Bitcoin halving has come and gone; what’s left is a smaller reward for mining bitcoins and the promise of future volatility. Let’s see what happened this past weekend and what changed for Bitcoin miners and enthusiasts.
Red Hat recently joined forces with Payara, IBM, Tomitribe and the London Java Community to create MicroProfile, an open forum which aims to bring microservices to Enterprise Java. In this interview series, we ask all the parties involved to comment on the initiative and their contribution to MicroProfile. Our third interviewee is Mark Little, Red Hat VP of Engineering.
#AboutLastWeek: First-hand lessons from Netflix, Oracle takes the floor and Bitcoin halving takes charge
Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we witnessed the Bitcoin halving, we received first-hand lessons from Mike McGarr, manager of Netflix Developer Productivity, about the unicorn company’s culture and we invited the MicroProfile creators to explain the perks of this initiative.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the natural evolution of mobile, network, sensor, and embedded technologies; a nervous system which can connect anything with everything. If Cisco’s prediction of 507.5 Zettabytes globally generated IoT data by 2019 is anything to go by, the landscape of Internet of Things is most certainly the next frontier for software developers. Similar to the alchemists of antiquity, who sought to transform base metals into gold or find synergy between objects, IoT developers have the daunting tasks of distilling the anticipated flood of data.
Getting started on AWS is easy, but building a scalable, reliable, and performant product in the cloud can be a challenge for startups and enterprises alike. Netflix has famously migrated all its services to the cloud. Along the way, they have open-sourced large portions of their platform that helped make this a reality.
The Apache Software Foundation recently announced Apache Bahir as a Top-Level Project. We asked Chris Mattmann, a Principal Data Scientist and the Chief Architect in the Instrument and Data Systems section, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to comment on this project and reveal what’s next for Apache Bahir.
From nimble startups to large enterprises, organizations across all industries are actively adopting DevOps practices to gain and maintain a lasting business advantage over their competitors. Making the transition to a DevOps culture can be difficult, however, especially for enterprises.
Bitcoin miners make a decent living from mining bitcoins —some can even make more than $1 million per month, as Motherboard pointed out in early 2015. Although they come across problems such as huge electricity bills and systems that overheat very easily, they are about to face the biggest problem of them all: Bitcoin halving. Let’s see what this means for Bitcoin miners, as well as for the rest of the Bitcoin enthusiasts.
Red Hat recently joined forces with Payara, IBM, Tomitribe and the London Java Community to create MicroProfile, an open forum which aims to bring microservices to Enterprise Java. In this interview series, we ask all the parties involved to comment on the initiative and their contribution to MicroProfile. Our second interviewee is Martijn Verburg, the co-organizer of the London Java Community.
We all build user interfaces using some form of reactive programming. A new to-do was added? We need to render it on the screen. Someone changed the to-do’s title? We need to update the text element in the DOM. And there are dozens of libraries out there that help us do that. They are similar in some ways and different in others.
A significant chunk of DevOps rhetoric centers around “unicorn” companies like Netflix, Etsy, Facebook and many more. They are held up as the models enterprises should emulate. But what makes a place like Netflix so special? What does life inside a unicorn company look like? Is the famous Netflix culture deck true to life or just hype? Most importantly, what lessons can I take back to my employer?
In this column Steve Naidamast, senior software engineer at Black Falcon Software, will comment on how technology looks like today, how it used to be and how the buzzwords in this industry are echoes of past events throughout history. In today’s article, he weighs in on the poor critical thinking skills and their effect on software development, among other things.