Mark Meretzky explains the difference in programming for iOS and Android, which platform is easier to teach, fragmentation, XCode vs Eclipse, and much more.
Fun and Games with Enterprise Software: Tom Banks on What's New in WebSphere Liberty Profile, IBM Code Rally
Tom Banks talks about what's new in the IBM WebSphere Application Server v 8.5.5 Liberty Profile and explores how its extensible architecture allows interesting additions to "gamify" the running of enterprise software. He describes what you can do when enterprise software becomes mobile and introduces IBM Code Rally, a game which is built on top of the Liberty Profile and other IBM software.
Benjamin Cabé talks to InfoQ about the newly formed Machine to Machine projects at Eclipse, including Mahini, Koneki and Paho. He also talks about the upcoming Internet of Things and how he sees both programming in Lua as a means of running embedded systems on Raspberry Pis, and how Arduinos can be used to monitor anything from solar panels to mousetraps.
In this interview, recorded at EclipseCon 2013, InfoQ asks Mike Milinkovich about the history of the platform and foundation, recent changes, and where Eclipse is going in the future.
Paul Webster provides some history and context for the evolution of the Eclipse 4 project, and sketches out where it is going with the Eclipse Kepler (4.3) and Luna (4.4) releases in the future.
Doug Schaefer talks with Alex Blewitt at EclipseCon 2013 in Boston about the origins of the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tooling, and where it's going in the future. Read on to find out more.
Damian Conway explains where Perl 5.x is used today and why (hint: the CPAN library repository), and what Perl 6 offers: modern OOP, an optional type system, libraries for parallelism and concurrency, and very powerful built-in tools for parsing including extensible grammars.
Eric Steven Raymond, in an interview at the Agile Culture Conference, talks about the hacking culture and some of the lessons the Agile community could learn from open source development.
Mik Kersten, the community team lead for the Eclipse Mylyn project and Eclipse Board Member, discusses the inspiration behind Mylyn, his surprise at its quick success in open source community, and its influence on other development tools. Taking place at Agile 2012, Mik also discusses the role of developers in Agile Lifecycle Management and recent changes in the DevOps movement.
Neil Bartlett discusses why he felt it was necessary to create BndTools, an OSGi development environment for Eclipse, and what its advantages are over PDE for creating modular applications.
Attila Szegedi talks about performance tuning Java and Scala programs at Twitter: how to approach GC problems, the importance of asynchronous I/O, when to use MySQL/Cassandra/Redis, and much more.
Simon Thompson and Huiqing Li explain refactoring with functional languages and Wrangler (Erlang) and HaRe (Haskell). Also: how Wrangler's ad-hoc mode allows everyone to write custom refactorings.