Dr. Dobb's Blogs http://www.drdobbs.com//author/6834 Dr. Dobb's Copyright 2013, United Business Media. en-us Elastic Caching Platforms Balance Performance, Scalability, And Fault Tolerance http://www.drdobbs.com/tools/elastic-caching-platforms-balance-perfor/228700525 <strong>Fast Access To Data Is The Primary Purpose Of Caching </strong> Developers have always used data caching to improve application performance. (CPU registers are data caches!) The closer the data is to the application code, the faster the application will run because you avoid the access latency caused by disk and/or network. Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:40:24 -0400 NoSQL And Elastic Caching Platforms Are Kissing Cousins http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/nosql-and-elastic-caching-platforms-are/228701703 Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:00:00 -0500 Three Reason To Jump On The iPad Now http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/three-reason-to-jump-on-the-ipad-now/228701171 Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:00:00 -0500 How To Come Out Smelling Like A Rose In 2010 http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/how-to-come-out-smelling-like-a-rose-in/228701464 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 19:00:00 -0500 Leaving User Experience To Chance Hurts Companies And Your Reputation http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/leaving-user-experience-to-chance-hurts/228700268 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 20:00:00 -0400 The Dream Stack For Developing And Deploying Web Applications http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/the-dream-stack-for-developing-and-deplo/228700967 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 20:00:00 -0400 Distributed Cache Technology Is Ready For The Mainstream http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/distributed-cache-technology-is-ready-fo/228701700 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 20:23:11 -0400 Lame Excuse: The Business Doesn't Know What It Wants http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/lame-excuse-the-business-doesnt-know-wha/228700173 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 20:00:00 -0400 Developers Must Take The User Experience Bull By The Horns http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/developers-must-take-the-user-experience/228700578 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 20:00:00 -0400 5 Ways Not To Waste Time Using Twitter http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/5-ways-not-to-waste-time-using-twitter/228700678 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 20:01:16 -0400 Why Are Many Developers Living In District 9? http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/why-are-many-developers-living-in-distri/228700158 <img src="images/members/district_9.jpg" alt="district_9.jpg" style="margin: 5px; width: 110px; float: left; height: 145px" title="district_9.jpg" height="145" width="110" />A common&nbsp;diagnosis of many troubled app dev shops is that they don't&nbsp;understand the business well enough. The result is developers build applications that don't quite satisify the business needs, are hard to change, have poor user experiences, are not delivered on time, or any combination of the above. Despite all the silver bullets over the years such as formal methodologies, new roles, tools, and technologies,&nbsp;app dev shops&nbsp;remain largely afflicted. According to a survey I conducted last year, application developers concur that a common characteristic of great application developers is that they have a deep understanding of the business domain. Understanding the business does not&nbsp;mean you read the docs. It means you know the business in your bones. </p> Sat, 22 Aug 2009 20:00:00 -0400