New features and what's next

Java is immortal and feels good: 2020 results and 2021 trends

Java in 2020 is overgrown with new features and was released twice right on schedule, despite the global turmoil. Java will remain one of the main platforms for developing enterprise applications (that is, corporate applications used by large companies to make money.

Gold standard of cybersecurity

Getting “Passwordless” right: 7 mistakes you should avoid

The future is passwordless – at least that is what current market developments speak for. Even better digital identities and available biometric technology facilitate secure access to online services without the need for cryptic strings. But there are several pitfalls on the way to a passwordless infrastructure. Guest author Al Lakhani shows what to avoid.

Planning ahead

2021 DevOps predictions: Where do we go from here?

The calendar date has changed, but we are still facing many of the structural stressors and unpredictable issues of 2020. Last year, we saw huge changes in software delivery and faced new challenges in every enterprise. So, where do we go in 2021 and how can we plan ahead?

Profile: Sandra Rapp, frontend developer and team leader at IBM Research & Development GmbH

Women in Tech: “The only constant is change itself”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Three years ago, we 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 Sandra Rapp, frontend developer and team leader at IBM Research & Development GmbH.

Timeless approach to app modernisation

The Egyptian pyramids and lessons for the IT World

Too often, tech teams rush to discard mainframes and legacy infrastructure, immediately aiming to build something shiny and new. However, just as the Saqqara was revolutionary when it was built, and acted as the origin point of Egypt’s 96 other pyramids, mainframes that we now classify as ‘legacy’ were the epitome of innovation when first set up.

Interview with Ciaran Byrne, VP of product management at OpsRamp

“There will be an increased focus on automation for ITOps”

We spoke with Ciaran Byrne, VP of product management at OpsRamp about how the pandemic has challenged ITOps, explored some best practices, and looked at the future of OpsRamp. Which tools and/or technologies will be the most popular for ITOps pros in 2021?