• What's New in iOS 9: New SDK Frameworks

    by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 14, 2015

    At WWDC 2015, Apple introduced iOS 9. Although the new SDK does not introduce as many new or enhanced features as iOS 8, which included more than 4,000 new APIs, it does still provide a wealth of new functionality and enhancements. In this article, the first in a series focusing on iOS 9, we are going to review a number of new frameworks that Apple has included with its new mobile OS.

  • Garage Door Openers: An Internet of Things Case Study

    by Jonathan Margulies on  Sep 13, 2015

    In this article, author discusses how to design an Internet-connected garage door opener ("IoT opener") to be secure. He talks about cloud service authentication and security improvements offered by networked openers, like two-factor authentication (2FA). He also discusses security infrastructure for IoT devices, which includes user authentication, access policy creation & enforcement.

  • Breaking Down Data Silos with Foreign Data Wrappers

    by Lenley Hensarling on  Sep 09, 2015

    Author Lenley Hensarling discusses the Foreign Data Wrapper (FDW) feature in Postgres database. FDW provides a SQL interface for accessing data objects in remote data stores to integrate data from disparate sources like NoSQL databases and bring them into a common model.

Meeting Developer Demands with WebRTC and CloudRTC Platforms

Posted by Peter Crocker on  Sep 08, 2015

The WebRTC API lets developers easily integrate real-time comms into their apps. This article is the second part of a two part series analyzing the market of WebRTC platforms.

Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

In this article, Aaron Kendall uses the "metadata-driven design and development" approach by Kevin Perera to show how to rapidly create a mobile application that can evolve during runtime.

A Post-Apocalyptic sun.misc.Unsafe World

Posted by Christoph Engelbert on  Aug 30, 2015

A resolution to the debate around dropping sun.misc.Unsafe and other private APIs in Java 9 is now on the table. The big question remains: What will a post sun.misc.Unsafe world look like? 7

Seven Microservices Anti-patterns

Posted by Vijay Alagarasan on  Aug 24, 2015

In this article Vijay Algarasan, a Principal Architect at Asurion, discusses how he and his teams have encountered microservices at various engagements and some lessons they have learned as a result. 4

Book Review and Q&A - The Art of Scalability

Posted by Grischa Ekart on  Aug 16, 2015

The Art of Scalability, by Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher, is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services.

Refactoring for Software Design Smells Review and Q&A with the Authors

Posted by Mirko Stocker on  Aug 15, 2015

Refactoring for Software Design Smells by Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam, and Tushar Sharma presents a catalogue of typical software design smells and how they can be remedied.

The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, Review and Q&A with Authors

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 13, 2015

The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System is a long awaited update to a successful and authorative guide to the FreeBSD kernel that covers all major new features up to FreeBSD 11.

Limitations of Technical Debt Quantification: Do you Rely on these Numbers?

Posted by Tushar Sharma and Ganesh Samarthyam on  Aug 12, 2015

Are you relying on the results of technical debt quantification tools? This article discusses why the technical debt quantification by such tools is inaccurate and incomplete; use them with care. 1

Elixir in Action Review and Q&A with the Author

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 08, 2015

Elixir in action aims to introduce readers to Elixir and the Erlang virtual machine while also discussing concurrent programming topics, fault-tolerance, and topics related to high-availability.

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