Wind of change in the banking industry

Sneak peek into the future of banking: Interpreting the blurry line between finance and technology

In the last part of our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker, we put the equal sign between blockchain and the FinTech movement and we look at all the actors that are affected by the blurry line between finance and technology, including citizens and developers.

Voting ends on Friday! Don't miss the chance to tag along!

JAXenter survey: These web frameworks remain a focal point in 2016

The JAXenter survey will come to an end on Friday! We have asked our readers what technologies they want to use this year and, for the past three weeks, people who visit and have been diligently answering some questions we have prepared for them. There is still time to influence the outcome of our survey!

New in town

Kotlin 1.0: The good, the bad and the evident

Kotlin 1.0 is a programming language made by JetBrains, the creator of the popular IntelliJ IDEA development environment. This programming language for the JVM and Android focuses on safety, interoperability, clarity and tooling support and combines OO and functional features.

New promise from introduces Project Kratos

Shortly after raising $8 million for its enterprise cloud infrastructure services, San Francisco-based startup introduced Project Kratos which promises to enable companies ” to run AWS Lambda functionality in any cloud provider, as well as on-premise, eliminating vendor lock-in,” according to the project description.

How to succeed in obtaining a Computer Science education

Students’ interest in Computer Science has skyrocketed in the past couple of years, but the demand for software engineers still exceeds the supply. One of the reasons could be the fact that CS is very hard and many students abandon the idea after they encounter several bumps in the road. However, one can succeed in obtaining a CS education by following a set of steps.

Cloud on fire!

Worldwide cloud adoption trends in 2016

This year companies are focusing their attention on private and hybrid clouds. Numbers show that hybrid cloud adoption is on fire while Docker and DevOps’ presence becomes indisputable. 2015 may have been the year of the cloud, but this year it is unstoppable; If surveys are right, we should expect 2016 to become the true year of the cloud.

Clash of giants: Technology and Finance

Sneak peek into the future of banking: The tech part of FinTech movement

In the third part of our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker, we delve into the technical part of FinTech and explain the role of robo-advisors. We shed some light on the future of crowdfunding and how banks will adapt to this movement. An idea pinpointed in the second part will also be revisited: UX.

The final phase of the JAXenter survey has kicked off

These are the trendiest programming languages of 2016

What technologies do you want to use this year? This question occupies a central spot in our hefty JAXenter survey. For the past three weeks, our readers from portals and have been diligently answering some questions we have prepared for them. Now that the final sprint has begun, it is time to feast your eyes with the interim results.

How beautiful a Java UI can be

20 JavaFX real-world applications

In November 2015 Dirk Lemmermann (Freelancer) and I (Alexander Casall) had a JavaOne session about JavaFX Real World Applications. We showed a bunch of apps that we made for our customers or where we had contributions in development. This article summarizes the talk by showing the applications that we’ve talked about. In addition, I asked some other JavaFX developers if they want to contribute their apps to this blog post.

Part II: User Experience... User Experience Everywhere

Sneak peek into the future of banking: “What’s the magic about unicorns? UX!”

We continue our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker about the FinTech movement and the way it is shaping traditional banks’ approach, but also about the importance of User Experience and how banks can put this trend to good use. In the remaining parts of the interview, Eric will share insight into the growing role of technology in the financial sector and explain the role and value of ‘ robo-advisors’.

Test different!

Introduction to Functional Testing with SWTBot

In this article we will give an introduction to functional testing with SWTBot and we will also show how to integrate such tests in a Continuous Integration system. The article assumes that you are already familiar with Eclipse plug-in development, SWT concepts and JUnit tests.