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  • Big Memory .NET Part 2 - Pile, Our Big Memory Solution for .NET

    by Dmitriy Khmaladze and Leonid Ganeline on  Oct 13, 2015

    In part one, Leonid Ganeline introduced the concept of big memory and discussed why it is so hard to deal with in a .NET environment. In part two, Dmitriy Khmaladze describes their solution NFX Pile; a hybrid memory manager written in C# with 100% managed code.

  • Q&A and Book Review of Software Development Metrics

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 12, 2015

    The book Software Development Metrics by Dave Nicolette explores how to use metrics to track and guide software development. It explains how different development approaches and process models, like traditional waterfall-based or iterative agile software development, affect the choice and usage of metrics. It describes metrics that can be used for steering work and for managing improvement.

  • Big Data Solutions with MS SQL ColumnStore Index

    by Aleksandr Shavlyuga on  Oct 11, 2015

    Columnar data storage can offer significant performance improvements over the way database tables are traditionally stored, but they aren’t always faster. Aleksandr Shavlyuga explores the power, and limitations of SQL Server’s ColumnStore Indexes.

Packet Inspection for Unauthorized OS Detection in Enterprises

Posted by Rohit Tyagi, Tuhin Paul, B.S. Manoj, B. Thanudas on  Oct 10, 2015

The authors discuss an approach that uses TCP SYN packets for OS fingerprinting to detect the presence of unauthorized OSs in an enterprise. 3

What’s New in iOS 9: Xcode 7 and Other Developer Tools

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 09, 2015

In the fifth instalment of this series, we will describe what is new within Apple Developer Tools, including Xcode Playgrounds, LLDB, UI testing, Interface Builder, etc.

Agile Open Conferences within Cox Automotive

Posted by René Rosendahl on  Oct 09, 2015

Agilists from Cox Automotive decided to organize their own, internal Agile Open conferences. Now approaching their 3rd year, these events have been quite successful and really brought people together.

Big Memory .NET Part 1 – The Challenges in Handling 1 Billion Resident Business Objects

Posted by Dmitriy Khmaladze and Leonid Ganeline on  Oct 08, 2015

We look at Big Memory, its applicability to managed execution models such as .NET, and different approaches for resolving GC pausing issues.

Peer Feedback Loops: Why Metrics and Meetings Are Not Enough

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Oct 07, 2015

This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model Book Review and Q&A with Vaughn Vernon

Posted by Jan Stenberg on  Oct 06, 2015

Vaughn Vernon in his new book Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model introduces the actor model and describes most of the patterns found in the book Enterprise Integration Patterns. 2

Author Q & A with Brett Slatkin on Effective Python

Posted by Jeff Martin on  Oct 05, 2015

InfoQ speaks with Brett Slatkin, senior staff software engineer at Google and author of Effective Python.

Standish Group 2015 Chaos Report - Q&A with Jennifer Lynch

Posted by Shane Hastie, Stéphane Wojewoda on  Oct 04, 2015

The 2015 Standish Group Chaos Report has been released which shows some improvement and lots of opportunity for improvement in the software development industry. Jennifer Lynch discussed the findings. 4

Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.

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