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  • The Five Qualities of Application Delivery Done Right

    by Kevin Fishner on  Oct 19, 2015

    This article explains the goals of proper application delivery using immutable infrastructure: automated, flexible, scalable, secure and transparent; and how to take gradual steps toward those goals.

  • UED: The Unified Execution Diagram

    by Carlo van Asma & Pascal Wolkotte on  Oct 18, 2015 4

    Today’s software applications have a lot of concurrent tasks that are distributed over multiple threads, processes, processors and PCs. This article introduces a visual modeling technique to describe and specify the application’s execution architecture. Within Philips Healthcare the Unified Execution Diagram has proven to be very useful for designing and documenting the execution architecture.

  • Author Q&A with Belinda Waldock on Being Agile in Business

    by Shane Hastie on  Oct 18, 2015

    Belinda Waldock is an agile business coach and a professionally qualified Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) coach and mentor. She has drawn on her experience coaching and mentoring organisations in the implementation of agile approaches inside and outside of information technology and written the book “Being Agile in Business”. She spoke to InfoQ about the book

Toward Agile Architecture: Insights from 15 Years of ATAM Data

Posted by Stephany Bellomo, Ian Gorton, Rick Kazman on  Oct 17, 2015

The authors have concluded after analyzing 15 years of ATAM data that modifiability, performance, availability, interoperability, and deployability are key quality attributes for Agile practitioners.

Q&A with Bas Vodde on the LeSS Framework: Principles, Practices and Core Concepts

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Oct 17, 2015

Bas Vodde and Craig Larman framed and introduced Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), the scaling model. InfoQ interviewed Bas Vodde to discuss more about LeSS framework.

Q&A with Larry Maccherone on joining AgileCraft, Large Data Sets and Monte Carlo Forecasting

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Oct 16, 2015

Larry Maccherone is a researcher who has focused on collecting and presenting real metrics for agile teams and using analytics to help teams get better at forecasting in uncertain environments.

Understanding Bitcode for iOS Applications

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 15, 2015

When Apple released Xcode 7, they also enabled applications to be distributed to the AppStore through bitcode, instead of per-processor target files. InfoQ looks under the covers at what Bitcode is.

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals - Part 5

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Oct 14, 2015

In the fifth article in the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michał Bartyzel explores nonviolent communication and shows how important it is to build and maintain rapport.

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

Posted by Dmitriy Khmaladze and Leonid Ganeline on  Oct 13, 2015

In part one we discussed why it is so hard to deal with in a .NET. In part two, Dmitriy Khmaladze describes their solution NFX Pile; a hybrid memory manager written in C# with 100% managed code. 8

Q&A and Book Review of Software Development Metrics

Posted 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 describes metrics for steering work and for managing improvement.

Big Data Solutions with MS SQL ColumnStore Index

Posted by Aleksandr Shavlyuga on  Oct 11, 2015

ColumnarStore can offer performance improvements over traditional tables, but 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

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