Application Scalability refers to the ability of an application to handle different levels of usage. A highly scalable application will only require additional resources in order to handle higher usage loads. An application that is not scalable will require modifications to the application itself in order to handle higher usage loads. When programming an application, scalability is an important consideration. Scalability allows a program to handle different loads, but may limit application performance and functionality. In this section on application scalability, get the latest news, research, and tutorials to help make your applications scalable to fit your business needs. Learn techniques for determining how scalable an application should be and discover ways for estimating and optimizing application scalability.
Continuing Coverage of New Java 7 Features and APIs: Vi
10 Feb 2012
News - Here at TheServerSide.com, we've been providing some very dedicated coverage to the new features of Java 7, with a look at tackling some of the new Java 7 APIs like the new File I/O (NIO.2) and concurrency libraries with tutorials and learning guides in...
OCPJP and OCAJP: New Java 7 certification requirements
21 Dec 2011
News - In order to obtain the certified architect position from Oracle, attending and passing a training course is now required. But what about the Java Professional and Java Associate designations, OCPJP and OCAJP for Java 7?
The Java 7 OCPJP & OCAJP Cert to cost more than SCJP
16 Dec 2011
News - The OCP (Oracle Certified Professional) Java 7 certification (OCAJP and OCPJP), which replaced the SCJP certification, will now require you to pass two exams, each of which will cost $300 to take, pushing the cost of the designation to $600.
New book details the concepts behind Java performance
08 Dec 2011
News - Java Performance, by Charlie Hunt and Binu John is a very technical guide to fine tuning Java applications for Windows, Linux, and Solaris systems.
Oracle and Terracotta push JSR 107 forward
14 Oct 2011
News - One of the big topics of conversation at last week’s JavaOne conference in San Francisco was the upcoming Java caching standard, JSR 107. In fact, all of the JavaOne sessions dedicated to the topic were delivered to a standing room only crowd, as you can...
A disciple from the Church of Bruce Eckel thinks in Scala
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 15 Jul 2011
News - Markus Jais has a few insights on why the hoi polloi is reticent about picking up Scala. Much of the argument centers around the lack of documentation, blogs that are garbage, a nascent set of good tutorials, and Java programmers who think that if they...
Failure isolation and recovery: Learning from high-scale and extreme-scale computing
TherServerSide Newsfeed | 07 Jul 2011
News - Read how to deal with problems in engineering systems at high-scale. Especially how to deal with failure in deployment and operations management.
Scope strategies: Spring and Guice
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 05 May 2011
News - Last year, we used Guice in order to implement an Android solution for LeapFactor. It was my first Guice project, so I didn't have experience with the framework. On the other hand, I have had experience on many projects using Spring. A crucial difference...
Breakthrough BigMemory™ for Enterprise Ehcache
14 Sep 2010
News - Terracotta, a recognized leader in infrastructure software for enterprise application and scalability, today announced the beta availability of BigMemory™ for Enterprise Ehcache, a breakthrough solution for the universal problem of Garbage Collection...
What is an App Server?
01 Sep 2008
Article - It's worth considering what the definition of an application server is to make sure that the term means the same thing to everyone who uses it. So let us ask the question: what is an application server? Which attributes from the following list are part...