Simone Bordet's JAX 2016 session

Is HTTP/2 ready for Java 9?

In this session, Simone Bordet examines the HTTP 2.0 protocol and explores what it takes to write HTTP 2.0 applications in the Java platform, what plans there are to support it in JDK 9 and which Servlet Containers are already offering HTTP 2.0 support.

6 answers to the question — Part 3

Should Scala move in the direction of a mainstream language like Java?

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 2.12 version and the current state of this programming language, we invited six Scala developers to weigh in on Scala’s appeal and to express their opinion with regard to Scala’s future.

More bug fixes and tooling updates

Kotlin 1.0.5: The journey continues

Although Kotlin 1.0.5 continues the list of bug fixes and tooling updates for Kotlin 1.0, there are some interesting changes such as loop to lambda conversion, postfix code completion, new refactorings as well as Android IDE and JavaScript support improvements.

Interview with W-JAX speaker Alissa Valentina Knight

“Security is always struggling to keep up with innovation and connectivity”

An increasing demand is being put on automobile manufacturers to move to autonomous vehicles or connected cars that require connectivity to back-end systems for pushing updates to the car’s computer system that previously required a trip to your local dealership. We talked to Alissa Valentina Knight, Group Managing Partner, Brier & Thorn Inc; Managing Director, Brier & Thorn Germany, GmbH and W-JAX speaker, about the challenges and vulnerabilities of connected cars.

Common Sense Software Engineering – Part VII

Windows developers should follow the stable infrastructure and development environment of the Java community and forget the hype

In the 1990s when Java began to appear on the developer scene it met its competition from Microsoft head-on in that it struggled to gain an acceptable place within the international development community. However, over the years Java appears to have arrived at more stable set of infrastructure and development standards than Microsoft appears to offer now. In this article, Steve Naidamast explains why the Java community is a well-oiled machine.

Reactive Microservices with Eclipse Vert.x

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.

Top 5 web design trends for 2017

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.

If it's easy for you, it's a piece of cake for them

Understanding the rising impact of IoT-specific malware

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.

Interview with W-JAX speaker John Danaher

“Resisting automation seems both futile and undesirable”

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.

4 ways to improve developer onboarding

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.