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  • Reactive Cloud Actors: An Evolvable Web of Events

    by Ali Kheyrollahi on  May 19, 2014

    Reactive Cloud Actors are an utilization of Carl Hewitt's Actor model which can be used to leverage the power of modern distributed systems. This article demonstrates an implementation of Reactive Cloud Actors, considering a complex business scenario that is delivered in an elegant and thoughtful solution.

  • Russ Miles on Antifragility and Microservices

    by Ralph Winzinger on  May 13, 2014

    Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.. We're discussing these new concepts with Russ Miles to find out what they are good for and how to apply them in an architect's or developer's daily business - for existing applications and those to come

  • Twenty Years of Patterns’ Impact

    by Gregor Hohpe, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Joseph W. Yoder, and Olaf Zimmermann on  Apr 19, 2014 1

    In this article, authors talk about the impact of pattern languages on the software design community over the past 20 years. They discuss patterns like Enterprise Integration Patterns, open source ESBs and patterns as a design tool.

Distributing Complex Services in Cross-Geolocational IDCs

Posted by Arthur Shui on  Apr 09, 2014

Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users.

Measuring Architecture Sustainability

Posted by Heiko Koziolek, Dominik Domis, Thomas Goldschmidt, Philipp Vorst on  Mar 20, 2014

In this article, authors discuss Morphosis, a multi-perspective measuring approach for architecture sustainability that includes compliance checking and tracking of architecture-level code metrics.

Lambda Architecture: Design Simpler, Resilient, Maintainable and Scalable Big Data Solutions

Posted by Daniel Jebaraj on  Mar 12, 2014

Lambda Architecture proposes a simpler, elegant paradigm designed to process large amounts of data. In this article, author discusses Lambda Architecture with the help of a sample Java application. 6

Sustainable Architectural Design Decisions

Posted by Uwe Zdun, Rafael Capilla, Huy Tran, Olaf Zimmermann on  Mar 09, 2014

In this article, based on a research study the authors discuss the criteria that can help architects assess architectural design decisions’ sustainability.

Interview and Book Review of The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 26, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Capers Jones about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.

Big Data Analytics for Security

Posted by Alvaro A. Cárdenas, Pratyusa K. Manadhata, Sreeranga P. Rajan on  Feb 11, 2014

In this article, authors discuss the role of big data and Hadoop in security analytics space and how to use MapReduce to process data for security analysis.

Building Applications With Hadoop

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jan 30, 2014

How to use various tools such as Apache Avro, Apache Crunch, Cloudera ML and the Cloudera Development Kit to build applications that use Hadoop.

Interview with Raffi Krikorian on Twitter's Infrastructure

Posted by Xuefeng Ding on  Jan 19, 2014

Raffi Krikorian, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Twitter, gives an insight on how Twitter prepares for unexpected traffic peaks and how system architecture is designed to support failure. 1

Non-functional Requirements in Architectural Decision Making

Posted by David Ameller, Claudia Ayala, Jordi Cabot, Xavier Franch on  Jan 17, 2014

In this article, authors present an empirical study about the software architecture practices for managing non-functional requirements and decision making in software development processes. 2

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