CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is well known for its LHC particle accelerator, and the discovery of the Higgs particle. Unsurprisingly, innovation in Engineering and Information Technology are key to its success; technologies, such as Computing Grids, the World-Wide-Web, and capacitive touch screens all began at CERN. In this presentation, Derek Mathieson gives […]

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An informal history of numbers, from bundled sticks near the Nile to the supercomputer in your pocket. The machines know only numbers, and the way they think about numbers influences the design of our programming languages, which influences the way we think about numbers. Recorded for the closing keynote session at Voxxed Days Athens 2017. […]

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By Tomaz Tekavec This article was originally published over at the Codurance blog To be honest, I used to be quite a power mouse user. Looking back and trying to figure out why I got addicted, it probably happened when Microsoft released Word 6.0 with its twenty-some toolbars with thirty-some buttons in each toolbar. I didn’t remember […]

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When Java 8 was released and people began streaming over all kinds of stuff, it didn’t take long before they started imagining how great it would be if you could work with your databases in the same way. Essentially relational databases are made up of huge chunks of data organized in table-like structures. These structures […]

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This week we’re attending the Business of Software conference in Boston, which is always a fountain of brilliant ideas. So we thought we’d share some of the highlights. Please pardon their hastiness… we wanted to get them out sooner than later. In this talk, Rich Mironov (@richmironov), CEO/Product Management Guru, Mironov, lays out a few fundamental laws […]

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There comes a point in a developer’s life where one develops a solid confidence in one’s opinions and actions. For me, this aligned with parenthood; the horrifying responsibility of being in charge of a little one’s life makes choices such as “which java based presentation technology shall I use?” a decision that can be approached […]

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By Necco Ceresani DevOps is becoming one of the most popular and widely adopted methodologies in the tech world. This is a statement we have all heard many times over, but who is actually using DevOps? A lot of major enterprises, that’s who. From government organizations to the biggest social media sites in the world, DevOps […]

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As we reported previously, the Java community was knocked for six this month when the news broke that a number of Oracle’s evangelists had been “suddenly and involuntarily” pushed off deck. Understandably, given both the (apparent) abruptness of their dismissal coupled with prestige these Java evangelists held, there was a ripple of shock across the […]

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By Yakov Fain So you’re an expert programmer and decided to write a technical book? Think twice. Why do you want to write it? These are possible answers: All these years I’ve been using the IT knowledge so generously shared by other people, and it’s time to give back to the community. Great answer! But […]

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By Apurva Dave Like it or not, ‘FrankenOps’ is a reality “Hey, customer X is having performance problems with the application.” “OK, let’s take a look at some of the metrics in Graphite.” “Hmmm, nothing obvious appears but our metrics aren’t set up to dig into a single customer. Let’s hop into Splunk and search for […]

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