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  • Airbnb Releases Tool to Convert Large Codebases to Typescript

    The Airbnb engineering team recently released ts-migrate, a tool to help migrate JavaScript code to TypeScript. While the resulting TypeScript code will compile, manual revision of a few annotations (e.g. any) will still be necessary. An automated process may however be more productive than starting from scratch. The Airbnb team reports converting projects with over 50,000 lines of code in a day.

  • Instana Performance Provider Adds vSphere Support

    Microservice application performance management provider, Instana, has released new capabilities for monitoring the VMware vSphere Suite, as well as applications running on vSphere infrastructure. Instana correlates infrastructure and application performance metrics and the latest release includes the ability to discover, map and monitor components running on VMware’s vSphere suite.

  • Airbnb's Migration from Monolith to Services

    Jessica Tai spoke at QCon San Francisco 2018 about Airbnb's move from a Ruby on Rails monolith architecture to a service-oriented architecture. The company has expanded from 200 engineers in 2015 to 1,000 and has less downtime due to rollbacks and has improved performance with page load times up to 10x faster.

  • The Guardian’s Migration from MongoDB to PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS

    The Guardian migrated their CMS’s datastore in 2018 from a self-managed MongoDB cluster to PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS for a fully managed solution. The team did an API-based migration without any downtime.

  • Building Resilience in Netflix Production Data Migrations: Sangeeta Handa at QCon SF

    At QCon SF, Sangeeta Handa discussed how Netflix had learned to build resilience into production migrations across a number of use cases. Key lessons learned included: aim for perceived or actual zero downtime, even for data migrations; invest in early feedback loops to build confidence; find ways to decouple customer interactions from your services; and build independent checks and balances.

  • Service-Based Architecture as an Alternative to Microservice Architecture

    ThoughtWorks director Neal Ford argued in a recent talk that organizations transition more easily from a monolithic architecture to a service-based architecture than to a microservices architecture. Ford spoke at UberConf 2016 about service-based architecture, a middle ground between service-oriented architecture and microservices.

  • Spring Migration Analyzer: An Assistant For JavaEE To Spring Conversion

    Spring Migration Analyzer is a command line utility, that takes as input the binary archive of a JavaEE application (e.g. an EAR file) and creates a report, containing JavaEE technologies used, along with advice on effort required to migrate them to Spring/Tomcat. It attempts to create an easier migration path for those who wish to migrate an existing JavaEE application to the Spring framework.

  • Migrating Applications to .NET Framework 4.5: Deprecated Types and New Features

    Microsoft has released a list of members and types that are changed or deprecated in .NET Framework 4.5 Beta. They have also provided a guide to help developers migrate applications created with older versions of the .NET Framework.

  • Cloud Wars – U.S. Army Using Agile Platform For Cloud Migration

    According to CGN (Government Computer News) the U.S. Army’s Architecture Services Division within the Software Engineering Center (SEC) has deployed a platform for the quick development and migration of applications to the private cloud. The engineers are using OutSystems’ Agile Platform for this purpose.

  • The Complete List of Migration Issues Upgrading to .NET 4.0

    Microsoft has published a complete list of issues migrating from .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to .NET 4.0. The list contains changes in 6 domains: Core, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and XML.

  • The End of an Era: Scala Community Arrives, Java Deprecated

    It was recently announced that InfoQ is creating a new Operations community. In addition to that, another major change which has been in the works for the last few months at InfoQ is the conversion of the Java community to the Scala community. InfoQ spoke with a prominent Scala expert and members of the former InfoQ Java editorial team to learn more about this change and why it was made.

  • Azure Drive Eases the Migration to Microsoft’s Cloud

    Initially announced as XDrive during PDC 2009, Microsoft has released the beta version of Windows Azure Drive, a storage access solution simplifying the migration of Windows applications to the cloud by creating an NTFS virtual drive on top of a storage blob.

  • Case Study: Migrating a VB6 Large Application to .NET

    An IT services provider company has migrated an ERP application totaling 950,000 lines of VB6 code to .NET in 9 months.

  • Simplify SQL Migration Scripts with SQrbL

    Managing SQL-based scripts can become a nightmare with time. Rails solved this with ActiveRecord Migration. Sam Livingston-Gray wrote a small standalone Ruby tool to generate hierarchical migration script. Based on the fact that SQL scripts can become very verbose and duplication-prone, Sam started SQrbL which is a mix of SQL and Ruby.

  • COBOL to Java Automatic Migration with GPL'ed Tools

    During the NACA project run by Publicitas Ltd., 4m lines of COBOL were automatically trans-coded (migrated) toward their Java equivalent. The company claims that the recurrent annual savings in cash-outs amount to a total of 3m euros and has released the tools from the NACA project under GPL.


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