, we should expect 2016 to become the true year of the cloud.
In the third part of our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker, we delve into the technical part of FinTech and explain the role of robo-advisors. We shed some light on the future of crowdfunding and how banks will adapt to this movement. An idea pinpointed in the second part will also be revisited: UX.
A team of American computer science researchers set out to identify gender bias against women in the open source community, but ended up making an interesting discovery: female developers are more likely than their male counterparts to have their open-source software contributions accepted -under one condition.
What technologies do you want to use this year? This question occupies a central spot in our hefty JAXenter survey. For the past three weeks, our readers from portals JAXenter.de and JAXenter.com have been diligently answering some questions we have prepared for them. Now that the final sprint has begun, it is time to feast your eyes with the interim results.
In November 2015 Dirk Lemmermann (Freelancer) and I (Alexander Casall) had a JavaOne session about JavaFX Real World Applications. We showed a bunch of apps that we made for our customers or where we had contributions in development. This article summarizes the talk by showing the applications that we’ve talked about. In addition, I asked some other JavaFX developers if they want to contribute their apps to this blog post.
We continue our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker about the FinTech movement and the way it is shaping traditional banks’ approach, but also about the importance of User Experience and how banks can put this trend to good use. In the remaining parts of the interview, Eric will share insight into the growing role of technology in the financial sector and explain the role and value of ‘ robo-advisors’.
In this article we will give an introduction to functional testing with SWTBot and we will also show how to integrate such tests in a Continuous Integration system. The article assumes that you are already familiar with Eclipse plug-in development, SWT concepts and JUnit tests.