Adam Wick talks about software security, research into formal methods and randomisation as well as documentation and types to help write secure software, HalVM and other Unikernels, DRM.
Modern software systems are complex and chaotic. Requirements, employee counts, and production environments change quickly. Yet the software produced under these circumstances must be understandable as well as useful. Matt Ranney, an architect at Uber, argues that to understand these complex systems you must embrace chaos, rather than run from it. You must also accept limits to our understanding.
Felienne Hermans explains the how and why of applying software engineering methods (testing, static analysis, refactoring) to spreadsheets.
Microservices have been a trending topic for some time now and while we talked a lot about concepts in the past there are more and more real-life experiences to draw on now. In this interview, Michael Bryzek, co-founder and former CTO of Gilt, shares some of his experience working with microservices including how we should design our architectures and APIs to avoid ending up in a dependency hell.
Kolton Andrus is working as "chaos engineer" at Netflix which means he is getting paid for breaking things in production. We are talking with about how to improve overall system quality by injecting failures in production systems, about the idea of "anti-fragility" in the context of software and about how engineering teams of all layers can benefit from a failure injection infrastructure.
Everybody has been talking about microservices for at least two years now and there are a lot of companies trying to migrate to that promising new architecture. We spoke to Sylvia Isler - VP of architecture at VMTurbo - about the reasons to migrate to microservices and how to turn an existing monolith into a distributed, resilient services landscape.
Everybody is talking about Conway’s Law these days - tear down organizational boundaries where they are not useful. Etsy did so in the space of mobile development: there are no longer dedicated mobile dev teams, but every developer is trained on mobile and every team is doing mobile development. We talk to Hannah Mittelstaedt about the benefits and drawbacks of such a transformation.
In his role as co-founder and CEO of Takipi enterprise debugging, Tal Weiss advises enterprises on how to plan and execute production debugging strategies. In this candid interview, Weiss spoke to InfoQ about best (and worst) tools and practices.
Mary and Tom Poppendieck talk to Charles Humble about continuous delivery, architects, management and other senior roles in IT, and diversity in the industry.
InfoQ's Rags Srinivas caught up with Angel Diaz at Dockercon regarding the Cloud in general and how vendors and users are helping to evolve standards that developers need to pay attention to. He talks about IBM's instigator role in many of the evolving standards and foundations.
What's the impact of Java 8 on the Java ecosystem and why did we have to wait so long for these improvements? Is the JCP the right tool for driving innovation and do we need a really new version of Java? One that would not need take care of backward compatibility? We met Trisha Gee - a great member of our Java community - in New York to talk about these topics.
Randy Shoup talks about designing and building microservices based on his experience of working at large companies, such as Google and eBay. Topics covered include the real impact of Conway's law, how to decide when to move to a microservice-based architecture, organizing team structure around microservices, and where to focus on the standardization of technology and process.