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  • Author Q&A on Programming for Kids

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2014

    The book Programming for Kids contains many examples that kids in the age from 9-14 can use to learn the basics of programming, using the programming language Ruby. It also shows them how they can use the command line on a Mac computer. Parents can sit beside their kids and follow along. InfoQ did an interview with the author Peter Armstrong about how kids learn computer programming.

  • Coaching the CxO

    by Joost Mulders on  Mar 06, 2014 3

    Agile coaches are not unfamiliar in working with management roles such as project managers and team managers to facilitate changes on team level. But now they need to facilitate change on management level, which completely changes the scope of the agile coach. This article helps agile coaches to understand the context of their target audience and formulate a coaching message matching that context.

  • Interview with Andy Piper on the Eclipse Paho project and the Internet of Things

    by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 03, 2014

    MQTT provides the communications link for low-power systems. InfoQ caught up with Andy Piper, lead of the Eclipse Paho project, to find out more about the history of MQTT and why it is being used by internet scale companies such as Facebook.

Kanban at Scale – A Siemens Success Story

Posted by Bennet Vallet on  Feb 28, 2014

The story of an internally driven and remarkably smooth Kanban implementation approach which quickly rewarded Siemens with real and sustainable improvements in predictability, efficiency and quality. 14

Custom Assertions in Java Tests

Posted by Tomek Kaczanowski on  Feb 27, 2014

Using so-called "matcher libraries" to implement custom assertions to make tests more readable and maintainable. 2

Interview and Book Review of The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 26, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Capers Jones about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.

Quality Code - Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 25, 2014

Quality Code book covers different aspects of SDLC with focus on delivering quality product. InfoQ spoke with author Stephen Vance about the book and best practices for testing applications.

Embedded Analytics and Statistics for Big Data

Posted by Panos Louridas and Christof Ebert on  Feb 23, 2014

This article provides an overview of tools and libraries available for embedded data analytics & statistics, both stand-alone software packages and programming languages with statistical capabilities.

From Imperative Programming to Fork/Join to Parallel Streams in Java 8

Posted by Raoul-Gabriel Urma & Mario Fusco on  Feb 21, 2014

The authors compare different methods to compute the variance of a large data set using an imperative style, The fork/join framework and the new Streams API in Java 8 10

The Kanban Survivability Agenda

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Feb 20, 2014

This third and last article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the survivability agenda: the humane, start with what you do now approach to change.

Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

Posted by Philipp K. Janert on  Feb 19, 2014

Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.

Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.

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