Modern web developers have to juggle more constraints than ever before; standing still is not an option. We must drive forward and this eMag is a guide to getting on the right track. We'll hear from developers in the trenches building some of the most advanced web applications and how to apply what they've learned to our own work.
This eMag discusses some familiar and some not too familiar development approaches and hopefully will give you a helping hand while defining the technology stack for your next mobile application.
This eMag aims at providing an overview of an example set of tools that would constitute a typical toolchain. These are popular tools today, but you should look at them as illustrations of the kind of tasks and workflows you might need to perform in your organization as you move along a DevOps path.
This eMag contains a collection of articles and interviews from late 2014 with some of the leading practictioners and theorists in the Web API field. The material here takes the reader on a journey from determining the business case for APIs to a design methodology, meeting implementation challenges, and taking the long view on maintaining public APIs on the Web over time.
Infrastructure configuration management tools are one of the technical pillars of DevOps. They enable infrastructure-as-code, the ability to automate your infrastructure provisioning.
The release of Java 8 was considered a game changer for the Java platform. With new features like lambda expressions, streams, and the new Date and Time APIs, the Java 8 demonstrates that a language can be modernized without compromising stability or backward compatibility. In this eMag we explore some of the important or lesser known features of Java 8, along with a glimpse of how we got here.
Apache Hadoop is proving useful in deriving insights out of large amounts of data, and is seeing rapid improvements. Hadoop 2 now goes beyond Map-Reduce; it is more modular, pluggable and flexible and it fits a variety of use cases better. We explore this as well as some tools that can help utilize Hadoop better.
Over the past 15 years the term REST has been used and discussed a lot, whether it's when comparing with Web Services, used within the context of Cloud, or of course when talking about use the Web we use every day. In this eMag you will learn about these and other important aspects of REST.
This eMag examines topics such as how Twitter re-architected its code-base to improve stability and performance, the approaches Netflix uses to be hyper-resilient, and how Java is replacing C++ for low latency coding. We also look at some lower level tricks such as feedback controls for auto-scaling, and using memory and execution profiling to identify performance bottlenecks in Java.
Selecting and properly tuning your Java Garbage Collector can be the difference between a performant application and a drag. In this eMag we look at the inner workings of the latest garbage collectors and we investigate the revolutionary new Garbage First collector, from theory to tuning.