JAXConf 2013 Keynote

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Java – RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady

The Java ecosystem, long a bastion of stability in an otherwise volatile industry, is often overlooked of late, overshadowed by newer, more hyped alternatives. In many respects, the unrest couldn’t have come at a worse time, as developer attention and focus is fragmenting under a constant stream of platform, language and framework fragmentation. What does this mean for Java advocates? RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady explores and unpacks the recent events, and looks at likely scenarios moving forward with an eye towards the implications for Java, including the future of Java the language and Java the platform. Filming courtesy of Marakana –

Recorded in front of a live JAXconf Audience

The Rise of NoSQL and Polyglot Persistence – Abdel Remani answers the big NoSQL questions

The rise of NoSQL is characterized with confusion and ambiguity; very much like any fast-emerging organic movement in the absence of well-defined standards and adequate software solutions. Whether you are a developer or an architect, many questions come to mind when faced with the decision of where your data should be stored and how it should be managed. What does the rise of all these NoSQL technologies mean to my enterprise? What is NoSQL to begin with? Does it mean “No SQL”? Could this be just another fad? Is it a good idea to bet the future of my enterprise on these new exotic technologies and simply abandon proven mature Relational DataBase Management Systems (RDBMS)? How scalable is scalable? Assuming that I am sold, how do I choose the one that fit my needs best?

Interview JAX 2012

NoSQL is not necessarily radically scalable” – Tim Berglund at JAX 2012

Cassandra, Voldemort, Riak, MongoDB, Neo4j – today, there are a variety of different database systems which do not follow the object-relational model and are grouped together under the label “NoSQL”. IT generalist and principal software developer at the August Technology Group, Tim Berglund provides guidance of the NoSQL landscape, in conversation with JAX-editor Claudia Fröhling. Tim also gives fascinating insights into the complexity theory, a new discipline which relates phenomena of nature, sociology and mathematics to computer science.