Synchronization of data across systems is expensive and impractical when running systems at scale. Traditional approaches for performing computations or information dissemination are not viable. In this article Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization.
The concept of a "microservice architecture" has steadily gained a foothold in software development over the past several years. This article uses Spring Boot, which recognized from an early time the benefits in decomposing monolithic services into distributed microservices, and was designed in a way that makes developing and building microservices a developer-focused process.
First in a series of articles on Scala in large-scale environments, Dave Hrycyszyn speaks to McLaren Applied Technologies' Andrew Jayne about building a custom high-performance data store in Scala.
This article walks you through the new Java 8 features that are supported by Spring 4.0 and 4.1. 5
With architectures becoming wider and more concurrent, dealing with errors in production is harder than ever. In this article we investigate five techniques for finding and fixing bugs in production. 3
In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bringing better low-level memory layout control to Java.
Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.
Oracle's Brian Goetz (Java Language Architect) and John Rose (JVM Architect) take us on a deep-dive discussion about some of the technologies and features being discussed for Java 9 and beyond. 1
During the holiday season we think about our families, our children, & their future. In this article, Yakov Fain discusses his new book "Java Programming for Kids" (now available as a free download) 1
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.
Regular InfoQ Java contributor Dr. Alex Blewitt has recently published a follow-up to last year’s "Eclipse 4 Plug-in Development by Example”.
Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason's Functional Programming in Scala "is not a book about Scala," say the authors, rather it is a principled introduction to functional programming that relies on Scala.