This year, Apple surprisingly unveiled Swift, a new programming language for iOS and OSX at WWDC. Swift is an alternative to Objective-C introducing syntactical concepts and programming paradigms well known from other languages but not available in iOS and OSX world yet. In this article, Gustavo Machado, vice president of engineering at KidoZen, details why Swift is an enrichment to iOS and OSX.
Aerospike is an open source distributed Key-Value NoSQL database. It supports flexible data schemas and ACID transactions. InfoQ spoke with Brian Bulkowski, Aerospike co-founder and CTO, about the NoSQL database architecture, advantages and its limitations.
Donald Raab, creator of GS Collections, open sourced by Goldman Sachs in 2012, reveals the power of that framework, and how together with Lambda expressions, it sprinkles Java with some of the sparkle of Smalltalk.
Enterprise Application Development can be smartly standardized in order to take advantage of existing code and component based architecture. Mark demonstrates an approach to clarify this EA pattern. 6
Grady Booch is interviewed by Mark Collins-Cope covering topics ranging from UML and Unified Process to Programming Languages and the future of software innovation.
The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations.
GridGain announced In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop, offering benefits of in-memory computing to Hadoop applications. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov from GridGain about the product's architecture.
Scott Ambler discusses a recent mini-survey designed to find out how TDD is being used in practice. He examines the state of practice and what techniques and tools are being used with TDD.
Building Android and iOS applications using JavaFX, now included in Java 8, is a game changer for JavaFX. In this article we will show how to develop and upload JavaFX Applications on Android devices. 8
In this article, author talks about how to improve the accuracy of software development effort estimations. He also discusses how to measure and predict productivity.
Apache CouchDB is a Document NoSQL database that uses JSON for storing documents. In this article, Jan Lehnardt gives an overview of CouchDB, its architecture and what problems it aims to solve. 3