Synchronization of data across systems is expensive and impractical when running systems at scale. Traditional approaches for performing computations or information dissemination are not viable. In this article Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization.
TOSCA (Topology Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications), governed by the OASIS organization, is a platform for defining a standard container orchestration specification that is portable across various cloud environments and container providers.
Addison-Wesley Professional Devops in AWS LiveLessons is a 4+ hours video course for infrastructure developers and Sys Ops engineers who aim at creating a fully-automated continuous delivery system in AWS. The course is focused on leveraging key features of AWS while also presenting them in the framework of DevOps best practices and tools. InfoQ has spoken with course author Paul Duvall.
The concept of a "microservice architecture" has steadily gained a foothold in software development over the past several years. This article uses Spring Boot to explore the concepts. 9
How does Google manage the test and release processes for Chrome for iOS? What kind of tests are in place? What is the life cycle of a new feature from acceptance to release?
The book "R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics" authored by Jared Lander covers R language and how to use it for data analytics and visualizations. InfoQ spoke with Jared about the book.
What role do containers play in a modern cloud-native application? InfoQ reached out to some of the most influential tech leaders in the industry and asked them to participate in a virtual roundtable.
Codecademy recently switched to React.js for their front-end learning environment. Author Bonnie Eisenman provides a glimpse on using React in a large, complex, and critical environment.
First in a series of articles on Scala in large-scale environments, Dave Hrycyszyn speaks to McLaren Applied Technologies' Andrew Jayne about building a custom high-performance data store in Scala.
Apache Spark is an open source big data framework built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. In this article, Srini Penchikala discusses how Spark helps with big data processing. 2
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. 1
With architectures becoming wider and more concurrent, dealing with errors in production is harder than ever. In this article we investigate five techniques for finding and fixing bugs in production. 3