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  • Article Series: Description, Discovery, and Profiles : The Next Level in Web APIs

    by Mike Amundsen on  May 29, 2015

    This series focuses on three key areas of "meta-language" for Web APIs: API Description, API Discovery, and API Profiles. You’ll see articles covering all three of these important trends as well as interviews with some of the key personalities in this fast-moving space.

  • Mobile Apps Offline Support

    by Gustavo Machado on  May 29, 2015 2

    Offline support for mobile applications can be thought of as the ability for the app to react gracefully to the lack of connectivity. The rather new context of mobile devices introduced problems such as presence or absence of a network connection or even high latency and low bandwidth. This article covers approaches to these problems in the field of mobile app development.

  • From Doodles to Delivery: An API Design Process

    by Ronnie Mitra on  May 26, 2015 1

    Having a basic understanding of web based applications is a good foundation for designing a working Web API. But, if you want to create a good API you need a lot more than that. Designing a good API is hard work and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it’s your job to make one.

High Tech, High Sec.: Security Concerns in Graph Databases

Posted by George Hurlburt on  May 23, 2015

Graph NoSQL databases support data models with connected data. In this article, author discusses security implications of graph databases in use cases like graph discovery and knowledge management.

Description, Discovery, and Profiles: A Primer

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  May 22, 2015

While the process of implementing Web APIs has become common, the tooling for describing, discovering, and understanding the meaning of the tens of thousands of API-based services has yet to settle.

Full Stack Web Development Using Neo4j

Posted by Brian Underwood on  May 21, 2015

When building a web application there are lot of choices for the database. In this article, author discusses why Neo4j is a good choice if data model contains lot of connected data and relationships.

Mobile-First in Africa: How Mobile Phones are Changing Health Care in Africa

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  May 18, 2015

This mobile explosion in Africa is creating a very large, low-cost distributed sensor network that has the potential to completely transform global health care.

Q&A with Alex Blewitt on Swift Essentials

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 17, 2015

Less than a year ago, Apple introduced Swift to the developer community. InfoQ caught up with Alex Blewitt, author of "Swift Essentials", a book on developing iOS apps using Swift.

Shaping Big Data Through Constraints Analysis

Posted by Carlos Bueno on  May 12, 2015

In this article, Carlos Bueno describes a method for analyzing constraints on the shape and flow of data in systems. He also discusses details of two use cases, movie streaming and face recognition.

How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?

Interview and Book Review: BDD In Action

Posted by Craig Smith on  May 10, 2015

"BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests. 3

Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

Posted by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015

This article introduces gilt.com's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, which allows the company to operate a resilient cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. 9

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