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  • A Few Good Rules

    Peter Neumark from Prezi talks about the importance of deciding what development standards to adopt and to detect when they're past their expiry date. Using Netflix and Prezi as examples, Peter illustrates with technical examples when to stick to standards and when to move on to better solutions.

  • Microservices: Decomposing Applications for Deployability and Scalability

    What are microservices? This article describes the increasingly popular Microservice architecture pattern, used to architect large, complex and long-lived applications as a set of cohesive services that evolve over time.

  • Russ Miles on Antifragility and Microservices

    Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.. We're discussing these new concepts with Russ Miles to find out what they are good for and how to apply them in an architect's or developer's daily business - for existing applications and those to come

  • Improving Your Asynchronous Code Using Tasks, Async and Await

    Dave Marini delves into the history of asynchronous programming on the .NET platform, tracing through the early days of the Asynchronous Programming Model to today’s async/await patterns.

  • Distributing Complex Services in Cross-Geolocational IDCs

    In this interview, first published on InfoQ China, Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users,

  • SQL Server 2014: NoSQL Speeds with Relational Capabilities

    For the last four years Microsoft has been working on the first rewrite of SQL Server’s query execution since 1998. The goal is to offer NoSQL-like speeds without sacrificing the capabilities of a relational database. At the heart of this is Hekaton, their memory optimized tables. While still accessible via traditional T-SQL operations, internally they are a fundamentally different technology.

  • Interview with Raffi Krikorian on Twitter's Infrastructure

    Raffi Krikorian, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Twitter, gives an insight on how Twitter prepares for unexpected traffic peaks and how system architecture is designed to support failure.

  • To Execution profile or to Memory Profile? That is the question.

    There are times when memory profiling will provide a clearer picture than execution profiling to find execution hot spots. In this article Kirk Pepperdine talks through some indicators for determining when to use which kind of profiler.

  • Virtual Panel: Using Java in Low Latency Environments

    Java is increasingly being used for low latency work where previously C and C++ were the de-facto choice. InfoQ brought together four experts in the field to discuss what is driving the trend, and some of the best practices when using Java in these situations.

  • Correctly Building Asynchronous Libraries in .NET

    Building an asynchronous library requires very specific design patterns that can be quite different from the patterns used when consuming an asynchronous library. But if you follow some basic rules you can greatly improve the experience for the consumers of your libraries.

  • Jonah Kowall on Application Performance Monitoring and Management

    Application Performance Management (APM) focuses on monitoring and managing the performance and availability of software applications running in an enterprise. Jonah Kowall from Gartner team co-authored the Gartner Magic Quadrant report on Application Performance Monitoring. InfoQ spoke with Jonah about the APM space, techniques and tools and emerging trends in this area.

  • Transitioning from RDBMS to NoSQL. Interview with Couchbase’s Dipti Borkar

    While relational databases have been used for decades to store data, and they still represent a viable solution for many use cases, NoSQL is being chosen today especially for scalability and performance reasons. This article contains an interview with Dipti Borkar, Director of Product Management at Couchbase, on the challenges, benefits and the process of migrating from RDBMS to NoSQL.


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