In September Oracle announced that it would be moving Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation. EE4J is the start of the project which aims to define API specifications, reference implementations, and technology compatibility kits for Java application servers. EE4J is based on Java EE 8. At Java One last week, a panel of experts from Eclipse […]

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Until now using a quantum computer was only possible if you were working in a research lab. Today IBM has opened up access to a quantum computer in the cloud. This makes it possible for anybody to start running his own quantum computing experiments. We caught up with Eric Cattoir at Devoxx BE 2016 to […]

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From Oracle, IBM and OpenWhisk, and the MicroProfile initiative, some of the big players in the Java space are opening up projects and going open source. The latest Black Duck open source survey revealed that, of 1300 participants, 65% of companies are actively contributing to open source projects. At the O’Reilly Open Source conference OSCON keynote, open source evangelist Lauri […]

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JavaOne has drawn to a close, but not without a few more attention-grabbing announcements. Last Thursday started with the JavaOne community keynote. The biggest news was from John Duimovich, Java CTO and IBM Distinguished Engineer: IBM’s SDK for Java is going to be open source. (The slides are here, copyright IBM 2016). The reaction on Twitter was overwhelmingly positive. However inevitably, […]

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23 Sep

You know when a problem has you stuck, you Google’d it, checked Stack Overflow and still can’t find what you need? Earlier this year Voxxed connected with IBM, asking if Watson could help find technical answers differently. We wanted to look at Cognitive Search, hook it up to a library of videos and articles we’ve […]

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Say we want some of the Java EE tools, but not all, in a combination that creates a platform optimised for a microservice architecture. Say we want it to be vendor-neutral. Introducing MicroProfile 1.0. In the three short months since MicroProfile was announced, version 1.0 has been released. The need for MicroProfile Yesterday we discussed the problem […]

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IBM’s Philippe Comte lays out the latest on Java based cognitive technology Watson. We discuss why there is no such thing as “artificial intelligence” per se, and why it’s more helpful to think of AI as a plurality of “intelligences” that can be utilised to enhance human problem solving abilities. Filmed at Devoxx France 2016.

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You may have noticed lately that Internet of Things (IoT) noise has lowered a notch as the sector starts to get its teeth into making viable solutions that will be a really strong foundation for the revolution to come. Just this week a survey by security folk Webroot and data centre specialists IO suggests that […]

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IBM Distinguished Engineer Ruth Willenborg chats about her work in the company’s developer ecosystem. In this interview, we discuss the development of the ground-breaking Watson project (which you may have seen taking part in an epic game of Jeopardy). We chat about what the technology is capable in 2015 based on the APIs IBM has […]

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German startup Giant Swarm aim to make life easier for developers by providing a simple microservice infrastructure, freeing their hands up to do the coding that they love. Or, as the Swarm folk put it, “the power and freedom to build the software that runs the world.” In this interview, we speak to team member Puja […]

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