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  • Big Data Processing with Apache Spark – Part 1: Introduction

    by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 30, 2015

    Apache Spark is an open source big data processing framework built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. In this article, Srini Penchikala talks about how Apache Spark framework helps with big data processing and analytics with its standard API. He also discusses how Spark compares with traditional MapReduce implementation like Apache Hadoop.

  • How to Remain Agile When You Have to Sign a Contract?

    by Paweł Bejger, Peter Horsten on  Jan 29, 2015

    Agile development based on a contract that has been accepted by lawyers seems impossible. The nature of traditional purchasing and contracting processes does not match the Agile principles. This is a case story of how a supplier cooperated with a client to develop a huge project in an Agile way, by cutting it into smaller pieces and prepare a matching contract based on mutual trust.

  • Spring 4 and Java 8

    by Adib Saikali on  Jan 28, 2015

    Java 8 shipped with new language features and libraries and Spring 4.x is already supporting many of these. Some of the new Java 8 features don’t have an impact on Spring and can just be used as is, while other Java 8 features require Spring to explicitly support them. This article will walk you through the new Java 8 features that are supported by Spring 4.0 and 4.1.

Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

Posted by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015

This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’.

Building a Mars Rover Application with DynamoDB

Posted by Daniela Miao, Kenta Yasukawa on  Jan 25, 2015

This article shows how to use Amazon DynamoDB to create a Mars Rover application. You can use the same concepts described in this post to build your own web application. 1

Gamification for Business – Recruitment, Management and Promotion

Posted by Monica Wells on  Jan 24, 2015

Monica discusses gamification's potential for boosting engagement and collaboration of employees and customers in areas such as project management, recruitment and marketing.

Getting Started with Monitoring using Graphite

Posted by Franklin Angulo on  Jan 23, 2015

Setting up a new monitoring system might seem daunting at first. Franklin guides us through the first steps and explains the architecture and inner workings of a Graphite-based monitoring system.

Learn or Lose: Agile Coaching and Organizational Survival

Posted by Daniel Prager on  Jan 22, 2015

How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? Dan Prager explores cultural barriers to learning and improvement, and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches. 2

Getting RID of Risk with Agile

Posted by Jacob Creech on  Jan 21, 2015

One of the largest areas of development waste are poorly formed requirements. This post presents a very simple technique that can be applied to all user stories to improve quality and reduce waste.

5 Advanced Java Debugging Techniques Every Developer Should Know About

Posted by Tal Weiss on  Jan 20, 2015

With architectures becoming wider and more concurrent, dealing with errors in production is harder than ever. In this article we investigate five techniques for finding and fixing bugs in production. 3

Building Hybrid Teams

Posted by Michi Tyson on  Jan 19, 2015

In the age of globalisation, building an agile team can be challenging – thankfully, here’s your non-PC (but culturally sensitive) guide on creating an agile environment “outside the sweet spot”.

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene Part 2

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 17, 2015

In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bringing better low-level memory layout control to Java.

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