Microservices invite architectural complexity that few are prepared to address. In this talk, Josh Long looks at how high-performance organizations like Ticketmaster, Alibaba, and Netflix make short work of that complexity with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud.
In this article, Clement Escoffier, Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, gives an overview of Vert.x and goes through an example of reactive microservice application while focusing on the different key parts of such a system.
New research suggests that accepting negative emotions is essential to our mental health. But is this the case for developers?
Trends say a lot about the times we live in. Innovation has probably the biggest impact on all parts of our lives than anything else today. Did you know that your website may become obsolete after new trends come into play (and you ignore them)? Let’s identify the top 5 web design trends for next year.
There is no denying that the world is becoming more connected than ever. From smartphones to smart thermostats that know when you’re at home and smart pet food dispensers that you can activate as long as there’s internet connection, everything seems to be getting, well… smarter.
Many people are worried about the rise of smart machines and the impact this may have on paid employment. Several recently-published books, including Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s The Second Machine Age and Martin Ford’s The Rise of the Robots have forecast widespread technological unemployment over the next half century. We talked to John Danaher, lecturer in Law, NUI Galway and W-JAX speaker, about the role of automation and the skill sets we might need in the future.
Employees today are most likely to leave their current job within their first two years and, according to a survey by the Aberdeen Group, less than one-third of companies have a formal onboarding process. In today’s high-turnover environment, onboarding is more important than ever, especially when hiring developers.
Do you have what it takes to survive the upcoming skills shortage? According to Cloud Foundry’s latest Global Perception Study, we are starting to catch a glimpse of a skills shortage which may explode in the foreseeable future. However, if you have discrete technology skills under your belt, you’re in luck.
It was just last year that a war between Slack and Atlassian’s HipChap was shyly starting to simmer. While Steve Goldsmith, general manager of HipChat at Atlassian, told Fast Company “It’s not a finite pie that Slack and HipChat are going to carve up” and emphasized that “there’s plenty of room for both to be huge providers,” Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and chief executive of Slack stayed silent. Until Microsoft came into play.
There’s a new kid in town —everyone is talking about ZCash, a new cryptocurrency which stole the spotlight from bitcoin as the latter was celebrating eight years of existence with a new milestone: bitcoin price skyrocketed to over $700. However, ZCash is no exception to the unspoken cryptocurrency rule: its journey to stability is a rollercoaster ride.
Meet Gitless, an experimental version control system built on top of Git by a team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). In short, Gitless promises to solve some of Git’s core issues and help ease programmers’ work.
Isn’t it great how easy one can scale up in the cloud? In this video, Philipp Krenn, Developer Advocate at Elastic, teaches you how to avoid a security disaster both in general and by using specific services such as AWS and GitHub.
In our latest issue of JAX Magazine, we dive deeper into reactive programming and analyze the most popular JVM language and where we are heading to. After talking to Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, about the impending 2.12 version and the current state of this programming language, we invited six Scala developers to reveal what fascinates them about Scala and why they would choose Scala over Java.