Switching to continuous delivery means abandoning existing practices and habits, and applying and developing new ones. But it doesn’t need to be a fast change, says CD coach Eduards Sizovs.
The Brotli compression algorithm engineered by Google has been open sourced in a bid to gain browser-wide adoption. This freshly prepared data format has been named after Swiss baked goods and outperforms its predecessor with fast pager loads.
Nowhere else are business decisions as hype-oriented as in IT. And while NoSQL is all well and good, MySQL is often the sensible choice in terms of operational cost and scalability, says JAX London speaker Aviran Mordo.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the mysterious, consecrated craft of unsafe Rust programming? Well, there’s now a book for that. The core team behind one of the hottest new languages presents the first draft of The Rustonomicon.
It’s been dubbed the 21st century addition to the curriculum – now a growing number of countries are introducing programming as part of the school syllabus. Students as young as five years old are being schooled in coding for the future.
Punters are gradually getting comfortable with the idea that Netflix is behind some exciting open source projects, including their latest for SSL/TLS enabled applications, Lemur. The certificate management framework aims to tackle PKI infrastructure better.
Thorben Janssen is back with the latest Java news and checks out optimisation via hashtags, Java 8 stream performance and the long awaited modularity prototype for Java 9. All this and more with the week’s hottest Java links.
Licensing decisions for .NET software developers can be hard, but they don’t have to be. Steve Naidamast has the rundown on what you need to consider and the difference between encrypted and authenticated .NET licensing.
“Whether the industry will come to accept this model as a standard, I don’t know,” says JetBrains Developer Advocacy Team Lead Hadi Hariri of the new subscription model. While many rough edges of the new model have been smoothed out, it remains uncertain if the price is right.
Technical tests are becoming part of the norm during the interview process, so Roy Bailey has outlined what you should be focusing on when it comes to navigating technical interviews and tests. It’s time to look at the value, rather than the cost of things.
Programmer Marco Behler believes that productivity starts with requirements, not tools. Developers need to care about the end user and stop living by the “Start first, finish never” routine – where half of what you’re building remains unclear.
Lukas Eder is excited about functional programming in Java 8, which he believes is becoming much like the expressive power of SQL-style declarative programming. Here he looks at the imperative and functional approaches available in Java 8.
Oracle has put an end to its Java evangelism, instead focusing on its growing cloud business. Meanwhile the rest of the Java community laments the departure of those who were most enthusiastic about the language.