Google's annual worldwide developer conference (Google I/O) kicked off at the Shoreline Auditorium in Mountain View, California on Wednesday morning. Seven thousand people are attending live, and othe
Can you believe all of this drama surrounding Project Jigsaw and the Java modularity debate? I was so thankful yesterday when President Donald Trump fired the director of the FBI, drowning out all ...
Hedge Fund manager Kyle Bass used to be my favorite industry analyst, but after watching a short, fire-breathing, three minute clip from CNBC's Closing Bell, I think Social Capital CEO, Chamath ...
Yegor Bugayenko wrote an amusing blog the other day entitled "SOLID is OOP for Dummies." Well, if SOLID is OOP for dummies, I wonder if he'd agree with my assertion that the 12-factor app mantra is ...
Surely in the world of high performance computing, there is still a place for running Java on a bare-metal machine, right? Yet according to Gil Tene and Azul's JVM performance experts, they're ...
They are finally pruning away deprecated methods out of Java 9. The deprecated value will now have deprecated meaning.
Conversations about architecting the enterprise for agility often start with a consideration of new technologies. However, this only works when enterprises processes and policies that support them ...
Find out now Netflix and other leading organizations attract and empower the top talent required for building out leading enterprise architectures..
This year, the theme for International Women’s Day was “Be Bold for Change”. To kick off my series on women in technology, I made a point of attending a local celebration hosted by Intuit. All the ...
Watching both the tech industry as well as mainstream media oversimplify the February 2017 Amazon S3 outage story annoyed me greatly. The annoyance transitioned into keystrokes, producing two ...
It was great to see the 2.3 release of JavaServer Faces finalized last week. When JSF 2.0 came out, I was quick to jump on the component based UI approach to software development, promoting the ...
They're deprecating the finalize method, adding another method to the long list of Java deprecated methods that tend not to get pruned out of the JDK's code base.
There’s a listicle over at the TechRepublic entitled Top 10 challenges to DevOps implementation (linked below). So what are the challenges? They list off the standard things such as culture and ...
Looking back at some of the Frankenstein-esque applications that were built using different frameworks, it's good to know there's no need for best-of-breed.
Digitally transformed smart cities are the wave of the future, there’s no doubt about that. But the road to a more connected municipality is far from clear. Although there are some common ...
For the second year in a row, experts gathered in Dallas to explore the world of machine learning and data science.
Unlike most technology hackathons, this event kept a laser focus on the commercial side of technical innovation. What was the outcome of this IoT hackathon? It was a very tight race.
The Dallas Data Science Conference for 2017 focused on the three key areas of technology, innovation, and career for a large audience of students, industry professionals, and entrepreneurs. The ...
As an increasing number of businesses embrace IoT adoption to create more efficiency, reach new market segments, and innovate for the future, they are facing challenges along the way.
As an increasing number of businesses embrace the Internet of Things to create more efficiency, reach new market segments, and innovate for the future, they are facing challenges along the way.
Analytics delivers the real value of IoT and it’s not surprising that this is the area where businesses, vendors, and thought leaders are focusing their attention.
Veteran mobile app developers opines on monetization, citizen developers.
What better way to promote IoT entrepreneurship than by sponsoring a hackathon and awarding prizes that come with business development guidance to the winners?
Find out how Claude Remillard approached creating a new team at Microsoft for experimenting with new app releases.
Each year at TheServerSide we map out at the beginning of the year, looking ahead at what the hot topics of the year are going to be, a list of topics upon which we will focus on from month to ...
It's a New Year, and software developers make resolutions. Learning Docker, writing about Java 9 and playing with Big Data tools are my resolutions. What are yours?
From cloud development to Agile tooling, here are four DevOps best practices for you to embrace in 2017.
There is a great deal of confirmation bias in the world of DevOps, but the fact is, DevOps initiatives sometimes fail. Here we explore why.
If you ask Damon Edwards, Founder of SimplifyOps, and IT Skeptic Rob England, there’s a dirty little secret in the IT industry: a very high percentage of IT professionals hate their jobs. In fact, ...
A big part of operations is security, and while many tools exist to help with threat coverage, DevOps tooling is only a small part of the threat avoidance puzzle.
The days of the monolith are numbered. A system that may have worked fine internally for a few hundred users simply isn’t designed to work well for thousands of geographically dispersed users.
Reflecting back to JavaOne 2016, we take a look at Intel VP Michael Greene's talk about why the Java language and Intel is a great mix.
The tech evolution is occurring so rapidly that yesterday’s opinions are often invalid today. Here's some currently valid insights into Golang, NoSQL and Cloud
Web Real-Time Communication as an API definition and framework has made a huge impact in the communications arena by empowering users to instantly share multi-media across a wide array of devices.
Two very popular conferences are taking place this week in San Francisco, and we'll be bringing you the highlights from QCon and DevOps summit.
