Every new healthcare app or fledgling technology is like a sunny window into the future: Could virtual reality replace opioids for pain relief, as proposed by startup DeepStream VR? Might smart contact lenses, under development by Verily (aka Google) and Novartis, soon measure blood sugar levels in tears, eliminating painful finger pricks for people with diabetes?
Coding Serbia conference was held for the second time in Novi Sad. It is an international conference gathering domestic and international companies and IT professionals.
Vicert attended the second day of the conference, on Friday, October 10. and here is a retrospective and our impressions of presentations held.
In May 2014, Berlin was the host of API Days convention, and this time it was pretty much developer oriented. Naturally, Vicert has sent one of its team members to attend. Here are the impressions.
Are Web APIs that big of a deal?
Yes, yes they are.
Web APIs are gaining in importance as a way of providing software, but also as an integral part of the web site. Developing and owning Web APIs can be very profitable (Google Maps comes to mind) so it is no surprise that there are more and more startups with Web API as their product.
Members of Vicert team have been at a very interesting IT convention called “The Geek Gathering”, which took place in Osijek, Croatia in May 2014. These are the short reports from the lectures that we have attended.
We will not go through explanation of what Droplets are; you can read ATG documentation for that, which is now available online for free after Oracle acquired ATG. We will just say that droplets can be great way to encapsulate most common things you need when rendering output. They can be viewed as custom tags in JSP. But as with JSP custom tags, no business logic or database manipulation should be put in them.