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  • Modern Apps Live – Learn Serverless, Containers and more During May
    by Marcia Villalba on 14/04/2021 at 18:45

    Modern Apps Live is a series of events about modern application development that will be live-streaming on Twitch in May. Session topics include serverless, containers, and mobile and front-end development. If you’re not familiar, modern applications are those that: Can scale […]

  • Jenkins and Spinnaker: An Honest Comparison
    by Gopinath Rebala on 14/04/2021 at 17:46

    Many organizations are using a combination of Jenkins and a tool like Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or Salt to automate their CI/CD pipelines, but find themselves having to take many steps manually or use a series of scripts that can be hard to maintain. Many organizations manually move software from […]

  • Spring for Apache Kafka 2.7.0 Available
    by Gary Russell on 14/04/2021 at 17:00

    I am pleased to announce that Spring for Apache Kafka 2.7.0 is now available. This release contains a significant enhancement, which is a community contribution. Failed deliveries can be forwarded to a series of topics for delayed redelivery. It is best described with an example: […]

  • AQUA (Advanced Query Accelerator) – A Speed Boost for Your Amazon Redshift Queries
    by Jeff Barr on 14/04/2021 at 16:48

    Amazon Redshift already provides up to 3x better price-performance at any scale than any other cloud data warehouse. We do this by designing our own hardware and by using Machine Learning (ML). For example, we launched the SSD-based RA3 nodes for Amazon Redshift at the end of 2019 (Amazon Redshift […]

  • The Coaching Conversation Canvas
    by Boris Steiner on 14/04/2021 at 15:39

    One of the most often used skills and stances in the daily life of a Scrum Master probably is coaching. I'm talking coaching as in the definition of e.g. the Agile Coaching Institute  Ability to act as a coach, with the client’s interest determining the direction, rather than the […]

  • YDS: Which Marvel Superhero Would Be the Best Scrum Master?
    by Ryan Ripley on 14/04/2021 at 15:29

    On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Which Marvel superhero would be the best Scrum Master? Today's question is on the fun side of the spectrum. A view asked us to figure out which Marvel superhero would be the best Scrum Master. We ended up having a great conversation about the Scrum […]

  • Spring Data 2021.0 goes GA
    by Mark Paluch on 14/04/2021 at 12:27

    Dear Spring community, On behalf of the Spring Data team and our contributors, it is my pleasure to announce that Spring Data 2021.0.0 (Codename: Pascal) is generally available from Maven Central. This release ships with features, bugfixes, and improvements that contain numerous version and driver […]

  • Spring Data Neumann SR9 and 2020.0.8 available
    by Mark Paluch on 14/04/2021 at 12:24

    On behalf of the team, I’m pleased to announce a Spring Data double release: Neumann SR9 and 2020.0.8. Both releases ship with mostly bug fixes and dependency upgrades. The service releases will be picked up by the upcoming Spring Boot 2.3.10 and 2.4.5 releases, respectively. Finally, here […]

  • Ahana Cloud for Presto review: Fast SQL queries against data lakes
    by Martin Heller on 14/04/2021 at 10:00

    Hope springs eternal in the database business. While we’re still hearing about data warehouses (fast analysis databases, typically featuring in-memory columnar storage) and tools that improve the ETL step (extract, transform, and load), we’re also hearing about improvements in data […]

  • Microsoft returns to Java with Azure-focused OpenJDK release
    by Simon Bisson on 14/04/2021 at 10:00

    A couple of weeks ago an anonymous Twitter account told the story of an almost-forgotten Microsoft April Fool’s prank, the 1996 seeding of empty boxes of a “Microsoft Coffee” Java development tool across Seattle. Of course, at the time, the pranksters didn’t know that […]

  • This Week in Spring - April 13th, 2021
    by Josh Long on 14/04/2021 at 03:39

    Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to yet another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, we’ve got a ton of stuff to get into so I won’t dilly dally too much, but before I get to it I just wanted to remind you that I’ll be joining JHipster and founder Microsoft Cloud Developer […]

