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  • Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 2

    by Michał Bartyzel on  Dec 21, 2014

    All too often we that the business people we deal with do not know what they want, in this second article in a series Michael presents some ideas on how to talk to them and how to explore their needs. In this article he discusses formulating questions to be able to uncover the real needs and underlying motivations

  • Merry Swiftmas from InfoQ

    by Alex Blewitt on  Dec 20, 2014

    It's nearly Christmas time now and some might still be looking for a tree and a few presents. Well, InfoQ would like to help you here. This article teaches you to create as many trees and presents as you need on your iOS device using Apple Swift and SceneKit. SceneKit is a 3d-graphics-framework often used for gaming projects and obviously sometimes to create Christmas accessories. Merry Swiftmas!

  • Creating a Sales Dashboard with Bootstrap and ShieldUI

    by David Johnson on  Dec 19, 2014

    Bootstrap is a front-end framework, which addresses important development problems such as element positioning, application responsiveness and multi-device rendering. This article shows how to use it, along with ShieldUI, to create a sales dashboard.

Roy Fielding on Versioning, Hypermedia, and REST

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 17, 2014

Roy Fielding talks to Mike Amundsen about versioning on the Web, why hypermedia is a requirement in his REST style, and the process of designing network software that can adapt over time. 14

Designing a Highly Available, Fault Tolerant, Hadoop Cluster with Data Isolation

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Dec 16, 2014

In this article Monica Beckwith, starting from core Hadoop components, investigates the design of a highly available, fault tolerant Hadoop cluster, adding security and data-level isolation.

Removing Binary Files from git using Roberto Tyley’s BFG Repo-Cleaner

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 13, 2014

If you’ve ever checked in a file that shouldn’t be in source control, you know how difficult removing it can be. Using Roberto Tyley’s BFG Repo-Cleaner for Git, fixing this becomes much easier.

Implementing Hypermedia

Posted by Steve Klabnik on  Dec 11, 2014

In this article, we'll talk about four different real-world implementations of hypermedia starting with how you may already be using hypermedia through image links.

Book Review and Interview: Mastering Eclipse Plug-in Development

Posted by Charles Humble on  Dec 11, 2014

Regular InfoQ Java contributor Dr. Alex Blewitt has recently published a follow-up to last year’s "Eclipse 4 Plug-in Development by Example”.

Using C# and Wix# to Build Windows Installer Packages

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 10, 2014

Even with WiX, working with Windows Installer packages can be quite difficult. Oleg Shilo’s solution is to ditch the XML entirely and create MSI packages using traditional C# code. 2

Functional Programming in Scala Review and Q&A with the Authors

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 08, 2014

Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason's Functional Programming in Scala "is not a book about Scala," say the authors, rather it is a principled introduction to functional programming that relies on Scala.

A Web API Design Methodology

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 07, 2014

This article provides a brief overview of the design methodology covered in the book "RESTful Web APIs" by Richardson and Amundsen. 3

Review: Designing APIs for the Web

Posted by Mark W. Foster on  Dec 06, 2014

Mike Amundsen's series "Designing APIs for the Web" is a straightforward dive into API design suitable for a broad set of stakeholders. This article reviews the series so you know what to expect.

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