Posted on September 23, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length long
How to bounce back from rejection
Posted on August 13, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
When someone rejects you, it helps to remember that there's another you. By Adam Grant.
Comparison of 3 programming languages for a full-fledged next-generation sequencing tool
Posted on June 6, 2019, Level advanced Resource Length long
Study done by Pascal Costanza, Charlotte Herzeel and Wilfried Verachtert for new implementation language for elPrep. elPrep is an established multi-threaded framework for preparing SAM and BAM files in sequencing pipelines. To achieve good performance, its software architecture makes only a single pass through a SAM/BAM file for multiple preparation steps, and keeps sequencing data as much as possible in main memory.
Tags programming java golang performance
Progressive Enhancement: Respecting web browser preferences in a post ES6 world
Posted on May 28, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length short
Jaime Rios is an author of this intro into Progressive Enhancement (PE).
Improving third-party web performance at the Telegraph
Posted on May 5, 2019, Level advanced Resource Length medium
Written by Gareth Clubb this article is about improving the performance of the telegraph frontend. Improving the performance impact of third-party scripts on a website takes time; results won't come overnight, but by being patient and chipping away slowly, eventually these efforts will be rewarded.
How to set an ideal thread pool size in Java
Posted on April 29, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
Anton Ilinchik is author of this post on Zalando site. We all know that thread creation in Java is not free. The actual overhead varies across platforms, but thread creation takes time, introducing latency into request processing, and requires some processing activity by the JVM and OS. This is where the Thread Pool comes to the rescue.
Tags programming java performance
COBOL and the enterprise business programming paradigm
Posted on April 4, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length medium
COBOL is nearly 60 years old. Jonathan Sayles examines how COBOL is still used today and it is not going anywhere soon. Besides that "As many as 75% of all rewrite projects have resulted in failure" and with the redoubtable Reuters reported that when Commonwealth Bank of Australia replaced its core COBOL platform in 2012, it took five years -- and cost $749.9 million.
From 46s to 5s -- Optimizing a 350 Line Raytracer in Rust
Posted on March 8, 2019, Level advanced Resource Length long
An interesting article by Carl Fredrik Samson about his journey with Rust. He started with porting some code from a familiar language, C# or C++ in this case. But if you just port the code you will probably miss some of the features that makes Rust special.
Good engineering practices while working solo
Posted on February 1, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length long
An article by Shalvah about time when you got to go it alone and how do you make the most out of it. And while much of product development involves being able to manage or work with the rest of the team, it's equally important to develop good practices while working solo.
Comparing JVM performance; Zulu OpenJDK, OpenJDK, Oracle JDK, GraalVM CE
Posted on January 15, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length long
Comparison article by Maarten Smeets in which he tries to help you to choose the best Java Virtual Machine (JVM) for your project. There are many different choices for a JVM for your Java application.
Tags jvm java performance devops programming
The three types of performance testing
Posted on October 31, 2018, Level intermediate Resource Length long
Harry from csswizardy.com shared this post about performance testing and where it sits within software development life cycle. Often performance testing ownership is not clear and this is a common reason why performance gets overlooked.
JVM Profiler: open source tool for tracing distributed JVM applications at scale
Posted on October 14, 2018, Level advanced Resource Length long
Bo Yang, Nan Zhu, Felix Cheung, Xu Ning from Uber Engineering team published blog post about JVM Profiles. Data is at the heart of strategic decision-making process at Uber. Right sizing the resources allocated to Spark applications and optimizing the operational efficiency of Uber data infrastructure requires fine-grained insights about these systems, namely their resource usage patterns.