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  • Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

    by João Miranda on  Jun 27, 2014

    Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team, and many development teams as well. Although all the tools aim to solve the same basic set of problems, they adhere to different visions and exhibit different characteristics.

  • Purely Functional Configuration Management with Nix and NixOS

    by Eelco Dolstra on  Jun 08, 2014

    This article gives a short introduction to NixOS, a Linux distribution, and to Nix, the package manager on which NixOS is based. These provide a declarative approach to configuration management with many advantages to users, such as strong reproducibility and atomic upgrades and rollbacks.

  • Interview with Joel Murach - Author of Murach's Android Programming

    by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 04, 2013

    Murach Publishing continues to provide quality content for programmers by updating their titles regularly. Murach Android Programming by Joel Murach attempts to provide a comprehensive coverage of Android with plenty of screenshots and source codes to help developers to code in real world situations.

Book Review: Building Applications with the Android SDK, 2nd Edition

Posted by Martin Monroe on  Oct 19, 2013

The Android Developer’s Cookbook is a solid reference book for mobile app developers that can serve as an authoritative guide for sound programming practices. A nice addition to a dev's book shelf. 1

Advanced UNIX Programming: An Interview with Stephen Rago

Posted by Jeff Martin on  Sep 12, 2013

Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment is highly regarded as solid reference on the UNIX environment. InfoQ speaks with coauthor Stephen Rago about this latest edition. 1

Native Cross-Platform Apps with Tabris

Posted by Jochen Krause, Holger Staudacher on  May 07, 2013

Tabris is the first Java toolkit for the cross-platform development of native mobile applications. It combines native user experience with tailor-made, native controls and functions. 1

Hybrid Mobile Apps with ASP.NET MVC

Posted by Daniel Jebaraj on  Mar 12, 2013

Daniel Jebaraj demonstrates creating hybrid mobile apps with Android and ASP.NET MVC. 1

Interview and Book Review: DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux® Server Best Practices

Posted by Aslan Brooke on  Mar 08, 2013

Kyle Rankin delivers practical advice and techniques for team oriented troubleshooting of Linux servers in a DevOps culture. The book includes Linux Server Best Practices in common problem areas.

A Technical Overview of Moscrif – MObile SCRipting Framework

Posted by Jozef Pridavok on  Dec 10, 2012

Moscrif is a cross-platform solution for mobile application development enabling developers to create native applications and games for smartphones, tablets and desktops.

From C# to Objective-C with Somya Jain

Posted by Somya Jain on  Apr 24, 2012

With the increased interest in iOS LOB applications, there are a lot of opportunities for teams that are willing to cross-train in Objective-C. Somya Jain explains what that entails for C# developers. 2

An Overview of .NET/Mono Runtime Versions, Profiles, and Targeting Packs

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 25, 2011

.NET/Mono has never been a single, unified stack and over the years it continues to grow. In an attempt to clear up some of the confusion this article reintroduces all of the major profiles.

Mobile Attacks and Defense

Posted by Charlie Miller on  Oct 17, 2011

In this IEEE article, author Charlie Miller talks about mobile security vulnerabilities. He discusses how iOS and Android phones can be attacked using mobile malware and drive-by downloads.

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