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General Development, Java, .NET, Dynamic Languages, Cloud, Mobile, Agile, Architecture & Design, Operations & Infrastructure, Enterprise Architecture

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Revealing the Uncommonly Common with Elasticsearch

Mark Harwood shows how anomaly detection algorithms can spot card fraud, incorrectly tagged movies and the UK's most unexpected hotspot for weapon possession. (Presentation)
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Chrome Security

Parisa Tabriz presents current online threats and some of the ways Chrome protects users, along with Chrome's philosophies, successes, and ongoing challenges to doing security in a browser. (Presentation)

   

Eva Andreeason on Hadoop and Java 8

Eva Andreasson speaks to Charles Humble about how Apache Hadoop works and how developers and BI teams in traditional enterprises can start to use it in their organisations, how garbage collection impacts Hadoop jobs, and what she is interested in in Java 8. (Interview)
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Spring Boot Goes GA

Pivotal, last week, announced the first general availability release of the Spring Boot framework. (News)

   

Top Java News Headlines

JCP Members Voting No on JSR-48 WBEM


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The Book of F# - Review and Interview with Dave Fancher

The book of F#, authored by Dave Fancher examines the concepts associated with F# with the help of comprehensive explanation and relevant source code. Towards the end of the book, Fancher provides coverage of advanced topics such as asynchronous and parallel programming. (Article)

   

All Your Types Are Belong to Us!

Phil Trelford demoes accessing a variety of data sources via F# Type Providers. (Presentation)

   

Latest from Dynamic Languages
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The Performance of Dart 1.3 Is on Par with Node.js

The Google Dart team has announced Dart SDK 1.3 which improves the performance of asynchronous server-side code to the point that Dart VM is on par with Node.js, the later using another Google technology, the V8 engine. (News)

   
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Derek Collison on Apcera Continuum

Cloud Foundry creator Derek Collison talks about building the next generation of PaaS with his Continuum product at Apcera, and how Go was chosen as the core language for its development. He also talks about his earlier career at Tibco, Google and VMware, and the role of messaging systems like AMQP and MQTT. (Interview)
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Real Data Science at NASA

Chris Mattmann envisions data science by integrating science software into rapid data production systems using cloud computing and open source software. (Presentation)
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Secure Coding for the Android Platform

CERT Secure Coding team, part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, have recently released secure coding guidelines specific to Java's application in the Android platform. InfoQ interviews Lori Flynn, one of the researchers who authored them. (News)

   

Latest from Agile
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Gabrielle Benefield on Outcomes Based Contracting and the Mobius Model

Gabrielle Benefield talks about the use of Outcomes Based Contracts and examines how an outcomes focus reduces risk and improves results in contractual relationships. She talks about leading metrics which can be used to ensure the outcomes are being met. She presents a simple yet powerful model named Mobius which supports constant discovery and feedback. (Interview)
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Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving - From Agile to Lean

Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile to set up a practice of continuous improvement with direct effects on team performance and engagement. Making a clear distinction between bugs and problems has proved to be instrumental in this improvement. (Article)

   

Q&A with Robert Pankowecki on his book Developers Oriented Project Management

Self-organized teams manage their work, the processes that they use and the way that they work together as a team and with their stakeholders. Robert Pankowecki is writing a book on Developers Oriented Project Management which aims to help programmers, product owners, project managers and agile company owners to improve their project management practices and move towards more flat organizations. (Article)

   

Accelerating Agile: Hyper-performing without the Hype

Dan North shares insight on how really high-performing teams work, the patterns and ideas being genuine experiences from practitioners. This is Agile in actuality. Agile is an attitude, not a rule book. (Presentation)

   

Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar, Again

David Hussman combats the addiction to a specific process, discussing various topics such as product thinking, regression deficit, building teams and connecting programs to portfolios. (Presentation)

   

Generation Minecraft - Kids Building Software

Seth Schroeder discusses how adults can motivate kids to create stuff on a computer rather than just consuming it, and shares the approach that has worked in his family. (Presentation)

   

Experience Report: Growing eXtreme Programming Teams

Rachel Davies reports on how Unruly Media is using XP and how they have adapted to increasing scalability needs. (Presentation)

   

Change How You Change

Tony Bruce proposes an approach to change based on techniques such as Finding the bright spots, Shrinking the change, Tweaking the environment, and suggests how to deal with objections. (Presentation)

   

Top Agile News Headlines

Role of Managers in Agile Retrospectives


Latest from Architecture & Design
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Designing an Event Log API with RAML

API designers have several documentation formats to choose from. RAML, a recently open-sourced API documentation format adopts a contract-first approach which has become the favoured model for API design. The RAML language also includes constructs that help reduce duplication inherent in other formats. This article steps through a simple API design to illustrate some of RAML's DRY features. (Article)

   

Going Reactive: New and Old Ideas for Your 21st Century Architectures

Jonas Bonér, Francesco Cesarini discuss the evolution of distributed concurrent thinking along with the problems it has to solve and the toolchains created along the way. (Presentation)

   

How Frameworks Can Kill Your Projects and Patterns to Prevent Getting Killed

Sander Hoogendoorn shares patterns to avoid framework issues by using layered architectures, bridge patterns, managers-providers, DI, descriptors and layer super-types, including code samples. (Presentation)

   

Servo: Designing and Implementing a Parallel Browser

Jack Moffitt discusses where and how to achieve parallelism in a browser, how it is done by Servo, and how Rust has helped. (Presentation)

   
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Latest from Operations & Infrastructure
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Instrumenting Your Business For Success with DevOps

Robert Benefield offers a pragmatic overview for discovering operational indicators that provide valuable insight in running and improving online services. (Presentation)
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Latest from Enterprise Architecture
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Distributing Complex Services in Cross-Geolocational IDCs

In this interview, first published on InfoQ China, Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users. (Article)

   
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