The IT field is subject to constant change. For professional software developers, this means the need to constantly deal with new technologies, tools and methods. The great thing is, though, that there are new and exciting things to discover all over!
Automated testing can speed up the testing process, but manual tests can help quickly familiarise testers with the product’s features. Is one approach better than the other? Jason Silberman investigates.
Programing languages are the must knowns today – and Java is one of the most popular languages. Did you know that there were more than 16,000 job offerings for java developers on any given day this year? It’s a great skill to have. It helps us write programs that make the communication between machines possible. If one wants to feel safe in the current job market he/she must learn Java or any other popular software language.
“We live in an exiting time. The New Industrial Revolution is in full swing. Everyone can tap into an endless stream of information and we have access to a wide spectrum of high-tech production methods and novel materials. 3D-printing has become a magic word. If its imaginable its possible!”
Materialised views, a new storage engine and more – Apache Cassandra project chair Jonathan Ellis takes us on a tour of the highlights in the latest Cassandra release. Cassandra has grown from a crowd of early-adopting users into the market majority.
Nowadays, we have on the scene of the Java IDEs two main choices: NetBeans 8.1 or IntelliJ 15. As the eternal debate between Java Developers is always about what is the best IDE available for use, I got the idea to write this small post.
How much time have you wasted just trying to understand someone else’s source code that needs changing? Veteran software architect Dr. Carola Lilienthal discusses why software architectures need to reflect the human mechanisms for learning and understanding.
Performance tuning is still considered to be a dark art that could not be easily formalized, scheduled into a predictable workflow.
Jooby is a (relatively) new micro web framework inspired by express.js, which in line with the slogan by its creator Edgar Espina “do more, more easily” emphasizes the strengths of Java and would like to iron out its weaknesses.
In this post, we’re looking back on 5 of the topics and new developments that shaped our conversations in 2015.
Over the past year, OpenTable have been re-architecting their system from a monolithic architecture to move more towards microservices and small applications. As the infrastructure has changed, so too the logging infrastructure has had to change. In this session, recorded at the DevOps Conference, Paul Stack explains how they did it.
“Pacta sunt servanda“, or in English, “agreements must be kept“. What was true in the middle ages is mandatory in the modern world of software development. Utilising (API-) contracts that are defined by several partners instead of just one, microservice architectures can be tested and developed easily and efficiently.