A great feature of Git is how easy it is to make branches, but have you ever considered that public branches could be harmful? Pieter Hintjens brings the point home based on his experience and gathered evidence based on forks.
Another addition to the #NoEstimates debate, Tomas Rybing looks at measuring the capacity of teams without effort estimation, in a process easy to remember. It just so happens to be faster and more accurate than estimating.
This year’s Developer Productivity Report chose to highlight Java performance and testing, finding that developers are happier, more productive and produce better quality code when performance testing is run during the coding process.
FinTech startups or other innovative players are capitalising on the rise on new services in the industry, however the technical and regulatory requirements remain. Banking Service Providers could decrease the problems new players are facing.
The buzz around the plan to remove Unsafe from Java 9 has yet to subside, so we spoke to Technical Evangelist at Hazelcast Christoph Engelbert and founder of the Performance Java User’s Group Peter Lawrey about consequences and solutions.
Blazingly fast performance, prevention of nearly all segfaults and low-level control and performance without sacrificing safety or abstractions – these are the promises made by the 1.0 release of Rust. And that’s just the start.
NULL is a rather polarising value. Lukas Eder wants to make his position on NULL very clear and is standing by the fact that engineers need potent tools to help them get their work done. NULL happens to play an important part in that.
There are enough reasons to have second thoughts about upgrading your Oracle SOA Suite. But if you know what to look out for, it’s easy to rule out any potential complications during your next version upgrade.
Steve Naidamast is back with an opinion piece about the danger of technology’s “dark side”. Going back to the foundations that eventually led to current consequences of technological reliance, Naidamast explores present trends and their fallout.
HTTP/2 and JMS 2 are in the headlines for Thorben Janssen’s Java news this week, as well as a tutorial for using JCache and CDI. Read on to see what’s hot right now and check out the week’s hottest Java links.
The JAX London is on from October 12-14 and to help you plan your session attendance, we’ve outlined the most popular so far. Java is the big favourite, with testing, product management and benchmarking also making an impression on developers.
Technology and consulting heavyweights IBM have launched developerWorks Open – a new initiative to garner further community involvement in their open source projects. They’ve also set out a plan to release more projects online by year’s end.
In this JAX Magazine sneak preview, JAX London speaker Angelika Langer answers the most important question for anyone using Java streams: are they really faster?
Matteo Collina has been dealing with new possibilities for savings and energy efficiency through ‘Smart Grids’. For communication between a washing machine and a power plant to work, some obstacles need to be cleared.