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  • Database Continuous Delivery

    by Yaniv Yehuda on  May 08, 2014

    The database creates a real challenge for automation, hence participation in continuous processes. Scripting database objects change-scripts into traditional version or using 'compare & sync' tools is either an inefficient or risky thing to automate, as the two concepts are unaware of the other. 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

    by Todd Schiller on  May 05, 2014 1

    With Java 8, annotations can be written not only on declarations, but on any use of a type such as types in declarations, generics, and casts. This article introduces the new type annotation syntax and practical tools to boost productivity and build higher-quality software.

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

    by João Miranda on  Apr 30, 2014

    "In Search of Certainty - The Science of Our Information Infrastructure", written by CFEngine's creator, Mark Burgess, takes us into a fascinating journey through physics, biology and what we can learn from them and apply to the information infrastructure realm. InfoQ took the opportunity to discuss the book with the author.

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.

Twenty Years of Patterns’ Impact

Posted by Gregor Hohpe, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Joseph W. Yoder, and Olaf Zimmermann on  Apr 19, 2014

In this article, authors talk about the impact of pattern languages on software design community over past 20 years. 1

MLConf NYC 2014 Highlights

Posted by Charles Menguy on  Apr 17, 2014

The MLConf conference was going strong in NYC on April 11th and was a full day packed with talks around Machine Learning and Big Data, featuring speakers from many prominent companies.

Designing an Event Log API with RAML

Posted by Saul Caganoff on  Apr 11, 2014

The RAML API specification language includes constructs that reduce duplication inherent in other formats. This article steps through a simple API design to illustrate some of RAML's DRY features. 1

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2014

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 03, 2014

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

Seven Steps to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility Strategy

Posted by Arun Bhattacharya on  Apr 01, 2014

As mobility is transforming our lives, this article gives a step-by-step approach on how enterprises can seamlessly connect their mobile workforce to back-end systems for increased productivity.

NoSQL, JSON, and Time Series Data Management: Interview with Anuj Sahni

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 26, 2014

InfoQ spoke with Anuj Sahni, Principal Product Manager at Oracle about the time series data, NoSQL databases and best practices for managing this type of data.

Measuring Architecture Sustainability

Posted by Heiko Koziolek, Dominik Domis, Thomas Goldschmidt, Philipp Vorst on  Mar 20, 2014

In this article, authors discuss Morphosis, a multi-perspective measuring approach for architecture sustainability that includes compliance checking and tracking of architecture-level code metrics.

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