Current virality of five year old article defending Java demonstrates that hate for the language is still in style - but why do users continue to care?
While many go into hysterics over lambdas in the imminent Java SE 8 release, RebelLabs Author Thierry Wasylczenko tries to put on the brakes by pointing out some of the disadvantages to lambda fever...
Just a quick note to let you know that the Call for Papers for JAX London 2014 is open. This year JAX London featuring Big Data Con runs from 13th – 15th October at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
65% of Java users questioned by Typesafe are planning to upgrade to new release in next two years, and 73% are excited to get on board with Project Lambda.
Archiving of your important data is something a lot of people and companies overlook. Data is probably one of the most vital assets of any company and is the lifeblood that keeps your business moving. Data loss is usually not on the radar until it happens. And, once it does happen, the importance of good backup/archiving becomes brutally apparent. Are you prepared? Find out:...
Open source testing tools carry a certain appeal to testers – there’s no doubt about that. However, there is a pretty intense debate out there between open source testing tool advocates and in-house/vendor testing tool advocates. Both camps provide equally valid points. Look here to read more: http://www.neotys.com/blog/the-true-cost-of-free-testing-tools/
You may think of Linux (in its various flavors) as being the primary OS of the Cloud, but you’d be surprised. We’re seeing more and more applications and services being hosted on Windows platforms all the time. Find out how you can easily collect and display data for CPU, Disk, Network, and Memory, from your Windows servers: https://blog.logentries.com/2014/03/new-improved-windows-agent/
Shenandoah is an exciting new GC for Java's Hotspot. Although it needs to prove itself in a couple of areas with regards to performance benchmarking, we're really excited to see new implementations try to tackle the difficult GC problem. After seeing the presentation on Shenandoah at FOSDEM and the source code release announcement I've put together a summary blog post & instructions on how to...
The biggest downside of all new logging tools is that they’re dependant on the data you actually put into the log. To reduce the chances of debugging your code with partial or missing log data, here are 5 things you should be constantly mindful of when logging in production.
In the past it was assumed that the web-based interface was the most important, and often the only, path for a user to access content or a product. But those days are gone and now companies must embrace performance as important for all interfaces on different platforms in order to satisfy their users. Learn to see performance through the eyes of your users with Real User Monitoring:...
As a tester, you understand how important it is to create the most realistic load test possible to provide confidence that your web application won’t fail in the field. But how do you know where your load should come from to produce realistic results? In this article, we have outlined three options most organizations can choose from when determining where your load should come from:...
Memory Leaks, Load Balancing and Deployment Settings: Testing Lessons learned from the eCommerce industry
Want to learn how memory leaks, incorrect deployment settings and load balancers can bring down application server clusters? We have some insights and lessons learned from the eCommerce industry on how the prepared for the busy online shopping season - which metrics they observe and how they level-up their testing to identify these problems soon enough.
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