This article provides ideas about how to approach refactoring based on the complexity and stability of the codebase (Feather's Quadrant) and proposes a refactoring workflow based on a four step process and some practical suggestions on how to apply it.
In this article, author discusses three techniques to defend against malicious users in software systems. These techniques includes creating personas to think strategically about the mischief a malicious user might attempt, misuse cases used to determine how the software should respond to unintended use, and activity diagrams annotated with security concerns.
Chris Haddad explains why one should create a roadmap for an API, providing advice on avoiding common API pitfalls, creating business value and monetizing API assets. 1
This InfoQ article series is focused on the fast-changing world of Mobile technology. This tehnology will influence the way we design, develop and test software in the coming years.
Mobile channels are getting more and more important - consequently, the concepts of website optimization and customer behavior analysis are being transferred to field of mobile applications.
Application Lifecycle Management has traditionally been difficult for databases. Ben Rees, explains why the road ahead is now clear for Database Lifecycle Management.
Many apps fail to make full use of the capabilities of the JIT compiler. In this article we investigate some simple tricks to identify issues that may be making your application unfriendly to JIT.
The new “Hadoop in Practice. 2 Edition" book by Alex Holmes covers a lot of topics building Hadoop code and organizing data to support code simplicity and execution speed.
In this article, authors discuss how using simulation as an integral part of the development process can improve product quality, reduce cost, and deliver reliable working code.
Git and GitHub LiveLessons is a video course based on a live workshop given by Peter Bell. Here, we present the course content and finally ask a few questions to the course's author.
Datameer, a big data analytics application for Hadoop, introduced Datameer 5.0 with Smart Execution to enhance the data analytics. InfoQ spoke with Matt Schumpert from Datameer about the new product.