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  • Downscaling SAFe

    by Mikael Lundgren, Tomek Pająk on  Jul 29, 2015

    The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) with custom modifications to it in accordance with Agile and Lean values helped Seamless Payments to go through a period of organizational growth and prepare for further growth. This article describes the change that was done using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas.

  • Build High Performance JVM Microservices with Ratpack & Spring Boot

    by Dan Woods on  Jul 28, 2015 14

    Ratpack and Spring Boot offer powerful platforms in the JVM ecosystem for building microservices that garner an unparalleled merger of performance and extensibility. Ratpack microservices and Spring Boot's convention-over-configuration succinctly leverage Spring Data to create data driven RESTful HTTP APIs in a lightweight, cloud native deployment.

  • Storm Applied Review and Q&A with the Authors

    by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 27, 2015

    Storm is a distributed, fault-tolerant, real-time computation system that was originally developed at BackType and later open sourced by Twitter. Storm Applied is a new book from Manning that aims to provide a practical guide on using Storm, both in a development and in a production setting. InfoQ has spoken with two of the book’s authors, Sean T. Allen and Matthew Jankowski.

An Overview of ANONIZE: A Large-Scale Anonymous Survey System

Posted by Susan Hohenberger, Steven Myers, Rafael Pass, Abhi Shelat on  Jul 26, 2015

In this article, authors discuss ad hoc anonymous & secure survey system called Anonize that can be used in applications like university course evaluations, online product reviews, and whistleblowing.

Scrum Alone is Not Enough – An Interview with Mark Levison

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 26, 2015

Mark Levison recently wrote a blog on “Scrum Alone is Not Enough”, which is the first blog of a series to uncover various Agile patterns.

Interview: When Technology and Design Collide, then Collude

Posted by Sam Gibson and Ben Melbourne on  Jul 25, 2015

Does design shape technology or does technology shape design? How do these two disciplines work together, and move away from the traditional siloed approach?

The Hierarchy of Needs

Posted by Manfred Rätzmann on  Jul 24, 2015

This article shows how to prioritize your backlog using an enhanced quality model using Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. Search for most valuable features using the Need-Feature-Capability matrix 2

A Case for Diversity in Our Workspaces

Posted by Sallyann Freudenberg on  Jul 23, 2015

Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg makes a case for supporting neurodiveristy in our workplaces. 1

How to Turn Your App into a Business

Posted by Juned Ghanchi on  Jul 22, 2015

Developing an app that represents your business may seem easier than what it was five years ago but turning the app into a viable business requires more hardship than just development skills.

Java 9's New HTTP/2 and REPL

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jul 21, 2015

Ben Evans dives into 2 new Java 9 features that may have a big impact on our lives as developers; HTTP/2 support & the JShell REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop) bringing interactive development to Java 4

Increasing your Agility: An interview with Dave Thomas

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 21, 2015

While the "Agile" industry is busy debasing the meaning of the word, the underlying values are still strong. Dave Thomas suggests to stop using the word agile and switch to agility.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Monitoring Infrastructures

Posted by Dave Josephsen on  Jul 20, 2015

If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today.

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