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  • Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

    by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

    More than ten years ago, software architect Kevin Perera invented a design method for architectures that was called "metadata-driven design and development". In this article, Aaron Kendall explains how to use this design method and outlines similarities as well as differences to current techniques like RESTful services or HATEOAS by implementing a metadata-driven mobile application.

  • Executable Images - How to Dockerize Your Development Machine

    by Quinten Krijger on  Aug 29, 2015 1

    Every developer knows the pain of incompatible software. By using Docker executable images developers can take advantage of container technology to better control their development environments.

  • Practical Postmortems at Etsy

    by Daniel Schauenberg on  Aug 22, 2015

    We take a look at Etsy's blameless postmortems, both in terms of philosophy, process and practical measures/guidance to avoid blame and better prepare for the next outage. Because failures are inevitable in complex socio-technical systems, it’s the failure handling and resolution that can be improved by learning from postmortems.

The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, Review and Q&A with Authors

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 13, 2015

The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System is a long awaited update to a successful and authorative guide to the FreeBSD kernel that covers all major new features up to FreeBSD 11.

In-App Subscriptions Made Easy

Posted by Ofir Sharony on  Aug 01, 2015

There are various types of subscriptions: recurring, non-recurring, free-trial periods, various billing cycles, .... This article will make your life easier when addressing in-app subscriptions.

Self-service Delivery Platform at Tuenti

Posted by Óscar San José on  Jul 31, 2015

Óscar San José, technical lead at Tuenti (largest Spanish social network) explains how and why their in-house Flow deployment system allowed developer teams to be more independent and deliver faster.

An Overview of ANONIZE: A Large-Scale Anonymous Survey System

Posted by Susan Hohenberger, Steven Myers, Rafael Pass, Abhi Shelat on  Jul 26, 2015

In this article, authors discuss ad hoc anonymous & secure survey system called Anonize that can be used in applications like university course evaluations, online product reviews, and whistleblowing.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Monitoring Infrastructures

Posted by Dave Josephsen on  Jul 20, 2015

If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today. 1

The Practice and Future of Release Engineering

Posted by Bram Adams, Stephany Bellomo, Christian Bird, Tamara Marshall-Keim, Foutse Khomh, Kim Moir on  Jul 19, 2015

This article features highlights from interviews on the state of practice and challenges in release engineering space. Interview questions cover topics like metrics, continuous delivery's benefits. 1

Article Series: Cloud Migration

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jul 19, 2015

In this series of articles, you get practical advice from those who have experience helping companies successfully move to cloud environments.

Anatomy of a Cloud Migration Program: Q&A with Tim Beerman

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jul 17, 2015

Many cloud providers offer cloud onboarding services. What advice and lessons learned can they share? To learn more, InfoQ reached out to Tim Beerman at CenturyLink.

Infrastructure as a Service and Cloud Technologies

Posted by Nicolas Serrano, Gorka Gallardo, and Josune Hernantes on  Jul 12, 2015

In this article, authors examine the enterprise cloud market and technologies and provide guidance for choosing the right cloud solution. They also discuss the cloud computing best practices.

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