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The Best of the Week (June 13): Performance Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Performance Zone (June 6 to June 13). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1.What's wrong in Java 8, part VI: Strictness

I said that there are no functions of several arguments. In other words, function arity is always one. This of course may have been seen as controversial. I also said that writing functions of several arguments is only syntactic sugar for either:

2. Auto Scaling your Workers based on Queue Length

Having an image or video processing engine? Having a web crawling solution? Doing OCR on media? If so, this post is probably for you.

3. Java 8 Friday: 10 Subtle Mistakes When Using the Streams API

With streams and functional thinking, we’ll run into a massive amount of new, subtle bugs. Few of these bugs can be prevented, except through practice and staying focused.

4. How SACK Transmissions Improve Web Performance

Have you ever been in the middle of a phone conversation when, suddenly, there is a loss of signal and you can’t hear the person on the other end? What do you do next? Tell the speaker the start and end of the part of the conversation that you didn’t hear?

5. Application Metrics You Should Monitor Constantly

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