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  • Q&A with Patrick Kua About Talking with Tech Leads

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2015

    When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. The book Talking with Tech Leads contains stories from Tech Leads on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams. It explores the role and activities of technical leaders, and provides suggestions how to deal with responsibilities that come with technical leadership.

  • JavaScript is Cool…and the Market is Hot

    by Areos Ledesma, Will Asrari on  Mar 05, 2015

    JavaScript developers are in demand and now is the time to ride the wave. What are recruiters looking for and how can developers upgrade their skills to meet the needs of companies? Authors Areos Ledesma and Will Asrari discuss the JavaScript job market and how developers can prosper.

  • Go for the Money! JSR 354 Adds First Class Money and Currency Support to Java

    by Anatole Tresch on  Mar 03, 2015 1

    First class money and currency support in Java are almost here. In this article Credit Suisse's Anatole Tresch JSR 354 spec lead, discusses the shortcomings of the legacy currency and money support, motivation for the new APIs, and lots of examples.

James Grenning on Technical Excellence

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Feb 27, 2015

At then recent Agile Singapore conference James Grenning presented two technically focused talks - one on the importance of technical excellence and the other teaching test driven development. 3

Employing Enterprise Architecture for Applications Assurance

Posted by Walter Houser on  Feb 26, 2015

In this article, authors discuss how enterprise, software, and security architects can improve software assurance by using the enterprise architecture to promulgate the software security controls.

Technical Debt: A Repayment Plan

Posted by Jeremy Jarrell on  Feb 22, 2015

All teams eventually face technical debt. In this article Jeremy gives see a useful metaphor for understanding technical debt, explaining it to stakeholders, and dealing with it in an efficient way. 4

Kevlin Henney on Worse is Better and Programming with GUTS

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Feb 21, 2015

At the recent Agile Singapore conference Kevlin Henney gave two talks focusing on the importance of simplicity in architecture and implementation and on programming with Good Unit Tests (GUTS).

Service-Oriented Architecture and Legacy Systems

Posted by Nicolas Serrano, Josune Hernantes, Gorka Gallardo on  Feb 20, 2015

In this article, authors provide an overview of current SOA technologies and incremental transition to SOA in legacy environments. They also discuss web services & enterprise application integration. 4

F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 18, 2015

F# Deep Dives is a new book aimed at showing the business value that using F# brings in practice. It presents 11 industrial scenarios and their solution with F# using a functional-first approach.

Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015

In this article, Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization. 1

Simple TOSCA Orchestration for Docker

Posted by Nati Shalom on  Feb 14, 2015

TOSCA, governed by the OASIS organization, is a platform for defining a standard container orchestration specification that is portable across various cloud environments and container providers. 1

DevOps in AWS LiveLessons Review and Q&A with Author Paul Duvall

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 12, 2015

Addison-Wesley Professional Devops in AWS LiveLessons is a video course for infrastructure developers and Sys Ops engineers who aim at creating a fully-automated continuous delivery system in AWS.

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