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  • Projecting a Modular Future

    by Markus Voelter, Jos Warmer, Bernd Kolb on  Sep 27, 2015

    In this article, the authors discuss modularity and projectional editing concepts used to design programming languages, using a language workbench (LWB) like Jetbrains' MPS. They discuss how they used these techniques in three different domains: embedded-software development, requirements engineering, and insurance rules.

  • The Estimation Game - Techniques for Informed Guessing

    by Carlos Bueno on  Sep 26, 2015

    In this article, author Carlos Bueno discusses the strategies for estimating the server capacity for big data projects and initiatives, with the help of two case studies.

  • Article Series: iOS 9 for Developers

    by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 26, 2015

    This series aims to introduce all that is essential for developers to know about building apps for the latest release of Apple’s mobile OS. It comprises six articles that cover what’s new in iOS 9 SDK, new features in Swift, Objective-C, and developer tools, and Apple’s new bitcode.

Pragmatic Technical Debt Management

Posted by Tushar Sharma, Ganesh Samarthyam & Girish Suryanarayana on  Sep 25, 2015

The article emphasizes the need of a balance between feature development and technical debt repayment and outlines pragmatic strategies that software projects could adopt to manage technical debt.

Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing

Posted by Seth Earley on  Sep 19, 2015

This article covers machine learning and cognitive computing, and how they are related to artificial intelligence (AI). Panelists discuss how this technology is applied in digital marketing space.

Article Series: Patterns of DevOps Culture

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Sep 18, 2015

This series explores some of the patterns of behavior of healthy organizations through testimonies from their practitioners and through analysis by consultants in the field.

What's New in iOS 9: New SDK Frameworks

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 14, 2015

Although the new iOS 9 SDK does not add as many new features as iOS 8, it does still provide a wealth of new functionality. In this article, we are going to review iOS 9 new frameworks.

Garage Door Openers: An Internet of Things Case Study

Posted by Jonathan Margulies on  Sep 13, 2015

Author discusses how to design an Internet-connected garage door opener ("IoT opener") to be secure and the security infrastructure for IoT devices, like authentication & access policy enforcement.

Breaking Down Data Silos with Foreign Data Wrappers

Posted by Lenley Hensarling on  Sep 09, 2015

Author Lenley Hensarling discusses Foreign Data Wrapper (FDW) feature in Postgres database. FDW provides a SQL interface for accessing data from disparate sources like NoSQL databases.

Meeting Developer Demands with WebRTC and CloudRTC Platforms

Posted by Peter Crocker on  Sep 08, 2015

The WebRTC API lets developers easily integrate real-time comms into their apps. This article is the second part of a two part series analyzing the market of WebRTC platforms.

Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

In this article, Aaron Kendall uses the "metadata-driven design and development" approach by Kevin Perera to show how to rapidly create a mobile application that can evolve during runtime.

Q&A on Scrum for Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 31, 2015

Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.

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