JAXenter weekly report: In case you missed last week's biggest news, here's a list of the most popular items we've published
Operating and Experimental use of JavaFX in the Energy Economy

A fresh breeze by Enterprise JavaFX

Currently consolidation appears in some parts of the energy system transformation in Germany, but even with the expansion and restructuring of the energy system there is still great progress to be determined . One innovation focus currently lies on the more efficient use of the well over a million wind, solar and biomass power plants that have already been built. For this purpose, fresh, new and innovative solutions are needed, and this in an industry that has to be based primarily on established and proven technologies. JavaFX can act as a bridge here. But is it actually possible to create innovative software products with JavaFX that provide the necessary reliability? A water-level and experience report from applied research.

Manage Complexity with Modularity and Containers

Modularity, Microservices and Containers

Modularity makes complexity manageable. As long as design rules are obeyed, different parts of a modular application may be independently configured, deployed and upgraded.

New release

Go 1.6 is now available

Go 1.6, the seventh major stable release of Go is now available. The announcement comes just a few months after Go marked its sixth anniversary and even though Go 1.5 incorporated massive implementation changes, the release of Go 1.6 is “more incremental,” the blog post reads.

Growing out of bitcoin

IBM bets big on blockchain, contributes 44,000 lines of code to Hyperledger

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.

Wind of change in the banking industry

Sneak peek into the future of banking: Interpreting the blurry line between finance and technology

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.

Voting ends on Friday! Don't miss the chance to tag along!

JAXenter survey: These web frameworks remain a focal point in 2016

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 and have been diligently answering some questions we have prepared for them. There is still time to influence the outcome of our survey!

New in town

Kotlin 1.0: The good, the bad and the evident

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.

New promise from introduces Project Kratos

Shortly after raising $8 million for its enterprise cloud infrastructure services, San Francisco-based startup 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.

How to succeed in obtaining a Computer Science education

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.

Cloud on fire!

Worldwide cloud adoption trends in 2016

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.

Clash of giants: Technology and Finance

Sneak peek into the future of banking: The tech part of FinTech movement

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.