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  • DevOps at Seamless: The Why, How, and What

    by Tomek Pająk on  Nov 29, 2015

    The key thing about DevOps is understanding under which circumstances it should be introduced to your organization. Organizations that adopt DevOps go through a change that affects both processes and culture. This article focuses on why DevOps is needed, what concepts and values should support it, and how we implemented it at Seamless - what results we obtained and the challenges we faced.

  • When your ‘Agile’ Team Moves at Snail Pace: 5 Key Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

    by Bhoomi Mehta on  Nov 27, 2015

    Software development teams adopt Agile-based processes to address age-old IT project management problems. However, many end up neck deep in trouble when the ‘Agile’ approach backfires. In this article, we look at real life examples to outline common but persistent barriers to the successful implementation of Agile projects, and suggest practical methods for overcoming them.

  • Philip Rathle on Neo4j 2.3 Graph Database Features and openCypher Initiative

    by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 26, 2015

    Neo Technology, company behind the graph NoSQL database Neo4j, recently released version 2.3 of the database. They also announced openCypher initiative to help with creating a standard graph query language. InfoQ spoke with Philip Rathle, VP of Products at Neo Technology, about the new features in the latest release of Neo4j and openCypher announcement.

Investing in Impact - Portfolio Management for Agile Deliveries

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 25, 2015

Ben Williams and Tom Roden explored in their Agile Testing Days 2015 keynote how you can use agile and lean principles in portfolio management to increase business agility.

Java: The Missing Features

Posted by Ben Evans on  Nov 24, 2015

Java In this article, we look at some of the "missing features" of Java, as well as the work, if any to remediate those. t 13

The Surprising Truth About DevOps in Banks

Posted by Benjamin Wootton on  Nov 23, 2015

Banks score high in some challenging areas for DevOps adoption: culture, architectural readiness, agile maturity and technical best practices. They score lower in technical and process based areas. 3

Peopleware 2015 - An Interview with Bradley Scott of Xero

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 22, 2015

At the Agile New Zealand conference Bradley Scott gave a talk on Peopleware 2015 in which he explained the management structures, policies and approaches Xero has used to support its agile transition

Key Lessons Learned from Transition to NoSQL at an Online Gambling Website

Posted by Dan Macklin on  Nov 21, 2015

In this article, author Dan Macklin discusses the transition to Riak NoSQL and Erlang based architecture coupled with Convergent Replicated Data Types (CRDTs) and lessons learned with the transition. 3

What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 3 – High-Tech Anthropology®

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 19, 2015

This is the last of three articles exploring the culture and practices that makes Menlo Innovations such a joyous workplace. This article examines their approach to user experience and requirements

#noprojects - If You Need to Start a Project, You’ve Already Failed

Posted by Evan Leybourn on  Nov 18, 2015

In this first article in a series on #noprojects, Evan presents the case for why the entire IT project process is flawed from the start. If you need to run a project, you've already failed. 3

Thread – An Open Standard Protocol for Home Automation

Posted by Aniruddha Chakrabarti on  Nov 17, 2015

The Internet of Things is poised for huge growth and will be one of the key building blocks of digital technologies. Thread is a network protocol to connect various devices within your home. 1

The Right Way to Scale Agile: Scaling Value Delivery over Process

Posted by Suzie Prince on  Nov 16, 2015

There is no one way to scale agile. In order to find the right way for you organizations you need to understand what you are trying to achieve and create a process that works to deliver that outcome.

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