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JSR 356 Java API for WebSocket or Atmosphere?

Sock it to 'em

JSR 356 Java API for WebSocket or Atmosphere?

How does the new Java API for WebSockets compare to the Atmosphere framework? Jean Francis Arcand compares the two.

What's neo?

Ian Robinson: Designing and building a graph database application

A look at some of the design and implementation strategies you can employ when building a Neo4j-based graph database solution, including architectural choices, data modelling,…

JBoss goes mobile: Mobile applications with Aerogear

Hanging on the telephone

JBoss goes mobile: Mobile applications with Aerogear

Spotlight on a project which puts the focus firmly on mobile development, with a library and other utilities for Android, iOS and JavaScript.

A modern approach to object creation in JavaScript

Time to embrace some new features

A modern approach to object creation in JavaScript

Start using Douglas Crockford's Object.create method, now supported by all modern browsers.

Practical Lessons from Big Science

Big Data from the LHC Commissioning: Practical Lessons from Big Science

The Large Hadron Collider experiments manage tens of petabytes of data spread across hundreds of data centres. Managing and processing this volume required significant…

It's alright

Guillaume Laforge: What Makes Groovy Groovy

Groovy is not a newcomer to the arena of alternative languages for the JVM. With over 1.7 million downloads a year, it's clearly ahead of the pack. But what makes it a great…

Using QuantCell, the polyglot big data spreadsheet, to deploy MapReduce algorithms

This is not just science - this is big data science

Using QuantCell, the polyglot big data spreadsheet, to deploy MapReduce algorithms

Now spreadsheet users can tap into the capabilities of major programming languages! Agust Egilsson and Kris Tholeiffsson show us how.

The more you know...

Simon Ritter: Project Lambda: Functional Programming Constructs in Java

You might assume that lambda expressions are simply a more syntactically compact form of inner classes, but, in fact, the implementation of lambda expressions is substantially…

MongoDB's Dwight Merriman: "We think all the NoSQL products are competitors"

King of Silicon Alley

MongoDB's Dwight Merriman: "We think all the NoSQL products are competitors"

We meet the king of the Silicon Alley startup scene to discuss NoSQL, breaking records, and why he believes the success of the humongous database is down to more than just…

Distributed log aggregation with RabbitMQ Federation

TUTORIAL: Centralise your Big Data

Distributed log aggregation with RabbitMQ Federation

A practical introduction to the Federation plugin by Alvaro Videla, author of 'RabbitMQ in Action'.

Royals

Marcus Lagergren: The JVM is dead! Long live the polyglot VM

This session explains why emerging language implementations are becoming more common and more feasible to implement on the JVM with satisfactory performance. It tells you how…

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