I put together Java sample applications using Spring 3.1. Using
Spring’s Environment abstractions, we can gather details about the
0 replies - 2972 views - 04/24/12 by Gordon Dickens in Articles
I have a couple of quick notes for any aspiring java architects. Please read them carefully and think about them.
Adding layers is BAD
In general, you...
6 replies - 21510 views - 04/24/12 by Michael Mainguy in Articles
As Software Developers, our passion can sometimes be all
encompassing. You can find a new language or framework and something
inside you lights a...
0 replies - 4946 views - 04/24/12 by Douglas Rathbone in Articles
We know streamlined search utility building is a major need in the tech industry right now. Amazon's recent Cloud Search announcement is evidence of that. ...
0 replies - 4197 views - 04/21/12 by Mitch Pronschinske in Articles
Last night I was invited to go along to the Facebook offices in
London and attend a tech talk on how Facebook do release engineering and
0 replies - 12309 views - 04/20/12 by James Betteley in Articles
Integrating applications and making them play nice is something developers and architects struggle with on a daily basis. There's a plethora of ways to do...
0 replies - 10645 views - 04/15/12 by Mitch Pronschinske in Articles
Twitter is a big proponent of knowledge sharing and open source software. It's also well known that Twitter moved away from Casandra, and turned back towards...
0 replies - 16127 views - 04/09/12 by Chris Smith in Articles
In a recent blog on I received a comment from Wojciech Soczyński
about how the “strategy” pattern can be used to enforce the Single
2 replies - 7045 views - 03/31/12 by Roger Hughes in Articles
I heard of virtualization 5 or 6 years ago and at the time, I
didn’t understand the real implications of its use, save it was a tool
toward an agile...
0 replies - 2873 views - 03/28/12 by Nicolas Frankel in Articles
Sometimes you just don’t want or need the complexity of a fancy
distributed transaction manager or complicated RPCs to coordinate a
0 replies - 2790 views - 03/28/12 by Ricardo Zuasti in Articles
One of the powers of RDBMS
as we use them today are constraints. I use unique indexes, not null
constraints and foreign keys on a regular basis and if you...
0 replies - 2981 views - 03/27/12 by Jens Schauder in Articles
In part one I explain the main idea behind this approach and in part two I start this example. Please read parts one and two before reading...
0 replies - 2450 views - 03/27/12 by Sandro Mancuso in Articles
Giant leaps or deep turmoil?
The IT industry is either taking giant leaps ahead or it's in deep
turmoil. On the one...
8 replies - 8073 views - 03/26/12 by Simon Brown in Articles
The United States government procures most of its
goods and services through competitive bidding. The notices of its
requirements are posted on a...
0 replies - 6856 views - 03/23/12 by Jason Hull in Articles
The question regarding what an architect's skill set should be is usually
met with answers such as: excellent knowledge of software methodologies,
0 replies - 14952 views - 03/21/12 by Alex Staveley in Articles
One of the things that I’ve learnt while developing code in an
incremental way is that the way the code should be designed isn’t going
to be obvious...
0 replies - 2401 views - 03/20/12 by Mark Needham in Articles
A quote yesterday from Adrian Cockcroft's blog (if you don't know, he's Netflix's performance guru):There has been a sometimes heated discussion on twitter...
0 replies - 6752 views - 03/20/12 by Mitch Pronschinske in Articles
There are a few quotes I think of when thinking about computer design.
These are not specifically about computers, but I think they are...
0 replies - 3645 views - 03/20/12 by Peter Lawrey in Articles
Storing massive amounts of data in a NoSQL data store is just one side of the Big Data equation. Being able to visualize your data in such a way that you can...
0 replies - 18955 views - 03/13/12 by Davy Suvee in Articles
There was a time when Service Oriented Architecture was a buzzword.
That time is now long gone, and SOA has become one of the essentials of
0 replies - 7184 views - 03/13/12 by Yohan Liyanage in Articles