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  • Q&A and Book Review of Scrum For The Rest of Us

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 20, 2014

    Can you use Scrum outside software development? Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us, a distilled guide that describes the essence of Scrum. This book explains Scrum without using information technology jargon which makes it suitable for all kinds of teams that want to use the Scrum method for managing their projects.

  • Rich Reimer on SQL-on-Hadoop Databases and Splice Machine

    by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 19, 2014

    SQL-on-Hadoop technologies include a SQL layer or a SQL database over Hadoop. These solutions are becoming popular recently as they solve the data management issues of Hadoop and provide a scale-out alternative for traditional RDBMSs. InfoQ spoke with Rich Reimer, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Splice Machine about the architecture and data patterns for SQL in Hadoop databases.

  • SaltStack for Flexible and Scalable Configuration Management

    by Joseph Hall on  Jun 18, 2014

    Joseph Hall, SaltStack senior engineer, introduces the the remote execution and configuration management system. He describes the tool’s guiding principles: scale, speed and power. Joseph argues that "infrastructure as data" is better than "infrastructure as code". The article finishes with a simple LAMP scenario to demonstrate SaltStack.

Book Review and Q&A of Strength-based Lean Six Sigma

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 16, 2014

An interview about applying strength-based techniques like appreciative inquiry, solution focused, positive deviance and 5-why's with Lean Six Sigma, and measuring performance in organizations.

Lessons on Cloud Management at Scale: An Interview With Randy Skopecek

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 15, 2014

How do real organizations handle the management of a cloud portfolio? InfoQ reached out to the lead applications architect for a midsize insurance firm to find out more about operating at cloud scale. 1

The Agile Organisation: Are You Ready for Revolution?

Posted by Helen Walton on  Jun 14, 2014

The Agile Organisation: Can Agile really deliver at scale and for the whole organisation; are people ready to make the changes necessary, and do the products and processes on offer deliver results? 7

Review and Interview with Dean Hume - Author of Fast ASP.NET Websites

Posted by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 13, 2014

In the review, Anand examines the coverage of Fast ASP.NET Websites book, which helps developers to learn the various techniques associated with the optimization of ASP.NET websites.

Transactional NoSQL Database

Posted by Ken Krupa on  Jun 12, 2014

NoSQL databases are eliminating the impedance mismatch between developers and traditional data models. This article looks at how MarkLogic provides NoSQL benefits with transactional support. 2

Video Lesson Introducing Scrum and Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 09, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Tommy Norman about his introduction training on Scrum, roles, artifacts and events, User Stories and collaboration in teams, and on-line resources for learning more about agile.

Purely Functional Configuration Management with Nix and NixOS

Posted by Eelco Dolstra on  Jun 08, 2014

The article introduces NixOS, a Linux distribution, and Nix, a package manager. These provide a declarative approach to configuration management, such as strong reproducibility and atomic upgrades.

A Pragmatic Approach to Scaling Security in the Cloud

Posted by Mark Nunnikhoven on  Jun 06, 2014

Security. Cloud. Two words that are almost always together but rarely happily. Learn why that isn’t the case and what you need to known about securing your critical infrastructure in the cloud. 3

The Original Sin of Software Metrics

Posted by Chen Ping on  Jun 05, 2014

This article explains why it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process, and offers some alternatives. 3

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