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Fun and Games with Enterprise Software: Tom Banks on What's New in WebSphere Liberty Profile, IBM Code Rally

Posted by Tom Banks on  Aug 01, 2013

Tom Banks talks about what's new in the IBM WebSphere Application Server v 8.5.5 Liberty Profile and explores how its extensible architecture allows interesting additions to "gamify" the running of enterprise software. He describes what you can do when enterprise software becomes mobile and introduces IBM Code Rally, a game which is built on top of the Liberty Profile and other IBM software.

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Martin Thompson on Low Latency Coding and Mechanical Sympathy

Posted by Martin Thompson on  Jun 07, 2013 1

Martin Thompson discusses how an understanding of the hardware is central to the creation of high-performance software even when using platform independent languages like Java.

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Interview with Graham Lee on the Discworld App

Posted by Graham Lee on  May 31, 2013

Graham Lee talks to InfoQ at QCon London 2013 about the creation of the Discworld app, and how the media-rich application benefited from automated testing and performance optimisations to be performant on retina class iPads.

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Darach Ennis on CEP, Stream Processing, Messaging, OOP vs Functional Architecture

Posted by Darach Ennis on  May 09, 2013 2

Darach Ennis explains the lessons learned from the Complex Event Processing community, reactive programming, the challenges of messaging on mobile platforms, OOP vs Functional and much more.

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Ben Christensen on Resilience at Netflix with Hystrix, Reactive Programming for the JVM with RxJava

Posted by Ben Christensen on  Apr 25, 2013

Ben Christensen explains how Netflix manages to stay online even with millions of users, the Hystrix fault tolerance library, how Netflix discovered reactive programming and why it ported Rx to Java.

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Simon Peyton Jones on Teaching Computer Science to Kids with the Computing At School Initiative

Posted by Simon Peyton Jones on  Apr 20, 2013

Simon Peyton Jones explains the Computing At School initiative which aims to introduce Computer Science as a discipline in schools, how to explain the ideas behind algorithms to kids and much more.

17:03

Jim Hirschauer on Application Monitoring, AppDynamics 3.7

Posted by Jim Hirschauer on  Apr 11, 2013

Jim Hirschauer describes the application monitoring tool landscape, KPIs and metrics to consider when monitoring, and compares monitoring traditional vs. cloud-based applications. He talks about performance considerations when instrumenting code, how organizations can be 'Smarter' about their Big Data, and looks at what's new in AppDynamics 3.7.

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Interview with Barbara Liskov

Posted by Barbara Liskov on  Apr 02, 2013 1

Barbara Liskov keynoted at QCon London 2013 on the power of abstraction. Afterwards, InfoQ caught up with up with her to ask her about language design, modularity and distributed computation.

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Incorporating Software Architecture in to the Agile Process

Posted by Alexander von Zitzewitz on  Mar 15, 2013 1

Through teamwork, an agile team can ensure the quality of its project's architecture, code hygiene, and other non-functional requirements by explicitly creating tasks for those concepts in each sprint. Alexander von Zitzewitz explains the importance of this method of agile development and how the use static analysis of code bases can help the "hard sell" of intentional architecture to management.

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Big Data's Role in Etsy's Product Development

Posted by Nell Thomas on  Mar 04, 2013

Etsy's approach to big data has been to give the entire organization visibility to different sources of data generated by their product as well as access to the experts who know how to use it. Nell Thomas explains her role at Etsy and how Etsy's view of big data has shaped its product's evolution.

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Lean UX Explained

Posted by Jeff Gothelf on  Mar 01, 2013 1

Learning from past projects, Jeff Gothelf helped synthesize Lean UX into a growing practice within software firms of all sizes, where teams focus on project outcomes and not output. When teams of varying competencies are brought together from the beginning of a project and given ownership, they are able to take responsibility for delivering a great client experience.

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Brian McCallion on Enterprise Considerations for Cloud, Hybrid Strategies, and Amazon RedShift

Posted by Brian McCallion on  Feb 25, 2013

Enterprise cloud specialist Brian McCallion talks about what's really holding back enterprises from adopting the cloud, how they should address their legacy applications, ways to avoid introducing complexity in distributed environments, the value of Amazon Redshift, and how technologists should broaden their knowledge and avoid specialization.

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