Java Finalizers

Object’s finalize() methods are as old as Java. But its implementation details and performance implications remain misunderstood (if not unknown) by many Java developers. At Devoxx US on the 22nd March, Gautam Singh will be giving his Finalizers – The not so good, the bad the ugly talk. He will share his


Java 9 series: Segmented Code Cache

This week we’re looking at JEP 197: Segmented Code Cache as part of the Java 9 series: looking at some of the JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPS) hoping to make their way into Java 9. Last week we looked at multi-release JAR files: MRJARs. This week, we look at the proposal to spilt

Mobile & Web

10 Android Interview Questions and Answers: Part II

Enrique López-Mañas, speaking at Voxxed Days Zurich, has written a book with basic, intermediate and advanced questions and answers for Android interviews. Following on from Part I, this is an extract of some of the questions and answers from “100 Questions and Answers to help you land your Dream Android Job:


Reviewing Code Reviews

A tenant of Agile development, code reviews are intended to spot bugs and improve coding style and quality. However they can cause friction and confusion. At Voxxed Days Zurich, Sebastian Greulach is giving a talk “The Truth About Code Reviews“. We asked him why they cause more good than evil.

Cloud & Big Data

Trends in the Cloud: Cloud-Based Security

By William Hurley from Astadia Adoption and use of cloud-based software engineering platforms will accelerate in 2017. Teams have been working in the cloud for a few years now, but in 2017, the trend will gain far more momentum as senior engineering staff and service providers realise and document the benefits of


Combining AI and IoT at home

“What will happen when we will learn how to combine AI, IoT and general tools?” On 2nd March, Karina Popova will answer this question at Voxxed Days Bristol. We asked her where we are with IoT and AI, and what trends we can expect in 2017.   Are we at