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  • Tuning Java Servers

    by Srinath Perera on  Nov 24, 2014

    With tens of thousands of Java servers running in production in the enterprise, many engineers still lack the skills to keep their Java servers greased. In this article InfoQ takes a look at basic techniques for tuning Java servers.

  • Behavioral Analysis for Mobile Apps

    by Zac Aghion on  Nov 24, 2014

    Mobile channels are getting more and more important - not only for companies with focus on technology but also for traditional businesses. Consequently, the concepts of website optimization and customer behavior analysis are being transferred to field of mobile websites and mobile applications. The overall goal is to learn more about customer behavior and to adopt mobile applications to it.

  • The Long Journey Towards Database Lifecycle Management

    by Ben Rees on  Nov 23, 2014

    Application Lifecycle Management is a standard process, but there have been obstacles to using the same practice for databases. Ben Rees, General Manager for Database Continuous Delivery at Red Gate, explains why the road ahead is now clear for Database Lifecycle Management.

An Introduction to Chef and to Cookbook Development Flow

Posted by João Miranda on  Nov 23, 2014

“Infrastructure as Code” is a tenet of the DevOps community. We’ll make a brief introdution to Chef, a well-known IT automation tool, and use it to illustrate the state of the art.

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 1

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Nov 22, 2014

All too often we that the business people we deal with do not know what they want, Michael presents some ideas on how to talk to them and how to explore their needs.

Is Your Java Application Hostile to JIT Compilation?

Posted by Ben Evans on  Nov 21, 2014

Many apps fail to make full use of the capabilities of the JIT compiler. In this article we investigate some simple tricks to identify issues that may be making your application unfriendly to JIT.

Interview with Alex Holmes, author of “Hadoop in Practice. Second Edition”

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 20, 2014

The new “Hadoop in Practice. 2 Edition" book by Alex Holmes covers a lot of topics building Hadoop code and organizing data to support code simplicity and execution speed.

The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis

Posted by Chris Schotanus on  Nov 19, 2014

Product risk analysis (PRA) can be done during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article shows how to apply PRA to elevate it from project level to domain level.

A Business Perspective on APIs

Posted by Matt McLarty on  Nov 18, 2014

This article, the first of a new series, examines APIs from a business perspective. It covers the importance of tying your APIs back to your business value, with examples from Amazon and Twilio. 2

Article Series: Web APIs: From Start to Finish

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Nov 18, 2014

This series takes the reader on a journey from determining the business case for APIs to a design methodology, meeting implementation challenges and maintaining public APIs on the Web over time.

Interview and Book Review: Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners

Posted by Craig Smith on  Nov 17, 2014

"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.

Simulation-Based Embedded Agile Development

Posted by Jason Ard, Kristine Davidsen, Terril Hurst on  Nov 16, 2014

In this article, authors discuss how using simulation as an integral part of the development process can improve product quality, reduce cost, and deliver reliable working code.

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