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  • Getting a Handle on Data Science

    by Francine Bennett on  Dec 05, 2016

    In this series we explore ways of making sense of data science - understanding where it’s needed and where it’s not, and how to make it an asset for you, from people who’ve been there and done it.

  • From Raw Data to Data Science: Adding Structure to Unstructured Data to Support Product Development

    by Rishi Nalin Kumar on  Nov 25, 2016

    With unstructured database technologies like Cassandra, MongoDB and even JSON storage in Postgres, unstructured data has become remarkably easy to store and to process. Software and data engineers alike can succeed in a world (mostly) free from data modelling, which is no longer a prerequisite to collecting data or extracting value from it.

  • Using vfsStream to Test File Uploads with Laravel

    by Terry Rowland on  Nov 16, 2016

    Testing of uploading files can be tricky, but with the right tools and the knowledge of a few tricks, the process can be more efficient and a lot less difficult. This article goes over creating an endpoint to upload a CSV file of users and testing that users in the CSV are displayed in the JSON response, as well as adding validation to ensure CSV files are the types of files being dealt with.

Using Templates to Transform Web Service Results into Markup

Posted by Greg Brown on  Aug 31, 2016

The HTTP-RPC open-source Java framework returns results in JSON by default, but can use the CTemplate system to respond with custom markup.

IAP: Fast, Versatile Alternative to HTTP

Posted by Jakob Jenkov on  Feb 02, 2016

IAP is an emerging highly performant protocol standard alternative to HTTP designed with the modern application stack in mind. ION is a high speed alternative to JSON and Protocol Buffers.

The APIs.json Discovery Format: Potential Engine in the API Economy

Posted by Kin Lane on  Jun 19, 2015

In the fast growing world of APIs and microservices, finding just the right API when you are developing a web, or mobile application, is always a tedious task.

Building a Mars Rover Application with DynamoDB

Posted by Daniela Miao, Kenta Yasukawa on  Jan 25, 2015

This article shows how to use Amazon DynamoDB to create a Mars Rover application. You can use the same concepts described in this post to build your own web application. 1

Apache CouchDB: The Definitive Introduction

Posted by Jan Lehnardt on  Aug 28, 2014

Apache CouchDB is a Document NoSQL database that uses JSON for storing documents. In this article, Jan Lehnardt gives an overview of CouchDB, its architecture and what problems it aims to solve. 3

Adding Flexibility to your REST Implementation with Yoga

Posted by Corby Page on  Jun 27, 2013

In this tutorial, the reader is introduced to the selector capabilities injected in a service by the Yoga framework to provide any API client greater control over the structure of JSON doc responses. 16

Building FlightCaster's Frontends for the Web and Smartphones

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Sep 18, 2009

In part two of InfoQ's interview with the FlightCaster team, we discuss scaling Rails on Heroku, the problems of integrating data from multiple providers and mobile smartphone applications.

Flex for XML and JSON

Posted by Jack Herrington on  Oct 12, 2008

Platforms need interoperability. In this article Flex interoperability with JSON and XML is explored including direct mapping to chart and grid components. 2

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