ActiveJPA is a Java implementation of Martin Fowler’s Active Record pattern that wraps around JPA and provides useful abstractions to simplify data access. With ActiveJPA, models themselves act as a DAO and interact with the database without requiring additional code for the DAL. In this article the primary committer discusses ActiveJPA and provides plenty of usage examples.
In this article, authors present an empirical study based on a survey about the software architecture practices for managing non-functional requirements (NFRs) and decision making in software development process. They also discuss about how these requirements are elicited, documented, and validated at different organizations.
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 across a range of customers. They use a Patterns approach to identify ways of addressing information problems which are common to many of the organisations they have worked with.
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.
Writing Java software that correctly makes use of concurrency requires careful thought. Static analysis tools can analyze source code or compiled bytecode to discover latent bugs hidden within code. 1
This article we focuses on the database backup tools and security policies when deploying MongoDB NoSQL databases. Cloud backup with MongoDB Management Service (MMS) is covered. 1
In this article, author discusses the effectiveness of using design patterns, based on surveys conducted to indicate which patterns were considered useful under what circumstances. 12
In this article Ping Chen shares her experiences on how to pragmatically maintain a large legacy application. 9
Jon Natkins explains in this article how to create a personalized recommendation system fed with large amounts of real-time data using Kiji, which leverages HBase, Avro, Map-Reduce and Scalding.
Garbage Collection takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. In this article Master trainer/consultant Ben Evans summarizes his recent InfoQ presentation "Visualizing Garbage Collection"
This article describes the relationship between architecture and process of software development and how architecture can respond to functional requirements and developer habitability. 1
In this article, author explores Cassandra CLI architecture model using JArchitect tool and CQLinq language to analyze its code base.