The recent security weakness found in both iOS and OS X hints at flaws in coding style guidelines, unit testing, system testing, code review policies, error management strategies, and tools deployment. An overview.
Recently, Spark graduated from the Apache incubator. Spark claims up to 100x speed improvements over Apache Hadoop over in-memory datasets and gracefully falling back to 10x speed improvement for on-disk performance. Based on Scala, it can run SQL queries and be used directly in R. It provides Machine Learning, Graph database capabilities and other further discussed in the article.
There are both commonalities and some differences when comparing architectural principles and coding styles in Akka Actors and Java EE 7 Enterprise JavaBeans, specifically stateless session beans and JMS message-driven beans, Dr Gerald Loeffler concludes in a recent introductory talk when explaining and comparing the three approaches from a high-level concurrency view.
Agile retrospectives help teams to find and do actions to improve continuously. There are different ways to do follow up on the actions and to evaluate if actions are leading to better team performance and more value delivered to customers.
A report on how happiness index could be scaled out from team level to organization level. Frank Schlesinger, Corinna Baldauf and Stowe Boyd shared their experiences of scaling the happiness index and tools for implementation.
InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about their Agile Live Webinar series
Mono 3.2.7 is out, with a lot of new features such as an improved JIT, new interpreter for LINQ, use of native instructions for 64 bits, and more.
MuleSoft recently released a significant upgrade to their Anypoint platform for APIs which brings together API design, collaboration and API management features. InfoQ interviewed MuleSoft CTO, Uri Sarid to find out more about the platform.
Meez is a new gem that will help get started with test-driven infrastructure for Chef cookbooks. It creates all the boilerplate necessary to assess a cookbook’s quality using tools such as Test Kitchen, Foodcritic, ChefSpec and others, allowing the user to focus on writing actual tests and infrastructure code.
This article overviews the latest most important Android forking attempts which offer developers new opportunities but also some challenges.
New tools are bringing the web directly into a programmer's IDE. As search engines continue to compete for customers, new programming-specific search functionality has been produced for Visual Studio users.
The Agile Alliance has announced keynote speakers who will present at the Agile 2014 conference in Orlando, FL, USA. They are Aneesh Chopra, former and first U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Diana Larsen, author, consultant and an authority on agile adoption, and Bjarte Bogsnes a leader in the Beyond Budgeting community
Xamarin and SAP Americas announced at MWC 2014 today a partnership aiming to provide .NET mobile developers the necessary tools to access and integrate enterprise SAP data into their applications.
Version 2.1 of CQRS framework Axon supports annotations and ordering of event handlers, a new conflict resolution together with performance improvements. The recently released version also adds compatibility with OSGi.