After Java champion Adam Bien revealed at JAX 2016 that he is using Go and Swift in his spare time, many developers predicted that the former might dictate trends this year, especially since its simplicity has convinced a plethora of startups to transform Go into their language of choice.
Did you know that we spend more time on mobile devices than in front of a laptop or desktop and that we normally use them to access mobile apps? Today, a mobile app represents an easy way to connect with customers; at the same time it has the power to grab new users’ attention.
Interoperability is one of the key topics in the Internet of Things – and at the heart of this is the way in which individual, connected components work together. Communication between these elements makes sense only if the underlying language can actually be understood by the devices involved. Yet from a technological perspective, this can be difficult to achieve due to the wide variety of existing communication protocols. As a result, this calls for some means of translating between the individual languages.
GitHub’s Lee Faus spoke to JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc about democracy in software development, the mindset of NextGen developers and what drives them to change the world of software development as we know it.
Bruno Lowagie, the original developer of iText, talks about the Java PDF library’s expansion, the upcoming release of iText 7 and what happens next.
Marcus Lagergren interview: “Anything that is a warning on one platform could be an error on another”| JAX 2016
Marcus Lagergren, a senior software architect at Klarna, spoke to JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc at JAX 2016 about terror testing, battle scars and more.
Dev and product teams in Financial Services have a lot on their shoulders these days. Not only do they have to develop great products, they also need to support infrastructures that are fast, massively scalable and —above all— secure.
Starting in a greenfield project, there are many choices for configuration management and orchestration. We talked to JAX DevOps speakers Dr. Martin Hoefling and Dr. Johannes Ebke about SaltStack and the pitfalls and opportunities that arise using modern tools.
Technology changes fast and there’s an avalanche of things software developers must learn if they want to remain relevant and in demand.
In his keynote at JAX 2016, Rod Johnson, the CEO of Atomist and the creator of Spring, talked about Java’s supremacy and the rise of microservices and went through everything that happened in technology since 2008 —the last time he attended the JAX conference.
“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.