Offline support for mobile applications can be thought of as the ability for the app to react gracefully to the lack of connectivity. The rather new context of mobile devices introduced problems such as presence or absence of a network connection or even high latency and low bandwidth. This article covers approaches to these problems in the field of mobile app development.
In the review, Anand examines the coverage of Fast ASP.NET Websites authored by Dean Hume. The book helps developers to learn the various techniques associated with the optimization of ASP.NET websites.
Infinispan is an open source data grid platform that makes use of distributing state across nodes in a cluster. GridFileSystem is a new, experimental API that exposes an Infinispan-backed data grid as a file system. In this article, authors discuss distributed mode of Infinispan and how GridFS framework manages data caching by chunking up data using a new streaming API and storing them in a grid.
Lan Vuong shows the benefits of asychronous batch updates to the data base (the write-behind pattern), instead of synhronous write-through updates typical in web apps. 8
A real world case study of a consultancy that distributed the load & increased scalability of its applications using open source Terracotta with the Master/Worker pattern. 3
InfoQ had a chance to talk to Frank Cohen about his FastSOA methodology and architectural patterns. We have also published a one-chapter excerpt from his book on the topic. 6
Jonas Boner gives an overview of Spring Web Flow and Terracotta and shows how to cluster SWF with Terracotta. 2
Orion Letizi goes in-depth on OpenTerracotta, an open-source JVM-level clustering solution that can cluster single-jvm apps with no code changes. 10
Rails performance expert Dr. Stefan Kaes takes a look at the most common performance issues in your Rails applications and what to do about them. 13