The innovation of parallel streams in Java 8 has diverted attention from a very substantial addition to the concurrency library, the CompletableFuture class. Author Maurice Naftalin eloquently explores CompletableFuture, why it is so useful in programming systems that depend on the interaction of asynchronous tasks, and how it complements fork/join-style parallelism, including parallel streams.
In this article, author Eltjo R. Poort discusses an architecture approach called Risk and Cost Driven Architecture that helps architects become more effective in an agile world. It's based on the use of risk and cost to determine the architectural significance of concerns.
Spark SQL, part of Apache Spark big data framework, is used for structured data processing and allows running SQL like queries on Spark data. In this article, Srini Penchikala discusses Spark SQL module and how it simplifies running data analytics using SQL interface. He also talks about the new features in Spark SQL, like DataFrames and JDBC data sources.
Software developers spend time and energy on building the best possible products looking at web frameworks, using a NoSQL or SQL database, etc. There's another equally important aspect: culture. 1
In this article, authors summarize the information published in "Tools of the Trade" column series in IEEE Software magazine for last ten years.
Stopping after unit testing is like starting automobile production after testing the nuts and bolts. This article investigates some important techniques in integration testing.
With the emergence of the WebRTC API standard, developers without any experience in telecommunications technology are enabled to easily integrate real-time comms into their applications.
In this article, authors reflect on Credit Suisse's adoption of SOA principles and the organization's transition from mainframe programs to open SOA services with interface contracts and governance. 4
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4
Now that 2015 is underway, it’s time to consider a mobile strategy framework for a prosperous year. We will be discussing some key points to consider as you plan your strategy for a successful future.
In this article, authors discuss the Indian Banking Community Cloud (IBCC) that provides cloud-based services to banks to address the financial sector's growing demand for secure cloud-based services.