It’s unthinkable for modern application developers to work without source control. The benefits it brings to software development are so well and so long understood that even lone hobbyist developers will tend to employ a source control system. Yet somehow, databases are often left out. David Atkinson shows how this doesn’t have to be the case with Red Gate’s SQL Source Control.
Joachim Bauernberger shares his experience working in the Telecom industry and reminds us how DevOps can help further improve what Agile started in a hardware dependent world. Hardware integrations and multiple feature streams can lead to integration and testing silos that need to be streamlined. DevOps practices and mindset are key to achieve that.
Overall the book is a quick read that provides some useful insights and potential starting points for enterprise practitioners and technical managers in medium to large enterprises where development and operations are still very defensive towards each other (often driven by conflicting goals) and where a blame culture reigns.
In this article on Graph Databases, author Ian Robinson discusses the problems Graph DBs aim to solve. He also talks about the data, storage, and query models for managing graph data.
The Java Community Process has started cranking on Java EE again, a year after Java EE 7. The goal is to create the next major version of Java Enterprise Edition. Meet Java EE 8 and JSR 366! 1
This year, Apple surprisingly unveiled Swift, a new programming language for iOS and OSX at WWDC. This article details why Swift is an enrichment to the Apple ecosystem.
This condensed white paper summarizes seven ‘trends and take-aways’ taken from the report entitled “Quantitative Analysis of Agile Methods” report that compared the performance of project approaches.
Aerospike is an open source distributed Key-Value NoSQL database that supports flexible data schemas & ACID transactions. InfoQ spoke with Brian Bulkowski from Aerospike team about NoSQL the database.
Ben Evans considers some aspects of the enterprise architecture of financial systems and compare them to some characteristics of gaming environments that he has observed as a player. 1
The book Kanban in Action provides ideas for applying kanban to visualize work, track progress and limit work in process, metrics for improvement, and games and exercises to learn kanban principles.
Donald Raab, creator of GS Collections, reveals the power of that framework, and how together with Lambda expressions, it sprinkles Java with some of the sparkle of Smalltalk.
The 4C Map is a brain-based instructional design model that stands for Connections, Concept, Concrete Practice and Conclusion. This article shows how this applies to enhancing team performance.