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Restify and Mobilize Your Data

Posted by Val Huber on  May 21, 2014

Val Huber explains creating a RESTful API from an existing database schema, extending the API to define multi-table hierarchical resources, and adding behavior using declarative reactive expressions. 2

Reactive Cloud Actors: An Evolvable Web of Events

Posted by Ali Kheyrollahi on  May 19, 2014

Reactive Cloud Actors are an implementation of Carl Hewitt's Actor model which can be used to leverage the power of modern distributed systems.

Russ Miles on Antifragility and Microservices

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 13, 2014

Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.

How Functional is Java 8?

Posted by Ben Evans on  May 12, 2014

It's been said that Java 8 is bringing Functional Programming to Java. In this article Ben Evans looks at the how Java 8 provides some key benefits of the functional programming style. 3

Database Continuous Delivery

Posted by Yaniv Yehuda on  May 08, 2014

Scripting database objects change-scripts is a risky thing to automate. A better solution needs to be implemented in the shape of Continuous Delivery and DevOps for database.

Type Annotations in Java 8: Tools and Opportunities

Posted by Todd Schiller on  May 05, 2014

With Java 8, annotations can now be written on any use of a type such as in declarations, generics, and casts. This article introduces type annotations and tools to help build better software. 1

"In Search of Certainty" - Book Review and Interview with Mark Burgess

Posted by João Miranda on  Apr 30, 2014

"In Search of Certainty", written by CFEngine's creator, Mark Burgess, takes us into a journey through physics and biology and how it relates to the information infrastructure realm.

What is Apache Tez?

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Apr 25, 2014

Bikas Saha and Arun Murthy discuss Tez’s design, highlight some of its features and share some of the initial results obtained by making Hive use Tez instead of MapReduce.

Intuitive, Robust Date and Time Handling, Finally Comes to Java

Posted by Stephen Colebourne on  Apr 21, 2014

Date and time are fundamental concepts to many applications, yet Java SE had no good API to handle them; until now! With Java SE 8, java.time provides a well-structured API to cover date and time.

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