• Fighting Developer Fatigue with JNBridge

    by Wayne Citrin on  Oct 01, 2015

    Developer fatigue is the overwhelming frustration felt by developers who are under pressure to keep current with a flood of new languages, libraries, frameworks, platforms and programming models. JNBridge offers a way to help alleviate developer fatigue by allowing you to mix the libraries you know with code written in the language you are learning.

  • Build Quality In Book Review and Interview

    by Manuel Pais on  Sep 30, 2015

    Book review and interview with Steve Smith and Matthew Skelton, authors of "Build Quality In", a collection of experience reports (including their own) on Continuous Delivery and DevOps initiatives, by authors ranging from in-house technical and process leaders to external consultants implementing technical and organizational improvements.

  • What's new in iOS 9: Swift and Objective-C

    by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 30, 2015

    In this article, we are going to examine new features added to iOS and OS X El Capitan main programming languages: the recently open sourced Swift, which extends pattern matching syntax, adds feature availability and protocol extension, and overhauls error handing; Objective-C, with new interoperability features as generic collections.

Case for Defaulting to G1 Garbage Collector in Java 9

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Sep 29, 2015

In this article, GC expert Monica Beckwith makes the case for JEP 248, the proposal to make G1 the default garbage collector in OpenJDK 9. 5

A Glimpse of Latest Mobile App Development Trends

Posted by Katie Stanfield on  Sep 29, 2015

Even though mobile apps are nothing special anymore, there is still movement in this area. In this article, Katie Stanfield highlights some of the trends we might encounter in the near future. 6

Innovation at Telefónica with Lean Startup

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 28, 2015

Telefónica adapted Lean Startup to their processes, culture and organization to make it work. A Q&A with Susana Jurado Apruzzese on innovation and creating digital products.

Projecting a Modular Future

Posted by Markus Voelter, Jos Warmer, Bernd Kolb on  Sep 27, 2015

Authors discuss modularity and projectional editing concepts used to design programming languages, using a Language Workbench (LWB) tool like MPS from Jetbrains.

Introduction to EC2 Container Service

Posted by Benjamin Wootton on  Sep 27, 2015

An introduction to Amazon's ECS, their container management and clustering service, featuring a walk-through example for deploying your first container cluster and the underlying tasks and services.

The Estimation Game - Techniques for Informed Guessing

Posted by Carlos Bueno on  Sep 26, 2015

In this article, author Carlos Bueno discusses the strategies for estimating the server capacity for big data projects and initiatives, with the help of two case studies.

Article Series: iOS 9 for Developers

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 26, 2015

This series comprises five articles that cover what’s new in iOS 9 SDK, new features in Swift, Objective-C, and developer tools, and Apple’s new bitcode.

Pragmatic Technical Debt Management

Posted by Tushar Sharma, Ganesh Samarthyam & Girish Suryanarayana on  Sep 25, 2015

The article emphasizes the need of a balance between feature development and technical debt repayment and outlines pragmatic strategies that software projects could adopt to manage technical debt.

Infrastructure Code Reviews

Posted by Chris Burroughs on  Sep 24, 2015

As infrastructure becomes code, reviewing (and testing) provides the confidence necessary for refactoring systems. Reviews also help spread consistent best practices throughout the organization.

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