A lightweight and modular Java EE 7 Application Server

IBM Liberty: Modular and solid as a rock

Do you actually want to read an article about a Java EE application server? If you agree that the Java EE Stack is still a pillar of modern IT and think that application servers should be reliable, standards-compliant, but also innovative and cool, then Java/Java EE veteran IBM has something to offer — which may come as a surprise to some. This article provides an overview of IBM Liberty, what makes the application server special and why you should work with it.

Taking a peek into the near future

What’s in store for Kotlin this year

Andrey Breslav, the lead language designer of Kotlin at JetBrains, is spilling the beans about the next Kotlin release in a new video. Breslav talks about where Kotlin stands right now and what’s next for it.

Hadoop is back. Sort of

5 reasons to use Hadoop-as-a-Service

In this article, Nilay Shrivastava, Business Manager at IBM Cloud, explains why we should use Hadoop-as-a-Service. He claims there are at least five benefits that should spark our interest.

Two years after Spark 1.0's debut

A taste of what’s to come: Apache Spark 2.0 technical preview

It’s been two years since the release of Apache Spark 1.0, and Databricks is now busy preparing Spark 2.0. To get a taste of what’s coming, the team announced the technical preview of Spark 2.0. Although it is not ready for production, its goal is to receive feedback from the community in time for the general availability release.

In search of answers

[Bit]coin flipping: Bitcoin price passes $500 for the first time in almost two years

Let’s call it a deja-vu. Bitcoin price passed the $500 threshold in late May, something which hasn’t happened in almost two years. Four days after the sudden boost, the price is still bigger than it was in August 2014 —the last hike—. Specialists are still trying to find the reason behind the unexpected increase, with some claiming that Chinese investors’ actions may have led to this dramatic surge.

How your website is leaking money

How slow website burns a hole in your pocket [Infographic]

You may not make website speed a priority, but when you realize that it can impact your profits, you’ll want to. Research shows time and time again that bounce rates and abandon rates for your shopping cart increase as your site’s loading time increases. That means that conversion rates and profits will steadily decline the longer your site takes to load.

Seeing Jenkins through new eyes

Blue Ocean: Rethinking Jenkins’ user experience

Blue Ocean is reshaping Jenkins’ user experience, modeling and presenting the process of software delivery by transpiring information which is important to development teams with as few clicks as possible without sacrificing the extensibility which is core to Jenkins.

While you were away

#AboutLastWeek: Top 100 Java libraries, Angular 2 best assets and Google gives Oracle a run for its money

Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we watched Google score a major victory against Oracle and we learned from Takipi that going through Github and searching for popular Java libraries has its perks. Plus, we celebrated Towel Day and we analyzed Angular 2’s best assets. But that’s not all folks!