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The Best of Dzone: August 20 - 27

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Microservices! They are everywhere, or at least, the term is. When should you use a microservice architecture? What factors should be considered when making that decision? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Why is everyone so excited about them, anyway?  Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! Below are the most popular posts of the past week - both links from DZone.com and articles from our Zones - covering Big Data and NoSQL databases, web design and mobile development, and everything inbetween:

This Week's Top Links

  1. Designing beautiful reports (with any reporting tool) - shared by dt80257
  2. Java 9 Features Announced - What Do You Think? - shared by bball
  3. The Best Way to Beat Development Bottlenecks [Survey Results] - shared by c_a_dunlop
  4. Learn by Hacking - shared by Freducom
  5. Important and most useful Android Developement Resources - shared by Raj6x

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And this week also saw the update of DZone's Getting Started with Apache Hadoop Refcard:

Getting Started with Apache Hadoop

By Piotr Krewski and Adam Kawa

Apache Hadoop enables distributed storage and processing of large datasets using simple high-level programming models. This card covers the most important concepts of Hadoop, describes its architecture, and explains how to start using it as well as write and execute various applications on Hadoop.


Discover how the Watson team is further developing SDKs in Java, Node.js, Python, iOS, and Android to access these services and make programming easy. Brought to you in partnership with IBM.


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