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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


March 27, 2017  2:03 PM

Agile and DevOps aren’t two magical unicorns of software development

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

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 skillsets, planning and tool. I’d be criticizing the daftness of the list if it wasn’t...


March 13, 2017  5:07 PM

IoT developers face critical questions when digitally transforming cities

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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 challenges in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., no two cities have the same infrastructure,...


February 26, 2017  3:28 PM

Addressing the challenges of modern day big data science

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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 event was hosted by the Data Science...


January 9, 2017  3:33 PM

Looking ahead for 2017: Java, Containers, microservices, ALM and more

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

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 month. It's a dynamic list, and by no means does a monthly theme indicate an exclusive focus for TSS on a...


December 12, 2016  5:07 PM

Hate your job? Improving the ALM process might help

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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, this is pretty well known in the technology field. A woeful history of personal,...


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