Best Of The Week

Best Of The Week – 2011 – W27

Hello guys,

Time for the “Best Of The Week” links for the week that just passed. Here are some links that drew JavaCodeGeeks attention:

* TripAdvisor Architecture – 40M Visitors, 200M Dynamic Page Views, 30TB Data: An overview of the TripAdvisor architecture. Open Source oriented with Linux, Apache, Tomcat, Java, Postgres, Lucene, Velocity, Memcached, JGroups and others.

* Android App Publication: A Checklist of Pre-Publication Considerations: Just before you publicly release your Android app, make sure to read this checklist. Also check out our Android Full Application Tutorials and our Android Game Development Tutorials.

* All Right It Failed, What Next?: Failures are nothing rare in software related project. But failures are wasted if there is no learning from them. This article explains how can Agile teams make failures “beautiful”.

* How to tame java GC pauses? Surviving 16GiB heap and greater: Must read article if you are building apps that are excepted to hit large heap sizes. Tips for fine-tuning the JVM and the GC depending on the nature of your application.

* Remediation Patterns – How to Achieve Low Risk Releases: This presentation provides remediation patterns based on prevention, low risk release through automate provisioning and deployment plus dev/test/ops collaboration, and incremental delivery.

* Who Says You Can’t Make Money with Open Source?: An article explaining how big companies (Red Hat, IBM, Google, HP etc.) are leveraging Linux and open source in order to create value for their shareholders, debunking the myth that you can not make money with open source.

* 10 ways to improve your programming skills: Title says it all. The list includes “common sense” ways (learn a new programming language, join an open source project etc.) but is a useful read nonetheless..

* High Performance And Smarter Logging: This article provides guidelines for ‘real-world’ production logging, examines its influence on the application quality attributes and also rediscovers a forgotten high performance, smarter logging technique with codes and centralized logging. Don’t forget to also check 10 Tips for Proper Application Logging.

That’s all for this week. Stay tuned for more, here at JavaCodeGeeks.

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Ilias Tsagklis

Ilias is a software developer turned online entrepreneur. He is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.
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