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  • 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.

  • Microservices: Decomposing Applications for Deployability and Scalability

    by Chris Richardson on  May 25, 2014 6

    This article describes the increasingly popular Microservice architecture pattern, used to architect large, complex and long-lived applications as a set of cohesive services that evolve over time.

  • Russ Miles on Antifragility and Microservices

    by Ralph Winzinger on  May 13, 2014

    Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.. We're discussing these new concepts with Russ Miles to find out what they are good for and how to apply them in an architect's or developer's daily business - for existing applications and those to come

Improving Your Asynchronous Code Using Tasks, Async and Await

Posted by Dave Marini on  May 06, 2014

Dave Marini delves into the history of asynchronous programming on the .NET platform, tracing through the early days of the Asynchronous Programming Model to today’s async/await patterns.

Distributing Complex Services in Cross-Geolocational IDCs

Posted by Arthur Shui on  Apr 09, 2014

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.

SQL Server 2014: NoSQL Speeds with Relational Capabilities

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 19, 2014

For the last four years MS has been working on the first rewrite of SQL Server’s query execution since 1998. The goal is to offer NoSQL-like speeds with the capabilities of a relational database. 2

Interview with Raffi Krikorian on Twitter's Infrastructure

Posted by Xuefeng Ding on  Jan 19, 2014

Raffi Krikorian, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Twitter, gives an insight on how Twitter prepares for unexpected traffic peaks and how system architecture is designed to support failure. 1

To Execution profile or to Memory Profile? That is the question.

Posted by Kirk Pepperdine on  Dec 04, 2013

Sometimes memory profiling is better than execution profiling for finding execution hot spots. In this article Kirk Pepperdine talks through some indicators for determining when to use which profiler 7

Virtual Panel: Using Java in Low Latency Environments

Posted by Charles Humble on  Aug 01, 2013

InfoQ brings together four experts in low latency Java to discuss some of the best practices when using Java in these situations.

Correctly Building Asynchronous Libraries in .NET

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 16, 2013

Building an asynchronous library requires may seem trick, but if you follow some basic rules you can greatly improve the experience for the consumers of your libraries. 4

Jonah Kowall on Application Performance Monitoring and Management

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 15, 2013

Application Performance Management (APM) focuses on monitoring the performance and availability of software applications. InfoQ spoke with Jonah Kowall about APM techniques and emerging trends. 3

Transitioning from RDBMS to NoSQL. Interview with Couchbase’s Dipti Borkar

Posted by Abel Avram on  Sep 08, 2012

This article contains an interview with Dipti Borkar, Director of Product Management at Couchbase, on the challenges, benefits and the process of migrating from RDBMS to NoSQL. 6

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