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  • Colliding Communities, Cloud Native, and Telecommunications Standards

    What happens when an ecosystem driven from the bottom up collides with a community characterized by top-down development? The 5g broadband cellular network standard by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) standard by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and the Service Function Chain RFC (request for comments) are examples.

  • Using Serverless WebSockets to Enable Real-Time Messaging

    This article reviews some of the most common live-user experiences with examples, discusses event-driven architectures to support real-time updates, and introduces common technology choices.

  • Creating and Using HTTP Client SDKs in .NET 6

    In this article, the author explains the process behind developing HTTP Client SDKs in .NET 6. Different approaches for real-world scenarios are presented and explained while the author shows you how to develop your own SDK using .NET 6, step-by-step.

  • Donkey: a Highly-Performant HTTP Stack for Clojure

    Donkey is the product of the quest for a highly performant Clojure HTTP stack aimed to scale at the rapid pace of growth we have been experiencing at AppsFlyer, and save us computing costs. In this article, we’ll briefly outline the use-case for a library like Donkey and present our benchmarks. Finally, we will discuss Clojure and immutability, and some of our design decisions.

  • IAP: Fast, Versatile Alternative to HTTP

    Jakob Jenkov's organization has analyzed the modern application stack, including high level architectures, concrete technologies like databases, query languages, messaging, distributed computing models, & network protocols, and constructed the next gen alternative to HTTP. IAP is the resulting emerging standard protocol, and ION the high speed alternative to JSON and Protocol Buffers.

  • Next Generation Session Management with Spring Session

    Spring Session makes it easy to write horizontally scalable cloud applications, offload session state into specialized external session stores, and take advantage of current technologies such as WebSockets. This article takes a deep dive into using Spring Session to maximize these benefits, avoiding the limitations of traditional session management employed by enterprise Java

  • Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips Answer Questions on Microservices

    Following the online webinar "Exploring the Uncharted Territory of Microservices" organized by XebiaLabs, which we covered in The Benefits of Microservices, Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips answered a number of questions on microservices asked by participants.

  • Virtual Panel: Specification by Example, Executable Specifications, Scenarios and Feature Injection

    In the last couple of years terms like Specification by Example, Executable Specifications and Feature Injection have showed up quite frequently in the community, often in relation to Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) or tools like Cucumber or SpecFlow. InfoQ have talked to some of the leading experts in this domain about what these practices are and how they relate to BDD.

  • Resource-Oriented Architecture: Information, Not Containers

    The Web is known primarily as a Web of Documents because that has been our main experience with it, but we should not ignore the idea of documents as a data source. New technologies are emerging to make it easier to encode extractable content on the Web. This article focuses on how producers can increase the machine-processability of the documents they produce.

  • Resource-Oriented Architecture: Resource Metadata

    In this second article in the Resource-Oriented Architecture series, Brian Sletten discusses the benefits of REST, what constitutes a resource, associating metadata with a resource, the pitfalls of common models of resource metadata, SPARQL, RDF, expressing RDF facts, RDF triples, querying RDF, and sample RDF queries.

  • Resource-Oriented Architecture: The Rest of REST

    In this first article in the Resource-Oriented Architecture series, Brian Sletten discusses the REST architecture style, the history of SOA, SOAP and WS-*, the Semantic Web, URLs as identifiers, URIs and URNs, freedom of form, logically-connected late-binding systems, HATEOAS, and the impact of the Semantic Web upon software systems.

  • Wonderland Of SOA Governance

    Michael Poulin elaborates on the differences between of governance and management and tries to explore the 'wonderland' of governance in a service-oriented environment. He defines SOA Governance, explores the relationship between governance and enterprise architecture, and discusses accountability and ownership of governance efforts, and how practitioners can instrument SOA governance.