What is it all for?

Altruism, profit and IT

Programmers continue to suffer from burnouts, increasing responsibilities and a growing pressure to deliver more and more functionality to customers. But what role do developers need to play in business? And what is the true purpose of business?

New release

Released: NetBeans IDE 8.1 Beta

NetBeans IDE 8.1 Beta has been released. With a strong focus on brand new Node.js application development tools, the new release brings a range of new features for developers using JavaScript, HTML, Java, PHP, and C/C++.

Docker tips

How to share Docker volumes across hosts

Sharing data between Docker containers across different hosts is a tricky business. In this tutorial taken from “Docker in Practice”, we’ll examine one lightweight and one more involved way to share Docker volumes across different hosts.

Choose your own DevOps Adventure

DevOps maturity models: What computer games can teach us

Maturity models are known to lend long-term structure and understanding to the unfamiliar territory of DevOps. But anyone familiar with them will also know their many weaknesses. It turns out computer games already have all the answers.


GitHub digs into language trends

Since GitHub launched in 2008, an assortment of languages have held pole position as most popular on the Git repository hosting service. Using the Linguist library to populate their list, excluding forks, the service serves up some interesting statistics.

C-ya later

Go 1.5 is out: Say goodbye to C

Google’s up and coming programming language Go is now available at version 1.5, with one very noticeable change – no more C. The team behind Google’s open source, low-level language project has called it a significant release.

JDK 8u60 release

Java 8u60 update available

A small but important update for Java 8 has shipped with a new version of the Advanced Management Console and changes in Deployment Rule Sets v1.2. There’s also some documentation updates thanks to Nashorn enhancements.

Agile may deliver faster but…

Is Agile only about being faster?

Is the sole purpose of Agile to help programmers work faster? Is it about being ‘agile’ in the literal sense? Or is there more to the Agile methodology, asks software architect Lewis Foti.