Pirates of the JVM Series

Lux – The perfect mix of Haskell and Clojure

We’re sailing along in the Pirates of the JVM series with fair winds and a following sea. Today’s stop in the Functional Ocean: Lux! We talked with the creator of the Lux programming language, Eduardo Julian, about its advantages and disadvantages, its core principles, and more.

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Top 10 Java stories of April

Spring has arrived and April has passed like rain in the mountain. What were we reading this month? Well, readers were really interested in the all new Angular 4, how to write a Java EE application with Spring Boot, and more!

Joost van de Wijgerd talking at JAX Finance 2016

BUX: Innovating retail trading by going reactive

BUX is creating a whole new stock market trading experience by combining concepts from gaming, mobile messaging and trading. We do this with a very small team consisting of 3 mobile and 3 backend developers. In this presentation, Joost van de Wijgerd will talk about the Reactive Architecture that BUX has built for their backend services.

Interview with Peter Lie

“Antifragile is a mindset, based on Agile values”

Peter Lie spills the beans about the principle of antifragility and how to use disorders as an advantage. He also recommends disassembling hidden agendas which will otherwise block the two big values in DevOps: openness and transparency.

Using IoT for fun and profit

How to turn the IoT into a good business strategy

The Internet of Things is no longer science fiction – it’s how we live. Companies that adapt fast and capitalize on the growing amount of data and information made available through IoT will thrive. In this article, Rick Delgado explains how you can leverage IoT for better business results.

Dr. Jamie Allsop speaking at JAX Finance 2016

The problem with finance

Finance isn’t just about developing technology with a few rules and regulations, it’s about the complex interactions between people and systems and the events that have helped shape the global economy over the past decade. It’s also a domain of contradictions. In this talk, Dr. Jamie Allsop will look at the problem of finance, where we are today, how we got here and how we might make sense of it all.

Blockchain will not eliminate the middleman

Looking beyond the blockchain hype

Blockchain comes in handy if you don’t want to put your trust in a specific third party. It is great if you want the transactions made in the system to be unchangeable but it also adds inefficiency compared to regular databases. It can be slow, cumbersome and it has scaling problems. Blockchain is not perfect.

Building a smarter mousetrap

Antifragile – Better living through chaos

Is it possible to build a better system that doesn’t just survive shocks but actually thrives because of them? Nassim Taleb thinks so. Today, we’re talking about antifragility and what that means for DevOps.