MyHeritage is a rapidly-growing destination used around the world to discover, preserve and share family histories. There is increasing demand for our services, accessed both internally and externally by our partners via the FamilyGraph API. Millions of API calls are made every day providing a huge challenge in terms of performance, scalability and security.
In this article, the author looks at why developers adopt software. Instead of bombarding people with new features, successful software providers recognize that choice + speed + simplicity = adoption. The author proposes that software/cloud providers that offer simple interfaces in rapidly delivered software win out against more thoughtfully-integrated, feature-rich alternatives.
Mike Talks, Test Manager at Datacom, gave a talk at the Agile New Zealand 2015 conference on Deprogramming the Cargo Cult of Testing. Afterwards he explained why agile testing needs deprogramming, and how this can be done.
Sourcing Security Superheroes: Part II: How Policy Can Enhance, Rather Than Hinder, Breach Detection
In theory, security policies protect organizations, stakeholders, and users. But in practice, organizations become more concerned with meeting these standards than protecting the business.
Lyssa Adkins and Dan Greening had a chance to explore the ideas behind the Agile Base Patterns, identifying ways organisations can use these ideas to improve the outcome from their agile adoptions
Aaron Kendall shows how to build a domain-specific language for a saavy but non-technical crowd that enforces the rules that apply to our business domain. 1
The book Toolbox for the Agile Coach - Visualization Examples by Jimmy Janlén can be used by agile software development teams to visualize and improve their collaboration and communication.
This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab applies Kaizen and agile to develop products with around 100 professionals from all related development and product areas. 2
The Go Programming Language book, by Donovan and Kernighan, presents the key points of Go in an easy-to-digest book, along with useful tips and techniques. Read on for InfoQ’s review.
In this article Dragan Jojic explores “the agility challenge”: A company where employees are able to sense and respond to external inputs without managers having to tell them what to do.
Jean-Jacques Dubray introduces a new pattern, State-Action-Model, that speeds up the development of modern applications and simplifies the interaction between the data model and the view. 28
IAP is an emerging highly performant protocol standard alternative to HTTP designed with the modern application stack in mind. ION is a high speed alternative to JSON and Protocol Buffers.