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  • Teaching Kids Java Programming

    by Yakov Fain on  Dec 22, 2014 1

    During the holiday season we think about our families, our children, and and their future. In this article, Yakov Fain give us some insight about what lead him to write his new book "Java Programming for Kids" (now available as a free download) and includes some sample chapters.

  • Book Review and Interview: The Practice of Cloud System Administration

    by Richard Seroter on  Dec 18, 2014

    The new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, looks at a wide range of considerations for cloud-scale systems. In this book review and interview with the authors, we look at how teams can apply proven best practices.

  • Designing a Highly Available, Fault Tolerant, Hadoop Cluster with Data Isolation

    by Monica Beckwith on  Dec 16, 2014

    As data grows exponentially, the modern Hadoop ecosystem provides not only a reliable distributed aggregation system that delivers data parallelism, but also analytics for great data insights. In this article Monica Beckwith, starting from core Hadoop components, investigates the design of a highly available, fault tolerant Hadoop cluster, adding security and data-level isolation.

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2014

Posted by Abel Avram on  Dec 08, 2014

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Apache Ignite GridGain Incubator Project - Q&A Interview with Nikita Ivanov

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 03, 2014

GridGain announced that the In-Memory Data Fabric has been accepted into Apache Incubator program as Apache Ignite. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov about their product becoming part of Apache.

How Well Do You Know Your Personae Non Gratae?

Posted by Jane Cleland-Huang on  Nov 27, 2014

In this article, author discusses three techniques to defend against malicious users in software systems. The techniques includes creating personas, misuse cases and annotated activity diagrams.

Making the Case for an API Roadmap

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Nov 26, 2014

Chris Haddad explains why one should create a roadmap for an API, providing advice on avoiding common API pitfalls, creating business value and monetizing API assets. 1

Tuning Java Servers

Posted by Srinath Perera on  Nov 24, 2014

With tens of thousands of production Java servers running in the enterprise, many engineers lack the skills to keep their servers greased. In this article InfoQ studies methods for tuning Java servers

Is Your Java Application Hostile to JIT Compilation?

Posted by Ben Evans on  Nov 21, 2014

Many apps fail to make full use of the capabilities of the JIT compiler. 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”

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 20, 2014

The new “Hadoop in Practice. 2 Edition" book by Alex Holmes covers a lot of topics building Hadoop code and organizing data to support code simplicity and execution speed.

Simulation-Based Embedded Agile Development

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

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 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.

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