  • 3 Tips for Tools in Scrum
    by Stephanie Ockerman on 14/04/2021 at 00:00

    In my Professional Scrum Training and coaching sessions with teams, I am often asked about Product Backlog management tools. In this post, I'll share my thoughts on tools and 3 tips for using tools effectively in Scrum. The question is asked in a couple of ways: What is the […]

  • YDS: Who Creates the Sprint Goal on a Scrum Team?
    by Ryan Ripley on 13/04/2021 at 22:21

    On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Who Decides the Sprint Length for A Scrum Team? Today's question asks about who decides the sprint length for a Scrum Team. Ryan and Todd discuss different roles each Scrum Team member plays in figuring out the best sprint length (planning horizon) for […]

  • The Magic of Apache Spark in Java
    by Reza Ganji on 13/04/2021 at 19:57

    Apache Spark is an innovation in data science and big data. Spark was first developed at the University of California Berkeley and later donated to the Apache Software Foundation, which has maintained it since. Spark is 100x faster than similar big-data technologies like Hadoop. Apache Spark was […]

  • Gradle 7.0 improves incremental builds, backs Java 16
    by Paul Krill on 13/04/2021 at 19:23

    Gradle 7.0, the latest release of the popular software build tool leveraged in Android development and elsewhere, offers faster incremental builds as well as support for Java 16.With the Gradle 7.0 release, introduced April 9, file system watching is enabled by default, to make incremental builds […]

  • Introducing Spring Cloud Square
    by Olga Maciaszek-Sharma on 13/04/2021 at 17:24

    We are happy to announce that we have released the first publicly available milestone version of the Spring Cloud Square incubator project. The project provides Spring Cloud LoadBalancer integration for OkHttpClient and Retrofit, as well as non-blocking WebClient-backed Retrofit clients. Retrofit […]

  • BrandPost: A recipe that boosts the creative flavor of your digital advantage
    by Brand Post on 13/04/2021 at 16:18

    Are you creative? If you play an instrument, like to paint, or enjoy inventing new games to entertain your kids – you probably will answer with ‘yes.’ But in business context, who are the colleagues that you perceive as creative, inspiring, envisioning – and what makes them […]

  • Spring Framework 5.3.6 and 5.2.14 available now
    by Stéphane Nicoll on 13/04/2021 at 11:47

    On behalf of the team and everyone who has contributed, I am pleased to announce that Spring Framework 5.3.6 and 5.2.14 are available now. Spring Framework 5.3.6 includes 19 fixes and improvements. Spring Framework 5.2.14 includes 11 selected fixes and improvements. Stay tuned for follow-up Spring […]

  • Moving cloud resources to an ‘edge cloud center’ near you
    by David Linthicum on 13/04/2021 at 10:00

    Points of presence, simply put, are physical, public cloud data centers located all over the world, providing access and public cloud hosting services. We’ve seen these pop up on our cloud dashboards as we select regions to host public cloud compute or storage.Typically, we go for the ones […]

  • How to use Parallel.For and Parallel.ForEach in C#
    by Joydip Kanjilal on 13/04/2021 at 10:00

    Parallelism is the ability to have parallel execution of tasks on systems that have multiple cores. Support for parallel programming in .NET was introduced in .NET Framework 4. Parallel programming in .NET allows us to use system resources more efficiently and with better programmatic control. This […]

  • No one wants to manage Kubernetes anymore
    by Scott Carey on 13/04/2021 at 10:00

    Managing Kubernetes is hard, and many organizations are starting to realize they can better focus on other, as-yet unsolved engineering problems if they hand off a big chunk of their container orchestration responsibilities to managed service providers.Today, the most popular managed Kubernetes […]

  • 7 business skills every IT leader needs to succeed
    by John Edwards on 13/04/2021 at 09:00

    The days when CIOs could glide into a long-term career based solely on their technical abilities are rapidly fading.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

  • Project management methodologies: How to choose the best for success
    by Moira Alexander on 13/04/2021 at 09:00

    Every project — and project team — is different, and to ensure success, the project management methodology (PMM) chosen to steer each project to completion should match not just the project and team’s needs, but also those of the project’s stakeholders and the organization […]

