Everybody is talking about Conway’s Law these days - tear down organizational boundaries where they are not useful. Etsy did so in the space of mobile development: there are no longer dedicated mobile dev teams, but every developer is trained on mobile and every team is doing mobile development. We talk to Hannah Mittelstaedt about the benefits and drawbacks of such a transformation.
In his role as co-founder and CEO of Takipi enterprise debugging, Tal Weiss advises enterprises on how to plan and execute production debugging strategies. In this candid interview, Weiss spoke to InfoQ about best (and worst) tools and practices.
Paulmichael Blasucci explains how to use property-based testing in F# with FsCheck and how to ensure the data FsCheck generates fits the problem domain, the reasons for F#, ZeroMQ and more.
Mary and Tom Poppendieck talk to Charles Humble about continuous delivery, architects, management and other senior roles in IT, and diversity in the industry.
InfoQ's Rags Srinivas caught up with Angel Diaz at Dockercon regarding the Cloud in general and how vendors and users are helping to evolve standards that developers need to pay attention to. He talks about IBM's instigator role in many of the evolving standards and foundations.
What's the impact of Java 8 on the Java ecosystem and why did we have to wait so long for these improvements? Is the JCP the right tool for driving innovation and do we need a really new version of Java? One that would not need take care of backward compatibility? We met Trisha Gee - a great member of our Java community - in New York to talk about these topics.
Randy Shoup talks about designing and building microservices based on his experience of working at large companies, such as Google and eBay. Topics covered include the real impact of Conway's law, how to decide when to move to a microservice-based architecture, organizing team structure around microservices, and where to focus on the standardization of technology and process.
Martin Kleppmann explains how logs are used to implement systems (DBs, replication, consensus systems, etc), integrating DBs and log-based systems, the relevance of CAP and CRDTs, and much more.
Sadek Drobi explains ways to simplify software architectures by reframing the problem and requirements. Also: Scala, Prismic.io, and much more.
Roy Rapoport, Insight Engineering Manager at Netflix, talks about how decisions are delegated to the lowest level possible; how open sourcing takes place and how sharing success criteria leads to team and business/IT aligment.
Recorded at EclipseCon NA 2015, Martin Lippert talks to Alex Blewitt about the way in which EclipseCon conferences are put together, from the track selection and call for papers to the conference itself, as well as the kind of thoughts that go into the scheduling of the various tracks to minimise conflict.