The Android Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK, 2nd Edition is a collaborative effort by Ronan Schwarz, Phil Dutson, James Steele and Nelson To. The authors have succeeded in providing a solid reference book. A book for mobile app developers that can serve as an authoritative guide for newbies and intermediate to expert devs for creating awesome mobile apps.
In his new article, Kevin T Smith focuses on the importance of Big Data Security and he discusses the evolution of Hadoop's security model. He addresses the current trends in Hadoop security implementations and provides an overview of the details of project Rhino aimed to improve the security capabilities of Hadoop and the Hadoop ecosystem.
Regular InfoQ Java contributor Dr. Alex Blewitt recently published “Eclipse 4 Plug-in Development by Example” via PACKT publishing. Using Java as its language, the book provides a thorough tutorial for would-be Eclipse Plug-in developers. Later chapters cover build automation and detailed coverage of the Eclipse 4 model.
David Josephsen recently published this book which contains best practices, lessons in operational theory focused on the usage of Nagios, and practical guidance for implementing Nagios. 2
Dan Bode, Puppet Labs, and Floyd Strimling, Zenoss, provide advice for those interested in starting an open source cloud project built on top of OpenStack or CloudStack platform.
Creating models in a form or another is very common, their combination with the code has been challenging. The article describes proven practices for working with both models and code. 3
Joachim walks you step by step through using open source tools like JMap, VisualVM, BTrace, and EurekaJ to effectively diagnose performance and memory problems in your Java apps. 12
In this IEEE article, author Dirk Riehle discusses how commercial software firms can control or steer open source projects to meet their business needs.
InfoQ spoke to Scott Hunter, Principal Program Manager Lead on the ASP.NET team about increasing adoption of Open Source in ASP.NET
Mobile Solutions are different from their Web and Desktop counterparts. Which Mobile Technologies, Development Tools and Processes should you use to deliver Rich Cross Platforms Mobile Solutions? 6
Markus Völter describes a framework for specifying type systems for expression languages built using Xtext.
Tim Smith introduces the licenses offered by Oracle/Sun and Microsoft, with a focus on how they may affect third party implementation such as Google’s Android platform. 9