But by no means bad

Aaaaand my code is ugly

It’s better to write ugly code than to produce bad, incomprehensible code that can only be cleansed with fire. In the end, what matters is the product. Right? Right?

DevOpsCon session

Infrastructure as code and service discovery with Terraform and Consul

Terraform is an open source tool for creating and managing infrastructure for the operation of applications. In this DevOpsCon session, Johann Füchsl and Werner Schmid show you what is possible with the tool in conjunction with the Consul service discovery project.

Drumroll, please

And the 2016 JCP EC Members are…

The results of the 2016 JCP Executive Committee (EC) Election have been revealed. Newly elected EC Members take their seats on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 and their first meeting will be a teleconference on Tuesday 13 December at 7 am Pacific time.

Angular 2.2.0 is here

On the road to Angular 3

Now that Angular 3 is officially happening next year, it’s time to bring all the releases under one roof. We begin with Angular 2.2.0 (they are now using semantic versioning for signaling the content of Angular releases) and make our way up from there.

A world without JavaScript would be unthinkable

CSSX : The marriage between CSS and JavaScript… and its magic

What is CSSX and how does it work? Why are developers already enchanted by the perspectives it offers? Rajiv Patil, co-founder of Nimblechapps, explains why CSSX is slowly becoming a buzzword. The only downside — it may take some time to get used to it.

Interview with W-JAX speaker Chris Lample

Use automated testing to make sure your app is bug-free

Automated testing of mobile applications can shorten your delivery cycle, improve your application’s reliability, and save you time. We talked to Chris Lample, Test Automation Engineer at TestObject, about the Appium testing framework; he also shared some test automation best practices that will allow you to scale your test coverage more effectively.

Server APIs in the making

Swift is entering server-side Java’s territory

What the developer wants, the developer gets! A handful of Web Frameworks emerged after Swift became available on Linux, ignited by boosted interest in using Swift on the server. As a consequence, the Server APIs work group was formed with the goal “of making it possible for anyone to build a simple, secure, HTTP server, or to start to build other server frameworks like pub/sub message brokers.”

Save the date: March 2017

Angular 3’s due date is approaching

Don’t get too attached to Angular 2 — Angular 3 is coming sooner than you think. Rob Wormald, developer advocate at Google and Angular core team member, told InfoWorld that Angular 3 will be released in March 2017. Furthermore, Wormald claimed that a new major version will be released biannually from now on.

Eclipse Equinox with Java modules all the way down

When Java Platform Module System (JPMS) is released, developers can start to deliver their own Java modules for the JPMS. What happens when developers want to use Java modules to compose applications which are running on a container that is built using the OSGi module system? Will containers be able to provide APIs in a way that JPMS modules can require and access them? Thomas Watson, Senior Software Engineer at IBM, explore the JPMS and answers these questions.

Can Julia give us everything?

This programming language compiles straight to machine code as it runs, it seems to be a valid alternative to Hadoop and it might follow in the footsteps of C speed wise. Does Julia, a four-year-old programming language, have what it takes to compete with the industry’s finest?

It's not always rainbows and butterflies

How to start a career as a remote DBA expert

In this article, Sujain Thomas, data IT professional who works closely with DBA experts, shares her thoughts on how to start a career as a remote DBA expert and identifies the difficulties that lie ahead.