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Pros and cons

Containerization: What you need to know

Running software in containers is catching on, and nearly half of IT leaders plan to deploy containers in production. Containers are extremely useful and can solve many problems associated with multiple environments, but they have their limitations. What do you need to know about containerization and its pros versus con before you begin?

Interview with Hendrik Ebbers about the future of Java Web Start and the OpenWebStart project

Java Web Start is dead, long live Java Web Start!

Java Web Start allows Java applications to be transferred over the internet and started without a browser. However, Oracle discontinued support for Java Web Start and removed it from official Java distributions starting with Java 11. Does that mean the end of Java Web Start? No, says Hendrik Ebbers (Karakun), who has launched the OpenWebStart project as an alternative. We talked to him about the objectives, status quo, and future of (Open)WebStart.

The driving force behind the digital transformation of modern enterprises

Cloud-Native DevOps

At a high level, Cloud-Native architecture implies adapting to the many new possibilities empowering innovation that paves the way for digital transformation. How did Cloud-Native approaches come to be? Time to take a tour of Cloud-Native DevOps, where it came from, where it is now, and what positives it brings to its users.

Shiny & new features

VS Code 1.37 updates with new product icons. Yea or nay?

What’s new in VS Code? Version 1.37 is here and with it comes some new features and a number of updates. This time around the update includes a refreshed icon update, a few language improvements for TypeScript, improved error reporting, and more. See what’s shiny and new in Visual Studio Code this month.

It all comes down to usability

5 UX tips to design better mobile apps

#ux

Sometimes designing a mobile app sounds simple, but it can be anything but. How do you come up with an app design that is engaging for your users? Here are some UX tips for designing better mobile apps and what developers and designers should focus on.

Null marks the spot

JEP 358 – Improved NullPointerExceptions

No matter how carefully they wrote their program, nearly every developer knows the dreaded NullPointerException all too well. The JVM points to the location of the problem, but not in as much detail as you might like. With JEP 358, Goetz Lindemaier and Ralf Schmelter propose a solution to this problem.

Other digital skills are no longer optional

DevOps, C++ & Python most in demand job skills

DevOps, C++ & Python are indispensable skills in tech, showing a huge year-on-year growth as well as continued dominance in terms of what employers want. However, there is also a trend that more and more digital skills are demanded from those working in non-IT positions as well.

Which is the right choice?

Large or small memory size for my app?

When is it best to run your application with fewer instances and large memory size, or a lot of instances with a small memory size? In this article, Ram Lakshmanan discusses the differences and pricing of each module and goes over two multi-billion dollar enterprise stories.