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  • Yes, Hardware Can Be Agile!

    by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert on  Mar 18, 2015

    “You can’t do 2-week iterations with hardware!” This is the first thing you’ll hear when talk turns to Agile methods in hardware-software product development. A mix of existing robust hardware development ideas, plus a few newly taken from Agile software are being used now by real teams, even to get around - or through - the challenge of doing fast iterations.

  • Beyond Blacklisting: Cyberdefense in the Era of Advanced Persistent Threats

    by Aaron Beuhring and Kyle Salous on  Mar 17, 2015

    In this article, authors discuss the security vulnerabilities in software applications and how whitelisting approach has advantages over blacklisting. They also talk about how to implement the whitelisting security policies and cost involved with it.

  • Q&A on Conscious Agility

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2015

    The book Conscious Agility (Conscious Capitalism + Business Agility = Antifragility) by Si Alhir, Brad Barton and Mark Ferraro describes a design-thinking approach for business to benefit from uncertainty, disorder, and the unknown. An interview about conscious agility and antifragility, increasing business agility, dealing with uncertainty, and the three phases of a conscious agility initiative.

How to Start With Security

Posted by Rémon (Ray) Sinnema on  Mar 14, 2015

Computer security, or the lack thereof, has made many headlines recently. In this article we'll look at how bad things are and what you, as a software developer, can do about it.

Q&A on Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 13, 2015

The book "Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly" provides a review of agile principles, techniques and tools. It explores the agile methods Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal. 4

What Do We Know about Software Development in Startups?

Posted by Carmine Giardino, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Nicolò Paternoster, Tony Gorschek, Pekka Abrahamsson on  Mar 12, 2015

In this article, authors discuss the software engineering practices in startup companies and provide empirical software engineering sources related to their engineering practices. 1

Technical Leadership: The Often Overlooked Skills and Responsibilities of a Technical Team Leader

Posted by Amr Noaman on  Mar 11, 2015

A Technical Leader should demonstrate capability in three main areas which are often overlooked:Team Support, Technical Excellence, and Innovation. Read more about these capabilities in this article. 3

Q&A with Andy Singleton on Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015

The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.

The Modern JavaScript Developer’s Toolbox

Posted by David Haney on  Mar 09, 2015

The toolbox of the modern JavaScript developer has changed a lot in the last 20 years. From IDEs to build automation tools, there are plenty of options for developers. 8

Cloud Security Auditing: Challenges and Emerging Approaches

Posted by Jungwoo Ryoo, Syed Rizvi, William Aiken, John Kissell on  Mar 08, 2015

Security audits are an important part of IT security programs. In this article, authors highlight the challenges in cloud computing business models, based on interviews with cloud security auditors.

Q&A with Patrick Kua About Talking with Tech Leads

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2015

When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. A book of stories on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams.

Lee Cunningham on Talking to Executives About Agile

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Mar 06, 2015

At the recent Agile Singapore conference Lee Cunningham provided advice for Agile champions on how to align Agile with the goals and priorities of senior executives, to garner their support.

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