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.
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.
In this article, authors discuss how using simulation as an integral part of the development process can improve product quality, reduce cost, and deliver reliable working code.
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.
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.
Donald Raab, creator of GS Collections, open sourced by Goldman Sachs in 2012, continues to explore more examples from that powerful framework 1
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
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
The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.
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" 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.
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