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Open source software environment for conducting behavioral studies

Software for Conducting Behavorial Studies in Java

Abstract Experiment Tool is an environment for conducting behavioral studies. Mostly, I use AETool for eye-tracking studies. With AETool, you can create experiments, add and edit participants, and work with stimuli.

The ABC of Function Point Analysis

Common Sense Software Engineering – Part VI: Function Point Analysis

In the sixth part of his common sense software engineering series, blogger Steve Naidamast gives us a valuable lesson: although many technical managers avoid using Function Point Analysis, this gem is one of the primary foundations in actual software engineering for developing accurate and sustainable project timelines.

Under the hood

RethinkDB releases official Java client driver

RethinkDB announced the release of an official Java client driver. The library implements RethinkDB’s query language and lets developers send queries to a RethinkDB cluster. Java developers can use the new client driver with RethinkDB to build real-time web applications, sending queries to the database and receiving live updates as the output changes.

IoT: Lots of opportunities for innovative applications

Building the Internet of Things with OSGi

In a world where billions of devices are being connected to the Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes an increasingly important domain. IoT offers a lot of opportunities for new and innovative applications, for example turning your home into a smart home, or turning cities into smart cities, by intelligently connecting sensor input data to various actuators.

DevOpsCon Video

Flexibility – how to make data science in banking work

Banking is advancing at a rapid pace; customers are demanding a personalized experience any time any place through any device. If banks don’t keep up with this demand, many fin-tech start-ups will. To stay ahead in this race, ING has made advancing her IT capabilities in general and her analytical capabilities in particular one of her core strategies.

UI basics

Overcoming challenges with UI design

Re-designing a website UI to improve user experience is hard. It requires in-depth research, creativity and a lot of plug-and-play. Most of all, you need to be able to know when to start from scratch, says creative director and UI designer Gail Yui.

DevOpsCon Video

DevOps: A Little Automation Goes A Long Way

How can leading Web properties release a dozen versions of their Web apps per day? What are the methods and tools to increase the agility of developers? Where are the pitfalls and tradeoffs of existing solutions?

The end of Java in your browser?

Java deprecated: Oracle buries the Java Browser Plug-in

The Java Browser Plug-in will soon be a thing of the past. As Dalibor Topic announced on Oracle’s Java Platform blog, the plug-in is to be marked at “deprecated” in the upcoming JDK 9 already. Is this the end of Java in browser applications?