I recently started playing around with NoSQL databases as became interested in MongoDB. Here is a great video tutorial that will get you quickly introduced to NoSQL and the MongoDB application. It covers how NoSQL is different from typical RDBMS platforms and schemas, and how data is stored in MongoDB.
Data Gravity featured in this year’s EMC World keynote. But beyond the observation that large or valuable agglomerations of data exert a pull that tends to see them grow in size or value, what is a recognition of Data Gravity actually good for?
Web performance is a growing field within the greater operations community. This year it gained its own WebPerfDays – modeled after the highly regarded DevOpsDays – both of which followed the main Velocity conference.
The Apache Hadoop framework enables distributed processing of very large data sets. Hadoop is written in Java, and has limited methods to integrate with “mapreducers” written in other languages. This lab demonstrates how you can use JNBridgePro to program directly against the Java-based Hadoop API to create .NET-based mapreducers.
Many Java developers prefer maven to build, package and to deploy their Java applikations and would like to use maven with JavaFX. Althoug there are many examples around how to use maven with JavaFX, there is currently not complete guide available.
I recently came across a very interesting post about CDN testing by Jonathan Klein, someone I respect tremendously in the Web Performance world. During his tests with Webpagetest he was unable to “see” the value provided by the CDN on his site.