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.

Interview with David M. Brear

Fintech is “banking’s cooler cousin”

Recently, we talked with David Brear about the seemingly inevitable clash between FinTech and the banking industry, his best guess at the industry’s next step, and what exactly happens if banks don’t change with the times.

Pirates of the JVM Series

Functional programming made easy: Here comes Eta

We’re making an unexpected stop today while sailing the Functional Sea. All haul ashore for some liberty on Eta Island! We talked to Rahul Muttineni, CTO at TypeLead and the creator of the Eta programming language about its advantages and disadvantages, its core principles, and more.

The worst-case scenario survival handbook

How can you prepare for a cyber attack?

Keeping your data secure is more important than ever, but it seems like there’s a new wide-scale data breach every other week. In this article, David Mytton discusses what developers can do to prepare for what’s fast becoming inevitable.

Making sure your IoT devices play nicely together

IoT device abstraction with Eclipse Vorto

Discover Eclipse Vorto, an open-source Internet of Things project that helps compile and manage abstract device descriptions. In this article, Alexander Edelmann explains how to use Vorto to manage and effortlessly integrate IoT devices.

Shut up and take my money!

Top 5 Kickstarter projects every developer should fund

Kickstarter is all about crowd-sourcing awesome products to the world. Today, we’ve looked into their active products to bring you the best tech and developer friendly projects that still need funding, including a robot that can be controlled with your X-box controller, beer that you can brew with an app, and even a device that helps improve your screen slouch posture.