Information Security, or InfoSec as it’s often called, is an incredibly narrow field with an astounding number of preconceptions about it. Tell anyone you work in this field and immediately they start thinking of hackers in hoodies, or weird terminology being thrown around by the people even the “nerds in the basement” try to avoid. […]

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Voxxed chatted with Chris Richardson after his talk at Devoxx UK 2017. The microservice architecture structures an application as a set of loosely coupled, collaborating services. Maintaining data consistency is challenging since each service has its own database to ensure loose coupling. To make matters worse, for a variety of reasons distributed transactions using JTA […]

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Fresh from his Voxxed Days Athens keynote on Software Architecture, Voxxed.com caught up with Simon Brown and asked whether there is a disconnect between what teams aspire to do architecturally versus what they put into practice. You can see Simon’s full keynote from Voxxed Days Athens below:  

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Software security is becoming crucial nowadays, as the world is becoming more and more dependent on software. Bárbara Vieira and Theodoor Scholte are talking at Voxxed Days Athens about software security: we asked them what to watch out for.   What are the most common security pitfalls when developing a web application? Although the world […]

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Security is often seen as an abstract concept, a separate concern to everyday development. However with a shift in architecture and the increasing adoption of microservices, it is essential to factor it in to your development iterations. At Voxxed Days Bristol, Kate Stanley is giving a practical example of how to secure microservices. She will look […]

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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 cloud-based development gains. Adoption will […]

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Security expert and Mozilla Tech Speaker Sumanth Damarla is talking at Voxxed Days Bristol about building Web Security Awareness. We caught up with him to get an idea of the threats to web security in 2017, and how to test and guard against them.   What are the top 5 threats to web security in 2017? […]

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“One of the challenges with microservices is that it’s distributed, and if you have a problem creating a decent architecture with a monolith, you are probably going to get a problem doing it with microservices because its more complex. It’s not for everybody and it’s not for every case – it’s not a silver bullet.” […]

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Short answer, of course it matters! It is crucial, in fact, and not just for us developers. Software houses seem to agree: ‘software architects’ and related job titles are paid handsomely. What I doubt is how the software architecture is communicated, if it is considered important from all the involved stakeholders and how true the […]

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Yesterday it was announced that Java SE 8u111 (SE 8 update 111) and Java SE 8u112 are available, and “Oracle strongly recommends that most Java SE users upgrade to the latest Java 8 update, which includes important security fixes.” See the October Advisory on security from Oracle. Java SE 8u111 is a critical patch update (CPU), and Java […]

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