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Why use Node.js?

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.


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PayPal and Netflix cozy up to Node.js

The server-side JavaScript platform is popular with developers for its relatively low learning curve, high productivity, and stable performance. Recent adoptions suggest that some of tech's top executives are buying in, too.

Dinosaurs of web technology.

Web technologies that deserve to die

Spring WebFlow, Seam, WebBeans, and related beasts must meet their extinction. Who thought evermore client state on the server was a grand idea anyway?

Break Down Barriers and Reduce Cycle Times with DevOps

Learn why and how many successful companies have changed how they deliver software by dismantling the traditional silos that stifle collaboration and progress.

Go Google Go! A language on full throttle

Java frameworks still rule the roost, but Go and Facebook's new HHVM PHP environment are gaining fast.

Spring Java springs ahead

Spring Java framework springs forward despite Oracle challenge

Spring framework 4.0 will debut Thursday with new features including HTML5/WebSocket, REST, and support for Java 8.

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Node.js keeps stealing Rails' thunder

Rails founder isn't worried about Node.js displacing Rails, but more and more companies are making the switch.

Google extends App Engine for mobile app back end

Google Cloud Endpoints is a new collection of hosted tools and libraries that extend Google App Engine's current PaaS offering with infrastructure for cloud-based Android and iOS mobile apps.

4 ways to modernize your application performance monitoring strategy

Online retail sales in the US will reach $370 billion by 2017 - a 10 percent compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years.

Surprise! Java is fastest for server-side Web apps

Recent benchmarks show what many Java developers have known all along, with three Java web application frameworks topping the charts for server-side performance.

Web app coders: Clean up your act!

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.

Fear multicore apps? Reactive programming to the rescue

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.

Apache Struts security update disables vulnerable feature

Developers are advised that the newly released Struts 2.3.15.2 fixes a security issue by disabling dynamic method invocation by default, which could mean refactoring for future installations.

10 key findings illustrate the need for a new breed of APM solutions

This paper highlights ten key takeaways from the most recent survey on the impact of Cloud on application management. Read Now>>

Inspired by Ruby on Rails, Grails to go beyond Web app dev

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.

Open source Java projects: Vert.x

With the release of Vert.x 2.0, now is the perfect time to learn about this JVM-based distributed application framework that was inspired by Node.js, but built to leverage the Java platform APIs.

Google and Red Hat collaborate on App Engine in private clouds

Google and Red Hat have worked on tests to verify third-party implementations of App Engine, including Red Hat's CapeDwarf.

Open source Java projects: Akka

This installment of Open source Java projects showcases Akka, a JVM-based toolkit and runtime that implements the actor model as message-passing paradigm. Start with a simple example, then work through a more complex program using...

Mobile Apps and Devices Slash Customer Cycle Time

Consolidated Engineering Laboratories' field employees used to collect data on triplicate forms that were sometimes hard to read and difficult to manage. After procuring iPad devices from CDW and integrating mobile apps with

Google simplifies integration of SMS and voice with App Engine

New Python and Java libraries enable developers to add voice and SMS to GAE Web apps with just a few lines of code, via Twilio's cloud-based communications platform.

Why application development is better in the cloud

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.

The best hardware, software, and cloud services of the year

InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Award winners stretch from devices and desktops to data centers and beyond.

Qualcomm unveils Java-friendly 'Internet of everything' development platform

Platform leverages company's QSC6270-Turbo chip set to enable new generation of asset-tracking, build automation, and health care offerings.

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