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  • Integrating Raft into JGroups

    by Ugo Landini on  Jul 14, 2015

    JGroups has many features that could be useful to a robust Raft consensus based implementation. In this article, Ugo Landini takes us through a project to implement a Raft consensus based algorithm on top of JGroups, which could be really a nice addition in many different use cases.

  • Infrastructure as a Service and Cloud Technologies

    by Nicolas Serrano, Gorka Gallardo, and Josune Hernantes on  Jul 12, 2015

    In this article, authors examine the enterprise cloud market and technologies and provide guidance for choosing the right cloud solution. They also discuss the cloud computing best practices such as elastic architecture, design for failure, high availability, performance, security, and monitoring.

  • Article Series: Mobile-first in Africa

    by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 08, 2015

    This series focuses on several African projects that are leveraging existing mobile technology to have a significant impact on people's lives, from education to banking, from health to conflict outburst handling, and more. Articles in this series not only cover the available technological ground of those projects but also try and explain their impact on African society.

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon New York 2015

Posted by Abel Avram on  Jul 07, 2015

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon New York 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Big Data as a Service, an Interview with Google's William Vambenepe

Posted by Chris Swan on  Jul 06, 2015

An interview with Google's William Vambenepe, who's lead product manager for Big Data services, to ask him about the shift from products to services when working with Big Data.

Article Series: Design and Technology: Joining Forces for a Truly Competitive Advantage

Posted by Sarah Howe on  Jul 06, 2015

This article series offers readers tactical approaches to building software that your customers love.

Architectural Refactoring: A Task-Centric View on Software Evolution

Posted by Olaf Zimmermann on  Jul 04, 2015

In this article, author discusses Architectural Refactoring (AR) techniques to improve the quality attributes without changing the system's scope and functionality.

From a Project to a Product Approach Using LeSS at Agfa Healthcare

Posted by Jurgen De Smet on  Jul 01, 2015

By changing the inner workings from a project perspective to a product perspective Agfa Healthcare established a less complicated process using a single backlog for the entire organisation.

The Road Ahead for Architectural Languages

Posted by Patricia Lago, Ivano Malavolta, Henry Muccini, Patrizio Pelliccione, Antony Tang on  Jun 28, 2015

In this article, authors examine architectural languages (ALs) and model-driven engineering (MDE) as means for improving architecture design. They review a framework for AL definition and tools.

The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Posted by Seth Earley on  Jun 21, 2015

In this article, author describes the role of data analytics in healthcare space with emerging wearable technologies like biophysical interfaces, physiological sensors and embedded diagnostic tools.

Probabilistic Project Planning Using Little’s Law

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Jun 21, 2015

Little’s Law helps teams that use user stories for planning and tracking project execution, with a project buffer to manage inherent uncertainty of a fixed-bid project and protect its delivery date. 4

The Cloud Migration Checklist

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 18, 2015

Are you in the process of moving applications to a public cloud? In this article, we’ll explore four stages in a cloud migration lifecycle and the questions to answer before exiting each one. 1

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