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Three Tips to Successfully Load Test Microsoft Silverlight Applications

Posted by Rebecca Clinard on  Aug 22, 2011

Given the way new Silverlight technologies work when deployed as internet/intranet applications, a careful approach to testing is important. Rebecca Clinard offers tips to make you more successful. 2

Twitter Shifting More Code to JVM, Citing Performance and Encapsulation As Primary Drivers

Posted by Charles Humble on  Jul 04, 2011

While still a major user of Ruby and Rails, Twitter has gradually been moving more and more of its stack to Java and Scala. InfoQ spoke to Twitter engineer Evan Weaver to find out more. 14

Pieter van Zyl on Benchmarking ORM Tools and Object Databases

Posted by Srini Penchikala and Roberto Zicari on  Mar 21, 2011

OO7J is a Java version of the original OO7 benchmark (written in C++). This project includes benchmarking ORM tools. We recently interviewed OO7J's creator Pieter van Zyl about the project.

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

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