Interesting Links – 2017-jan-23

  • Is it me, or is it actually ironic that the website for Rome (a utility library for RSS) doesn’t have an associated RSS feed?
  • The Log: What every software engineer should know about real-time data’s unifying abstraction, submitted by user whaley, is an excellently written article that discusses logs in the context of distributed systems – where the log is king, whether you use it or not. It’s a fantastic summary of distributed data processing from the standpoint of the technologies that the technique rely upon.
  • What Happens When You Mix Java with a 1960 IBM Mainframe which discusses a presentation by US Government employee Marianne Berlotti. In it, she describes Java having been used to serve as an integration layer between thoroughly modern technology and mainframes from the distant past (including providing a layer between JDBC and an IMS database – and for some reason, your author has a true fondness for heirarchical databases.) Neat stuff, even though the Java applications serve as performance problems in the architecture.