Heap dump is a snapshot of the Java memory. It contains information about the Java objects and classes in the heap at the moment the snapshot is triggered. It’s vital artifact to diagnose any Java mem
From cloud based microservices to multi-modal NoSQL, there was plenty to learn, propose, and discuss at JavaOne 2016
Be it AWS or Azure, cloud providers on both ends are making it easy to take Docker and Kubernetes architectures to the cloud.
As every JavaOne conference makes clear, Java is going to be around long after the current crop of attendees has been rendered obsolete.
Being heavily vested in Java technology, it's always interesting to see what Big Blue is doing to move the Java platform forward.
Many companies are simply outsourcing their mobile development needs because they don’t have the staff expertise in-house to handle native iOS or Android programming. But is this a sustainable approac
From device spoofing to malware, information disclosure, and DOS attacks, there are many ways a compromised device can become a threat. Here are ways to keep your devices safe.
For consumers and creators of middleware, microservices, and APIs, the future is bound to be complex. But it will be full of examples of big business taking risks to get it right.
At JavaOne 2016, CERN software engineer Ben Wolff discussed the important role Java plays in the world of advanced physics.
JavaOne 2016 keynotes pulled from a variety of topics from health research to Mars exploration. Here's what those keynotes taught us.
Hardware manufacturer Intel has always had an affection for Java based software. At JavaOne 2016, Michael Greene revealed the depths of their commitment.
At JavaOne, NASA Aerospace Engineer Dr. Anita Sengupta shared space exploration lessons that apply to all areas of engineering.
Enterprise Java was a topic of intense focus during the opening keynote at the JavaOne 2016 conference this year. As expected, Oracle had many proposals for how the EE platform can be made more ...
While Java and the JDK are all 'steady as she goes' at JavaOne, Docker and container talk generate excitement.
Why is customers' rapid adoption of mobile devices and social media is spurring an increase in businesses' digital transformation.
What's hot in the world of Java development? Hands down, it's container technology, as evidenced by the attention it has garnered at both JavaOne and Jenkins World.
Sometimes it's a disrputive technology that changes tools and technologies for the better.
In an era when technology is changing at lightning speed, it’s hard for mere mortals to keep up. This is as true for software developers as for anyone else.
As blue tooth enabled storage devices move in and out of secured facilities, organizations must realize that governance isn't enough.
As DevOps matures, with the help of CI and CD tools, roles and responsibilities continue to shift. For developers, this evolution into DevOps culture provides an opportunity to gain perspective.
Be it new tools from Atlassian, or Jenkins upgrades, developers have more options than ever when it comes to Continuous Integration.
The role of the build manager has gone out of style, but in a world of increasingly complicated deployments, maybe it's time time for a resurrection?
fastThread is an universal thread dump analyser. It parses complex thread dumps and presents with you with insightful metrics and beautiful graphs.
Git is, without any doubt, the most popular version control system. Ironically, there are other version control systems easier to learn and to use, but, despite that,
A collection of tips and insights for handling Java exceptions
The well-known Law of Demeter is seriously misunderstood by object-oriented programmers - it isn't equal to the law of one dot.
In this post we're going to take a look at one of Spring Boot's best kept secrets: the Spring Boot DevTools.
Understanding how your customers use your app is critical to improving UX. Web analytics and CSR teams provide great opportunities to gather these insights easily and for low cost.
It's one thing to install Jenkins and boast about being progressive. But is your CI actually leading you to continuous improvement?
Surely you've noticed? Everything is fresh, and there's entire list of new features. Here's a rundown on what's changed and why.
Java programs shouldn't read like a choose your own adventure novel. Joe Ottinger espouses the value of both advancing the language and keeping things simple.
Community driven content discussing all aspects of software development from DevOps to design patterns.
Future-proofing is an important because the cost of re-work can skyrocket if the right provisions aren't in place. IT professionals may be in the race to meet time-to-market pressures but ...
We live in a very mobile heavy society and many enterprises have mobility at the center of their IT strategy. As such, it can't help to understand mobile security better and equipping your ...
Every experienced software developer knows what an IDE is, but how would one define the term to someone just learning about IT?
DevOps have been an exciting shift in the technological landscape and if you haven't already jumped on the bandwagon, perhaps it's time your organization does.
Big data is undeniably becoming more wide-spread as it continues to grow. Part of the reason for that is because many things are fueling big data, but what's interesting is that big data, in ...
Big data is defined as "any voluminous amount of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data that has the potential to be mined for information." That's great, that means all businesses need ...
So,they've moved the Google I/O conference away from downtown San Francisco out to Mountain View where Google has a big stake in the Shoreline Amphitheater. I've got mixed emotions on the move.
We live in an information society where new advancements have consistently made the technological landscape an exciting one. And programming obviously plays a crucial role in making these new ...
A full increment release is usually a big deal. I mean, just recall for a moment all of the hoopla surrounding Java's last full increment release... Actually, there's never been a full increment ...