ZeroTurnaround, the creators of JRebel, now supports automated, secure, zero downtime deployments for .NET applications with LiveRebel 2.7, in addition to Java, PHP, Python, Ruby and Perl applcations.
PrettyTime is an open source, Java Library – enabling simple parsing and computer understanding of natural language, and social date references like, “let’s go to dinner at 6,” or “I’ll be on vacation for three days”.
Let's talk how to get visibility into an important component of any complex system: the messaging queue. Specifically, let’s look at how to trace a job from Rails using Resque.
We had a badly behaving application at hand, repeatedly dying with the OutOfMemoryError in production. Investigating the underlying data structures we soon found ways to reduce the memory overhead in order of magnitude.
jvmtop is a lightweight console application to monitor all accessible, running jvms on a machine. It's like top but is able to provide jvm internals (e.g. memory information) of running JVMs / java processes. It can also drill down cpu-usage to the thread-level, showing you the most cpu-intensive threads in a live view.
When Java EE7 is released it will include JSR-352. This provides an interesting opportunity for companies looking to move their batch processing onto a modern platform. Here we take a first look at the Java Batch programming model.
In the IT world, the demand for highly skilled software engineers continues to grow as application development becomes an integral part of more and more businesses around the globe. And as more and more applications are highly connected, have strong SLAs and are addressing sensitive business issues, the demand for load and performance testers also grows. Companies have been using creative...
This latest report from Rebel Labs has a brand new format--all-HTML, and no sign up required. Directly download our overview of Virtualization and Provisioning, along with commentary by the creators of Vagrant and Chef.
We describe how we automated a build process producing 20 different deliverables for five different platforms. Tools used include Jenkins, Gradle, Artifactory and Bitbucket
The Concurrent-Mark-Sweep collector is a low pause Java Garbage Collector used in Hotspot. Here's how it works.
From Rebel Labs, comes an extremely opinionated review of Tomcat and JBoss, the top 2 biggest players in the Java application server market today. Both of them open source, why take Tomcat instead of JBoss, or vice versa?
Adding more memory to your JVMs (Java Virtual Machines) might be a temporary solution to fixing memory leaks in Java applications, but it for sure won’t fix the root cause of the issue. Instead of crashing once per day it may just crash every other day. “Preventive” restarts are also just another desperate measure to minimize downtime – but – let’s be frank: this is not how production issues...
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- PaaS isn't just for DevOps anymore. Nor has it ever been. (21 Jan 2014) Somehow Platform as a Service (PaaS) has been pigeonholed as an arm of bleeding edge DevOps teams....
- There is more to PaaS than just application deployment and management (21 Jan 2014) There is no doubt that various PaaS plays and cloud computing platforms have greatly simplified...
- People and process trump tools when it comes to improving software quality (11 Jan 2014) There are a variety of new tools emerging on the market, but if your organization is working to...
- 2014 Java middleware predictions cite cloud, data and more (02 Jan 2014) Expert Steve Millidge makes predictions for Java middleware in 2014.
- Will upcoming Google Web Designer fix Java pros' Android problem? (21 Oct 2013) Mobile developers are hoping for something a little different in the upcoming Google Web Designer...
- The most exciting new parts of Java EE 7 and Java 8 (06 Nov 2013) Java author Adam Bien discusses business logic and software development in Java 7 and Java 8.
- Better software testing and improved quality starts with the culture (03 Jan 2014) Software testing is more than just a stage in the development process. Testing is a philosophy that...
- Can Java and JSF on the server-side make mobile on the front end easier? (05 Jan 2014) While many software developers are learning new programming languages to deliver native mobile...
- Scala? Groovy? Why Java is the right programming language for 2014 and beyond (01 Jan 2014) New programming languages offer a variety of benefits, from the way they handle big data, to the...
- YARN and MapReduce 2.0 elevates big data Hadoop and scheduled processing (03 Jan 2014) YARN represents the biggest architectural change in Hadoop since it's inception over seven years...
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