DevOps Days Austin 2013 included demonstrations of the awesome power of LiveRebel for automating your application deployments, talks on productivity comparing DevOps vs. traditional IT Ops, hippie hackers (see pic) and a good old swag giveaway as well. Up next: DevOps Days Berlin and DevOps Days Mountain View.
What makes an IT conference awesome? Speakers, sessions, WiFi? Which conference is your favorite as of now?
To put it bluntly: We are going to bribe you with full conference access passes to JavaOne San Francisco 2013, or a conference of your choice in 2014, for doing this 3-minute survey (but as geniuses, you can probably do in 2min)…
So, are you up for doing some actual science, and helping with our primary research? :-)
The Groovy programming language was started by James Strachan in 2003 and started to gain its popularity quite quickly. Today it is one of the most popular programming languages on the JVM and has fairly large ecosystem including various frameworks for web development as well as other interesting libraries and tools.
We interviewed a few Groovy folks from SpringSource, who in 2008 acquired the company putting out Groovy and Grails, including Guillaume Laforge, the Groovy project lead, Jochen Theodorou and Cédric Champeau–both committers to Groovy, and Andres Almiray, Griffon project lead.
For the 3rd year, ZeroTurnaround sponsored EclipseCon, this time in our home area of Boston, USA. We saw probably about 350 people, though more had registered. This was seemingly less than last year.
Although many friends of ZeroTurnaround & EclipseCon regulars were there, such as Sarah Goff-Dupont (Atlassian), Tim Berglund (Github), Max Andersen (JBoss) and our new friend Sven Efftinge (who contributed to our JVM research on Xtend), it appeared as though people who had attended previous EclipseCon’s were not there to support the event again this year. Maybe that was just my impression.
Xtend is a newcomer to the JVM landscape and is built on top of the Xtext language development tool, giving it great integration with the Eclipse IDE. For you Eclipse fans out there, the foundation’s Xtend and Xtext projects will not offer such a tight connection to other IDEs, but since the majority of the Java world uses Eclipse, many will not mind.
We covered Xtend in the Rebel Labs report entitled The Adventurous Developers’ Guide to JVM Languages, and it’s being positioned as “faster that Groovy, simpler than Scala and incorporates all the benefits of Java”. We spoke with Sven Efftinge, creator of Xtend, about the language, the JVM and the coding life in general.
Are you keeping your code safe by unit testing with tools like JUnit, TestNg and Mockito? Unit tests let developers internally control the functionality and compatibility of their applications when they made changes to features, code or the environment.
In this latest report from Rebel Labs entitled Go Away, Bugs! Keeping Your Code Safe with JUnit, TestNG and Mockito, we build on previous research and years of experience to deliver you over 30 pages of code, examples, suggestions and tips….
What do you do when you’re feeling adventurous? Go bungee jumping, eat spicy food, or put your plans to build Giant Robots on to YouTube? How about cheating on Java and coding in another JVM language?
When Rebel Labs set out to create The Adventurous Developer’s Guide to JVM Languages, we wanted to review 8 languages and set up a sample HTTP Server in each tongue (all examples are in a single repo on Github). We talked with some of the creators of the languages, and interviewed them in a special bonus section at the end. In general, we wanted to accomplish a simple few things….
Jenkins. The build master in a bow tie that we’ve all grown to rely on. In this new report from Rebel Labs, we’re all over Jenkins like brown on rice, or like JRebel on your classloaders.
In Jenkins CI: The Origins of Butlers, Build Masters and Bowties, we looks at all the angles in Jenkins, covering some history, our favorite features & plugins and even show you how to build Jenkins pipelines the ZeroTurnaround way–plus, we have top it all off with an exclusive interview with our friend Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the originator of Jenkins.
Educate + Challenge + Entertain. Easy, right? Rebel Labs creates a singularity, pulling together all the creative-intellectual forces of the ZeroTurnaround team’s reports, surveys, guides, how-tos, webinars, videos and, of course, the ZT Blog, into a single location, with a single login. No more repeated registrations for the next dozen reports. Rebel Labs is your IT silo. I’m sold, take me to Rebel Labs now!
As we edge closer to 2013, it’s amazing to look back on 2012 and see what our tiny team was able to produce – namely, 6 technical reports covering a wide swathe of content. From Scala adoption, Java Bytecode and Classloaders in the JVM to which tools do developers depend on most heavily and how they spend their workweek, Rebel Labs was reaching out into all different areas, hungry for technical content, statistics, and interviews with experts.