NoSQL and Neo4j and Spring - oh my!

JAX Magazine: The November edition is here!

Lucy Carey

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It’s been a busy month for the JAX Magazine team, with JAX
London taking place at the end of October. If you’re joining
us for the first time following this event, welcome! We hope you’ll
find plenty of useful material and enjoyable analysis in our latest
edition, which you can download for free here (make sure to
scroll down to the download link). 

As well as the ubiquitous Java content, for the second
year in a row JAX London featured a dedicated big data track – “Big
Data Con”. With MongoDB rising to become the most valuable New York
startup this September, it’s safe to say that big data has
officially crossed over into mainstream consciousness.

NoSQL is certainly driving this, and although MongoDB has
risen to become the cream of the crop, other databases such as
Cassandra are rapidly evolving into future contenders, more than
capable of holding their own against MongoDB in terms of scaling
and speed. We wanted to find out what’s next for the NoSQL mega
league player, and unpick the truth from the hype, so we invited
founder and CTO Dwight Merriman to sit in our hot seat this month –
we hope you’ll enjoy finding out what he has to say.

It’s not only databases drawing attention lately though.
Elsewhere, there’s been a growing buzz around the impend- ing
launch of Spring 4. In this issue, Spring Developer Advocate Josh
Long walks us through the basics, and demonstrates just why it’s
become so ubiquitous.

We’ve also got an Atmosphere focused tutorial from
Jeanfrancois Arcand, and Rik Van Bruggen will be introducing us to
some of the revolutionary changes to Neo4j, which evolves the data
model from a “property graph” to a “labeled property graph”. And
for all our mobile focused readers, Matthias Wessendorf will be
spotlighting Aerogear – a JBoss Community project which puts the
emphasis on mobile development, providing a library and various
utilities for Android, iOS and JavaScript.

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