BT
Older Newer rss

Auntie on the Couch

Posted by Enda Farrell  on  Aug 19, 2010 2

Enda Farrell discusses how CouchDB is used by BBC for some of its websites, presenting the context it is deployed in, the operations performed against it, how replication and compacting works, some statistics, and how it is used at scale.

Pragmatic SOA Beyond Buzzwords and Flamewars

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  Aug 17, 2010

Stefan Tilkov discusses SOA basic concepts by making a number of claims, such as “Application architecture is irrelevant for your SOA” or “An ESB should not be at the core of your SOA”, followed by explanations and related recommendations.

Learning from Five Years as a Skype Architect

Posted by Andres Kutt  on  Aug 12, 2010 2

Andres Kutt discusses his experience as architect at Skype for five years, sharing some of the lessons learned: rules of thumb do not always apply, functionality is important, use simple solutions, buzzwords are dangerous, the architecture needs to fit into the organization, and communication is important.

Demystifying Monads

Posted by Josh Graham  on  Aug 11, 2010 9

Josh Graham explains what monads are, how and why they are used, including several concrete examples of monads like Identity, Maybe, List, and Continuation. (This session is based on Amanda Laucher’s presentation “Demystifying Monads.”)

Deploying Java Applications on Amazon EC2

Posted by Chris Richardson  on  Aug 10, 2010 3

Chris Richardson presents the details of deploying multi-tier Apache/Tomcat/MySQL applications on Amazon EC2, what it takes to access EC2, to deploy a web server, an application server, and a database, handling security, making a case for PaaS which does not require an administration effort.

Introduction to Bespin - Mozilla's Web Based Code Editor

Posted by Joe Walker  on  Aug 05, 2010 3

Joe Walker explains Bespin, Mozilla’s open source web-based code editor, its architecture and chosen implementation solution, detailing some of its features like collaboration and version control.

Death by Accidental Complexity

Posted by Ulf Wiger  on  Jul 29, 2010 1

Ulf Wiger shows how concurrency can lead to accidental complexity if it is badly implemented in code, becoming a project’s point of failure. Wiger also advises on how concurrency should be addressed in order to avoid complexity.

Now What?

Posted by Dylan Schiemann  on  Jul 21, 2010 3

Dylan Schiemann presents the current status of web development engulfed in lots of frameworks, languages, and browsers, advising on choosing the right technologies to secure the future of a web application.

Enabling Development: Accessible Platforms

Posted by R.I. Pienaar  on  Jul 15, 2010

R.I. Pienaar discusses how operations should empower devs by providing them accessible platforms which are easy to understand, to use and to access, by creating a simple network infrastructure accompanied by the right tools to monitor and analyze the systems, so developers can have a clear view of the network they are deploying to.

Multicore Programming in Haskell

Posted by Simon Marlow  on  Jul 14, 2010 5

Simon Marlow explains through code samples what Haskell has to offer for concurrent programming through concurrent data structures and thread-based concurrency, and Haskell’s tools for parallel programming.

Neo4j: NOSQL and the Benefits of Graph Databases

Posted by Emil Eifrem  on  Jul 14, 2010 5

Emil Eifrem overviews the trends leading to NOSQL (Not Only SQL), and the four emerging NOSQL solutions: key-value stores, plus column, document and graph databases. He also explains the internals of a graph database and an example of using Neo4j - a graph database - in production.

Sky.com: Behind Britain’s Entertainment Infrastructure

Posted by Glenn Saqui and Jon Mullen  on  Jul 13, 2010

Glenn Saqui and Jon Mullen present the details of the development environment and the process they are using at Sky.com: selecting team members, work area, dealing with continuous integration, tools, how they pair, weekly and daily process, story cards and how they are used, and the production environment.

General Feedback
Bugs
Advertising
Editorial
InfoQ.com and all content copyright © 2006-2013 C4Media Inc. InfoQ.com hosted at Contegix, the best ISP we've ever worked with.
Privacy policy
BT