What it is, what it's not, and what you can do with it

Blockchain: A technical primer

Gather around and I’ll tell you the story of blockchain! In this article, Greg Brady, founder and CEO of Tranquility Halo explains what blockchain is and how to put it to good use. Kepp in mind though: even though Bitcoin and the Blockchain are intertwined, as long as the Bitcoin ecosystem continues to roar away, you can use the Blockchain to write anything down forever.

Profile: Kathleen Yanolatos, Director of Engineering at Aaptiv

“People often have a stereotypical view of what an engineer looks like and that’s not usually a woman”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? In addition to the Women in Tech survey, we also launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Kathleen Yanolatos, Director of Engineering at Aaptiv.

Move over, Python and R

10 reasons why data scientists need to learn Java

Python and R have long been the two languages said to have a hold on the data science world, but that’s not to say they’re the only languages worth using for data science. Java is, in fact, a great language for doing data science — in this article, Aaron Lazar offers 10 reasons why Java should be included in your next data science project.

Docker Captains interview series continues with Nicolas De Loof

“Data persistence is the most misunderstood element by Docker users”

Docker is revolutionizing IT — you’re probably hearing this phrase quite often. Still, these questions linger: If we were to look beyond the hype, what’s so disruptive about Docker technology? What are the differences between Docker and a virtual machine? What is hype and where does the real added value lie? We talked with Nicolas De Loof about all this and more.

Communication is the key

GitHub as a new chat platform

GitHub introduced a new feature called Team Discussion, which allows developers to directly communicate with their respective teams on GitHub. The days of flooded Issue or Pull Requests are supposed to be numbered and gone, but there’s still the problem of the multiple communication channels, and the new chat function is probably not going to solve it.

Join NetBeans at Apache!

January 1st, 2018: End of @netbeans.org Mailing Lists

If you’ve been following Oracle’s Apache NetBeans donation process, you’ll be aware that a large part of NetBeans is in Apache Git already. You should also be aware that mailing lists are available at Apache for purposes of discussing the development and usage of Apache NetBeans.

Theia 1.0 beta version will arrive this week

Theia update – Extensions, Git support & more

Theia has advanced to a solid foundation for future browser and desktop IDEs. If you want an easy-to-use, open-source framework to build extendable IDEs, why not give it a try? In this article, Sven Efftinge gives us an update on what’s been going on in the Theia universe.

Business as usual

Angular 5 is here

Version 5.0.0 of Angular, pentagonal-donut is here! This major release contains an abundance of new features and bugfixes; its aim is to continue the Angular team’s focus on making it smaller, faster, and easier to use. But even though we’re still in awe of the release, it’s business as usual for the Angular team.