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June 12, 2017  11:25 PM

Why Waterfall sometimes wins the Agile versus Waterfall debate

Daisy.McCarty Profile: Daisy.McCarty

Agile gets all the press, but Waterfall has proven to be a fairly trustworthy approach to software development for a very long time. It’s definitely not going anywhere. In fact, it’s still the preferred methodology for many of the world’s largest enterprises for some very good reasons, so...

May 10, 2017  3:46 PM

Java modularity’s future takes a hit as Project Jigsaw (JPMS) is voted down

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

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 of the Java Jigsaw finger pointing tweets and usurping them with delightful, 140-character opinion...

May 9, 2017  6:12 PM

IBM’s Watson is a joke, and Oracle won’t be ‘winning’ for long

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

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 Palihapitiya, may have wrestled away Bass' title. "IBM's Watson is a joke, just to be completely...

May 8, 2017  3:10 PM

The 12-Factor App is cloud-native development for dummies

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

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 the dummies equivalent for cloud-native development? I enjoyed Bugayenko's article, although it...

May 5, 2017  4:50 PM

Can JVM performance in the cloud really compete with bare-metal metrics?

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

I always like talking to Gil Tene, the CTO of Azul Systems. Before we jump on the phone or sit down for a talk, his team usually sends me a bunch of boring slides to go through, typically boasting about their...

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April 30, 2017  11:57 PM

Project Amber: The Future of Java Exposed

OverOps Profile: OverOps

If all goes according to plan (Project Jigsaw we’re looking at you), Java 9 is set to launch in less than 100 days. You can join the countdown to its release right here. It will come packed with a long...

April 14, 2017  1:53 PM

How Disney organized for a DevOps transition

George Lawton Profile: George Lawton

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 are in place, said Jason Cox, director of system engineering at The Walt...

April 11, 2017  8:57 PM

2017: A year for women being bold with change in technology

Daisy.McCarty Profile: Daisy.McCarty

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...

April 6, 2017  6:58 PM

From the JSF 2.3 release to the Amazon AWS outage, we’re taking shots at easy targets

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

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 opinion pieces on the topic, one of which evaluated the impact the outage would have on the faith users put...

March 29, 2017  1:08 AM

One does not simply ‘stop calling’ Java’s deprecated methods

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

They're deprecating finalize. That's a pretty drastic move. Finalize is defined right there in the Object class, right at the top of the Java hierarchy, more exposed than a public variable. But the semantics of the finalize method are tied to

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