InfoQ recently had an exclusive interview with Microsoft's Jason Zander to discuss the latest release of Visual Studio and the state of the project as a whole. The wide ranging talk covered everything from C99/C+11 standards compliance plans, to cross-platform support and how Microsoft tries to balance the needs of corporate developers with those of smaller, independent users.
While relational databases have been used for decades to store data, and they still represent a viable solution for many use cases, NoSQL is being chosen today especially for scalability and performance reasons. This article contains an interview with Dipti Borkar, Director of Product Management at Couchbase, on the challenges, benefits and the process of migrating from RDBMS to NoSQL.
Huw Lloyd identifies key interrelated contradictions of technical recruitment that implicate the desire for team cohesion, effectiveness and development. The normal methods of recruitment are questioned on the basis of numerous psychological insights, leading to compelling reasons to shift the focus towards greater interpersonal collaboration along with some pointers for how to achieve this.
Apache Hadoop YARN – a new Hadoop resource manager - has just been promoted to a high level Hadoop subproject. InfoQ had the chance to discuss YARN with Arun Murthy - founder of Hortonworks. 1
The book "Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles" by Leonid Grinshpan explains how to boost the performance of enterprise applications. 3
"The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java" book covers the rules for secure coding using Java programming language. InfoQ spoke with book authors on how these rules can help Java developers.
InfoQ spoke with book author Venkat Subramaniam about strategies and design approaches for programming concurrency on JVM and hardware capabilities to achieve concurrency. 4
Scalability Rules is a handy reference for experienced and novice IT personnel containing a compilation of 50 rules for scaling based on experience garnered at eBay and Salesforce among others. 1
"DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OSX and FreeBSD" is written by Brendan Gregg and Jim Mauro, both expert users in DTrace and the Solaris Internals from Prentice Hall.
Ken Howard and Barry Rogers have written a book that focuses on the first value from the Agile Manifesto. They provide advice, tools and techniques to help teams and individuals improve interactions. 2
CMMI for Services(CMMI-SVC)is a process improvement framework for service providers. InfoQ spoke to Eileen Forrester, co-author of CMMI for Services: Guidelines for Superior Service Edition 2.
InfoQ spoke with Rich Caralli from SEI's Resilient Enterprise Management Team about Resilience Management Model used for managing operational resilience in complex, risk-evolving environments.