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  • On Abstractions and For-Each Performance in C#

    by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 29, 2016

    Donald Knuth famously said, “We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time”. But when faced with the other 3%, it is good to know what’s going on behind the scenes. So in this article we’ll be taking a dive into the foreach loop.

  • Traffic Data Monitoring Using IoT, Kafka and Spark Streaming

    by Amit Baghel on  Sep 28, 2016

    Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging disruptive technology and becoming an increasing topic of interest. One of the areas of IoT application is the connected vehicles. In this article we'll use Apache Spark and Kafka technologies to analyse and process IoT connected vehicle's data and send the processed data to real time traffic monitoring dashboard.

  • RXJava by Example

    by Victor Grazi on  Sep 27, 2016 2

    In the ongoing evolution of paradigms for simplifying concurrency under load, the most promising addition is reactive programming, a specification that provides tools for handling asynchronous streams of data and for managing flow-control, making it easier to reason about overall program design. In this article we overcome the learning curve with a gentle progression of examples.

Q&A: Relevant Search with Elasticsearch and Solr

Posted by David Iffland on  Sep 26, 2016

In their book "Relevant Search", Doug Turnbull and John Berryman focus on the challenge of providing search results by balancing the needs and intents of the user. 1

Big Data Processing with Apache Spark - Part 5: Spark ML Data Pipelines

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 24, 2016

In this fifth installment of Apache Spark article series, author Srini Penchikala discusses Spark ML package and how to use it to create and manage machine learning data pipelines.

Standardizing Requirements Descriptions on Scrum Projects for Better Development and Testing Quality

Posted by Elena Belkovskaya on  Sep 24, 2016

Standardizing requirements descriptions on Scrum projects benefit development and testing quality by enablling full coverage, minimizing errors, and facilitating scheduling and requirements changes.

CQRS for Enterprise Web Development: What's in it for Business?

Posted by Andrei Kaminski on  Sep 22, 2016

With a focus on the business case for a CQRS architecture, this article covers the core concepts of CQRS, and contrasts them with a common, n-tier architecture.

Java 9, OSGi and the Future of Modularity

Posted by Neil Bartlett and Kai Hackbarth on  Sep 22, 2016

The flagship feature of Java 9 will be the new Java Platform Module System. In this article we compare JPMS and OSGi from a technical perspective and see how they can work together. 4

Book Review: Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems

Posted by João Miranda on  Sep 21, 2016

"Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems" is an open window into Google's experience and expertise on running some of the largest IT systems in the world.

Agile in the UK Government - An Insider Reveals All

Posted by Nick Tune on  Sep 19, 2016

Nick Tune explores what the Government Digital Service (GDS) has achieved in the UK in becoming a world-leading digital-by-default government and shares what isn’t working so well in government IT. 2

The Top 5 Problems with Distributed Teams and How to Solve Them

Posted by Hugo Messer on  Sep 17, 2016

In this article, Hugo Messer, a seasoned distributed agile practitioner, shares the top 5 challenges distributed teams face. Based on 10 years experience, he shares practical solutions. 2

The InfoQ Podcast: Cathy O'Neil on Pernicious Machine Learning Algorithms and How to Audit Them

Posted by Charles Humble on  Sep 16, 2016

Cathy O’Neil talks to Charles Humble about “Weapons of Math Destruction," predictive policing models, the teacher value added model, approaches to auditing and whether regulation is needed.

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