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  • Big Data Processing with Apache Spark – Part 1: Introduction

    by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 30, 2015 2

    Apache Spark is an open source big data processing framework built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. In this article, Srini Penchikala talks about how Apache Spark framework helps with big data processing and analytics with its standard API. He also discusses how Spark compares with traditional MapReduce implementation like Apache Hadoop.

  • Building a Mars Rover Application with DynamoDB

    by Daniela Miao, Kenta Yasukawa on  Jan 25, 2015 1

    DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that aims to be easily managed, so you don't have to worry about administrative burdens such as operating and scaling. This article shows how to use Amazon DynamoDB to create a Mars Rover application. You can use the same concepts described in this post to build your own web application.

  • 5 Advanced Java Debugging Techniques Every Developer Should Know About

    by Tal Weiss on  Jan 20, 2015 3

    With architectures becoming more distributed and code more asynchronous, pinpointing and resolving errors in production is harder than ever. In this article we investigate five advanced techniques that can help you get to the root cause of painful bugs in production more quickly, without adding material overhead.

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene Part 2

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 17, 2015

In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bringing better low-level memory layout control to Java.

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene about Zing, Zulu, and New Releases

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 06, 2015

Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.

Java 9 and Beyond. Oracle's Brian Goetz and John Rose Glimpse into the Future

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 04, 2015

Oracle's Brian Goetz (Java Language Architect) and John Rose (JVM Architect) take us on a deep-dive discussion about some of the technologies and features being discussed for Java 9 and beyond. 1

Lessons Learned by Scaling Android Apps - AnDevCon Panel Summary

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 02, 2015

What it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users? At last AnDevCon, seven experienced Android developers tried to answer that question.

Book Review and Interview: The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Dec 18, 2014

The new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, looks at a wide range of considerations for cloud-scale systems.

Designing a Highly Available, Fault Tolerant, Hadoop Cluster with Data Isolation

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Dec 16, 2014

In this article Monica Beckwith, starting from core Hadoop components, investigates the design of a highly available, fault tolerant Hadoop cluster, adding security and data-level isolation.

Using C# and Wix# to Build Windows Installer Packages

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 10, 2014

Even with WiX, working with Windows Installer packages can be quite difficult. Oleg Shilo’s solution is to ditch the XML entirely and create MSI packages using traditional C# code. 2

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2014

Posted by Abel Avram on  Dec 08, 2014

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Functional Programming in Scala Review and Q&A with the Authors

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 08, 2014

Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason's Functional Programming in Scala "is not a book about Scala," say the authors, rather it is a principled introduction to functional programming that relies on Scala.

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