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The Azul Garbage Collector

Posted by Charles Humble on  Feb 24, 2011

InfoQ examines how Azul's collector works, and explores some techniques you can use to test the impact of garbage collection in your applications.

Using Apache Avro

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Jan 25, 2011

A new marshaling framework - Apache Avro provides a lot of interesting new features. In his new article, Boris Lublinsky takes it for a test drive and provides some suggestions on its proper usage 4

Revving Up Your Hibernate Engine

Posted by Yongjun Jiao and Stewart Clark on  Oct 06, 2010

This article explores tuning techniques for Hibernate applications, focusing on poorly documented topics, such as inheritance mapping, second level cache and enhanced sequence identifier generators. 2

Virtual Panel: The Node.js Ecosystem - Frameworks, Libraries and Best Practices

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 26, 2010

Node.js is a server side framework based on top of Google’s V8 JavaScript Engine, that aims to assist developers in building highly scalable network programs, by using evented, non-blocking I/O. 2

Scaling Clojure Web Apps with Google AppEngine

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Apr 05, 2010

InfoQ takes a look at how a combo of Clojure and Google AppEngine (GAE) powers a new online project management tool, how Clojure integrates with GAE's key/value store, and the power of LISP. 5

Memory Barriers and JVM Concurrency

Posted by Dennis Byrne on  Mar 08, 2010

This article explains the impact memory barriers, or fences, have on the determinism of multi-threaded programs. 2

Extreme Transaction Processing Patterns: Write-behind Caching

Posted by Lan Vuong on  Dec 07, 2009

Lan Vuong shows the benefits of asychronous batch updates to the data base (the write-behind pattern), instead of synhronous write-through updates typical in web apps. 8

Building FlightCaster's Frontends for the Web and Smartphones

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Sep 18, 2009

In part two of InfoQ's interview with the FlightCaster team, we discuss scaling Rails on Heroku, the problems of integrating data from multiple providers and mobile smartphone applications.

Creating Highly-Scalable Components in Java

Posted by Zhi Gan, Raja Das, Xiao Jun Dai on  Aug 27, 2009

This article presents a library supporting development of highly-scalable applications that take advantage of an underlying multi-core hardware. The library is part of the Amino Library Project. 10

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