• Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

    by Alexey Krivitsky on  Aug 26, 2015

    This article describes learning from XING on how to scale mobile development such that as many teams as necessary can contribute to the development of mobile apps (on both iOS and Android platforms) and at the same time keep the apps consistent, stable and shiny. It summarizes the key decisions and structural changes they made in order to enable scaling mobile from 2 to 10 teams.

  • Igniting Kids' Enthusiasm for Coding

    by Henk Jurriens on  Aug 25, 2015 is an initiative to ignite kids' enthusiasm to learn how to code, to create apps, to design websites, and overall to become comfortable with technology. This article explores what teachers can do to ignite kid's enthusiasm for coding by using interesting and cool lessons to give them some pointers on how to code and then let the magic happen!

  • Seven Microservices Anti-patterns

    by Vijay Alagarasan on  Aug 24, 2015 4

    In this article Vijay Algarasan, a Principal Architect at Asurion, discusses how he and his teams have encountered microservices at various engagements and some lessons they have learned as a result. This has resulted in them building up a series of anti-patterns and some associated patterns, which Vijay believes are more widely applicable to all practitioners of microservices

Version Control, Git, and your Enterprise

Posted by Bob Jenkins on  Aug 18, 2015

This article discusses the key questions to be contemplated by your enterprise in determining whether Git is right for you and what you need to consider in moving to Git.

Refactoring for Software Design Smells Review and Q&A with the Authors

Posted by Mirko Stocker on  Aug 15, 2015

Refactoring for Software Design Smells by Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam, and Tushar Sharma presents a catalogue of typical software design smells and how they can be remedied.

The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, Review and Q&A with Authors

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 13, 2015

The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System is a long awaited update to a successful and authorative guide to the FreeBSD kernel that covers all major new features up to FreeBSD 11.

Elixir in Action Review and Q&A with the Author

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 08, 2015

Elixir in action aims to introduce readers to Elixir and the Erlang virtual machine while also discussing concurrent programming topics, fault-tolerance, and topics related to high-availability.

Architects Should Code: The Architect's Misconception

Posted by Brandon Bryson on  Aug 06, 2015

The responsibility of an architect reaches far past design and business concerns. Their design's implementation is ultimately their only measure of success; they should get their hands dirty and help. 17

Project Jigsaw is Really Coming in Java 9

Posted by Nicolai Parlog on  Aug 04, 2015

Eight years in the making, Project Jigsaw is finally coming to Java 9. This article discusses what we need to know and how to prepare for potential code-breaking changes to the JDK. 1

In-App Subscriptions Made Easy

Posted by Ofir Sharony on  Aug 01, 2015

There are various types of subscriptions: recurring, non-recurring, free-trial periods, various billing cycles, .... This article will make your life easier when addressing in-app subscriptions.

WebSocket: Bringing Desktop Agility to Web Application

Posted by Dmitriy Rogatkin on  Jul 30, 2015

The Web application user experience is lacking compared to native and desktop applications. Using WebSocket, apps can move to a truly interactive experience. 1

Build High Performance JVM Microservices with Ratpack & Spring Boot

Posted by Dan Woods on  Jul 28, 2015

Ratpack & Spring Boot offer powerful JVM platforms for building high performance, extensible microservices, leveraging Spring Data to create data driven REST APIs in a light, cloud native deployment. 18

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