From the heart

How to recognise a passionate developer

The perfect candidate for that developer job is hard to find, but are you taking more than their skills into account? How can you tell they’ll be a great addition to the team? Developing with passion is something that all hiring managers should look out for.

The week in Java

Java Weekly 40/15: JMH and CDI, MVC, Microservice truths

This week’s Java news with Thorben Janssen features some good tips and tricks about microservices, native CDI qualifiers and second early draft release of the MVC specification. Architects also rate a mention along with the week’s hottest Java links.

Get with the Ratpack

Ratpack 1.0: Easier asynchronous programming for the JVM

It took a while, but it’s finally launched – the JVM toolkit Ratpack, which aims to facilitate asynchronous programming on the JVM, has reached a milestone with version 1.0 and is stable and ready for production use. Little has changed since the first RC.