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An Update on Google Native Client

by Abel Avram on  Dec 15, 2011

Beside C/C++, Google Native Client has added support for runtimes such as Mono, and a richer set of Pepper interfaces: accelerated 3D, full-screen, File IO, debugging, and others. New languages -Lua, TCL, OCaml- are being ported, and several major producers have ported their game engines or their games to NaCl.

Task Parallel Library Improvements in .NET 4.5

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 02, 2011 2

Microsoft has been working on ways to improve the performance of parallel applications in .NET 4.5, specifically those using the Task Parallel Library. One of most impressive improvements is reducing the overhead for waiting on 100,000 tasks from 12,000,000 bytes to a mere 64 bytes.

IBM’s Software Architecture for Astronomically Big Data

by Michael Stal on  Dec 01, 2011 2

IBM has recently prototyped a software architecture that can deal with large amount of data flows. IBM’s software is built for the SKA telescope (Square Kilometre Array) and allows to automatically classify astronomical objects. Radio astronomer Melanie Johnston-Hollitt at Victoria University, Wellington , NZ, has collaborated with IBM for developing the system.

ARM DS 5 CE Includes a Debugger and Analyzer of Android Native Code

by Abel Avram on  Dec 01, 2011 1

ARM is offering a community edition of their Development Studio 5, containing a debugger and a performance analyzer of Android native code.

Partial Caching and ASP.NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 30, 2011 1

When it comes to performance developers often need to turn to partial page caching. This report looks at the current state of caching in ASP.NET and introduces a new project for MVC 3 called MvcDonutCaching.

Heroku Launches Postgres as a Standalone Service.

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Nov 29, 2011 1

Until now, Postgres was only available to Heroku customers for use with Heroku platform apps. This new service can be used from anywhere and with any Postgres client. Apps can connect from Heroku, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure, Cloud Foundry, EC2, or from your local computer while PostgreSQL is supported by most modern programming languages - including Perl, Python, Ruby, Scala ...

Azul's Pauseless Garbage Collector Goes Native on Linux

by Charles Humble on  Nov 08, 2011 2

Azul Systems have today announced Zing 5.0, eliminating their previous requirement for a hypervisor, and therefore bringing their pauseless JVM to unmodified 64-bit Linux for the first time.

Accelerate SQL Server Performance With SafePeak’s Dynamic Database Caching

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Nov 07, 2011 1

SafePeak is a plug-and-play Dynamic Database Caching Solution, designed to improve data access performance for Applications built on SQL Server. It offloads the read queries and stored procedures which perform “Select” by dynamically caching in-memory result sets, thereby reducing read response time and overall database load.

Ruby 1.9.3: Improved Performance and Stability and BSD Licensed

by Mirko Stocker on  Nov 01, 2011

The latest Ruby release 1.9.3 further improves the stability and performance of the 1.9 series and brings only few new features. Ruby's license changed to 2-clause BSD + Ruby License instead of GPLv2 + Ruby License.

How Do You Tune Your Application For Performance?

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Oct 31, 2011

StackExchange is built on the ASP.NET and SQL Server stack. Recently, Sam Saffron and Marc Gravell blogged about their experience identifying and solving a performance problem that was finally traced to the .NET GC GEN-2 objects. There is a lot to be taken away from their experience for everyone tuning performance for applications in production.

AppDynamics Lite 2 Released - Adds Monitoring Support for Free

by Fabian Lange on  Oct 28, 2011 2

Application Performance Measurement (APM) vendor AppDynamics has released AppDynamics Lite version 2.0, bringing new features from their commercial product into the free version.

ORM Profiler Analyzes Data Access Performance

by Jenni Konrad on  Oct 14, 2011

Solutions Design has released ORM Profiler, a tool meant to help improve data access layer performance. It tracks and logs ADO.NET calls so that developers can analyze their data access and discover potential problems.

New Relic Offers Real-time Performance Monitoring for Heroku Java users

by Charles Humble on  Sep 13, 2011 2

New Relic is bringing its well-regarded web application performance service to Java applications running on Heroku's PaaS. The add-on is offered in two versions, a free standard version, and a professional subscription service currently costing $0.06 per dyno hour. New Relic have also announced Python support for their stand-alone product.

iisnode: Node.js for Internet Information Server

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 30, 2011 2

The iisnode project is a module that adds Node support to Internet Information Server 7.0 and later. The primary role of IIS is to act as an application server for Node, much in the same way that it does for classic ASP and ASP.NET. Developers familiar with these technologies will find the feature list to be quite familiar.

Google Native Client Makes Its Debut in Chrome 14

by Abel Avram on  Aug 12, 2011

Google Native Client has been included in Chrome 14 Beta, on its way to become a technology supported in production.

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