At the Bacon Conference last May, bitly Lead Application Developer Sean O'Connor explained the most relevant lessons bitly developers learned while building a distributed system that handles 6 billions clicks per month.
Last week Vaughn Vernon published Dotsero, a .NET actor model toolkit that follows the Akka API and earlier this year a preview of the Orleans framework based on the Actor model was released by Microsoft Research. In a recent twitter discussion Vaughn and Sergey Bykov, lead of the Orleans project at Microsoft Research, discussed the different approaches taken in Orleans and Dotsero.
Group performance reviews, bonuses and rewards in agile teams to promote team culture.
3scale launched APITools in the month of April this year targeted at API consumers. InfoQ spoke to 3scale management regarding motivation and underlying technology among other things and walked away with some interesting insights as well as upcoming initiatives to involve the community.
Go 1.3 has been released after almost 3 months of beta. The new version has no language changes over 1.2, but comes with several performance improvements, support for running command-line programs under Native-Client and several other enhancements.
The Google "Fun Propulsion Labs" team has recently open-sourced FlatBuffers. Built especially to support performance needs of game developers, FlatBuffers stores serialized data in buffers which can be either stored in files or transferred across the network as-is, without any parsing overhead.
Causal Consistency models offer an alternative Eventual Consistency for distributed systems; both models should be weighed against your system's requirements and risk tolerance.
Performance is one of the benefits that Apple claims its new Swift programming language should bring to OS X and iOS developers, and being in beta hasn't prevented independent developers from running benchmarks and reporting their findings. Perhaps unsurprisingly these show that in some cases Swift performance is not yet satisfactory.
Hadoop Summit Day Two report covers the important trends and changes from last year's summit. It also covers the important announcements of the day in relation to this year's trending topics. This report shares an analysis of the Hadoop market by leading analysts, competing benchmarks by vendors and platform specific innovations and announcements.
LiquidPlanner, a PPM tool, added features like card view to make it suitable for agile teams. InfoQ spoke to Liz Pearce, CEO of LiquidPlanner to explore more about tool and its functionalities.
This article has been updated based on community and Jing Chen (Facebook)’s reaction. (See the Update section below.) Facebook came to the conclusion that MVC does not scale up for their needs and has decided to use a different pattern instead: Flux.
A common belief among programmers is that .NET is slow when it comes to complex mathematical operations. And generally speaking that is true due to factors such as .NET’s predisposition towards heap allocating all but the simplest values. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Frameworks such as ILNumerics use techniques such as custom memory managers and automatic parallelization to close the gap.
Trevor Livingston, a software engineer working for PayPal, has outlined in a recent post a number of suggestions to improve the outbound SSL performance of Node.js.
The Google Dart team has announced Dart SDK 1.3 which improves the performance of asynchronous server-side code to the point that Dart VM is on par with Node.js, the later using another Google technology, the V8 engine.
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