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  • Making Agile Deliver Good Software

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 27, 2015

    Programmers and business people should invest time and energy to understand each other and work together to fix problems in software delivery. Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters in agile, how focusing on architecture can improve collaboration and how technology can help us to avoid some of the organizational problems that teams experience.

  • Q&A with Gene Kim on the State of DevOps Survey

    by Manuel Pais on  Mar 26, 2015

    The 4th edition of the State of DevOps survey is out. InfoQ talked to the survey's co-author Gene Kim to understand what are the goals for this edition, how the data is analysed and what have we learned so far from past surveys.

  • Intro to .NET Unit & Integration Testing with SpecsFor

    by Matt Honeycutt on  Mar 25, 2015 1

    Matt Honeycutt introduces SpecsFor, a .NET unit and integration test framework, explaining how to set it up, how to create the first tests, and provides a few hints on advanced usage scenarios.

Secrets of the Bytecode Ninjas

Posted by Ben Evans on  Mar 24, 2015

Java is defined by the Java Language Spec, but the resulting bytecode is defined by a completely separate standard. This article looks at the structure of class files and how to create them directly.

I’m Not a Servant - I’m a Host! A New Metaphor for Leadership in Agile?

Posted by Pierluigi Pugliese on  Mar 23, 2015

This article introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in management literature, a richer one than servant leadership: host leadership. A metaphor that is more useful for a modern agile organisation.

Refactoring Coderetreats: In Search of Simple Design

Posted by David Parsons on  Mar 20, 2015

Developers across the globe attend coderetreats to learn from each other and refine their software design skills, but how do they work? What do people say about them? How can we make them even better? 2

The Microservice Revolution: Containerized Applications, Data and All

Posted by Luke Marsden on  Mar 19, 2015

This article describes the advantages of container-based microservices and why failing to containerize stateful services like databases greatly reduces the benefits of microservices architectures. 5

Yes, Hardware Can Be Agile!

Posted by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert on  Mar 18, 2015

A mix of existing robust hardware development ideas, plus a few newly taken from Agile software are being used now by real teams, even to get around or through the challenge of doing fast iterations.

Beyond Blacklisting: Cyberdefense in the Era of Advanced Persistent Threats

Posted by Aaron Beuhring and Kyle Salous on  Mar 17, 2015

In this article, authors discuss the security vulnerabilities in software applications, the advantages whitelisting approach provides and how to implement the whitelisting security policies.

Q&A on Conscious Agility

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2015

The book Conscious Agility (Conscious Capitalism + Business Agility = Antifragility) describes a design-thinking approach for business to benefit from uncertainty, disorder, and the unknown.

How to Start With Security

Posted by Rémon (Ray) Sinnema on  Mar 14, 2015

Computer security, or the lack thereof, has made many headlines recently. In this article we'll look at how bad things are and what you, as a software developer, can do about it.

Q&A on Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 13, 2015

The book "Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly" provides a review of agile principles, techniques and tools. It explores the agile methods Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal. 4

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