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  • Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon New York 2016

    by Abel Avram on  Jul 12, 2016

    The fifth annual QCon New York was the biggest yet, bringing together over 800 team leads, architects, project managers, and engineering directors. In total, over 140 practitioner-speakers presented 79 full-length technical sessions and 16 in-depth tutorials, providing deep insights into real-world architectures and state of the art software development practices from a practitioner’s perspective.

  • Virtual Panel: The Current State of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

    by Kent Weare on  Jul 04, 2016

    Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) is becoming a mainstream way of connecting mobile, SaaS, IoT, and Big Data systems. This Virtual Panel focuses on some of the current trends in iPaaS and where this model of delivering integration services is headed. InfoQ has reached out to thought leaders from MuleSoft, SnapLogic and Microsoft to participate in this dialogue.

  • The InfoQ Podcast: Courtney Hemphill on VR, Augmented Reality, and the Importance of Animation in UX

    by Barry Burd on  Jul 01, 2016

    In this week's podcast, Barry Bird talks to Courtney Hemphill, a partner and tech lead at Carbon Five. With over ten years of experience in software development, Hemphill has done full stack development for both startup and enterprise companies. Hemphill's presentation at QCon New York was entitled Algorithms for Animation.

Article Series: Cloud and "Lock-in"

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jul 01, 2016

With the fast-pace of cloud changes, cloud lock-in remains a popular refrain. But what does it mean, and how can you ensure you're maximizing your cloud investment while keeping portability in mind?

Approaching Lock-In from a Consultant’s Perspective: An Interview with Nicki Watt

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 30, 2016

Consultants play a major role in helping companies deliver software. How do these consultants tackle lock-in and build portable solutions? In this interview, OpenCredo's Nicki Watt tackles this topic.

Q&A with Intuit's Alex Balazs

Posted by David Iffland on  Jun 29, 2016

Intuit embarked on a redesign of their technology stack, creating a platform to build their product upon. In this Q&A, Alex Balazs, VP Fellow Architect of Turbo Tax tells us how they did it.

Multi-Cloud Is a Safety Belt for the Speed Freaks

Posted by Michael Coté on  Jun 24, 2016

Cloud bursting! On-premises! Hybrid cloud! Off-premises! Multi-cloud! Each of them makes logical sense, but it’s the last - multi-cloud - that the author has been seeing in actual practice the most.

Big Data Analytics with Spark Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 23, 2016

Big Data Analytics with Spark, authored by Mohammed Guller, provides a practical guide for learning Apache Spark. InfoQ and the author discuss the book & development tools for big data applications.

Configure Once, Run Everywhere: Decoupling Configuration and Runtime

Posted by Anatole Tresch on  Jun 17, 2016

Configuration is one of the most widely used cross-cutting concerns in application development. Apache Tamaya is a new incubator project that brings standardized property management to Java.

Virtual Panel on (Cloud) Lock-In

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 17, 2016

There's no shortage of opinions on the topic of technology lock-in. InfoQ reached out to four software industry leaders to participate in a lively virtual panel on this topic.

Wiring Microservices with Spring Cloud

Posted by Rob Harrop on  Jun 15, 2016

As we move towards microservice-based architectures, we're faced with an important decision: how do we wire our services together?

Everything Is “Lock-In”: Focus on Switching Costs

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 08, 2016

It makes no difference how hard you try- some form of lock-in is unavoidable. What matters most is understanding the layers of lock-in, and how to assess and reduce your switching costs.

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