Dotty started as an experiment aiming to simplify Scala’s types and syntax, based on DOT. It is a new prototype compiler. We interviewed inventor of Scala Martin Odersky at Voxxed Days CERN to ask about the developments, and the future of Scala. From DOT to Dotty Objects are useful because they are natural modules, that is, […]

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31 Mar

What’s it like to work at CERN? What are some of the experiments, the hopes, dreams and goals? What do they mean when they talk about CMS and Cloud computing? At Voxxed Days CERN, we interviewed physicist Christos Lazaridis, and organisers Derek Mathieson and João Silva.   Meet the organisers

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How does Fork/Join work, and where does ManagedBlocker come in? We interviewed concurrency expert Heinz Kabutz at Voxxed Days CERN. Turbo Charge CPU Utilization in Fork/Join Using the ManagedBlocker Fork/Join is a framework for parallelizing calculations using recursive decomposition, also called divide and conquer. These algorithms occasionally end up duplicating work, especially at the beginning […]

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At Voxxed Days CERN, Josh Long‘s gave his talk on Cloud Native Java, which he is giving again at Devoxx US 2017. This is an extract of the early release version of Josh Long and Kenny Bastani’s book: Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry. The extract is published on Voxxed […]

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We are lucky to be able to visit beautiful cities and countries as part of Voxxed. In February we have two Voxxed Days events in the same week – Zurich on the 23rd of February, and a one-off conference in the heart of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, CERN, on the 25th of February. Zurich The […]

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How we use and what we expect from the internet is changing: as users we don’t want to sit around and wait for a page to load. WebSockets hail from 2008 and are a communications protocol that opens a bidirectional socket between a server and a client. Server-Sent Events allow the server to push data […]

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In September, we looked at MicroProfile, an initiative to create a baseline platform definition that optimises Java EE for a microservices architecture. It is a collaboration between Red Hat, IBM, Tomitribe, Payara, the London Java Community and more, with different implementations from different groups (see MicroProfile 1.0: What developers want). This is a quick glance […]

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In September, we saw the release of MicroProfile 1.0. It is a exploration looking at a vendor-neutral, lightweight baseline set of technologies to offer Java EE for a microservices architecture. On 25th February, author of three books on JavaEE Antonio Goncalves will be speaking at Voxxed Days CERN. He will demonstrate how MicroProfile fits in a […]

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Java 8 has been around for nearly 3 years now, and a lot of frameworks are adopting it as a baseline such as Spring 5. However we aren’t all taking advantage of the new features, such as Lamdba expressions, Streams and Optional. On 25th February 2017, Trisha Gee will be giving her acclaimed ‘Refactoring to Java […]

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“The patterns for how we develop software, both in teams and as individuals, are rapidly evolving.” This article is a deep-dive into Josh Long‘s talk on Cloud Native Java, ahead of Voxxed Days CERN. In this article, we’re going to look at what a cloud native system is, what a ‘good’ distributed system is, and […]

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