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News from the Docker Universe

First release candidate for Docker 1.10 appeared

In 2015, the open source Docker container technology evolved into a hot topic in the developer world. The first Docker update of the year, the first release candidate for Docker 1.10, follows the model known from earlier releases and brings significant innovation with changes like Docker Engine Images or file system data saved in containers.

Weighing up the benefits

Manual vs. automated testing

Automated testing can speed up the testing process, but manual tests can help quickly familiarise testers with the product’s features. Is one approach better than the other? Jason Silberman investigates.

Design and GUI

This is how beautiful a Java UI can be

Codename-One founder Shai Almog recently emanated an apocalyptic vision of JavaFX in a blog post. A courageous statement, as JavaFX, as well as Swing still enjoys a huge user community. Users on Reddit have already shown that you can build really nice UIs using both technologies.

Do you think technological progress has made us less humane?

From Silicon Valley to ISIS

Programing languages are the must knowns today – and Java is one of the most popular languages. Did you know that there were more than 16,000 job offerings for java developers on any given day this year? It’s a great skill to have. It helps us write programs that make the communication between machines possible. If one wants to feel safe in the current job market he/she must learn Java or any other popular software language.

Interview

How to print a bridge – a MX3D project

“We live in an exiting time. The New Industrial Revolution is in full swing. Everyone can tap into an endless stream of information and we have access to a wide spectrum of high-tech production methods and novel materials. 3D-printing has become a magic word. If its imaginable its possible!”

Over the edge

Microsoft’s Chakra JavaScript Engine becomes open source

Microsoft has made the core components of the Chakra JavaScript engine available as open source. The ChakraCore project also includes all the key elements of the JavaScript engine of Microsoft Edge, the new web browser by Microsoft. The software company already announced the step towards the end of last year at the JSConf Conference and the corresponding repository is now officially available on GitHub under the MIT license.

Shiny and new

What’s new in Cassandra 3.0?

Materialised views, a new storage engine and more – Apache Cassandra project chair Jonathan Ellis takes us on a tour of the highlights in the latest Cassandra release. Cassandra has grown from a crowd of early-adopting users into the market majority.

Battle of the IDEs

NetBeans 8.1 versus IntelliJ 15

Nowadays, we have on the scene of the Java IDEs two main choices: NetBeans 8.1 or IntelliJ 15. As the eternal debate between Java Developers is always about what is the best IDE available for use, I got the idea to write this small post.

“Do more, more easily”

Jooby: A micro web framework for Java 8

Jooby is a (relatively) new micro web framework inspired by express.js, which in line with the slogan by its creator Edgar Espina “do more, more easily” emphasizes the strengths of Java and would like to iron out its weaknesses.