Lan Vuong shows how to optimize the performance of an application by leveraging the write-behind caching pattern which sends batch updates to the back-end database asynchronously within a user configurable interval of time, instead of doing sychronous write-through updates typical in web apps.
Using the new DLR features in VB 10 and C# 4 you can build a configuration-free ORM that works well with legacy stored procedures. Though accessed using normal object-dot-property syntax, all the data objects are built at runtime based solely on the information returned by the database. And this is done with no interfaces to define, classes to implement, or data mapping definitions to write.
This article provides an introduction to several aspects of data services: definition of need, rationale and benefits, scope, development, and consumption patterns.
This article presents a fetching strategy that using AOP, optimizes the data retrieval process without bloating the lower level service or repository layers. 12
Billy McCafferty presents S#arp Architecture, an ASP.NET MVC framework meant to leverage current best practices in architecting ASP.NET web applications. 6
This article compares two similar products, Adobe’s LiveCycle Data Services (LCDS) and Open Source Blaze Data Services, helping the user choosing between the two. 4
In part 1 of a series of articles Dennis Sosnoski that look at the mismatch between XML Schema and web service data bindings looks at simple data types and the problems they create. 1
Alois Reitbauer specifies several architectural anti-patterns that one should stay away from and which can downgrade an application’s performance. 28
Smalltalk, a language that has had a big influence on Ruby, is making a comeback. We take a look at the current situation and talk to Randal L. Schwartz about Smalltalk. 5
Ruby 1.9's Fibers and non-blocking I/O are getting more attention - we talked to Mohammad A. Ali of the NeverBlock project and Tony Arcieri of the Revactor project. 1
Mat Wall and Nik Silver explain how their has been using Domain-Driven Design in an evolving and Agile environment, at high traffic news site guardian.co.uk. 15
Leading persistence solution architects their views on the current state of the union in persistence in the Java community. 2
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