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  • Mobile-First in Africa: How Mobile Phones are Changing Health Care in Africa

    by Sergio De Simone on  May 18, 2015

    This mobile explosion in Africa is having a far larger impact than merely connecting people, it is creating a very large, low-cost distributed sensor network that has the potential to completely transform global health care. This article will explore the fight against malaria, counterfeit drug detection, grade stock-out prevention, and health education.

  • Q&A with Alex Blewitt on Swift Essentials

    by Ralph Winzinger on  May 17, 2015

    Less than a year ago, Apple introduced Swift to the developer community. While Objective-C is a very powerful and mature language, Apple obviously wanted to freshen up its development eco-system with a new language borrowing concepts from modern, functional and script-like languages. InfoQ caught up with Alex Blewitt, author of "Swift Essentials", a book on developing iOS apps using Swift.

  • Shaping Big Data Through Constraints Analysis

    by Carlos Bueno on  May 12, 2015

    In this article, author Carlos Bueno describes a method for analyzing constraints on the shape and flow of data in systems. He talks about the factors useful for system analysis like working set & average transaction sizes, request & update rates, consistency, locality, computation, and latency. He also discusses big data architecture details of two use cases, movie streaming and face recognition.

Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

Posted by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015

This article introduces gilt.com's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, which allows the company to operate a resilient cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. 9

Mobile-First in Africa: Education, Birth Registration, Banking

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  May 06, 2015

In little over a decade, Africa has become the second most mobile connected continent, where about 15% of the billion inhabitants owns a cell phone, opening the way to many innovative applications. 2

Continuous Quality and the Cloud: How You Should Be Testing Mobile Apps

Posted by Eran Kinsbruner on  May 05, 2015

Cloud based test labs provide an infrastructure to automatically test your software on a great number of devices. Leverage this in your build to reach to goal of continuous quality.

Cloud Native Architectures - a Conversation with Matt Stine

Posted by Rags Srinivas on  May 02, 2015

A conversation with Matt Stine about Cloud Native Architectures, Microservices and SOA, and how it's both a cultural and technological change within enterprises.

Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips Answer Questions on Microservices

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 26, 2015

Following the webinar Exploring the Uncharted Territory of Microservices organized by XebiaLabs, Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips answered a number of questions on microservices asked by participants.

Driving Agile Architecting with Cost and Risk

Posted by Eltjo R. Poort on  Apr 19, 2015

In this article, author Eltjo R. Poort discusses an architecture approach called Risk and Cost Driven Architecture that helps architects become more effective in an agile world. 1

Big Data Processing with Apache Spark - Part 2: Spark SQL

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Apr 16, 2015

Spark SQL, part of Apache Spark, is used for structured data processing by running SQL queries on Spark data. Srini Penchikala discusses Spark SQL module & how it simplifies data analytics using SQL. 1

Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Apr 13, 2015

Bulk data is usually accessed via files & FTP. As collaboration migrates to APIs, what are the requirements for data APIs? Here we describe a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion.

Software Development Tooling: Information, Opinion, Guidelines, and Tools

Posted by Diomidis Spinellis, Stephanos Androutsellis-Theotokis on  Apr 10, 2015

In this article, authors summarize the information published in "Tools of the Trade" column series in IEEE Software magazine for last ten years.

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