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  • Minecraft Modding with Forge

    by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 17, 2015

    Arun Gupta has been working with Devoxx4Kids for over two years, teaching Java programming with Minecraft modding. Together with his son Aditya, they wrote a book which teaches children how to code in Java for creating mods for Minecraft. InfoQ spoke to Arun about the recently published book, Minecraft Modding with Forge.

  • Java Bytecode: Bending the Rules

    by Rafael Winterhalter on  Jun 10, 2015

    Throwing checked exceptions without declaration, changing final fields; these kinds of antics would never be tolerated by the Java language. But using Java bytecode these can be done readily. Few developers ever work with Java bytecode directly, but bytecode format is not difficult to understand. In this article Rafael Winterhalter takes us on a tour of Java bytecode & some of its capabilities

  • Interview and Book Review: Java in a Nutshell, 6th Edition

    by Matt Raible on  Jun 06, 2015 1

    Java in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Benjamin J. Evans and David Flanagan is an update to the tried-and-true Java in a Nutshell series. This edition covers Java 8 for the experienced Java Developer, but it is also designed as a learning path for new developers.

The OpenJDK Revised Java Memory Model

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  May 31, 2015

The existing Java Memory Model covers a lot in terms of Java language semantic guarantees. In this article we will delve into some of those semantics, and review the motivation for updating the JMM 3

Q&A on the Book Scenario-Focused Engineering

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 22, 2015

The book Scenario-Focused Engineering describes a customer-centric lean and agile approach for developing and delivering software-based products using a fast feedback cycle.

Q&A with Alex Blewitt on Swift Essentials

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 17, 2015

Less than a year ago, Apple introduced Swift to the developer community. InfoQ caught up with Alex Blewitt, author of "Swift Essentials", a book on developing iOS apps using Swift.

Interview and Book Review: BDD In Action

Posted by Craig Smith on  May 10, 2015

"BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests. 3

Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

Posted by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015

This article introduces gilt.com's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, which allows the company to operate a resilient cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. 9

Cloud Native Architectures - a Conversation with Matt Stine

Posted by Rags Srinivas on  May 02, 2015

A conversation with Matt Stine about Cloud Native Architectures, Microservices and SOA, and how it's both a cultural and technological change within enterprises.

Concise Java

Posted by Casimir Saternos on  Apr 28, 2015

Unix pioneer Ken Thompson once said, “one of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code.” In this article Cas Saternos highlights practices now possible for writing concise Java code 13

Functional-Style Callbacks Using Java 8's CompletableFuture

Posted by Maurice Naftalin on  Apr 22, 2015

This article explores Java 8's new CompletableFuture class, its value in programming systems that depend on asynchronous interactions, and how it complements fork/join-style parallelism. 3

Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Apr 13, 2015

Bulk data is usually accessed via files & FTP. As collaboration migrates to APIs, what are the requirements for data APIs? Here we describe a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion.

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