Simon Marcus discusses the value of a learning environment in which learning from failure is valued. Simon discusses how Spotify approaches consensus within its teams and how experimentation of team make-up and tasking is not frowned upon.
Andrea Magnorsky talks about her experience with adopting F# for .NET game development, where F# fits, property based testing with FsCheck, and much more.
Eberhard Wolff explains his assertion that "Java application servers are dead". He describes application server deployment and monitoring model complexities and WAR and EAR deployment format deficits. In turn he promotes simpler and more standard compliant alternatives based on language agnostic tool stacks, while also acknowledging valid non-technical reasons that can prevent their adoption.
Turing Award winner Leslie Lamport talks to Charles Humble about LaTeX, Paxos, his "Time, Clocks and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System" paper, TLA and TLA+
Peter Bourgon discusses distributed programming with commutative replicated data types (CRDTs), how they work, what problems they solve, and his experience with using the Go language at SoundCloud.
InfoQ interviewed Yuval Yeret at the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference about kick starting Agile the Kanban way. He explained how teams can do pull-based change using Kanban, skills for change managers and patterns that can be used to support agile adoption in enterprises.
Nathan discusses adopting agile management ideas across the whole organization, radical transparency, creating truly empowered teams and what it means to become a Certified Democratic Organization.
Diana talks about how to create the conditions for having the best job ever and describes a model for team collaboration and communication. She explains five simple rules for ongoing learning at the individual, team and organization level.
In the last ten years we have seen the emergence of things like lean startup, continuous delivery, DevOps, and all these movements around how to not only build things correctly, but also around making sure to build the correct thing. Now it's time to help leaders in large enterprises to understand how to move faster and adapt to changing circumstances.
Sandy explains how Trade Me adopted a truly self-organising model of team formation to establish ten product development squads and how she and others use Personal Kanban to prioritise and manage work.
Ronica talks about how organisations have matured in their adoption of agile, the need for vision and visibility when implementing organizational change, the importance of "true north" for strategic alignment and how business agility brings the benefits of agile beyond software development into business outcomes.
Understanding how Java 8 lambdas capture state can help programmers create more efficient and elegant designs. Todd Montgomery discusses his findings in this space and also unveils Aeron, a new open source messaging library for enabling communication between high volume, low latency applications.