How to Set Up A Blockchain Network With Hyperledger Besu

Look mom, I'm running my own blockchain!

If you are a Java developer interested in cryptocurrencies and blockchain-related technologies, you should probably have heard about Hyperledger Besu. Besu is the official Java client of the Ethereum blockchain. As an enterprise-grade client for public and private networks, Besu is able to connect to the blockchain and verify all...

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How I Overcome Writer's Block When Preparing a Research Paper

My bulletproof approach

Every time I start writing a new research paper, the same freezing feeling seems to emerge when I look at the blank page. This problem is known as writer’s block, and most academics suffer from it in one way or the other. I’ve dealt with this invisible monster on many...

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Seven Reasons to Go For a Ph.D. In Computer Science

The Good and the Ugly

Pursuing a Ph.D. is a unique and personal experience. Admittedly, it is a journey mostly driven by personal ambitions and pride. The decision to begin this journey (i.e., becoming a Ph.D. student) is a very serious because a Ph.D. can literally change your life. It is not something to be...

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The Software Supply Chain

A Quick Look at the Modern Software Production Landscape

The software supply chain comprises all the technology involved in shipping a piece of code from development to its deployment in a production environment. Several actors and different technologies participate in this complex process, e.g., developers, IDEs, compilers, package managers, a so on. The success or failure of a software...

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Design For Microservices!

An Easy Way to Boost the Popularity of Your Open-source Projects

The microservice architecture style consists of small and independently deployable services that run all together around a business domain. These small services act like living cells in an organism, each providing unique functionalities to protect the health of the whole system. Microservices have transitioned from a mere buzzword ten years...

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What Does It Take to Become a Software Architect?

A Matter of Responsibilities

Programmers and software engineers are in high demand today. In particular, those programmers who adapt to the new technological challenges and evolve their skills are more likely to grow professionally. A natural career path for experienced engineers to push forward their lifework is transitioning towards a software architect role. In...

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