In this excellent article that appeared originally on Brave New Geek, author Tyler Treat describes some of the misconstrued expectations of developers building distributed applications, including why existing notions of data consistency, message reliability, and predictability all need to be reconsidered. If there’s one unifying theme of this blog, it’s that distributed systems are riddled with […]

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By Necco Ceresani As many companies make the transition to automated testing, the way they manage the growth of testing data needs to scale as well. Spreadsheets and inbox analytic from testing tools aren’t enough to report trends or support quick test reruns anymore, enterprises need more and they need it as quickly as possible. The […]

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In 2005 I went to my first JavaOne conference expecting something amazing to happen; something transformative even. Please don’t get me wrong, it was great. But by the end I was tired and overwhelmed. Some sessions had been amazing and inspiring, some hadn’t.  Little did I know, a decade later, I’d be co-organising my own […]

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By Andrew Harmel-Law Introduction This collection of blog posts is based on a talk I gave at Devoxx UK 2014 (which you can watch here, if you’re interested), but the seeds for that were sown back in 2013 and before. Since that time, trends in IT have continued to move on, and I’ve learned a […]

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