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  • Beyond Page Objects: Next Generation Test Automation with Serenity and the Screenplay Pattern

    by John Ferguson Smart, Antony Marcano, Andy Palmer, Jan Molak on  Mar 15, 2016 3

    Automated acceptance testing reduces time wasted in manual testing and bug fixing, and when combined with Behaviour-Driven Development, can guide development effort. But it requires skill, practice and discipline. The Screenplay Pattern helps teams address these difficulties and is where you may end up by mercilessly refactoring Page Objects using SOLID design principles.

  • Will WebSocket survive HTTP/2?

    by Allan Denis on  Mar 14, 2016 1

    HTTP/2 is poised to eliminate much of the waste that developers deal with. Multiplexed connections will eliminate the need to bundle JavaScript libraries together. But is HTTP/2 a panacea to all our problems? What about WebSocket? Allan Denis tells us what HTTP/2 is good at and debunks some myths about what it can do.

  • Book Review: All About Java 8 Lambdas

    by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 08, 2016

    Billed as a Weekend Read, the All About Java 8 Lambdas book covers much more than just lambdas; it covers default and static methods in interfaces, method references, optional values and primitive/object streams. It’s the book to read if you know Java and need to get up to speed on Java 8. Read on for InfoQ’s review.

Writing Cross-Platform Apps with React Native

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on  Feb 25, 2016

React Native is Facebook's open source project for building native mobile apps using JavaScript. Bonnie Eisenman presents an introduction on how to get started. 2

Automate Deployment & Management of Docker Cloud/Virtual Java Microservices with DCHQ

Posted by Amjad Afanah on  Feb 23, 2016

This article demonstrates a solution for automating the build, deployment and management of a Docker Java microservices application on any cloud or virtualization platform.

Clojure in Action, Second Edition, Review and Authors Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 17, 2016

Clojure in Action, written by Amit Rahore and Francis Avila, is an essential, thorough, and well organized introduction to Clojure 1.6 core parts. InfoQ has spoken with Francis Avila.

Diagnosing Common Database Performance Hotspots in our Java Code

Posted by Andreas Grabner and Harald Zeitlhofer on  Feb 16, 2016

Java performance issues are often attributable to bad database access patterns. In this article a top performance field engineer demonstrates his patterns for diagnosing database related issues.

Metadata-Driven Design: Creating an User-Friendly Enterprise DSL

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Feb 08, 2016

Aaron Kendall shows how to build a domain-specific language for a saavy but non-technical crowd that enforces the rules that apply to our business domain. 2

Why I No Longer Use MVC Frameworks

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Feb 03, 2016

Jean-Jacques Dubray introduces a new pattern, State-Action-Model, that speeds up the development of modern applications and simplifies the interaction between the data model and the view. 58

IAP: Fast, Versatile Alternative to HTTP

Posted by Jakob Jenkov on  Feb 02, 2016

IAP is an emerging highly performant protocol standard alternative to HTTP designed with the modern application stack in mind. ION is a high speed alternative to JSON and Protocol Buffers.

Pack Up the Wagon, We're Going Offline

Posted by Nir Cohen on  Jan 28, 2016

Nir Cohen describes Wagon, which takes Python wheels, packages them together, adds metadata, and allows for offline extraction and installation.

Clojure Recipes Review and Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 25, 2016

Addison Wesley’s Clojure Recipes is a new book that aims to help developers to get deeper into Clojure, moving from a generic understanding of the language to setting up more complex projects.

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