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  • HTTP-RPC: A Lightweight Cross-Platform REST Framework

    by Greg Brown on  Jul 12, 2016 3

    HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework allowing developers to create and access cross-platform polyglot RESTful web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor, while preserving fundamental REST principles such as statelessness and uniform resource access.

  • 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.

  • The InfoQ Podcast: Wendy Closson on Mindfulness and Algorithmic Approaches to Communicating

    by Barry Burd on  Jul 11, 2016

    In this week's podcast, Barry Burd talks with Wendy Closson. With over a decade of experience immersed in development and championing agile practices, Closson coaches technology leaders to manage effectively, respond reasonably, and navigate the choppy waters of business. Closson's presentation at QCon New York was entitled Syntactic Sugar for English: Pragmatic Eloquence.

Writing Maintainable Configuration Code

Posted by Tushar Sharma, Marios Fragkoulis, and Diomidis Spinellis on  Jul 08, 2016

The article discusses a catalog of configuration smells, provides a few examples of such smells along with corresponding refactorings, and lists a few tools that could be used to reveal such smells. 2

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

Posted by Barry Burd on  Jul 01, 2016

Barry Bird talks to Courtney Hemphill. With over ten years of experience in software development, Hemphill has done full stack development for both startup and enterprise companies.

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?

What the JIT!? Anatomy of the OpenJDK HotSpot VM

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Jun 28, 2016

If you ever wondered what happens when your bytecode executes, join former Oracle G1GC perf-lead Monica Beckwith in her guided tour of JIT compilation and runtime optimizations in OpenJDK HotSpot VM.

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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