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  • Driving Agile Architecting with Cost and Risk

    by Eltjo R. Poort on  Apr 19, 2015 1

    In this article, author Eltjo R. Poort discusses an architecture approach called Risk and Cost Driven Architecture that helps architects become more effective in an agile world. It's based on the use of risk and cost to determine the architectural significance of concerns.

  • Big Data Processing with Apache Spark - Part 2: Spark SQL

    by Srini Penchikala on  Apr 16, 2015 1

    Spark SQL, part of Apache Spark big data framework, is used for structured data processing and allows running SQL like queries on Spark data. In this article, Srini Penchikala discusses Spark SQL module and how it simplifies running data analytics using SQL interface. He also talks about the new features in Spark SQL, like DataFrames and JDBC data sources.

  • Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval

    by Aaron Kendall on  Apr 13, 2015

    Bulk data is commonly accessed via files & FTP. As the world moves toward APIs to facilitate collaboration, what are the requirements for data APIs? This article describes a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion. Two APIs operate in parallel to provide data changes as well as the data records themselves. An example demonstrates how API responses are parameterized using meta-data.

Software Development Tooling: Information, Opinion, Guidelines, and Tools

Posted by Diomidis Spinellis, Stephanos Androutsellis-Theotokis on  Apr 10, 2015

In this article, authors summarize the information published in "Tools of the Trade" column series in IEEE Software magazine for last ten years.

WebRTC - Democratization of Telecom Enabling New App Experiences

Posted by Peter Crocker on  Apr 07, 2015

With the emergence of the WebRTC API standard, developers without any experience in telecommunications technology are enabled to easily integrate real-time comms into their applications.

Fifteen Years of Service-Oriented Architecture at Credit Suisse

Posted by Stephan Murer, Claus Hagen on  Apr 03, 2015

In this article, authors reflect on Credit Suisse's adoption of SOA principles and the organization's transition from mainframe programs to open SOA services with interface contracts and governance. 2

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2015

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 01, 2015

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Creating a Mobile Development Strategy for 2015

Posted by Fima Katz on  Mar 30, 2015

Now that 2015 is underway, it’s time to consider a mobile strategy framework for a prosperous year. We will be discussing some key points to consider as you plan your strategy for a successful future.

The Indian Banking Community Cloud

Posted by Lalit Sangavarapu, Shakti Mishra, Abraham Williams, G.R. Gangadharan on  Mar 28, 2015

In this article, authors discuss the Indian Banking Community Cloud (IBCC) that provides cloud-based services to banks to address the financial sector's growing demand for secure cloud-based services.

The Microservice Revolution: Containerized Applications, Data and All

Posted by Luke Marsden on  Mar 19, 2015

This article describes the advantages of container-based microservices and why failing to containerize stateful services like databases greatly reduces the benefits of microservices architectures. 6

Beyond Blacklisting: Cyberdefense in the Era of Advanced Persistent Threats

Posted by Aaron Beuhring and Kyle Salous on  Mar 17, 2015

In this article, authors discuss the security vulnerabilities in software applications, the advantages whitelisting approach provides and how to implement the whitelisting security policies.

What Do We Know about Software Development in Startups?

Posted by Carmine Giardino, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Nicolò Paternoster, Tony Gorschek, Pekka Abrahamsson on  Mar 12, 2015

In this article, authors discuss the software engineering practices in startup companies and provide empirical software engineering sources related to their engineering practices. 1

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