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  • Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

    by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015

    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.

  • Simple TOSCA Orchestration for Docker

    by Nati Shalom on  Feb 14, 2015

    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.

  • DevOps in AWS LiveLessons Review and Q&A with Author Paul Duvall

    by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 12, 2015

    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.

Building Microservices with Spring Boot

Posted by Dan Woods on  Feb 10, 2015

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

Insights into the Testing and Release Processes for Chrome for iOS

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2015

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?

R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics – Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 07, 2015

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.

Virtual Roundtable: The Role of Containers in Modern Applications

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Feb 05, 2015

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.

React.js in Real Life at Codecademy

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on  Feb 04, 2015

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.

Scala in Large Scale Systems

Posted by Dave Hrycyszyn on  Feb 03, 2015

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.

Big Data Processing with Apache Spark – Part 1: Introduction

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 30, 2015

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

Building a Mars Rover Application with DynamoDB

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

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

5 Advanced Java Debugging Techniques Every Developer Should Know About

Posted by Tal Weiss on  Jan 20, 2015

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

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