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Interview with Netflix's Mike McGarr

“Data is the engine that drives Netflix’s success” | JAX DevOps

Learning how to operate reliably at scale in a cloud environment was one of the challenges Netflix faced when it migrated all its services to the cloud. JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Mike McGarr, the Engineering Manager for the Netflix Developer Productivity team and JAX DevOps speaker, about Netflix’s decision to migrate its services to the cloud, the challenges the company faced, the lesson learned and the Netflix culture.

Misconceptions

I was wrong about TypeScript. Here is why

When something new is announced, people have a tendency to choose sides. When TypeScript was announced, I wrongfully picked a few key concepts that didn’t resonate with me, then chose my side: against. I’ll try to explain what I thought when TypeScript was announced and how I came to realize that there are great minds behind it who really know how to generate huge benefits without huge sacrifices.

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Inside this JAX Magazine: The rapid evolution of Blockchain and Spark

Bitcoin and/or Blockchain, Docker, Spark, microservices and more – these are the topics IT professionals are going to use tirelessly this summer. It’s time we talked about soft skills, security and even mobile and embraced the elephants in the room: Bitcoin and Blockchain.

Everything Eclipse has in store for developers this year

Eclipse Neon highlights: Nine nice news

Eclipse Neon, the simultaneous release around the new Eclipse 4.6 platform, saw the light of day last week. 84 Eclipse projects have aligned their development cycles successfully — so there‘s much to tell! In this article Holger Voormann reveals his nine personal highlights from the Eclipse Neon release train.

Coding Is over

When many products are essentially the same app with different color schemes and copy, why are we still coding? Lauren Mendoza, a San Francisco-based software engineers, weighs in on the way developers interact with code.

This isn’t open source, and it isn’t closed source. It’s no source.

Don’t write code… build Vendors

In this article Code Valley explains why writing code is not always the answer.

While you were away

#AboutLastWeek: The world after Brexit, Java EE Guardians at full throttle, Eclipse Neon release train sees the light of day

Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week Britain decided to part ways with the European Union, the Eclipse Foundation announced the Eclipse Neon release train and Java EE Guardians founder talked about the state of Java EE and the future of the group. Plus, we learned that NetBeans IDE 8.2 is now feature complete.

Time to regroup?

Brexit sends shockwaves across the tech world. Now what?

Over 17 million people voted in the UK’s EU referendum on Thursday to sever ties with the politico-economic group of 28 (now 27 remaining EU members) and roughly 15.9 million to remain part of the European Union. The value of the British pound slumped to a 30-year-low low following Brexit vote, but the bad news keep coming. Let’s take a look at how the tech scenery might change in the aftermath of the shocking turn of events.