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  • Virtual Roundtable: The Role of Containers in Modern Applications

    by Richard Seroter on  Feb 05, 2015

    JP Morgenthal recently published a controversial DevOps.com article entitled “Containers Are Designed for an Antiquated Application Architecture.” After observing a lively debate on Twitter, InfoQ reached out to some of the most influential (and opinionated!) tech leaders in the industry – including Morgenthal himself – and asked them to participate in a virtual roundtable.

  • Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

    by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015 1

    Current agile practices are far too narrowly focused on delivering code to users and customers. There is no systems-wide view of other stakeholders, of databases, and anything else except the code. This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’.

  • REST-y Reader

    by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 24, 2014

    Rounding out our first Web APIs series Mike shares books he recommends for those who want to learn more about designing, implementing, and maintaining APIs for the Web.

Book Review and Interview: The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Dec 18, 2014

The new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, looks at a wide range of considerations for cloud-scale systems.

Roy Fielding on Versioning, Hypermedia, and REST

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 17, 2014

Roy Fielding talks to Mike Amundsen about versioning on the Web, why hypermedia is a requirement in his REST style, and the process of designing network software that can adapt over time. 14

Designing a Highly Available, Fault Tolerant, Hadoop Cluster with Data Isolation

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Dec 16, 2014

In this article Monica Beckwith, starting from core Hadoop components, investigates the design of a highly available, fault tolerant Hadoop cluster, adding security and data-level isolation.

Making the Case for an API Roadmap

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Nov 26, 2014

Chris Haddad explains why one should create a roadmap for an API, providing advice on avoiding common API pitfalls, creating business value and monetizing API assets. 1

Interview with Alex Holmes, author of “Hadoop in Practice. Second Edition”

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 20, 2014

The new “Hadoop in Practice. 2 Edition" book by Alex Holmes covers a lot of topics building Hadoop code and organizing data to support code simplicity and execution speed.

Article Series: Web APIs: From Start to Finish

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Nov 18, 2014

This series takes the reader on a journey from determining the business case for APIs to a design methodology, meeting implementation challenges and maintaining public APIs on the Web over time.

Matt Schumpert on Datameer Smart Execution

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 13, 2014

Datameer, a big data analytics application for Hadoop, introduced Datameer 5.0 with Smart Execution to enhance the data analytics. InfoQ spoke with Matt Schumpert from Datameer about the new product.

Updated Principles of Service Orientation

Posted by Michael Poulin on  Nov 03, 2014

Our understanding of SOA has changed over the last 15 years. We review and update the Principles of Service Orientation providing a more business-focused & less technology-specific perspective. 6

How SOA Governance (and SOA Management) Should Actually Be Done

Posted by Ganesh Prasad on  Oct 29, 2014

Ganesh Prasad proposes separating governance and management in SOA projects to make sure that right dependencies are used throughout the system in order to promote agility and reduce costs and risks.

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