The participants of the Food Fight Show podcast summarized DevOpsDays New York 2013 with one word: culture. They agreed that you can't go in and "make" a culture, but the culture depends on the character of the people. If you've got people on your teams who take responsibility for the bigger picture - who are seeing things through from end to end, chances are that they build a Devops culture.
ThoughtWorks's latest "Technology Radar" focuses on mobile, accessible analytics, simple architectures, reproducible environments, and data persistence done right.
The recently released WiX 3.7 includes support for MSBuild, self update and reference counting
The community research we published on .NET tools and practices had more than 650 votes leading to some interesting results. We attempt to draw insights.
Agile Tour is a yearly non-profit conference series that is hosted in a variety of cities worldwide throughout the months of October to December with the aim of connecting the Agile community. Now in its fifth year, the tour is currently making its way around the globe and is supported by both the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance.
A new "Scrum Kickoff Planner" has just been released by Adam Weisbart with the aim of facilitating team discussion around the important facets of starting a new Agile team or project.
SpringSource have been an advocate backer of the Groovy-powered Gradle build system for some time. Now that the development of 3.2 is nearing completion, it appears that a casualty of that decision is to stop generating OSGi metadata for the Spring Framework.
JSR 337 expert group has ratified Oracle chief architect Mark Reinhold's proposal to defer Project Jigsaw to Java 9. Were the stated reasons sufficient motivation for this deferment?
A new survey, conducted by Serena Software at the recent Agile 2012 conference in Dallas, Texas has confirmed that whilst projects using Agile are working well, they could be much better and some of the biggest challenges include upsteam and downstream communication.
Thanks to a partnership with cloud software provider CloudBees, Google App Engine users can now use the continuous integration tool Jenkins to build, test, and deploy their cloud applications. This new service continues a general PaaS trend of providing continuous integration tools that connect to leading source control repositories.
InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 8th question: "What are the most widely used .NET practices and tools?". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.
Many teams new to Agile start with Scrum. Scrum provides clear guidance, rules, and practices to help teams adopt an Agile mindset. It also surfaces a lot of problems in organizations, which is part of what makes it so difficult for many companies to do successfully. For those that have been doing Scrum for a while, the question becomes, what now? Is this all there is?.
The Wall Street Journal has begun to take notice of the growing number of technology companies that have been practicing Pair Programming and has published their take on the practice in an article titled Computer Programmers Learn Tough Lesson in Sharing.
Dave Snowden gave a talk last week in which he discussed how Agile is founded on good practices, but often fails to scale effectively because practitioners do not understand why the techniques work, and thus fail to adapt them to the complex environments which are characteristic of large organisations. Asking management to adopt agile won't work - agile must adapt to complex business realities.