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  • Is Your Java Application Hostile to JIT Compilation?

    by Ben Evans on  Nov 21, 2014

    ​One of the most important parts of the JVM is the Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. However, many applications are not written to take full advantage of the high-performance capabilities of the JIT. In this article we investigate some simple tricks to identify issues that may be making your application unfriendly to JIT.

  • Interview with Alex Holmes, author of “Hadoop in Practice. Second Edition”

    by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 20, 2014

    The new “Hadoop in Practice. Second Edition” book by Alex Holmes provides a deep insight into Hadoop ecosystem covering a wide spectrum of topics such as data organization, layouts and serialization, data processing, including MapReduce and big data patterns, special structures along with their usage to simplify big data processing, and SQL on Hadoop data.

  • Simulation-Based Embedded Agile Development

    by Jason Ard, Kristine Davidsen, Terril Hurst on  Nov 16, 2014

    In this article, authors discuss how simulation-centric development can improve product quality, reduce cost, and deliver reliable working code. They talk about using simulation as an integral part of the development process, to be utilized continuously throughout the product development life cycle.

Git and GitHub LiveLesson Review and Q&A with the Author

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 14, 2014

Git and GitHub LiveLessons is a video course based on a live workshop given by Peter Bell. Here, we present the course content and finally ask a few questions to the course's author.

Matt Schumpert on Datameer Smart Execution

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 13, 2014

Datameer, a big data analytics application for Hadoop, introduced Datameer 5.0 with Smart Execution to enhance the data analytics. InfoQ spoke with Matt Schumpert from Datameer about the new product.

GS Collections by Example – Part 2

Posted by Donald Raab on  Nov 10, 2014

Donald Raab, creator of GS Collections, open sourced by Goldman Sachs in 2012, continues to explore more examples from that powerful framework 1

Updated Principles of Service Orientation

Posted by Michael Poulin on  Nov 03, 2014

Our understanding of SOA has changed over the last 15 years. We review and update the Principles of Service Orientation providing a more business-focused & less technology-specific perspective. 6

Is Bitcoin a Decentralized Currency?

Posted by Arthur Gervais, Ghassan O. Karame, Vedran Capkun, Srdjan Capkun on  Nov 01, 2014

Bitcoin currency is getting more attention than any other digital currency model. In this article, authors analyze Bitcoin's decentralized model and discuss solutions to enhance its decentralization. 2

Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.

How SOA Governance (and SOA Management) Should Actually Be Done

Posted by Ganesh Prasad on  Oct 29, 2014

Ganesh Prasad proposes separating governance and management in SOA projects to make sure that right dependencies are used throughout the system in order to promote agility and reduce costs and risks.

Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics

Posted by Alex Giamas on  Oct 27, 2014

"Analytics Across the Enterprise" book is a collection of experiences by analytics practitioners in IBM. InfoQ spoke with authors about lessons learned and IBM technologies in the Big Data area.

Why Some Web APIs Are Not RESTful and What Can Be Done About It

Posted by Abel Avram on  Oct 26, 2014

Many Web API designers claim their are RESTful, but their APIs have little in common with REST. What can be done to make a web service API truly RESTful? 8

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