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The State of API Integration: SOAP vs. REST, public APIs and more

API integration is one of the most critical aspects of application development today, according to The State of the API Integration report 2017. Even if you agree or not, you can’t deny that there has been an explosion of APIs recently. Let’s have a look at the trends that are set to affect APIs and application integration.

Interview with Massimo Ferrari, Management Strategy Director at Red Hat

Automation is the arm capable of doing actions but you also need eyes and a brain — like in the human body

Massimo Ferrari, Management Strategy Director at Red Hat believes that automation is one of the most powerful technologies in IT. Should we embrace automation or should we fight it? What are its advantages, disadvantages and misconceptions? Is automation alone enough to steer the digital transformation journey in the right direction? Let’s find out!

IDE popularity contest

Visual Studio, Eclipse and Android Studio are most searched IDEs, PYPL IDE index finds

Let’s take a break from analyzing the top programming languages and focus on the most searched (and possibly popular) IDEs instead. According to PYPL index, the top three most searched IDEs this month (compared to 2016) are Visual Studio, Eclipse and Android Studio. Read on to see if your favorite IDE has been included in PYPL’s August Top IDE Index.

Profile: Sara Inés Calderón, director at Women Who Code Austin

Diversity talk: Anyone who wants to learn and grow won’t continue in an industry that tells them they are stupid

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? In addition to the Women in Tech survey, we also launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Sara Inés Calderón, director and Austin Evangelist at Women Who Code Austin.

Brings machine learning into the browser

Google’s Deeplearn.js comes to the rescue of machine learning aficionados

Companies are racing to find programmers capable of coding for ML and deep learning but, as Googlers Nikhil Thorat and Daniel Smilkov point out, “the development of ML systems is often restricted to those with computational resources and the technical expertise to work with commonly available ML libraries.” Enter deeplearn.js, an open source JavaScript library for machine learning.

ABI stability ≠ module stability

What to expect from Swift 5: All eyes on ABI stability

Swift 4 will be released later this year but what about Swift 5? Ted Kremenek, ‎Senior Manager, Languages and Runtimes at Apple encourages you to submit your proposals for Swift 5 and reveals the core themes and focus areas for it.

A library to implement JUnit-Test for JavaFX applications

FX-Test: A replacement for TestFX or just another option?

You might already be familiar with TestFX so you’re probably wondering why FX-Test was created. Well, you should know there are multiple reasons why the latter was created. Keep in mind that there are no releases yet.

Efficient, not lazy!

Are Java 8 streams truly lazy? Not completely!

It’s time to talk about Java 8 streams. Are they actually a sign of lazy coding? In this article, Java champion Lukas Eder explains why they are important and why you should filter first, map later.