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  • Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

    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, and many development teams as well. Although all the tools aim to solve the same basic set of problems, they adhere to different visions and exhibit different characteristics.

  • Book Review: Integration Testing from the Trenches

    by Victor Grazi on  Jun 27, 2014

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

  • God-Mode in Production Code

    by Tal Weiss on  Jun 26, 2014 2

    Takipi is trying to level out the playing field between dev and prod debugging by making it just as easy to debug Java and Scala code in production as it is on your desktop. It detects errors and exceptions in server code, provides analytics to help prioritize them, and captures the source code and values of variables that caused them.

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.

8 Great Java 8 Features No One's Talking about

Posted by Tal Weiss on  May 30, 2014

In this article Tal Weiss focuses on some lesser known API's in the new Java 8. 6

Virtual Panel on Reactive Programming

Posted by Mirko Stocker on  May 26, 2014

InfoQ talked to three Reactive experts – Viktor Klang (Akka), Timothy Baldridge (Core.Async), Jafar Husain (RxJava) – to find out how their libraries and frameworks help you write better applications. 1

How Functional is Java 8?

Posted by Ben Evans on  May 12, 2014

It's been said that Java 8 is bringing Functional Programming to Java. In this article Ben Evans looks at the how Java 8 provides some key benefits of the functional programming style. 3

Type Annotations in Java 8: Tools and Opportunities

Posted by Todd Schiller on  May 05, 2014

With Java 8, annotations can now be written on any use of a type such as in declarations, generics, and casts. This article introduces type annotations and tools to help build better software. 1

Intuitive, Robust Date and Time Handling, Finally Comes to Java

Posted by Stephen Colebourne on  Apr 21, 2014

Date and time are fundamental concepts to many applications, yet Java SE had no good API to handle them; until now! With Java SE 8, java.time provides a well-structured API to cover date and time.

Nashorn - The Combined Power of Java and JavaScript in JDK 8

Posted by Oliver Zeigermann on  Apr 15, 2014

With JDK 8 Java adds full JavaScript support plus some awesome extensions with Project Nashorn. In this article JavaScript expert Oliver Zeigermann explains the hows and the why's. 6

Exploring Micro-frameworks: Spring Boot

Posted by Dan Woods on  Mar 18, 2014

In the first in a series of articles exploring Java-orientated micro-frameworks Dan Woods takes a look at Spring Boot. 6

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