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  • Quality Code - Book Review and Interview

    by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 25, 2014

    Quality Code book, authored by Stephen Vance, covers the different aspects of software development lifecycle with focus on delivering quality product. In the book, Stephen discusses the practices for supporting software craftsmanship testing. InfoQ spoke with the author about the book and the best practices for testing application code.

  • Embedded Analytics and Statistics for Big Data

    by Panos Louridas and Christof Ebert on  Feb 23, 2014

    This article provides an overview of tools and libraries available for embedded data analytics and statistics, both stand-alone software packages and programming languages with statistical capabilities. The authors also discuss how to combine and integrate these embedded analytics technologies to handle big data.

  • Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

    by Philipp K. Janert on  Feb 19, 2014

    Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.

Modern Enterprise Performance Analysis Antipatterns

Posted by Ben Evans on  Feb 15, 2014

In this article we present some of the most common performance analysis antipatterns in the enterprise platform, expressed in terms of their basic causes along with remediation strategies.

Big Data Analytics for Security

Posted by Alvaro A. Cárdenas, Pratyusa K. Manadhata, Sreeranga P. Rajan on  Feb 11, 2014

In this article, authors discuss the role of big data and Hadoop in security analytics space and how to use MapReduce to process data for security analysis.

How LinkedIn Uses Apache Samza

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Feb 09, 2014

Apache Samza is a stream processor LinkedIn recently open-sourced. Chris Riccomini shares Samza's feature set, how it integrates with YARN and Kafka, how it's used at LinkedIn and more.

Virtual Roundtable: The Future of PaaS in Cloud Computing

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Feb 05, 2014

There has been a raging debate about PaaS and whether it is still a valuable part of a cloud portfolio, so InfoQ reached out to 4 leaders in the cloud domain for their opinions on the future of PaaS.

Building Applications With Hadoop

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jan 30, 2014

How to use various tools such as Apache Avro, Apache Crunch, Cloudera ML and the Cloudera Development Kit to build applications that use Hadoop.

ActiveJPA – Active Record Pattern for JPA

Posted by Ganesh Subramanian on  Jan 22, 2014

ActiveJPA is a Java implementation of Martin Fowler’s Active Record over JPA and provides abstractions to simplify data access. In this article the primary committer illustrates ActiveJPA usage 7

Non-functional Requirements in Architectural Decision Making

Posted by David Ameller, Claudia Ayala, Jordi Cabot, Xavier Franch on  Jan 17, 2014

In this article, authors present an empirical study about the software architecture practices for managing non-functional requirements and decision making in software development processes. 2

Author Q&A: Patterns of Information Management

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jan 16, 2014

Mandy Chessell and Harald Smith have written a book titles Patterns of Information Management in which they present approaches to structuring and managing information assets based on their experiences

Minding the API Hierarchy of Needs with RAML and APIkit

Posted by Reza Shafii on  Jan 15, 2014

Reza Shafii explains how to satisfy two fundamental needs of API design and implementation, as defined by the API hierarchy of needs, with RAML, API Designer and APIkit.

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