• Scalability Worst Practices

    by Brian Zimmer on  Aug 18, 2008 5

    In this article, former Orbitz lead architect Brian Zimmer discusses scalability worst pratices. Topics covered include The Golden Hammer, Resource Abuse, Big Ball of Mud, Dependency Management, Timeouts, Hero Pattern, Not Automating, and Monitoring.

  • Building Scalability and Achieving Performance: A Virtual Panel

    by James Cox on  Jul 22, 2008 1

    Join our industry-heavyweight (eBay, Betfair, FiveRuns and Twitter) panel as they explore the cost of making their sites as scalable as possible, whilst tuning to get the most performance they possibly can. They explore the pros-and-cons of making their apps as awesome as possible - all the while under the pressure of their business requirements.

  • Do Java 6 threading optimizations actually work? - Part II

    by Jeroen Borgers on  Jun 27, 2008 3

    Features like biased locking, lock coarsening, lock elision by escape analysis and adaptive spin locking are all designed to increase concurrency by allowing more effective sharing amongst application threads. But do they actually work? In this two part article, Jeroen Borgers explores these features and attempt to answer the performance question with the aid of a single threaded benchmark.

Do Java 6 threading optimizations actually work?

Posted by Jeroen Borgers on  Jun 18, 2008

Jeroen Borgers examines if biased locking, lock coarsening, lock elision by escape analysis and adaptive spin locking techniques in the latest JVMs actually work in highly-concurrent apps. 16

Scalability Best Practices: Lessons from eBay

Posted by Randy Shoup on  May 27, 2008

Randy Shoup explains eBay key scalability practices of partitioning, horizontal scale, avoiding XA, asynchronicity, and virtualization. 12

Scalability Principles

Posted by Simon Brown on  May 21, 2008

Simon Brown distills some key scalability principles derived from a summit of architects and adds his own perspectives. 7

Spectacular Scalability with Smart Service Contracts

Posted by Udi Dahan on  Apr 10, 2008

Udi Dahan's team averts a second failure using service contracts to address multiple dimensions of scalability. 2

Real-Time Java for the Enterprise

Posted by Simon Ritter on  Mar 10, 2008

Simon Ritter explains the vision and capabilities of the Real-Time Java specification (RTSJ), which will bring guaranteed response times regardless of GC. 3

Implementing Master-Worker with Terracotta

Posted by James Heanly, Ben Teese on  Feb 05, 2008

A real world case study of a consultancy that distributed the load & increased scalability of its applications using open source Terracotta with the Master/Worker pattern. 3

Ruby Concurrency, Actors, and Rubinius - Interview with MenTaLguY

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Jan 31, 2008

Concurrency, Actors, Fibers/Coroutines, Rubinius' Multi-VM, and more - a lot of interesting topics. We caught up with Ruby's MenTaLguY who can shed light about all of them. 1

Book Excerpt and Review: Release It!

Posted by Ryan Slobojan on  Dec 20, 2007

'Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software' by Michael Nygard discusses what it takes to make production-ready software and explains how this differs from feature-complete software. 4

Asynchronous, High-Performance Login for Web Farms

Posted by Udi Dahan on  Dec 03, 2007

Turning sync to async: create a secure, high-performing user authentication and management solution using asynchronous messaging patterns and long running workflow. 11

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