In this InfoQ interview, Michael Nygard explores some of the available loopholes in the CAP theorem helping architects to engineer distributed systems that meet their needs. He also discusses new patterns he’s observed since his book, Realease IT and shares his thoughts on continuous delivery, DevOps and ALM.
IT thought leader Jeff Sussna answers a range of questions about operational efficiency and cloud trends. He discusses new thinking around production freezes and adopting continuous delivery. Sussna explains how companies should understand the entire lifecyle of a customer’s cloud experience. Finally, he shares insight into AWS and their leading position in the cloud.
Brandon Carlson discusses his Agile journey, measurement and some code metrics tools he is working on. He also shares his views on professionalism and the importance of not fearing your customers.
In this interview we talk with Adrian Cockcroft, the architect for Netflix’s cloud systems team. We discuss how Netflix combines 300 loosely coupled services across 10,000 machines. An interesting revelation is that they fully embrace continuous delivery and each team is allowed to deploy new versions of their service whenever they want.
Declan Whelan discusses Agile Coaching and the lessons learnt returning to coding as part of a new lean startup as well Agile Coach Camp, pair coaching and his role on the Agile Alliance board.
More than a year since his book Contiuous Delivery came out, author Jez Humble talks about changes in CD, and its relationships with Cloud development, ALM. He also shares his Four Principles Of Low-Risk Software Releases. Other topics include TDD, feedback at different stages of the pipeline, and his involvement with Devops.
Adam Weisbart discusses making Agile fun, through the use of resources he has developed such as "Build Your Own Scrum", "Retrospective Cookies", "Update The Card Wall" and "Agile Antipatterns", all of which can be found at http://weisbart.com/.
At the Agile 2012 Conference Jim spoke about the importance of focusing on quality as organizations move towards continuous delivery and how adaptive leadership helps organizations become agile. He discusses the dangers inherent in metrics and suggests some useful measurements that can be utilized in agile teams.
Peter Bell discusses the state of Java today and whether startups are using it or not, polyglot programming, startups in New York, how to keep up to date with technology, and much more.
Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd discuss the discipline of professional coaching, leading and facilitating conflict and the right view when thinking about conflict.
Based onconcepts presented in his book, Scott Ambler describes Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) as a hybrid approach that extends Scrum, Agile modeling, Unified Process. DAD is a people-first process that's goals-based rather than prescriptive, addresses the entire lifecycle and shares many concepts presented in continuous delivery. Scott also discusses the DevOps movement and how DAD addresses it
At the Agile 2012 conference Team Wikispeed demonstrated how to build a 100MPG motor car using Agile techniques in short iterations. They showed the first vehicle produced, which was entered in the X prize competition and the latest version which was built at the conference. Joe Justice and Tom Taber spoke to InfoQ about how this is achieved.