The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development. An interview with Randall Jensen about measuring and improving productivity, contribution of agile to productivity, benefits from pair programming and teams, knowledge retention in maintenance and commandments for communication.
Smartphone users are estimated to number 3.5 billion by 2019, and the different usages (mobile is most common during morning commutes and late at night, for example) create new challenges and opportunities. Data collection via our devices, smart-home gadgets and even our cars allows software engineers to offer increasingly personalized user experiences.
Ganesh Prasad proposes separating governance and management in large SOA projects to make sure that right dependencies are used throughout the system in order to promote agility, lower operating costs and reduced operational risks.
Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls provides 92 pitfalls that make testing less efficient and effective. It aims to help you to avoid falling into pitfalls or dealing with the consequences.
What are the practical concerns associated with running microservice systems? And what you need to know to embrace the power of smaller services without making things too hard? 1
"Analytics Across the Enterprise" book is a collection of experiences by analytics practitioners in IBM. InfoQ spoke with authors about lessons learned and IBM technologies in the Big Data area.
Many Web API designers claim their are RESTful, but their APIs have little in common with REST. What can be done to make a web service API truly RESTful? 3
In this article, authors discuss the Reflective Agile Learning Model (REALM) that embeds reflective practice into the iterative and agile software engineering development cycle.
This article describes how Danske Bank effectively introduced Kanban for development teams in a two day workshop using an “involve me and I learn” method.
InfoQ spoke with John Ewart about his book “Managing Windows Servers with Chef” that covers all aspects of managing Windows systems with Chef.
Sytze Harkema explains how to save and retrieve relational SQL data into a NoSQL key-value store as implemented by FoundationDB, an open source, scalable, fault tolerant and ACID database.
People are not widgets that can simply be fitted to a specific spot and just work. Zhenya Rozinskiy covers steps required for building remote teams and shares his own experiences.