Database solutions

The future of cloud computing

The cloud has changed everything. And yet the cloud revolution at the heart of IT is only getting started. As data becomes more and more important, we’re beginning to realise how central a role the database will play in future.

Looking back on 20 years of Java

Java memories – the good times and the bad

After 20 years of programming, it’s time for the Java community to tell its stories. We’ve asked Java veterans Heinz Kabutz, Heiko Seeberger, Eberhard Wolff and JAX London speaker Angelika Langer to share their best and worst Java memories with us.

Node + io.js = Node.js 4

Node.js 4.0 released

Three months after the Node.js Foundation started work on a new release candidate, Node.js 4.0.0 has been released – now featuring the io.js fork code base for the very first time.

No more custom API mazes

Why reusable REST APIs are changing the game

REST APIs make our lives easier – but we’re still in the dark ages when it comes to making our APIs general purpose, portable and reusable. Ben Busse shows us the common pitfalls of hand-coding custom REST APIs and the architectural advantages and technical characteristics of reusable REST APIs.

Oracle & Java

Can Java survive without its evangelists?

The recent rumours of Oracle putting an end to its Java evangelism has the community worried about the necessary vision for Java’s future. But there’s no reason for Java world to fear, says JAX London program chair Sebastian Meyen.

Interview with designer Chris Simpkins

Hack – a typeface made for source code

Complex lettering, confusing characters and bad antialiasing are all genuine problems faced by today’s programmers. Enter Hack 2.0, a typeface created exclusively for better readability of source code.

Software: "What else can I eat?"

Why everything is code

Ops, hardware, infrastructure – software is still eating its way into various worlds that were once out of its reach. Meanwhile DevOps is eating up the developer’s workplace. Perforce’s Mark Warren speaks to us about the impact of everything becoming code and how DevOps is changing responsibility, security and collaboration.

We the software developers...

The programmer’s Bill of Rights

Developers unite! The time has come for programmers to make a stand for their basic workplace rights, says Jeff Atwood, Stack Overflow co-founder of Coding Horror fame, who has penned a Bill of Rights for programmers everywhere.