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  • Introducing Spring XD, a Runtime Environment for Big Data Applications

    by Charles Humble on  Jul 23, 2014

    Spring XD (eXtreme Data) is Pivotal’s Big Data play. It joins Spring Boot and Grails as part of the execution portion of the Spring IO platform. Whilst Spring XD makes use of a number of existing Spring projects it is a runtime environment rather than a library or framework, comprising a bin directory with servers that you start up and interact with via a shell.

  • Virtual Panel on Reactive Programming

    by Mirko Stocker on  May 26, 2014 1

    Reactive programming is a very hot topic: InfoQ asked three proponents of reactive programming how their libraries and frameworks achieve reactiveness and what this means for the developer. The participants are Viktor Klang (Akka), Timothy Baldridge (Core.Async), and Jafar Husain (RxJava).

  • ActiveJPA – Active Record Pattern for JPA

    by Ganesh Subramanian on  Jan 22, 2014 7

    ActiveJPA is a Java implementation of Martin Fowler’s Active Record pattern that wraps around JPA and provides useful abstractions to simplify data access. With ActiveJPA, models themselves act as a DAO and interact with the database without requiring additional code for the DAL. In this article the primary committer discusses ActiveJPA and provides plenty of usage examples.

From Groovy to Java 8

Posted by Dan Woods on  Jul 11, 2013

This article will focus on the commonalities between Groovy and Java 8, and will demonstrate how familiar Groovy concepts translate to Java 8. 5

Creating Resilient Software with Akka

Posted by Roland Kuhn on  Jun 06, 2013

Akka Tech Lead Dr. Roland Kuhn offers a behind the scenes look at Akka, showing what the driving forces behind the development of its guiding principles are. 4

Interview and Book Review: The LogStash Book, Log Management Made Easy

Posted by Aslan Brooke on  May 20, 2013

James Turnbull makes a compelling case for using Logstash for centralizing logging by explaining the implementation details of Logstash within the context of a logging project. 2

DevOps @ Nokia Entertainment

Posted by John Clapham on  Jan 31, 2013

This article is part of the "DevOps War Stories" series.Each month we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, what worked and what didn’t and the challenges faced during adoption.

Introduction to Interface-Driven Development Using Swagger and Scalatra

Posted by Dave Hrycyszyn on  Nov 06, 2012

Scalatra is a lightweight but full-featured MVC framework with a lively community and having started as a port of Sinatra it has gained capabilities such as an Atmosphere integration and Akka support. 2

Tackling real-world unit testing problems

Posted by Gil Zilberfeld on  Jul 23, 2012

Over the last few years unit testing has been considered a “solved problem.” All the information, books and tools are out there, just pick up NUnit, and you’re good to go, right? Not exactly. 1

Java 8 vs Scala: a Feature Comparison

Posted by Urs Peter and Sander van den Berg on  Jun 29, 2012

A look at some of Java 8’s new features, using both Java’s proposed syntax and Scala. We cover lambda expressions, higher-order functions, parallel collections and virtual extension methods 27

What’s new in Groovy 2.0?

Posted by Guillaume Laforge on  Jun 28, 2012

Groovy 2.0 brings key static features to the language with static type checking and static compilation. In this article, we’re going to look into those new features in more detail. 23

Lessons From A DevOps Journey

Posted by Craig Smith on  Jun 27, 2012

Matt Callanan has been pushing the boundaries of Agile software development and most recently he extended that journey to DevOps. InfoQ caught up with Matt to find out more about his experiences. 1

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