Where Node.js really shines is in building fast, scalable network applications, as it’s capable of handling a huge number of simultaneous connections with high throughput, which equates to high scalability.
Hadoop 2.0 introduces YARN (Yet Another Resource Negotiator) and demotes MapReduce to one of several tools for mining big data. The result is a more generalized and flexible framework for distributed data-processing applications.
Built with Ruby and Jekyll, the new HealthCare.gov portal has been plagued with issues since it launched on October 1. Here's what experts are saying about the front- and back-end issues leaving health insurance seekers in the lurch.
Typesafe Senior Software Engineer Josh Suereth explains why Akka banks on reactive programming rather than the more sequential programming style of old, and also discusses the impact of Lambdas, coming in Java 8.