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Through software, readers like you are rapidly changing the world. InfoQs Research provides readers with high-integrity, up-to-date, and community-driven insight into trends, behaviors and technologies that affect professional software development. Unlike traditional and expensive vendor-based approaches, our research is based on answers provided by "you," the community!

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NoSQL: Emerging Trends and Innovations

NoSQL Databases have been getting lot of attention over the last few years. There are several trends happening in this space and we would like to learn what new NoSQL database products you are using.

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Τrends of different Big Data Solutions

Various Hadoop-based solutions for a new generation of data management have disrupted the market of traditional data processing and management systems in recent years. There is no longer a question on whether enterprises need a big data strategy - it has become a fact! But the questions remains - when and how to migrate?

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Software Development Trends for 2014

2014's lurking around the corner: what technologies will take off and have a major impact, which of the fashions and fads of 2013 will become important trends and game changers in 2014.

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How do you document your APIs?

Well documented APIs enhance the experience for developers and have become an essential requirement for defining an API's success. As a result, there are a variety of tools targeted at API producers to automate the process of generating richer documents that reduces costs and time and dramatically improves developer adoption. 8

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How Do You Access Your Relational Data from Java?

The Java language and platform offers a vast range of options when it comes to working with relational data, from raw JDBC to fully blown Object/Relational mapping (ORM) tools. 13

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What Puzzles You Most About Functional Programming?

With so much diversity, it’s hard to define the exact scope of what exactly functional programming is. Is it a question of how to design your program, that is, using functions as the primary abstraction? Or is it about programming with mathematical functions, meaning pure functions that do not have side effects? And what are those monads again? 6

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What's Your Next Language on the Javascript Platform?

JavaScript VMs are mature and ubiquitous - but what's the best language to write code for it? A long list of languages targeting JavaScript exists, but which one will you use for your next project? 6

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Testing Tools for .NET Developers

It often happens that the tools we rely on the most are also the most immature. We tolerate them because they fulfill an essential role. Other tools are really well designed, but aren’t important enough to justify the cost in time and money. And a rare few hit both marks. InfoQ wants to know which tools .NET testing tools you like to use and which you need to use. 2

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Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Testing

Rails developers can draw from a huge pool of libraries to build their applications. Dozends of options are available Just for templating: do you use ERB, HAML, SASS, or do you prefer a JavaScript approach with Backbone.js or Knockout.js? The possibilities are endless, so we want to find out what our readers are using, or planning to use in the future. 1

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NoSQL Database Adoption Trends

In this research survey on NoSQL database adoption trends, InfoQ would like to learn what NoSQL databases you are currently using or planning on using in your applications. 18

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API Management Platforms Capabilities

Every API program needs a set of capabilities to manage the technical and business aspects. The set of capabilities vary for each program based on the criteria for success but with this survey we want to find out which of them are most valued by API providers. 5

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Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Frontend

Rails developers can draw from a huge pool of libraries to build their applications. Dozens of options are available Just for templating: do you use ERB, HAML, SASS, or do you prefer a JavaScript approach with Backbone.js or Knockout.js? The possibilities are endless, so we want to find out what our readers are using, or planning to use in the future, for their frontend. 6

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Top JavaScript MVC Frameworks

JavaScript front-end codebases have been growing larger and more difficult to maintain. As a way to solve this issue developers have been turning to MVC frameworks which promise increased productivity and maintainable code. As part of the new community-driven research initiative, InfoQ is examining the adoption of such frameworks and libraries by developers. 31

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Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Deployment and Management

Rails developers can draw from a huge pool of libraries to build their applications. Dozens of options are available Just for templating: do you use ERB, HAML, SASS, or do you prefer a JavaScript approach with Backbone.js or Knockout.js? The possibilities are endless, so we want to find out what our readers are using, or planning to use in the future, for deployment and management . 3

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Major Software Development Trends for 2013

With 2012 coming to an end and everybody talking about what lies ahead in 2013, InfoQ has conducted a quick poll amongst its editors about the trends that have a good potential to get significant traction or even dominated the software development community during the next year. These trends include everything from specific programming languages, platforms, development methodologies, and more. 17

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Top Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Toolsets

In the recent past there has been a sudden upsurge in the number of competing ALM offerings from vendors that previously offered a subset of the toolset.With this survey, we would like to measure the ability to execute and the completeness of vision of each of these competing toolsets. 10

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What's Your Next JVM Language?

Is the Java language limiting your programmers' productivity and you're looking for an alternative? Which of the many JVM languages out there will you pick? 25

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Why Are You Not Using Functional Languages?

Functional programming promises many benefits - but its adoption in the industry and the enterprise has been slow. What are the big obstacles to the adoption of functional programming? 44

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Top 20 Web Frameworks for the JVM

Since the early days of Java, there have been many frameworks and libraries that have tried to improve web developers productivity and this trend has continued with JVM languages like Groovy, Scala, JRuby, Clojure, etc. Using the new community research tool, we at InfoQ want to get YOUR opinions on the relative importance and maturity of a variety of web frameworks that are targeted for the JVM. 28

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Top Quality Standards for Architecture Reviews

This research is designed to help our readers to be aware of the quality standards when doing architectural reviews. By understanding these standards, they can make better decisions on architecture and design. 7

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What are the most widely used .NET practices and tools?

This InfoQ Research item examines the adoption level of a range of practices and tools that aim to assist .NET developers in these practices. Note that we have focussed only on these practices - there are other tools such as reflectors, productivity tools, frameworks etc. which we are not covering in this research. 21

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