Kotlin 1.0 is now available in beta mode after 14 milestone releases. JetBrains’ JVM language, developed over a period of four years, packs in Java interoperability, changes to the language itself as well as IDE improvements. Test it now!
Thorben Janssen returns for this week’s Java news which includes the basics of scaling Java EE applications, an exploration of JAR hell and Bennet Schulz’s second part of his series about MVC 1.0. Check out the hottest Java links and more for the week.
JavaOne is happening as we speak and we’ve got Lars Röwekamp reporting on what you want to know from the biggest Java event of the year. Couldn’t make it to the event? Stay tuned for more coverage and conference updates throughout the week!
Knowing how to attract good talent when searching for a web developer can make a huge difference in your company’s success. By knowing how to attract, evaluate and compare top talent, whilst removing the under-performers, you’ll likely have yourself a great developer team.
Co-founder of Neo4j Emil Eifrem has introduced the Oracle-backed openCypher Project – an open source enterprise that aims to provide a common graph query language for any data store, tooling or application provider to query graph data.
Not making it over to the JavaOne? No problem – you can still catch all the essentials online by watching the JavaOne keynotes. These are the livestreams Java programmers will want to watch, and where to watch them.
JAR hell is an endearing term referring to the problems that arise from the characteristics of Java’s class loading mechanism. Nicolai Parlog is on hand to go through the different problems you might come across whilst exploring these Java anomalies.
Take care with tuples, says Lukas Eder. Type hierarchies can be tricky so you need to watch out when defining them in several different languages and APIs. Different tuples may have common features, but not all of them are compatible.
If you’re developing with Microsoft’s WPF, then you’re likely aware of Xceed and the confusing “BusyIndicator” control – but have you managed to find a tutorial explaining its implementation? Try this one on for size from regular blogger Steve Naidamast.
DevOpsCon 2015 speaker Walid Farag gives us an in-depth look into the modern datacenter by harnessing IT operations processes and tying it all with the bigger picture. He looks to answer the following question: Why choose business agility?
Developer performance and how it impacts the industry is a big deal – so much so that Jacob Kaplan-Moss made an attempt to tackle it during his PyCon 2015 keynote. Calling himself a mediocre programmer, he confronts the programming talent myth.
Groovy creator Guillaume Laforge shares some essential lessons on managing programming communities and looks back on Groovy’s miraculous renaissance experience since the language’s departure from Pivotal and move to the Apache Foundation.
Google again reassures the community about the longevity of the Angular 1 series, while announcing new details of the next generation, among them Angular Universal and a new tool called angular-cli.
Spotify’s famously engineered agile practices have become the stuff of lean legend. The company is growing at a rapid rate and continues to employ its unique brand of agile methodology, which is intricately linked to its organic organisational culture.