  • YDS: Who Decides the Sprint Length for A Scrum Team?
    by Ryan Ripley on 13/04/2021 at 03:10

    On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Who Decides the Sprint Length for A Scrum Team? Today's question asks about who decides the Sprint length for a Scrum Team. Ryan and Todd discuss different roles each Scrum Team member plays in figuring out the best sprint length (planning horizon) for […]

  • Spring Security 5.5.0-RC1 released
    by Josh Cummings on 12/04/2021 at 19:22

    On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce the release of Spring Security 5.5.0-RC1! In addition to dependency upgrades, bug fixes, and minor enhancements, the release candidate contains a few noteworthy changes: JWT client authentication support for OAuth 2.0 clients JWT […]

  • Spring Security 5.2.10, 5.3.9, and 5.4.6 released
    by Josh Cummings on 12/04/2021 at 19:06

    On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce the release of Spring Security 5.2.10 (release notes), Spring Security 5.3.9 (release notes), and Spring Security 5.4.6 (release notes). These releases delivers bug fixes along with some minor improvements. Users are encouraged to update to […]

  • Monitoring vs. Observability
    by Jaswinder Kumar on 12/04/2021 at 17:58

    The IT sector has become exponentially complex in recent times – more environments, more connected devices, more data, and more updates. As such, the legacy methods used to monitor modern disseminated applications and the management of predictive failures do not work optimally. Monitoring is […]

  • NativeScript 8.0 shines on Apple M1, Webpack
    by Paul Krill on 12/04/2021 at 17:21

    Version 8.0 of NativeScript, a framework for developing native mobile apps using JavaScript, adds support for Apple M1 systems and the Webpack 5 module bundler.With the addition of Apple M1 backing, NativeScript accommodates Apple’s new system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology. The Apple M1 is […]

  • What is Organizational Agility, Really?
    by John Coleman on 12/04/2021 at 15:35

      So what is organizational agility? Have you ever noticed people keep talking about things, but they've not aligned with what their words mean? I have seen agility measured as the number of "agile teams" and the "number of training attendees" more often than I like to admit.   Maybe […]

  • 3 Wide-Spread Scrum Master Failures in 5:31 Minutes
    by Stefan Wolpers on 12/04/2021 at 11:39

    TL; DR: Three Wide-Spread Scrum Master Failures There are plenty of Scrum Masters failures. Given that Scrum is a framework with a precise and concise yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. Learn more about three widespread examples of how Scrum Masters fail their […]

  • Real-Time Global Aviation Data With the aviationstack API
    by Jeremy McPeak on 12/04/2021 at 11:04

    Aviation is among the most important global industries because it connects people and businesses across cities, countries, and continents. It is the only rapid transportation network that spans the world. However, aviation isn’t just about transporting people; today’s economy almost […]

  • 5 perspectives on modern data analytics
    by Eric Knorr on 12/04/2021 at 10:00

    Some things don't change, even during a pandemic. Consistent with previous years, in CIO’s 2021 State of the CIO survey, a plurality of the 1,062 IT leaders surveyed chose “data/business analytics” as the No.1 tech initiative expected to drive IT investment.Unfortunately, […]

  • Packing safety intelligence into robots’ AI brains
    by James Kobielus on 12/04/2021 at 10:00

    Safety, like any other aptitude, must be built and trained into the artificial intelligence that animates robotic intelligence. No one will tolerate robots that routinely smash into people, endanger passengers riding in autonomous vehicles, or order products online without their owners’ […]

  • What the heck does the Google vs. Oracle decision mean?
    by Matt Asay on 12/04/2021 at 10:00

    You can be forgiven if you’re not 100 percent certain what the US Supreme Court ruled in its Google vs. Oracle decision. Yes, we know that “Google won” — or, as Justice Stephen Breyer wrote, “Google’s copying [of the Java API] did not violate the copyright […]

  • 5 perspectives on modern data analytics
    by Eric Knorr on 12/04/2021 at 10:00

    You can't navigate business challenges without the right instruments. Done right, analytics initiatives deliver the essential insights you need, as these five articles explore.

