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The Importance of Discipline in Agile

by Ben Linders on  Oct 16, 2014 4

Agile software development is sometimes perceived as an undisciplined way of working. There are organizations which use that perception as an excuse to not adopt agile. According to others agile is actually a more disciplined approach than waterfall for software development. Let’s explore how discipline plays a role in agile and why discipline is considered important for agile to be successful.

Windows Embraces Docker

by João Miranda on  Oct 15, 2014

Docker Inc. and Microsoft announced today a partnership to provide Docker support on the next Windows Server release. This means enabling Windows based containers with a new Docker Engine for Windows Server, extending Docker's open orchestration APIs to the Microsoft ecosystem and providing multi-platform applications support, running both on Linux and Windows Docker containers.

Second GOTO Berlin Conference Due Early November

by Jan Stenberg on  Oct 15, 2014

The second GOTO conference in Berlin is due early November, with two days of conference on November 6-7, preceded by one day of training. The program is titled "for developers, by developers" with emphasis placed on presenting the latest developments as they become relevant and interesting for the software development community.

Amazon Boosts JSON Support in DynamoDB NoSQL Database

by Richard Seroter on  Oct 15, 2014

Last week, the Amazon Web Services team made changes to their DynamoDB NoSQL database service that improve JSON support, improve scalability, and expand the free usage tier. Developers can now use AWS SDKs to store, index, query, and update large JSON documents while consuming up to 25GB of free storage.

Microsoft's JavaScript Engine Learns New Tricks For Windows 10

by David Iffland on  Oct 15, 2014

The Internet Explorer team at Microsoft recently detailed changes to the JavaScript engine coming in Windows 10. A significant change is the addition of a second tier in the Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler to reduce startup time.

Google to remove support for SSL 3.0

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 14, 2014 7

Google have announced that they will remove support for the obsolete SSL 3.0 after discovering vulnerabilities that may be exploitable by forcing clients or servers to downgrade. Removing SSL 3.0 may also unlock stalled negotiations with HTTP2. Read on for more details.

Microsoft Announces TypeScript 1.1 CTP Bringing Improved Performance

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 14, 2014

Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of TypeScript 1.1 Community Technical Preview (CTP). The new release is available for Visual Studio “14” CTP4, Visual Studio 2013, and npm, as well as a source release.

FathomDB Brings Real Time Data to Meteor

by James Chesters on  Oct 14, 2014

Matt DeBergalis has announced Meteor's acquisition of FathomDB, the database-as-a-service platform. FathomDB's creator, Justin Santa Barbara, joins the Meteor core team, and DeBergalis says FathomDB tackles many of the same challenges that the team are solving in Meteor around the notion of a realtime database as a service.

Governance Behaviours that Result in Success with Agile

by Shane Hastie on  Oct 14, 2014

Brian Wernham wrote an article for The Times in which he identifies seven governance behaviours which are needed for successful adoption of agile, especially focused on government departments adopting new ways of working. The UK Government has mandated agile practices for delivery of IT projects and provides guidelines for service design using agile approaches.

QCon London 2015 Registration Open & Tracks Announced; March 2-6

by Diana Baciu on  Oct 14, 2014

The 9th annual QCon London (March 2-6) has been announced and registration is open! QCon London has become a mainstay conference for the UK and European software development community. This year continues in our tradition of practitioner-driven high quality content with 19 tracks and over 100 speakers. Register before Oct 22 & save £540.

Forrester Wave: Evaluating NoSQL Key-Value Databases

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 13, 2014 1

In their first Forrester Wave: NoSQL Key-Value Databases, released in Q3 2014, Forrester has evaluated the most popular NoSQL database offerings.

Alan Cooper Talks About Face 4 and Issues in UX Design

by Han Xu on  Oct 13, 2014

Alan Cooper shares his views on the state of UX Design and how the fourth edition of his book, About Face, helps designers address challenges such as flat design, wearable devices, and implementing goal-directed design.

Martin Thompson Discusses the Reactive Manifesto 2.0

by Harry Brumleve on  Oct 13, 2014

The second version of the Reactive Manifesto was announced at September's GOTO conference in Aarhus. Martin Thompson discusses the need for a revised version of the Manifesto and what its changes mean for the burgeoning reactive community.

Lessons Learnt Using Microservices

by Mark Little on  Oct 12, 2014

Several companies have reported their move to adopting Microservices. Recently Tom Livesey from startup Droplet has joined the discussions by posting several lessons they learnt when moving to that architectural approach.

Reactive Extensions, Async, and Splunk

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 12, 2014

The 2.0 version of the Splunk C# SDK is heavily invested in modern C# features. Every major operation from login-onwards is available via asynchronous methods. And for most advanced uses such as sampling, Reactive Extensions come into play.

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