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The Best of DZone: July 29 - August 5

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If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! Below are the most popular posts of the past week - both links from and articles from our Zones - covering Big Data and NoSQL databases, web design and mobile development, and everything inbetween:

This Week's Top Links

  1. Java 8 Features – The ULTIMATE Guide - shared by iliastsagklis
  2. Spring Batch as Wildfly Module - shared by radcortez
  3. Scala Named a "Top 10 Technology for Modern Developers" - shared by mikojava
  4. The One Big Thing That Will Reduce Software Bugs, But No One Does It - shared by dt80257
  5. Java and Class Files - shared by Javin_Paul

This Week's Top Articles

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Big Data/Analytics Zone
Cloud Zone
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NoSQL Zone
DevOps Zone
Performance Zone
Enterprise Integration Zone
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New Releases

And this week also saw the release of DZone's 201st Refcard: Reactive Programming with Akka

Reactive Programming with Akka

By Ryan Knight

Akka is a framework for Java and Scala that implements the Actor model of computation. The Actor model is ideal for concurrency and fault-tolerance, especially on heterogeneous and flexibly governed systems. This Refcard covers:

  • Defining and creating actors and messages
  • Actor hierarchies
  • fault-tolerance and self-healing
  • And much more!