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  • Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

    by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015 7

    Over a period of seven years, gilt.com has grown from an e-commerce start-up running a monolithic Ruby on Rails application to $1B luxury goods company operating a cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. This article introduces Gilt's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, and explains the history and motivations that lead to the creation of this tool.

  • Emotion and Cognition

    by Michael de la Maza and David Benz on  May 07, 2015 2

    Agile values "individuals and interactions over processes and tools." Understanding individuals and how they interact requires insight into how and why people make decisions. The mind works more like a network than a computer. Emotion influences cognition-often from the driver’s seat. This is why emotional intelligence (EQ) is so crucial to Agile development.

  • Staying Connected When Working Remote

    by Ben Linders on  May 04, 2015

    Working remote can give you freedom and independence as you can work when and where you want. But working alone and being distant from people that you work with can result in loneliness and can make you feel disconnected. InfoQ interviewed Pilar Orti about the advantages and disadvantages of remote working, staying connected while working remote and creating trust.

The Swiss Army Knife for Technical Leads

Posted by Luca Mezzalira on  May 01, 2015

Working as Technical Lead is very exciting, every day you have new challenges, new problems to solve and a lot of satisfactions. Here are some tips order to help improve and empower your teams. 3

Continuous Delivery: Huge Benefits, but Challenges Too

Posted by Lianping Chen on  Apr 30, 2015

This article explains why Paddy Power adopted continuous delivery (CD), describes the resulting CD capability, and reports the huge benefits and challenges involved.

Why Companies Need to do a Better Job of Prioritizing Features

Posted by Tirrell Payton on  Apr 29, 2015

Why companies need to do a better job of prioritizing features. When everything is high priority, nothing is high priority, and we fall into a miasma of finger pointing and misplaced expectations.

Total Talent Management: A Systems Approach to Agility

Posted by Jas Chong on  Apr 27, 2015

Core HRM responsibilities normally apply solely to standard company employees. Total talent management aim to do HRM for the total workforce, including temporary workers, contractors and consultants.

Q&A with Sandro Mancuso about The Software Craftsman

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 25, 2015

The book The Software Craftsman contains stories, examples and practical advice for software developers and other project professionals to achieve technical excellence and customer satisfaction. 1

Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons : Video Review and Interview

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Apr 23, 2015

Tommy Norman’s Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons training videos help beginners to understand the basic agile and Scrum concepts. The video sessions use animations to explain the concepts.

Using Storytelling in Organizational Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 20, 2015

Telling stories can inspire people to make change happen in organizations. By co-writing the company’s future story you can embrace current strengths to explore future opportunities.

Driving Agile Architecting with Cost and Risk

Posted by Eltjo R. Poort on  Apr 19, 2015

In this article, author Eltjo R. Poort discusses an architecture approach called Risk and Cost Driven Architecture that helps architects become more effective in an agile world. 1

A Tester’s Perspective on Agile Snags

Posted by Priyanka Hasija on  Apr 18, 2015

Priyanka presents some of the advantages and challenges that agile adoption brings for testers and testing and presents some ideas on how to overcome the obstacles and leverage the advantages.

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