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Dani Traphagen on Next Phase of Distributed Systems with Apache Ignite

by Srini Penchikala on  May 15, 2017

Dani Traphagen from GridGain spoke at OSCON 2017 Conference about Apache Ignite platform. She talked about the paradigm shift in viewing the disk as a bottleneck, the decreasing costs of memory and how to optimize toward the cache, leveraging it for microservices architectures with the open source project Apache Ignite.

John Gossman on Microsoft’s Serverless Platform, Azure Functions and Logic Apps

by Srini Penchikala on  Apr 28, 2017

John Gossman, lead architect at Microsoft Azure, spoke on Thursday at ServerlessConf Conference about Microsoft's open source Serverless platform. The Microsoft team also gave demos on Azure Functions, Logic Apps and how to monitor the platform components.

Overview of the Reliable Event Delivery System at Spotify

by Jan Stenberg on  Mar 31, 2017

Spotify clients generate up to 1.5 million events per second at peak hours and all are handled by their Event Delivery System, designed to have a predictable latency and to never lose an event, Igor Maravic noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, where he gave a high level overview of the system and some of the key operational aspects.

Reactive Summit 2016 Conference: Reactive Microservices and Staging Data Pipelines

by Srini Penchikala on  Oct 08, 2016

Reactive microservices, data center scale operating system (DCOS), and staging reactive data pipelines were the highlighted topics at Reactive Summit 2016 Conference held this week. InfoQ team attended the conference and this post is a summary of the first day's events at the conference.

Moving from Transactions to Streams to Gain Consistency

by Jan Stenberg on  Mar 13, 2016

With many databases in a system they are rarely independent from each other, instead pieces of the same data are stored in many of them. Using transactions to keep everything in sync is a fragile solution. Working with a stream of changes in the order they are created is a much simpler and more resilient solution, Martin Kleppmann stated in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference.

Domain Events and Eventual Consistency

by Jan Stenberg on  Sep 27, 2015 1

Eventual consistency is a design approach for improving scalability and performance. Domain events, a tactical element in Domain-Driven Design (DDD), can help in facilitating eventual consistency, Florin Preda and Mike Mogosanu writes in separate blog posts, each describing the advantages achievable.

Dino Esposito on CQRS, Messages and Events

by Jan Stenberg on  Aug 31, 2015 1

Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) is the starting point of a change that will have a profound impact on system architecture, Dino Esposito claims in three articles in MSDN Magazine. It’s the first step in an evolution transitioning software architects from the idea of “models-to-persist” to the idea of “events-to-log” and about event-based data instead of data snapshots.

Pointer Events Reaches W3C Final Stage, “Recommendation”

by Abel Avram on  Feb 25, 2015

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published the Pointer Events standard as a recommendation for wide adoption, but its future is in doubt as Apple and Google are refusing to implement it.

jQuery Takes Over the Pointer Events Polyfill from Google

by Abel Avram on  Dec 30, 2014 1

The Chromium team announced back in August that Google is no longer working on implementing Pointer Events in Chrome in order to focus on Touch Events. Now they have given control to the Pointer Events polyfill library to jQuery which is hoping to “drive developer adoption of this unified event system” and eventually see “all browsers implement this standard natively.”

Experiences and Good Practices from Hackathons

by Ben Linders on  Dec 27, 2014

Hackathons are events where developers work together during a fixed period to collaboratively develop software. They provide learning opportunities and space for developers and organizations sponsoring the hackathons to network and have some fun.

Leslie Lamport on Distributed Systems and Precise Thinking

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 16, 2014

Leslie Lamport is the author of some of the most cited computer science papers and won a Turing Award in 2013 for his seminal work in distributed and concurrent systems. This is a summary of an interview that Lamport gave to Software Engineering Radio touching themes such as his early work in distributed systems and the importance of precise thinking in programming.

Mobile Dev, Big Data Analytics Take Center Stage at IBM Impact 2013

by Nitin Bharti on  Apr 20, 2013

At its annual customer conference in Las Vegas, IBM unveiled a number of new enhancements to its “MobileFirst” portfolio of products including data analytics support, mobile cloud services, cross-platform testing capabilities, as well as a series of updates to their core products to better support the mobile ecosystem.

IEEE Experts Summit on Mastering Uncertainty

by Michael Stal on  May 12, 2012

On 26th June the IEEE is organizing a one day expert summit in London called Mastering Uncertainty in the Software Industry: Risks, Rewards, and Reality at the British Computer Society.

CMU SEI Hosts Free Virtual Software Architecture Event on 28th February

by Michael Stal on  Feb 09, 2012

The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute is organizing a free virtual event on software architecture. The show will provide information on tools and methods on 28th February, 1 pm to 4:30 p.m. ET.

Forrester CEO: The Web is a Software Architecture and the App Internet is the Next Wave

by Michael Stal on  Dec 09, 2011 1

In his recent presentation at the Le Web 2011 conference in Paris, Forrester Research's Chairman and CEO George Colony claimed that most thinking models about the Internet and the Web are outdated. Moreover, users already seem to be saturated by the Social Network Model. According to Colony, the next real big thing will be the App Internet.

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