“Build for mobile first” —this is what David Barnes, IBM’s first official “Technology Evangelist” and JAX 2016 speaker, said during this year’s conference. It used to be a desktop first world, but as mobile-friendly websites rank higher in Google search results, the time has come to put mobile first.
JAX conference keynote speakers are the starts of the event, so one cannot ignore the wisdoms they shared with the audience. We were captivated by David Barnes, enlightened by Rod Johnson, in awe of Caterina Rindi, curious about Andreas Hauser and delighted with Lee Faus’ presentation.
You can’t avoid the cloud. Some IT pros have chosen to embrace this maturing technology while others dug in their heels and doubled-down on local stacks, but here’s the bottom line: the cloud is coming.
SoundCloud’s architecture started as a Ruby-on-Rails monolith, which later had to be broken into microservices to cope with the growing size and complexity of the site. Recently, the company has started to migrate to Kubernetes. We talked to JAX DevOps speakers Fabian Reinartz and Björn Rabenstein about the current Prometheus setup at SoundCloud and what it’s like to monitor a large-scale Kubernetes cluster.
JAX 2016 is already at full throttle and this was only Day 1. We had a truly agile day, we asked questions and received honest, pertinent answers, we acknowledged speakers’ expertise and we laughed together. Here’s what we learned today.
It’s clear by now that the next major technological revolution will likely be the Internet of Things (IoT). We’ve been steadily progressing toward a fully connected world for years now, and the culmination is set to happen as the IoT becomes a reality.
Mark Rendle, founder, CEO and Chief Developer of CloudLens and JAX DevOps speaker, talks about what it’s like to refactor an ASP.NET/IIS monolith to composable polyglot Docker-hosted mini-services.
2016 is still the year of Java 7, according to statistics published by Plumbr. However, Java 8 could turn results around as the gap between Java 7 and Java 8 adoption becomes smaller and smaller.
Let’s assume you’ve already had every *Docker 101 tutorial* for breakfast. You’re now ready to take that brilliantly crafted application into production. But wait… first you need to test your container-based microservices architecture. We talked to JAX DevOps speaker Daniël van Gils about how to bootstrap and dive straight into learning what DevOps workflow should look like when using containers.
Docker recently announced that it has tied its fate to Open Container Initiative —Docker Engine 1.1 is the first release built on runC and containerd and the first OCI-compliant runtime.
Today’s technology landscape is changing. As companies realize they can no longer be jacks of all trades, the approach to partnerships is shifting.
Each person has their own beliefs about technical debt, but the whole discussion can be summed up in only a few words: new technical debt is good and old technical debt is bad. “If only it were that easy,” some insinuate.