Interview with Nancy Hua, CEO of Apptimize

“Apps need to show value before they can ask for information”

Users want the apps on their phones to always deliver value – not satisfying their expectations will eventually lead to lower ratings and more regular uninstalls. So how can we prevent that from happening? We asked Nancy Hua, CEO of Apptimize, to explain what it means to truly optimize an app.

Digital transformation is good business

Managing performance of microservices in containers | DevOpsCon

Changes in software have been extensive over the last half-a-decade beginning with agile which have led to a rampant use of microservices and are beginning to change the data center with containers. Together we will try to answer the following questions: What is changing with software and why? What challenges are faced with these changes? How can we overcome these challenges?

Interview with Scala creator Martin Odersky — The current state of Scala

James Strachan, the creator of Groovy, once said that if somebody had shown him Martin Odersky’s Programming in Scala book back in 2003, he would have probably never created Groovy. Scala’s star is still shining bright — we invited Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, to talk about the impending 2.12 version, the current state of this programming language and the technical innovations that await us.

Interview with Bill Pataky, Vice President of Mobile Development Program and Developer Tools at Oracle

Oracle developers will be involved in at least two Apache NetBeans releases

NetBeans is leaving Oracle behind in the hope that a change of scenery will help boost the number of contributions from various organizations. After talking to a few members of the NetBeans Dream Team about Oracle’s decision to donate NetBeans to the Apache Foundation, it is time to allow Oracle to explain how they reached the conclusion that NetBeans should be donated to the Apache Foundation and what’s next for Apache NetBeans.

Interview with Josh Long, Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal

“The most important benefit of microservices is agility”

No software architect can resist the temptation to talk about their experience with microservices. We launched an interview series with experts who talked about the benefits and challenges of microservices, when people should not use them and what impact they have on an organization. Our fourth interviewee is Josh Long, the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal.

Debunking misconceptions about Swift

3 reasons to use Swift for iOS/OS X app development

Everyone who’s planning on building iOS apps has to face some difficulties when choosing a programming language. As obvious as it may be, a suitable language is an important step that can alter the fate of the entire project. So let’s try and answer this question together: why Swift?

Data makes the modern world go round

6 best places to learn data science fast

The skills of data experts are becoming outdated as the industry evolves. If you’re looking to learn data science – quickly – then you’re in luck. Bootcamps of all kinds have sprouted up to help the surge towards data science move faster. Here are six best places to learn data science in half the average time.

A different approach

The Atomist way: The perks of editors

Rod Johnson, CEO of Atomist and creator of Spring Framework, sheds some light on what works in code generation and what doesn’t in a recent Medium post (first of a series of blogs). He presents the perks of editors and how they are able to parse and understand projects and make it easy to work with that understanding.

JUnit 5 — Next generation testing on the JVM

JAX London speaker Nicolai Parlog offers a sneak peek into his session and shows you how to write tests with JUnit 5. Discover here everything you need to know about compatibility with previous JUnit versions, IDEs, and other testing tools.

Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2016

The new face of Cloud Foundry

The whirlwind of announcements presented at this week’s Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2016 prompted many attendees to say that Cloud Foundry has changed greatly. As Abby Kearns, Cloud Foundry’s Vice President of Industry Strategy told JAXenter, the only thing Cloud Foundry took from founder Chris Richardson is the name.

Blockchain is not a magic potion for everything

[Bit]coin flipping: Blockchain limitations

The blockchain technology is the perfect recipe for disruption. If only the FinTechs and banks learned to play nice. A new report sheds some light on blockchain’s limitations and points out that this technology is not “a magic potion for everything.” Learn all about the obstacles that prevent the blockchain technology from being implemented across all industries.

Post-JavaOne impressions

Taking the pulse of JavaOne: “Best one so far”

JavaOne has come to an end, but impressions about the announcements, plans and discussions have just begun to emerge. We asked some of the JavaOne participants and speakers to share their experiences with us. More to come.