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  • Correctly Building Asynchronous Libraries in .NET

    by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 16, 2013 4

    Building an asynchronous library requires very specific design patterns that can be quite different from the patterns used when consuming an asynchronous library. But if you follow some basic rules you can greatly improve the experience for the consumers of your libraries.

  • Jonah Kowall on Application Performance Monitoring and Management

    by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 15, 2013 3

    Application Performance Management (APM) focuses on monitoring and managing the performance and availability of software applications running in an enterprise. Jonah Kowall from Gartner team co-authored the Gartner Magic Quadrant report on Application Performance Monitoring. InfoQ spoke with Jonah about the APM space, techniques and tools and emerging trends in this area.

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

    by Abel Avram on  Sep 08, 2012 6

    While relational databases have been used for decades to store data, and they still represent a viable solution for many use cases, NoSQL is being chosen today especially for scalability and performance reasons. 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.

Healthy Architectures - Using CQRS and Event Sourcing for Electronic Medical Records

Posted by Arunava Chatterjee on  Mar 12, 2012

This article discusses complexity problems in the healthcare domain such as dealing with performance,scalability, as well as traceability and reconstructing healthcare related business events. 3

Book on Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles by Leonid Grinshpan

Posted by Michael Stal on  Feb 29, 2012

The book "Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles" by Leonid Grinshpan explains how to boost the performance of enterprise applications. 3

Book Review and Interview: Java Performance, by Charlie Hunt and Binu John

Posted by Charles Humble on  Feb 01, 2012

Java Performance, by Charlie Hunt and Binu John, provides performance tuning advice for both Java SE and EE applications. InfoQ reviews the book, and talks to the authors about their approach.

Effective Java Profiling With Open Source Tools

Posted by Joachim Haagen Skeie on  Sep 28, 2011

Joachim walks you step by step through using open source tools like JMap, VisualVM, BTrace, and EurekaJ to effectively diagnose performance and memory problems in your Java apps. 9

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. 3

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

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