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  • Scala 2.12 Will Only Support Java 8

    by Ben Evans on  Jul 29, 2014

    Scala 2.12 will require a Java 8 or above JVM to run. This release, scheduled for release in early 2016, will not run on any JVM before version 8.

  • A Few Good Rules

    by Peter Neumark on  Jul 25, 2014

    Peter Neumark from Prezi talks about the importance of deciding what development standards to adopt and to detect when they're past their expiry date. Using Netflix and Prezi as examples, Peter illustrates with technical examples when to stick to standards and when to move on to better solutions.

  • Introducing Spring XD, a Runtime Environment for Big Data Applications

    by Charles Humble on  Jul 23, 2014 1

    Spring XD (eXtreme Data) is Pivotal’s Big Data play. It joins Spring Boot and Grails as part of the execution portion of the Spring IO platform. Whilst Spring XD makes use of a number of existing Spring projects it is a runtime environment rather than a library or framework, comprising a bin directory with servers that you start up and interact with via a shell.

Unusual Ways to Create a Mobile App

Posted by Niklas Therning, Sven Efftinge on  Jul 16, 2014

There are hundreds of thousands of mobile applications in the iOS or Android app stores. In this article we would like to show you two not so common ways to build native apps with Java and Xtend.

Virtual Panel: Real-world JavaScript MVC Frameworks

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 11, 2014

InfoQ asked the opinion of experts practitioners about how they use these frameworks and the best practices they follow when developing JavaScript applications.

Where Has the Java PermGen Gone?

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Jul 07, 2014

Prior to JDK8 class metadata and constants would live in an area called the “permanent generation”. In JDK8 PermGen has now moved to native memory, to an area known as the “Metaspace”. 2

VRaptor MVC Framework; Powerful Simplicity

Posted by Rodrigo Turini on  Jul 02, 2014

VRaptor's latest version 4 CDI MVC framework is now available. In this article we take a tour of how to use this simple but powerful framework to build web applications 2

Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

Posted by João Miranda on  Jun 27, 2014

Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team.

Book Review: Integration Testing from the Trenches

Posted by Victor Grazi on  Jun 27, 2014

In this important and thorough treatise “Integration Testing from the Trenches” Nicolas Frankel starts from basics and develops integration testing with a casual formalism that's intuitive and fun.

God-Mode in Production Code

Posted by Tal Weiss on  Jun 26, 2014

Takipi is makes it just as easy to debug Java and Scala code in production as it is on your desktop 2

Transactional NoSQL Database

Posted by Ken Krupa on  Jun 12, 2014

NoSQL databases are eliminating the impedance mismatch between developers and traditional data models. This article looks at how MarkLogic provides NoSQL benefits with transactional support. 2

Purely Functional Configuration Management with Nix and NixOS

Posted by Eelco Dolstra on  Jun 08, 2014

The article introduces NixOS, a Linux distribution, and Nix, a package manager. These provide a declarative approach to configuration management, such as strong reproducibility and atomic upgrades.

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