No simple answer to this dilemma

Full stack or not full stack — that is the question

Full stack developers are a total buzz today. Just open any hiring site, enter “full stack developer” into the search box and enjoy the demand. In this article we will take a look at all the pluses and minuses of being a full stack developer.

The debate continues

Eclipse Papyrus — Ready for the big stage? Charles Rivet joins the conversation [UPDATE]

The Eclipse project Papyrus has progressed since the founding of the Papyrus Industry Consortium earlier this year. The platform for the UML-based software modeling is now supported by companies such as Airbus, Atos, Ericsson, Fraunhofer Fokus and Zeligsoft. We talked to Papyrus user Michael Jastram and delivery specialist Charles Rivet about the current state and the future of Papyrus.

While you were away

#AboutLastWeek: Angular 2 steps forward and Google ruffles Oracle’s feathers

Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we received exciting news from the Angular 2 team, the legal battle between Oracle and Google debuted in force and Australian academic Craig Wright promised to prove that he is the creator of Bitcoin, but then changed his mind and went (back) into the ether. But that’s not all folks!

Think application performance and reliability is the same? Think again.

Performance vs reliability: Why Java apps are like Formula 1 cars

Are performance and reliability related? Or are these things mutually exclusive? I think the latter. Today, the reality is that IT sees application performance and reliability as the same thing, but that couldn’t be further away from the truth.

Did somebody say shopping?

[Bit]coin flipping: Here’s where you can spend your digital coins

Are Bitcoins spendable or not? What can you buy with your digital coins and where to find shops that accept this kind of payment? Knowing whether Bitcoins are truly spendable will not only increase adoption, but also boost confidence and transparency. Let’s find out if this digital currency is indeed better than credit cards.

Pair programming done right ?

Perks and pitfalls of pair programming

In his memoir, Steve Wozniak offers this recommendation to inventors: “Work alone…Not on a committee. Not on a team.” Programmers may or may not agree with his guidance, but the truth is that the success of pair programming is often influenced by a plethora of premises.

Far from a small bugfix release

BootsFaces 0.8.5: 11 new components

The successor of BootsFaces 0.8.1 was supposed to be a small bugfix release, but the result is a different story: the new version consists of 240 commits. In addition to several bugfixes, version 0.8.5 also brings 11 new components. Plus, the relaxed HTML-like markup style from AngularFaces has been migrated to BootsFaces.

As it happens

Australian claims he created Bitcoin: Repercussions [UPDATE]

Australian professor and tech entrepreneur Craig Wright has identified himself as the creator of Bitcoin, after years of speculation regarding the identity of the man known as Satoshi Nakamoto. However, once the cat was out of the bag, comments started to pour and Wright decided to take down his blog post.