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  • Book Review and Q&A - The Art of Scalability

    by Grischa Ekart on  Aug 16, 2015

    The Art of Scalability is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services. As well as having technical and architectural implications, scale needs to be dealt with on the organizational level. The goal is to show the reader how to organize technology, people and processes to result in a virtuous circle, a path of continuous improvement to scalability.

  • Storm Applied Review and Q&A with the Authors

    by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 27, 2015

    Storm is a distributed, fault-tolerant, real-time computation system that was originally developed at BackType and later open sourced by Twitter. Storm Applied is a new book from Manning that aims to provide a practical guide on using Storm, both in a development and in a production setting. InfoQ has spoken with two of the book’s authors, Sean T. Allen and Matthew Jankowski.

  • Jonas Bonér on Reactive Systems Anti-Patterns

    by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 20, 2014 1

    Taking the opportunity offered by the update to the Reactive Manifesto, InfoQ asked Jonas Bonér, TypeSafe CTO and original author of the first Reactive Manifesto, some questions about his vision of “Reactive” applications. Jonas offered his thoughts about both desirable features of reactive applications and what is not reactive programming.

Shift Left Performance Testing - a Different Approach

Posted by Bernhard Klemm on  Jul 10, 2014

How multi User Performance testing using modern data visualisation techniques gaines early insight into location specific performance and application areas that may have "sleeping" performance issues.

Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

Posted by Philipp K. Janert on  Feb 19, 2014

Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.

Interview: Adrian Cockcroft on High Availability, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned in the Cloud

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Oct 11, 2013

Netflix is a widely referenced case study for how to operate a cloud application at scale. In this interview, InfoQ spoke with Adrian Cockcroft who is the Cloud Architect for the Netflix platform.

CAP Twelve Years Later: How the "Rules" Have Changed

Posted by Eric Brewer on  May 30, 2012

In this article, author Eric Brewer discusses how designers can optimize consistency and availability by explicitly handling partitions to get the best of CAP theorem properties. 9

Finding the Right Data Solution for Your Application in the Data Storage Haystack

Posted by Srinath Perera on  Oct 26, 2011

In this article, author Srinath Perera discusses the various data storage options and what to consider when choosing each of these solutions. 11

Book Review and Excerpt: Scalability Rules

Posted by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Aug 05, 2011

Scalability Rules is a handy reference for experienced and novice IT personnel containing a compilation of 50 rules for scaling based on experience garnered at eBay and Salesforce among others. 1

Large-Scale Agile Design & Architecture: Ways of Working

Posted by Craig Larman on  Mar 18, 2011

During my QCon London 2011 keynote, I mentioned that, "Architecture is a bad metaphor. We don't construct our software like a building, we grow it like a garden." This article elaborates on that. 4

Gregg Pollack and the How-To of Scaling Rails

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Mar 11, 2009

Ruby on Rails has done well since its introduction a few years ago, but criticised for not scaling. Developers know there are right and wrong ways to solve problems, scaling Rails is no different.

Using the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime

Posted by Nick Gunn on  Jan 28, 2009

Nick Gunn provides a practical introduction CCR for .NET. CCR radically changes the way multi-threaded applications are written in .NET, shifting the focus from threads to asynchronous tasks. 5

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