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  • Building and Deploying Android Apps Using JavaFX

    by Johan Vos on  Sep 02, 2014 8

    Java was invented to provide a software environment for embedded devices. But a strange loop in history made Java the top language for enterprise software. Java comes full circle with JavaFX, a mature Rich Client Application framework included in the Java 8 core libraries. In this article, we show how to deploy JavaFX Applications on Android devices, a game changer for the JavaFX platform.

  • What We Do and Don't Know about Software Development Effort Estimation

    by Magne Jorgensen on  Aug 29, 2014

    In this article, author talks about how to improve the accuracy of software development effort estimations. He suggests to use relevant historical data improve estimation accuracy and to avoid early estimates based on incomplete information. He also discusses how to measure and predict productivity in software projects.

  • Apache CouchDB: The Definitive Introduction

    by Jan Lehnardt on  Aug 28, 2014 1

    Apache CouchDB is an open source 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 and why it is different from all other databases.

Practical Cassandra: A Developer's Approach - Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 21, 2014

Practical Cassandra: A Developer's Approach book is a developer's guide to build applications using Cassandra NoSQL database. InfoQ spoke with authors about the book and data modeling in Cassandra.

Interview with Thomas Imart, Creator of Tweetinvi

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 18, 2014

In this installment of our .NET Open Source series we talk to Thomas Imart. His library, Tweetinvi, is designed to make working with Twitter’s Stream API easier to use.

Collaborative Software Development Platforms for Crowdsourcing

Posted by Xin Peng, Muhammad Ali Babar, Christof Ebert on  Aug 17, 2014

In this IEEE article, authors provide an overview of current technologies for crowdsourcing in software development. They talk about the current practice and trends in collaborative platforms.

Large Scale Event Tracking with RabbitMQ

Posted by Dr. Claire Fautsch on  Aug 13, 2014

Goodgame Studios leverages events to track player behaviors. Due to the volume of their events, Goodgame Studios uses RabbitMQ and cloud technologies to capture this data for further processing.

Hunting Java Concurrency Bugs

Posted by Dr. Heinz Kabutz on  Aug 05, 2014

Concurrency bugs come in many forms. In this article Java Specialist Dr. Heinz Kabutz examines two threading bugs he discovered in the core Java libraries. 3

We don’t do that here

Posted by Joseph Flahiff on  Aug 01, 2014

Do you know why that bit about the TPS report in the movie Office Space is so funny? It is because we can all relate to it. We have all experienced it. 1

Scala 2.12 Will Only Support Java 8

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jul 29, 2014

Scala 2.12 will require a Java 8 or above JVM to run. This release, scheduled for release in early 2016, will not run on any JVM before version 8.

Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.

Introducing Spring XD, a Runtime Environment for Big Data Applications

Posted by Charles Humble on  Jul 23, 2014

Spring XD (eXtreme Data) is Pivotal’s Big Data play. It joins Spring Boot and Grails as part of the execution portion of the Spring IO platform. 1

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