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Seventeen Secrets of the Great Legacy Makeover Masters

Posted by Brian Foote  on  Oct 24, 2012

Brian Foote shares 17 tips that help dealing with muddy legacy code: Testing, Divide & Conquer, Neoteny, Gentrification, Demolition, Quarantine, Refactoring, Craft, etc.

Real-Time Delivery Architecture at Twitter

Posted by Raffi Krikorian  on  Oct 23, 2012 3

Raffi Krikorian details Twitter’s timeline architecture, its “write path” and “read path”, making it possible to deliver 300k tweets/sec.

Firefox Developer Tools

Posted by Joe Walker  on  Oct 23, 2012

Joe Walker covers present and future Firefox development tools for editing, inspection, history and control.

Keynote: From Crap to App

Posted by Mike Lee  on  Oct 18, 2012 1

Mike Lee advises on making a lousy application better.

Spring Data - NoSQL - No Problems...

Posted by Peter Bell  on  Oct 18, 2012

Peter Bell introduces 4 NoSQL categories –Key-Value, Document, Column, Graph - and explains how one can use Spring Data to work with such data stores.

Understanding Java Garbage Collection and What You Can Do about It

Posted by Gil Tene  on  Oct 17, 2012

Gil Tene explains how a garbage collector works, covering the fundamentals, mechanism, terminology and metrics. He classifies several GCs, and introduces Azul C4.

Defining Clouds and When to Use Them

Posted by Paul Weiss  on  Oct 10, 2012

Paul Weiss introduces cloud computing and its various models, comparing them with virtualization, then overviews Eucalyptus and compares it with AWS.

It's All About You!

Posted by Sue McKinney  on  Oct 10, 2012

Sue McKinney discusses the roles of managers and developers within an organization where everyone owns delivery and is accountable.

RESTful Java Evolves

Posted by Bill Burke  on  Oct 09, 2012

Bill Burke discusses using REST from Java, overviewing JAX-RS 1.1 and detailing some of the new features coming in JAX-RS 2.0 – Async HTTP, Filters/Interceptors, Client framework-.

MapReduce and Its Discontents

Posted by Dean Wampler  on  Oct 05, 2012 1

Dean Wampler discusses the strengths and weaknesses of MapReduce, and the newer variants for big data processing: Pregel and Storm.

Use and Abuse of Other People's Cucumbers - When Cucumbers Go Bad

Posted by Matt Wynne  on  Oct 03, 2012 1

Matt Wynne discusses Mortgage-Driven Development and adopting other people’s tools and processes without adaptation or consideration to actual needs.

Messaging over the Web with WebSocket & JMS

Posted by Robin Zimmermann  on  Oct 01, 2012 1

Robin Zimmermann lays out the broad architectural details of server applications with a web-based client exchanging messages over WebSockets and JMS.

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