July 14, 2012

Java 8 vs Scala: a Feature Comparison
The reader will experience how the new concepts incorporated in Java 8 - that are already available in Scala - are not mere bells and whistles, but could introduce a true paradigm shift, which will offer great possibilities and may profoundly change the way we write software.

LMAX Disruptor: 100K TPS at Less than 1ms Latency
Dave Farley and Martin Thompson discuss solutions for doing low-latency high throughput transactions based on the Disruptor concurrency pattern.

Architecture Review - Scalability
Months after production usage, the application performance gradually slows down and there is a tendency to accept the performance slow down or to pump in more hardware to compensate the slowdown. This is again is an important sign that the application is not scaling to take on the ever growing user base and transaction volumes.

University of Michigan Health System offers skin cancer app
Unlike many other skin cancer detector and analysis apps, UMSkinCheck, mostly sends reminders to users and enables them to monitor changes in their skin lesions by instructing them to take photos of various regions of their body for storage in the app and comparison to future images the users take.

Why brainstorming doesn't always work
If you've ever been on a web meeting or conference call that was designed to brainstorm, only to have it be more like a mild shower, you know how frustrating it is. The problem may not be with the distance. It might be with the whole concept of brainstorming itself.

What's getting CIOs really nervous? Finding people for all the fancy new technology
The problem is, since everyone wants good IT, there doesn't seem to be enough talent to go around. And that's making CIOs very anxious. (Or just one more thing to be anxious about...)

Bing Fund: Microsoft Officially Launches Its New Angel Fund And Incubator Program
The idea here, says Microsoft, is to “partner with like-minded entrepreneurs—great talent that is innovating online to solve big problems and create amazing new experiences.”


Fault Contract - Handling Errors in WCF and A Very Simple WCF service Implementation
Most of people think that we can't throw FaultException in catch block. It should be only based on some conditon (if condition). But it is false assumption. The main objective is, any type of exceptions(Predicted or Unpredicted) from service to be passed to Client(WCF Service consumer).

Big Changes Are Ahead For The Health Care Industry, Courtesy Of Big Data
Just about every week, another startup announces plans to mine the world's mountains of information for meaningful insights


Yahoo fixes password-pilfering bug, explains who's at risk
Yahoo today said it has fixed the flaw that allowed hackers to steal more than 450,000 passwords from one of its many services.The company also provided more information about whose passwords had been pilfered.

How Microsoft Uses the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) to Provide Greater Transparency
The Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) framework helps to provide the transparency customers are looking for. Today we published a new whitepaper called The Microsoft approach to cloud transparency using the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR). 



Quote for the day:

"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas." - Marie Curie