Architecture & Scalability

Architecture & scalability news, information, and how-to advice

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Happy 10th anniversary, Ruby on Rails -- but watch your back

Node.js may have stolen some of its thunder, but when it comes to jobs, Rails talent is still in demand.

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Docker: The first true devops tool?

Docker VP James Turnbull discusses what the container technology means for devops, addresses recent security concerns, and talks shop about what's ahead for Docker.

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Team of rivals: Hortonworks, Pivotal join up for Hadoop project

Competitors band together to contribute to Apache Ambari, a project whose popularity is on the rise as more organizations look for ways to extend the Hadoop management framework.

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How to create a data lake for fun and profit

The idea of data lakes has been fermenting, and now real companies are using them for real analysis. Here's why you might want one -- and how to create it.

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The 10 worst big data practices

Big data tools and frameworks can revolutionize the way your apps compute and utilize data-- but they're not without edges. Check your head with these 10 common pitfalls of overenthusiastic adoption.

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Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS

Cloud Foundry impresses with broad application support, streamlined deployment, and enterprise extras from Pivotal, though initial setup could be simpler.

Custom Cassandra data types

Learn to create and then use custom Cassandra Query Language data types in this quick tutorial from Dustin Marx.

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One enterprise tech trend to rule them all

It's turning enterprise IT on its head. It promises vast cost savings, shorter time to market, and continuous technology improvement. And it can't be stopped -- at least not for long.

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10 bad coding practices that wreck software development projects

Deadline pressure makes some of these common coding mistakes mighty tempting, but avoiding them will make your work easier in the long run.

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4 reasons why Docker's libcontainer is a big deal

The technology at the heart of Docker has the potential to bring it to other platforms and to spawn whole new projects.

Expert interview: How to scale Django

Jonathan Freeman interviews Eventbrite engineers John Shuping and Simon Willison about scaling Django in an integrated, high performance enterprise architecture.

Microservices vs. the monolith

Similar to SOA but different enough to warrant its own name, the Microservices architectural style gets written up by Martin Fowler and James Lewis. Cliffs Notes you can count on!

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Enjoy machine learning with Mahout on Hadoop

You can use the Hadoop ecosystem to manage your data. Now put that data to good use and apply machine learning via Mahout.

Connecting to Cassandra from Java

Learn how to connect to the Cassandra database and perform basic CRUD operations using CQL and the Cassandra Java Driver.

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Know this right now about Hadoop

Here's what you must know this instant about big data darling Hadoop and its expanding universe of add-ons and sub-projects -- from core elements like MapReduce and YARN to ancillaries like Flume and Sqoop.

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Java developers prefer JUnit, Jenkins, and Git

Survey also reveals two-thirds of Java developers are still using Java 7, and Scala topped the list of alternative JVM languages.

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Is devops killing the developer?

At many companies, 'devops' has been twisted to mean that developers get conscripted to do myriad non-development tasks.

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Dockerfiles in a jiffy

Curious about Docker but you haven't tried it yet? Andrew Glover gets you going with quick instructions to create a Dockerfile that runs Amazon’s DynamoDB Local. Set it up once and your Dockerfile runs DynamoDB or any other service...

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