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Evolving the Key/Value Programming Model to a Higher Level

Posted by Billy Newport  on  Jan 19, 2010 6

Billy Newport discusses the ways that developers interact with key/value stores, entity vs column-oriented approaches, sync vs async operations, large data sets, and collocating closures and data.

Pimp My Architecture

Posted by Dan North  on  Nov 12, 2009 8

Dan North discusses an example of rearchitecting an application without rewriting it from scratch, and explains general strategies for a holistic rearchitecture.

Pouring Data on Troubled Markets - Quantitative Portfolio Management Technology at BGI

Posted by Eoin Woods  on  Nov 05, 2009

Eoin Woods explains how Barclays Global Investors (BGI) designed Apex to meet the challenges it faces and the Java technologies which were chosen for an architecture with variations on standard J2EE.

Performance Tuning for Apache Tomcat

Posted by Mark Thomas  on  Aug 16, 2009 3

Mark Thomas, a member of the Tomcat PMC, explains the tuning process for Tomcat, JVM and the applications running on them considering different usage patterns, hardware and network configurations.

OSGi for Application Developers

Posted by Neil Bartlett  on  Aug 05, 2009 2

Neil Bartlett presents OSGi to Java developers: an introduction to OSGi, infrastructure projects using OSGi, the partial failure of OOP, the benefits of using COP, plus a demo.

Google App Engine and the Google Data APIs

Posted by Mano Marks  on  Jun 21, 2009

This presentation introduces the Google App Engine and an overview of its features while building a simple application. Integration with the Google Data APIs is demonstrated.

Keynote: The Future of Java Innovation

Posted by Rod Johnson  on  Jun 10, 2009 21

Rod Johnson believes Java will continue to evolve outside of Sun as it has done lately. As proof he mentions SpringSource's latest contributions: Grails, Roo, free STS, tc Server and dm Server.

Introduction to SpringSource dm Server

Posted by Rod Johnson  on  May 21, 2009

Rod Johnson introduces the dm Server by taking a high-level look at it, trying to clear up some misconceptions about what dm Server is, and showing some of the internal workings of the server.

HTTP Status Report

Posted by Mark Nottingham  on  Apr 19, 2009 3

In this QCon presentation, HTTPbis WG chair Mark Nottingham gives an update on the current status of the HTTP protocol in the wild, and the ongoing work to clarify the HTTP specification.

Application Services on the Web: SalesForce.com

Posted by Dave Carroll  on  Apr 11, 2009

Dave Carroll describes Force.com as a platform for creating enterprise applications in the Cloud using web service APIs, server side logic, service oriented application support and ALM services.

Behind the Scenes at MySpace.com

Posted by Dan Farino  on  Feb 10, 2009 5

Dan Farino talks about administering thousands of web servers from a system’s architect viewpoint, detailing on performance counter monitoring, the system profiler and the system administration site.

REST: A Pragmatic Introduction to the Web's Architecture

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  Jan 29, 2009 6

In this presentation, recorded at QCon London, Stefan Tilkov introduces the key principles of REST, explaining the differences to other distributed systems architectures and highlighting its benefits.

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