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.
There's a lot you can automate and optimize about front-end workflow coding -- so why not do it? Get tips for automating your build, testing, and documentation processes, along with a listing of open source tools that can help.
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.
Project lead Graeme Rocher says Grails 3 will target batch processing applications, Hadoop, and event-driven systems, as well as introducing application profiles to the Java-based web application framework.
Get started with Akka, a JVM-based toolkit and runtime that implements the actor model message-passing paradigm. In this installment of Open source Java projects, Steven Haines presents a simple program that showcases the Akka message passing system, then develops a more complex program using concurrent processes to compute prime numbers.
A recent survey found that cloud platforms reduce overall application development time by an average of 11.6 percent, but developers are finding that speed is just one advantage of programming in the cloud.