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When a one-size-fits-all approach fails

4 best open source databases you should consider using for your next project

Every database is suitable for certain projects and requirements but there is one question you should ask yourself: Will this database help me navigate smoothly through a project? If the answer is “no”, maybe it’s time to reconsider your choice. In this article Darshan Patel, a lead SEO analyst at Nimblechapps, explains why MongoDB, Couchbase, OrientDB and Cassandra are among the best open source databases.

While you were away

#AboutLastWeek: Win some, lose some — Angular 2, Java EE 8, microservices

Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we presented the fifth release candidate of Angular 2, we shed some light on what Java Champion Jeff Genender thinks of Java EE 8 and we launched a microservices checklist. Our first interviewee was Viktor Farcic, Senior Consultant at CloudBees. But that’s not all.

It's pretty much a needle in a haystack, but...

Top 5 places to find a remote programming job

Finding a remote job may sometimes feel like you are looking for a needle in a haystack. Many websites have accepted the challenge of giving programmers an overview of what the market looks like and what companies are willing to hire talent without forcing them to move anywhere in the proximity of the mother ship, but that doesn’t mean they all deliver that promise. Let’s see which are the best places to find a programming job.

Snip2Code & TagMyCode

Code sharing for NetBeans developers

Through the years, a recurring request by developers everywhere—not least among NetBeans users—is a facility for collaborative development. Here I want to share info on two platforms for snippet sharing and how neatly they integrate into NetBeans IDE.

Analyzing the synergy between the performance of WSO2 MSF4J and the agility of Spring

Performance advantages WSO2 Microservices Framework for Java 2.0 brings to Spring

WSO2 Microservices Framework for Java (WSO2 MSF4J) first launched in March 2016, providing developers the ability to quickly and easily create secure, high-performance microservices in Java that support container-based deployments. WSO2 Director of Architecture, Apache member and long-time open source contributor, Afkham Azeez talks about version 2.0 of WSO2 MSF4J, which was released in late July 2016 and adds support for the widely adopted Spring application framework, among other features.

Interview with Viktor Farcic, Senior Consultant at CloudBees

Checklist: Why are microservices important for you?

No software architect can resist the temptation to talk about their experience with microservices. We launched an interview series with experts who talked about the benefits and challenges of microservices, when people should not use them and what impact they have on an organization. Our first interviewee is Viktor Farcic, Senior Consultant at CloudBees.

Diving deep into Machine Learning

Apache Mahout — People familiar with R will have a leg up

Machine learning may sound futuristic, but its not. Speech recognition systems such as Cortana or Search in e-commerce systems have already showed us the benefits and challenges that go hand in hand with these systems. In our machine learning series we will introduce you to several tools that make all this possible. Fourth stop: Apache Mahout.

Can the bot mania disrupt the app economy?

Bots vs apps: Is the bot mania real?

The app economy has matured, but the number of apps that play in the big leagues continues to shrink. The rule “evolve or die” has been tailored to meet our digital expectations. Bots, however, don’t need to bend the rules to attract users. Here is why we have a bit mania on our hands.

Interview with Paolo Tasca, Director at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London

[Bit]coin flipping: The traditional banking sector is much more “intrusive” than Bitcoin

The Bitcoin economy has gone from an early prototype stage to a second one characterized by gambling and black markets and finally to a third stage which steers away from “sin” and toward legitimate enterprises. This is the conclusion of a research paper titled “The Evolution of the Bitcoin Economy: Extracting and Analyzing the Network of Payment Relationships.”