  • How to excel with data analytics
    by Bob Violino on 12/04/2021 at 10:00

    There’s no question that data analytics can be a significant competitive differentiator for companies, delivering insights that can help boost sales and market share. But how much enterprises gain through analytics can depend a great deal on how well they’re taking advantage of the […]

  • Improve How Your Scrum Team Uses Metrics
    by Barry Overeem on 12/04/2021 at 09:55

    Every Scrum Team understands the value of metrics, but so many of them also struggle to use them effectively. This ties into our own experience with Scrum Teams as well. When we started with Scrum, about 12 years ago, metrics were one of the first things we started experimenting with. How else […]

  • Analytics in the cloud: Key challenges and how to overcome them
    by Bob Violino on 12/04/2021 at 09:00

    Like so many other IT functions, data analytics is moving to the cloud. And as with other cloud-based endeavors, this presents both opportunities and challenges.One of the top 10 data and analytics technology trends for 2021 cited by Gartner is the use of open, containerized analytics architectures […]

  • Everything You Need to Know About Cellular IoT
    by Patrick R on 12/04/2021 at 00:18

    Valued at around $212bn globally, the Internet Of Things (IoT) is one of the fastest-growing tech sectors in the world. With over 35 billion devices anticipated to be connected to the internet by the end of 2021 and 75 billion by 2025, an average household will have over 50 devices […]

  • How to Install Gradle in Windows OS | Gradle Tutorial [Video]
    by Ram N on 11/04/2021 at 23:53

    In the video below, we take a closer look at the How to install Gradle in the windows operating system? | Gradle tutorial. Let's get started!

  • So You Want an SRE Tool. Do You Build, Buy, or Open Source?
    by Emily Arnott on 11/04/2021 at 22:07

    As your organization’s reliability needs grow, you may consider investing in SRE tools. Tooling can make many processes more efficient, consistent, and repeatable. When you decide to invest in tooling, one of the major decisions is how you’ll source your tools. Will you buy an […]

  • What Is Microbenchmarking?
    by Gaurav Gaur on 11/04/2021 at 14:10

    Introduction Optimisation of code is an endless struggle. It is often even hard to produce meaningful metrics using jvm as it is an adaptive virtual machine. The article is a brief introduction to microbenchmarking, why microbenchmark, when to consider it, and finally, pitfalls to avoid What […]

  • Learning 10 Key Concepts of Java Programming Using Coding Problems [Video]
    by Tarun Telang on 11/04/2021 at 10:58

    Below is my video series on how to solve Java Practice Challenge Problems from HackerRank with detailed explanations. These videos will help you in building up your understanding of key concepts of the Java programming language. 

  • How to Get Macro Information From Word and Excel in Java
    by Laura Bouchard on 11/04/2021 at 10:12

    According to the Microsoft website, a macro is a series of commands that you can use to automate a repeated task and can be run when you must perform the task. The use of macro instructions was originally initiated for assembly language programming to perform two main purposes: to reduce the amount […]

  • Caching Ruby Gems on Github Actions Using ruby/setup-ruby or actions/cache
    by Artur Trzop on 11/04/2021 at 09:49

    How to start CI build faster by loading Ruby gems from cache on Github Actions? You can start running your tests for a Ruby on Rails project quicker if you manage to set up all dependencies in a short amount of time. Caching can be helpful with that. Ruby gems needed for your project can be cached […]

  • Hibernate Vs. JPA
    by Gregory Anne on 11/04/2021 at 08:24

    In this article, I would like to discuss the difference between Hibernate and JPA, and the use cases made of these technologies on (old and new) projects; the history is important. Then we will deduce the orientations that we wish to give on modern projects.

  • CI/CD Meets Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence
    by Erick Jones on 11/04/2021 at 07:44

    Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) is built on the power of Oracle's industry-leading business intelligence tool Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE). This allows users to build powerful data visualization with real-time data that highlights data patterns and […]

  • Defining GitOps: Making Git Your Single Source of Truth [Podcast]
    by Kevin Montalbo on 11/04/2021 at 07:33

    What Is GitOps and Why Is It Such a Big Deal? According to Weaveworks, the company who coined the term "GitOps," defining the term is two-fold. First, it is "an operating model for Kubernetes and other cloud-native technologies, providing a set of best practices that unify deployment, management, […]

  • Triggering Jenkins Build Remotely Using API
    by Shantha Priya on 10/04/2021 at 18:17

    Any Jenkins Job can be triggered remotely through an API call. We can extract the API output either in XML(SOAP) or in JSON(REST) format.

