TypedMVVM is a collection of samples and libraries developed by Davide Zordan which enables enable developers to build Windows Store apps using WinJS, TypeScript and MVVM.
Achieving a maturity level is a target often used in CMMI based process improvement programs. It can be important for organizations to have insight in the relation between a maturity level and business goals, and to know the business benefits. An interview with Michelle Krupa on changing an improvement program from being CMMI Maturity Level based to a benefits led approach.
Most large organizations have allowed their systems to evolve without good architecture and governance. The result is a "hair ball" of systems interfaces and dependencies which greatly increase complexity, risk and the cost of change. David Sprott describes how systems modernization should be a collaboration between business management and IT.
The first update for VS2013 is bringing bug fixes and the oft-requested support for systems running Internet Explorer 9.
With Facebook recently releasing Presto as open source, the already crowded SQL-in-Hadoop market just became a tad more intricate. A number of open source tools are competing for the attention of developers: Hortonworks Stinger initiative around Hive, Apache Drill, Apache Tajo, Cloudera’s Impala, Salesforce’s Phoenix (for HBase) and now Facebook’s Presto.
Opserver is an open source monitoring solution, released by StackExchange, of StackOverflow's fame. Opserver provides a quick overall view of each monitored system's health, while allowing the user to deep dive using a drill-down approach. InfoQ talked with Nick Crave, one of Opserver’s creators, for additional insight.
The build-measure-learn feedback loop in lean startup aims to help entrepreneurs to learn about the needs of their customers. Agile retrospectives are a way to reflect and learn and to agree on changes that are needed. Some examples describing how lean startup can be supported with agile retrospectives to learn and take actions.
Wix 3.8 Adds VS 2013 Support in Votive and WiX Native Library and Bootstrapper Application Functions
Wix 3.8 has been released with support for Visual Studio 2013 in Votive and WiX native libraries. The release also includes bootstrapper application functions which extends WixStandardBootstrapperApplication including the ability to detect Windows 8.1 in Burn.
45/100 speakers and 3 keynotes have been confirmed for QCon London 2014 (Mar 3-7, 2014). The eight annual conference will feature talks from language pioneers, project leads, and practitioner case studies from companies like Netflix, NASA, Spotify, Financial Times, and more. You can get in early by reserving your seat now saving £325 by Dec 15th.
The Go programming language has just released version 1.2, bringing with it some language changes and improved networking performance on Windows and the BSD platforms.
In "experiences with a distributed agile team", Joost Mulders and Andriy Korpan presented how they integrated a near shore development team from the Ukraine in a Dutch product development organization using agile practices. At the XP Days Benelux 2013 conference they talked about the do’s and don’ts of distributed agile.
The Google Compute Engine (GCE) infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is now in general availability. The launch also brings price cuts, a new storage model, expanded operating system support and live migration capabilities for transparent maintenance.
NTVS, short for Node.js Tools for Visual Studio, offers Node.js developers a fully featured IDE complete with Intellisense, package management, profiling, and debugging. NTVS is a joint effort by Microsoft’s Python Tools team, RedGate, Clickberry, and others.
In the XP Days workshop Agile cross borders, Hoang-Anh PHAN & Anais Victor explored how you can deal with language barriers in a multi cultural organization. They work for the Vietnamese company Officience who provides outsourcing services to French customer, using the English language to communicate and work together.