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[Bit]coin flipping: The countdown for Bitcoin halving has begun

Bitcoin miners make a decent living from mining bitcoins —some can even make more than $1 million per month, as Motherboard pointed out in early 2015. Although they come across problems such as huge electricity bills and systems that overheat very easily, they are about to face the biggest problem of them all: Bitcoin halving. Let’s see what this means for Bitcoin miners, as well as for the rest of the Bitcoin enthusiasts.

Interview with Martijn Verburg, co-organizer of the London Java Community

MicroProfile: „The time for the monolithic Java EE platform standard is possibly over“

Red Hat recently joined forces with Payara, IBM, Tomitribe and the London Java Community to create MicroProfile, an open forum which aims to bring microservices to Enterprise Java. In this interview series, we ask all the parties involved to comment on the initiative and their contribution to MicroProfile. Our second interviewee is Martijn Verburg, the co-organizer of the London Java Community.

Four dimensions of reactive programming

The taxonomy of reactive programming

We all build user interfaces using some form of reactive programming. A new to-do was added? We need to render it on the screen. Someone changed the to-do’s title? We need to update the text element in the DOM. And there are dozens of libraries out there that help us do that. They are similar in some ways and different in others.

Beyond the culture deck: What you don’t already know about Netflix

“Netflix gives software engineers a lot of freedom”| JAX DevOps

A significant chunk of DevOps rhetoric centers around “unicorn” companies like Netflix, Etsy, Facebook and many more. They are held up as the models enterprises should emulate. But what makes a place like Netflix so special? What does life inside a unicorn company look like? Is the famous Netflix culture deck true to life or just hype? Most importantly, what lessons can I take back to my employer?

Perspectives on technology: Column by knowledge expert Steve Naidamast

The “War Game” and understanding complex application development

In this column Steve Naidamast, senior software engineer at Black Falcon Software, will comment on how technology looks like today, how it used to be and how the buzzwords in this industry are echoes of past events throughout history. In today’s article, he weighs in on the poor critical thinking skills and their effect on software development, among other things.

Good things come to those who wait

Oracle v. Google : Payback is just around the corner [UPDATE]

The legal battle between Google and Oracle could have influenced not only the fate of Android, but also the future of programming. But the battle is not over yet —now Google fights back and wants Oracle and its law firm to be punished.

Interview with Contino's Matt Saunders

“Docker is quite a transformative technology” | JAX DevOps

“Docker changes the way an organization delivers software in ways that haven’t been done in a generation.” JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Matt Saunders, Principal Consultant at Contino and JAX DevOps speaker, about containers as a technology and what it means to adopt technologies such as Docker.

While you were away

#AboutLastWeek: JAX Magazine, MicroProfile, Java EE revelations

Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week MicroProfile, an open forum which aims to bring microservices to Enterprise Java, made its grand debut, a new JAX Magazine issue was launched and we started a Java EE debate.

The debate continues

Where is Java EE headed to? [UPDATE]

Where does the future of Java EE lie? After Oracle reduced its activities concerning Java EE 8, community members created a group called „Java EE Guardians“. Then came MicroProfile, an open forum which aims to bring microservices to Enterprise Java. What’s next? We asked Java Champion Lukas Eder, Java Rock Star Adam Bien and Payara’s Mike Croft to comment on the current state of Java EE and its future.

Not every battle is going to be a winning one

How to pick your battles on a software team

Creating software is an emotional process for the team members who all want to see it succeed, and this can create tension. The phrase “you have to pick and choose your battles” is commonly used. But how do you make those decisions?