Top InfoQ News and Exclusive Content for 2008

| by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on Dec 31, 2008. Estimated reading time: 1 minute |

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Looking back at the year that is coming to its conclusion, we wanted to have a retrospective and find out which were the most read news and exclusive content items during 2008. We compiled a list containing top 5 news for each community and top 3 exclusive content items for each type: articles, interviews and presentations. This list considers the number of unique readers for each news/exclusive content as provided by InfoQ’s web server statistic data. 

Top 5 News Per Community


  1. Is LINQ to SQL Truly Dead?
  2. ASP.NET MVC Example with Northwind and Entity Framework Published
  3. Java 1.5 for the .NET Platform
  4. 10 Tips when Upgrading to Visual Studio 2008
  5. IronPython for ASP.NET


  1. Agile and Offshore: Asking for Trouble?
  2. Does "Done" Mean "Shippable"?
  3. Does TDD Really Ensure Quality?
  4. Why Crunch Mode Doesn't Work
  5. Continuous Integration And Version Control for Databases


  1. James Gosling on Adobe Flash / Flex / AIR
  2. The multicore crises: Scala vs. Erlang
  3. Programming languages in future systems
  4. RAM is the new disk...
  5. Facebook Chat Architecture


  1. JavaOne: Cliff Click on a Scalable Non-Blocking Coding Style
  2. Top 10 Mistakes when building Flex Applications
  3. SpringSource Launches New Application Server without Java EE
  4. The Ioke JVM Language: The power of Lisp and Ruby with an intuitive syntax
  5. Top 10 Adobe Flex Misconceptions


  1. MagLev: Gemstone builds Ruby runtime based on Smalltalk VM
  2. Rails 2.0 - What's a Newbie to Do?
  3. The Futures of Ruby Threading
  4. High Performance Ruby MVC: Merb
  5. Ruby 1.9 adds Fibers for lightweight concurrency


  1. Debate: JSON vs. XML as a data interchange format
  2. Building Service Oriented Architectures with Java Technology
  3. The new WCF Web Programming Model supports REST Design
  4. A Fair Comparison of REST and WS-* using an Architectural Decision Framework: is the Debate Over?
  5. ESB-Oriented Architectures considered harmful

Top 3 Exclusive Content Items


  1. What's New in Spring 2.5: Part 1
  2. A Brief Introduction to REST
  3. Distributed Version Control Systems: A Not-So-Quick Guide Through


  1. Guy Steele on Programming Languages
  2. John McCarthy on Elephant 2000, Lisp, Ruby and the Computer Industry
  3. Kent Beck on Implementation Patterns


  1. The Power of Javascript
  2. How to Design a Good API & Why it Matters
  3. Does My Bus Look Big in This?

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What does it say when 2/5 of the 'Java' topics are about Flex? by Alex Blewitt

Flex isn't anything to do with Java. Even the underlying language describes itself as based on ECMAScript, not JavaScript, which in any case doesn't have anything to do with Java. Were there really no worthy other posts published in the Java category?

Old news by Richard Cowin

A Brief Introduction to REST is from 2007

Re: What does it say when 2/5 of the 'Java' topics are about Flex? by Abel Avram

The respective news was published for the Java community and it was one of top 5 news for that community.

Re: Old news by Abel Avram

Yes, but it has one of the largest numbers of readers in 2008 according to our web server statistics.

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