Choose wisely

Divided we stand: Optional

After counter-ranting about NULL, Lukas Eder wants to look at another “special value” that might change everything for Java 8: Optional. Functional programmers love it, so its worth digging around to find out whether or not you should follow suit.

An IT fiction bestseller

The Phoenix Project: One company’s struggle to adopt a DevOps culture

Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It’s Tuesday morning and Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company’s new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but is massively over budget and very late. Bill must fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced.

What is it all for?

Altruism, profit and IT

Programmers continue to suffer from burnouts, increasing responsibilities and a growing pressure to deliver more and more functionality to customers. But what role do developers need to play in business? And what is the true purpose of business?

New release

Released: NetBeans IDE 8.1 Beta

NetBeans IDE 8.1 Beta has been released. With a strong focus on brand new Node.js application development tools, the new release brings a range of new features for developers using JavaScript, HTML, Java, PHP, and C/C++.

Docker tips

How to share Docker volumes across hosts

Sharing data between Docker containers across different hosts is a tricky business. In this tutorial taken from “Docker in Practice”, we’ll examine one lightweight and one more involved way to share Docker volumes across different hosts.

Choose your own DevOps Adventure

DevOps maturity models: What computer games can teach us

Maturity models are known to lend long-term structure and understanding to the unfamiliar territory of DevOps. But anyone familiar with them will also know their many weaknesses. It turns out computer games already have all the answers.