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From MDM to MDM: From Managing Devices to Apps to Data

Posted by Jesus Rodriguez on  May 22, 2014

Mobile operations management is one of the top priorities of modern enterprise and after establishing solutions for device management, the next challenge is to manage and secure mobile business data.

Reactive Cloud Actors: An Evolvable Web of Events

Posted by Ali Kheyrollahi on  May 19, 2014

Reactive Cloud Actors are an implementation of Carl Hewitt's Actor model which can be used to leverage the power of modern distributed systems.

Russ Miles on Antifragility and Microservices

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 13, 2014

Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.

How Functional is Java 8?

Posted by Ben Evans on  May 12, 2014

It's been said that Java 8 is bringing Functional Programming to Java. In this article Ben Evans looks at the how Java 8 provides some key benefits of the functional programming style. 3

Improving Your Asynchronous Code Using Tasks, Async and Await

Posted by Dave Marini on  May 06, 2014

Dave Marini delves into the history of asynchronous programming on the .NET platform, tracing through the early days of the Asynchronous Programming Model to today’s async/await patterns.

Type Annotations in Java 8: Tools and Opportunities

Posted by Todd Schiller on  May 05, 2014

With Java 8, annotations can now be written on any use of a type such as in declarations, generics, and casts. This article introduces type annotations and tools to help build better software. 1

What is Apache Tez?

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Apr 25, 2014

Bikas Saha and Arun Murthy discuss Tez’s design, highlight some of its features and share some of the initial results obtained by making Hive use Tez instead of MapReduce.

Culture is the True North - Scaling at Jimdo

Posted by Arne Roock on  Apr 24, 2014

A lot of the pain that large and medium-sized organizations are facing boils down to scaling. At Jimdo, the approach to scaling relies on three major factors: culture, communication, and kaizen.

Intuitive, Robust Date and Time Handling, Finally Comes to Java

Posted by Stephen Colebourne on  Apr 21, 2014

Date and time are fundamental concepts to many applications, yet Java SE had no good API to handle them; until now! With Java SE 8, java.time provides a well-structured API to cover date and time.

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