  • Shallow Heap vs. Retained Heap [Video]
    by Ram Lakshmanan on 10/04/2021 at 16:05

    Eclipse MAT is a powerful tool to analyze heap dumps. It comes in handy when debugging OutOfMemoryError. Eclipse MAT reports two types of object size: 1) Shallow Heap 2) Retained Heap. This video explains the difference between them and how they are calculated. Watch this video to learn more!

  • KubeMQ Bridges for Edge Computing
    by Henry Jin on 10/04/2021 at 13:44

    Introduction For years, companies have been moving to the cloud. With the ubiquity of internet-connected devices, it seems only natural to rely on cloud-based services for the majority of applications today. However, the rise of edge computing has demonstrated that there is also a need for […]

  • How MIT's Rockets Are Built: CI From the Trenches #7 [Video]
    by Marco Behler on 10/04/2021 at 13:23

    Ever wanted to know how real rockets are being built?  What's involved in bringing hard- and software to space? How to write unit tests for them? Find out in this episode of 'CI from the Trenches'.

  • [VLOG] How To Improve Organisation Agility Using The Scrum Values
    by Joshua Partogi on 10/04/2021 at 12:35

    What is up awesome people? Many people asked me whether it is possible to do Scrum without having all of the Scrum elements in place and along those lines, they also asked me whether it is possible to be agile without using Scrum as a whole. In this video I share with you a technique I have been […]

  • Project Lambda
    by Tarun Telang on 10/04/2021 at 01:41

    Project Lambda is an effort to bring Java into the world of functional programming.  Lambda is a function without a name. It is an implementation of functional interfaces. A functional interface is an interface that has only a single custom abstract method that isn't inherited from the […]

  • Deploy and Manage PostgreSQL on Kubernetes
    by Shanika WIckramasinghe on 10/04/2021 at 00:04

    PostgreSQL database is an enterprise-grade, open-source object-relational database system focused on providing a highly scalable and robust platform while conforming to SQL standards. Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform designed to be easily deployable in any environment. […]

  • Get Real-Time Weather Data With the weatherstack API
    by Jeremy McPeak on 09/04/2021 at 23:03

    "You can always talk about the weather." It’s a cliched phrase, but regardless of a person’s personality, political views, or culture, the weather is a subject that anyone and everyone can talk about and find common ground. It’s the universal truth that binds humanity together. […]

  • How to Add a Watermark to a PDF Document in Java
    by Laura Bouchard on 09/04/2021 at 22:02

    Throughout history, watermarks have been used to verify the authenticity and integrity of documents, currency, stamps, and more. They were originally developed for the paper-making process in thirteenth-century Italy to identify the manufacturer of the paper, and the practice spread rapidly across […]

  • What’s new in Microsoft .NET 6
    by Paul Krill on 09/04/2021 at 20:40

    Microsoft has published the third preview of .NET 6, the next generation of the company’s software development platform that will finish the parts of the .NET unification begun in .NET 5.Due as a production release in November, .NET 6 is set to deliver improvements for cloud, desktop, and […]

  • Maven Plugin Configuration: The (Unknown) Tiny Details
    by Karl Heinz Marbaise on 09/04/2021 at 19:58

    Introducing If you are using Apache Maven, I suppose you have configured several plugins within your pom file already. As an example, we use the Maven Enforcer Plugin to prevent starting a given build with a Maven version that is less than 3.5.0, which looks like this: XML   […]

  • "I’m Not Getting Anything Done"
    by Benjamin Day on 09/04/2021 at 17:42

    I've given the same advice to almost all of my clients -- "you need a clearer Product Backlog", "You're working really hard but you're not getting anything done", and "You need to cut scope, launch your product with a more focused scope, launch it, and then get feedback."  It's always seemed […]