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Interview with Dr. Christian Hidber

Reinforcement learning: A gentle introduction and industrial application

Machine learning can be implemented in different ways, one of which is reinforcement learning. What exactly is reinforcement learning and how can we put it to use? Before the upcoming ML Conference, we spoke to Dr. Christian Hidber about the underlying ideas and challenges of reinforcement learning, and why it can be suited for application in an industrial setting.

Profile: Netta Doron, senior developer at Wix.com

Women in tech: Drawn to technology like a moth to a flame

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Netta Doron, senior developer at Wix.com.

Agile enters a new age

The Second Age of Agile: measuring success with meaningful Agile metrics

The Agile manifesto states: “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software”. Agile itself is currently in a unique position. In this article, Charlie Ponsonby discusses the “second age of Agile”, as agile methodology approaches late-adoption maturity.

Where to start?

How to choose the right Java library

Java has a robust and lively ecosystem of support features. How can developers sort through the dizzying number of options to find the perfect tool for their project? Kayla Matthews explains how developers can find exactly what they are looking for.

TIOBE Index for June 2019

Will Python overtake Java as the most used programming language?

Java and C are the most popular programming languages, however, Python continues to see amazing growth in 2019. The TIOBE Index claimed that Python might overtake Java and C as the most popular language in a few years. Is this accurate? Let’s take a look at this month’s index and see what the projections are.

Easy to install & ready to go

VS Code introduces a package installer for Java developers

News for Java developers: VS Code announced a new installer for Java. The package auto detects if you have the most recent components and installs and configures stable version of Java tools with the press of a button. Will you be giving VS Code a try or do you prefer another code editor?

Furthering research efforts

Reproduce machine learning results with pre-trained models in PyTorch Hub

PyTorch offers a new API that will help machine learning researchers to reproduce research results. PyTorch Hub supports the publication of pre-trained models in order to help facilitate more transparent ML research. Do you have a pre-trained model that you wish to submit? PyTorch Hub accepts contributions.

Feature set is now frozen

JDK 13 enters Rampdown Phase One

JDK 13 is now in Rampdown Phase One. The feature set is frozen and the stabilization repository is open for select bug fixes and late enhancements. Let’s take a look.

Examining application security

DevOps study: Report claims increasing developer role in AppSec

A new report from WhiteSource examines the role of developers regarding application security. What free tools do developers use and which are best suited for the job? What part of a team should handle AppSec? Compare your company to the results and see what insights the study reveals.

Interview with Eero Mattila, Principal Systems Consultant for Information Management at Quest Software

“Communication between all participants, consistent tooling and transparency are indispensable criteria in the database segment”

The database sector is an often underestimated area, in which DevOps principles can play a decisive role. In our interview at the DevOps Conference 2019 in Berlin we talked to Eero Mattila, Principal Systems Consultant for Information Management at Quest Software, about typical errors in agile environments and practices for the optimal implementation of DevOps in the database segment.