In his keynote at JAX Finance, John Davies, co-founder and CTO of C24, a London-based fast data company specializing in high-volume, low-latency complex messaging, talked about the problem that blockchain solves, the technologies which use it and the industry sectors that are interested in this mechanism. He also answered the question ‘why are global banks investigating the use of blockchain in their applications?’
Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we met two high-profile Java EE Guardians, we witnessed the marriage between Kotlin and Gradle and we learned why the Bitcoin price continues to fluctuate.
Dart 1.17 has just been released. This time the team chose to focus on bringing more performance improvements to the table. Dart is moving full steam ahead and collects users’ praises with each new release.
The Internet of Things has revolutionized the way we interact with objects on a daily basis. Technology is meant to make human lives better, and this is the reason why IoT is the best gift technology has offered us of late.
Where does the future of Java EE lie? After Oracle reduced its activities concerning Java Enterprise 8, community members created a group called „Java EE Guardians“. What goals do these Guardians have? And where does Java EE 8 stand and what’s next?
In the opening keynote at JAX Finance, Eric Horesnyi talked about the actors that lead the change in the FinTech movement and the so-called industry disruptors. He invited the participants on a journey to discover what’s under the hood of this ongoing revolution and to debunk some myths concerning the future of banking and the culture of unicorns.
In this article Dr Jon Harrop, MA, MSci, PhD (Cantab) and director of IDTechEx, explains the disadvantages of purely functional programming.
Some people still see Node.js as a rookie, but this platform has managed to sneak into the code stacks of tech giants and Fortune 500 companies. It’s safe to say that Node.js is playing in the big leagues thanks to giants such as Microsoft, LinkedIn, Netflix, PayPal and a plethora of others.
Bitcoin continues to hit the headlines as the price nears $600 and the halving is almost upon us. We talked to Henry Brade, the CEO of Prasos Oy, a Finnish Bitcoin startup founded in 2012, about the hike and the reasons why people should invest in bitcoins now.
As a (new) member of the R Consortium, IBM will work side by side with the R user community and support the project’s mission to pinpoint, create and implement infrastructure projects that drive standards and best practices for R code.
In this article Patrick S. Li, the designer and implementer of L.B. Stanza, suggests that the greatest productivity gains are the result of having a wide spectrum of libraries. The purpose of a general-purpose programming language is to enable the creation of powerful and easy-to-use libraries. The more powerful the language, the easier the libraries are to use.