Beware the Bolognese

The dangers of spaghetti code

What can happen when spaghetti code is relied upon to operate mission-critical systems? We look at the Toyota spaghetti code debacle and how it could be the bad habits of programmers inheriting code at the heart of the problem.

JAX-WS API Tutorial

Creating SOAP Web Services using JAX-WS

This article explains how to create SOAP-based web services using the JAX-WS API and deploy it with Tomcat. The tutorial follows a step-by-step approach to writing a client using Java’s wsimport utility.

Keynote from Michael T. Nygard

Rethink IT: The Day After Tomorrow

Almost everything in IT looks different today and is the result of constant change. In his keynote speech at last year’s W-JAX has Michael T. Nygard from Cognitect, Inc. dealt with this “Big Rethink” and attempts to answer the following: what role will IT play in the future?

Early bird tickets now available

The 2015 JAX London program is LIVE!

The JAX London returns this October, bringing Java, JVM and enterprise professionals together in an event brimming with the most respected thinkers and brightest minds. Tickets are now available which include full access to Big Data Con London.

The opposite of fragile

Beyond Agile: Antifragility for Software Development

Unpredictable, even damaging events occur frequently in agile software projects. This type of event is noted by Nassim Nicholas Taleb as a Black Swan, and we can make use of these events by harnessing Antifragility.