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DroidConSE: Tackling Complexity in Android Apps with RxJava at SoundCloud

by Matt McComb on  Nov 11, 2014

In his recent talk at DroidconSE, Matthias Kaeppler (Software Engineer at SoundCloud), proposed the use of RxJava - an implementation of Reactive Extensions for the Java programming language - in Android apps to elegantly handle asynchronous behaviour. After his talk InfoQ spoke to Matthias to discover how other Android developers can benefit from adopting RxJava.

Dropbox Partnering With Microsoft

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 11, 2014

As announced at Web Summit last week, Dropbox has partnered up with Microsoft. Dropbox already hosts over 35 Billion Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations. This is value that Microsoft is willing to capture and allow for deeper integration between Office and Dropbox users. We examine what this partnership brings to both ends and the user and how the Cloud Storage market is shaping.

Gregor Hohpe on Architects in Enterprises

by Jan Stenberg on  Nov 10, 2014 2

Architecture is looking at things in a bigger context, thinking ahead and making decisions. Using their technical and communication skills architects can play a significant role in this by establishing direct contacts with people at different levels in an organisation, Gregor Hohpe said when sharing his experiences from working for Google, and now as Chief IT Architect at Allianz.

Becoming Cloud-Native

by Jan Stenberg on  Nov 09, 2014

Cloud technology is really about On-Demand Technology with a lot of new possibilities coming, making new ways of thinking possible, Peter van Hardenberg from Heroku stated at the GOTO Berlin Conference looking at how a cloud-native way of thinking may change your view of building applications for the cloud.

An Introduction to Minimum Viable Architecture

by Savita Pahuja on  Nov 08, 2014 3

This post describes the minimum viable architecture for developing minimum viable product. It includes the architecture specification in different phases of startup.

Rebuilding Wunderlist Using Microservices

by Jan Stenberg on  Nov 08, 2014 2

Chad Fowler, CTO at 6Wunderkinder, the company behind Wunderlist, describes how they went from a large monolithic Rails application and a large monolithic database to a system with many microservices, and the architecture they ended up with. Starting by adding new functionality as services and splitting the large database into smaller databases, they ended up doing a big rewrite of a new system.

Web Summit 2014 Final Day Review

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 07, 2014

Web Summit concluded today with Peter Thiel of Paypal and Facebook followed by U2’s Bono. Highlights from last day include Google Programmatic Marketing efforts, Peter Thiel and U2's Bono, Bitcoin speeches and the winners for the ALPHA and BETA competition.

Google’s Guidelines for Creating and Publishing Android Apps

by Abel Avram on  Nov 07, 2014

Google has published “The Secrets to App Success on Google Play”, a playbook meant to educate Android developers on creating applications that have greater chances to be appreciated by users, downloaded by more people and obtain better results.

IntelliJ IDEA 14 Arrives

by Matt Raible on  Nov 06, 2014 1

JetBrains released IntelliJ IDEA 14 a month ahead of schedule. This release introduces a wealth of innovative features, including a new decompiler, debugger improvements, editor enhancements, support for Android Wear/TV, and support for many JavaScript frameworks.

Martin Fowler on Characteristics of Microservices

by Jan Stenberg on  Nov 06, 2014 6

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a very broad term and practically meaningless. Microservices is a subset of SOA with the value being that it allows us to put a label on this useful subset of SOA terminology, Martin Fowler stated in his keynote introducing Microservices when opening the GOTO Berlin Conference 2014.

Web Summit 2014 Day Two Review

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 06, 2014

Yesterday concluded the second day of the Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland. We see what happened and what is new from last day at the event.

Microsoft and Dropbox Partner to Deliver Better Experience to Office 365 Users

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 05, 2014

Microsoft and Dropbox announced a strategic partnership to integrate Dropbox service with Office 365 on phones and tablets.

Apple TestFlight Now Allows up to 1,000 External Beta Testers

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 05, 2014

Apple announced that its TestFlight beta testing service allows now to invite up to 1,000 external beta testers via iTunesConnect. The most relevant facts about the new service.

Web Summit 2014 Day One Review

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 04, 2014

Web Summit, one of the largest technology conferences in Europe opened up today. Famous people from the technology and business world are expected to talk, like Peter Thiel, Drew Houston and Anna Patterson.

Basho Announcements at RICON Conference

by Victor Grazi on  Nov 03, 2014

The RICON conference in Las Vegas last week brought together scholarship from industry and academia in a venue targeted at sharing the latest innovations in tools, technologies and concepts in the field of Distributed Systems. In hosting the conference Basho Technologies positions themselves as thought leaders in a challenging field.

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