What was once thought to be only a Bitcoin innovation, now has the potential to shape new technology across the entire internet. In the coming years, we can expect to see other industries unleashing the potential of blockchain technology and Bitcoin sidechains, says George Basiladze.
Thorben Janssen is back with this week’s Java news featuring a new issue of the Java Specialists Newsletter, Mark Reinhold’s latest Java 9 article and some important skills for all the software architects out there. Check out the hottest Java links and more for the week.
No concept is more complex and nebulous to a software developer than the one that is suggested by the word “done”. Is there such a thing as a finish line in IT? And if so, what exact requirements should a programmer need to fulfil in order to cross it?
The new Node.js 4.2 release has been christened “Argon”, the first drop under the new Long Term Support plan that provides various levels of support over a 30 month period. The plan aims to help operations teams and enterprise application development.
How much DevOps hype is true? What security does Docker provide? How much can security analytics really tell us? And how are BYOD approaches changing the way developers work? Read up on all this and more in the latest free JAX Magazine.
Lukas Eder rounds up this year’s favourite DB engines for SQL and NoSQL, with a change of ranks amongst the new list. Cassandra and Redis have surged their way into the Top 10, but who have they replaced? Read on to find out.
We’re really excited about the upcoming NetBeans IDE 8.1 release. Your feedback is needed for the latest and last release candidate!
In the first half of his look at the Caching API, Anatole Tresch explains how to access a cache as well as cache events. While the API might be classified as simple and easy to use, there are some elements that could confuse users or even lead to possible issues.
Etsy engineer Bethany Macri speaks about the company’s decision to move from Postgres to MySQL and the tools and workplace culture their software has used to take a successful DevOps approach.
Cloud is big, cloud is business and cloud is suddenly everywhere. Four big companies currently dominate the field, but have Dell left it too late to join the party? With Dell buying out EMC, Stoyan Mitov shares his thoughts on the crowded cloud market.
What is the right technical and cultural response to the failure of a highly available system? At the JAX London, software architecture expert Jeremy Deane lead two sessions on the importance of resiliency and the challenges of technical change – we spoke to him about diffusion techniques and blameless work culture.
A massive merger between two companies brings together an impressive amount of hardware and software prowess. But with Dell acquiring EMC, what’ll be the focus? Will Pivotal still go public? What about Spring? Many are asking the same questions.
Do you really want to hire somebody that’s good at making themselves look good? Or are you looking for a certain skill-set? Perhaps you need to shape your job spec differently, or recognise non-traditional talent. How do you define expertise?
What do we do when microservices fail? What do we do when programmers fail? What have we improved in high-speed systems over the years? And what are the risks of unit testing? We take a look at the some of the most important takeaways from this year’s JAX London.