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  • Culture is the True North - Scaling at Jimdo

    by Arne Roock on  Apr 24, 2014

    A lot of the pain that large and medium-sized organizations are facing boils down to scaling. It is not difficult to have 5-10 people working together in one room. However, as your business becomes more successful and your hiring increases, you will start to see problems. At Jimdo, the approach to scaling relies on three major factors: culture, communication, and kaizen.

  • Stake Holder Leadership - Bear in Mind: Loving the Champion Bear

    by Michael Nir on  Apr 23, 2014

    In an extract from his book "Project Management: Influence and Leadership Building Rapport in Teams" Michael Nir talks about the importance of effective stakeholder management on projects. He discusses the various categories of stakeholders and provides some advice for approaches to interacting with different stakeholder groups.

  • Intuitive, Robust Date and Time Handling, Finally Comes to Java

    by Stephen Colebourne on  Apr 21, 2014

    Date and time are fundamental concepts to many applications, yet Java SE had no good API to handle them; until now! With Java SE 8, java.time provides a well-structured API to cover date and time. In this article, JSR-310 (Java Date and Time API's) spec-lead and Jodatime author Stephen Colbourne discusses the new API's as well as the background for Date and Time handling in Java 8.

Twenty Years of Patterns’ Impact

Posted by Gregor Hohpe, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Joseph W. Yoder, and Olaf Zimmermann on  Apr 19, 2014

In this article, authors talk about the impact of pattern languages on software design community over past 20 years.

Q&A with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about the Leadership Game

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 18, 2014

InfoQ did an interview with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about their book "The Leadership Game", leadership styles, pair training and observing and giving feedback.

MLConf NYC 2014 Highlights

Posted by Charles Menguy on  Apr 17, 2014

The MLConf conference was going strong in NYC on April 11th and was a full day packed with talks around Machine Learning and Big Data, featuring speakers from many prominent companies.

Untangling the Enterprise With Continuous Delivery

Posted by John Kordyback on  Apr 16, 2014

John Kordyback explains why you should and how you can introduce Continuous Delivery into a typical enterprise, where dozens of systems adopted over the years generate massive complexity. 4

Nashorn - The Combined Power of Java and JavaScript in JDK 8

Posted by Oliver Zeigermann on  Apr 15, 2014

With JDK 8 Java adds full JavaScript support plus some awesome extensions with Project Nashorn. In this article JavaScript expert Oliver Zeigermann explains the hows and the why's. 6

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) @ J.P. Morgan

Posted by Craig Larman and Matt Winn on  Apr 14, 2014

Experiences of a large group in a tier-one financial services firm adopting Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS). “Scrum-But” and various agile techniques had been used but now real change has been fuelled. 1

Designing an Event Log API with RAML

Posted by Saul Caganoff on  Apr 11, 2014

The RAML API specification language includes constructs that reduce duplication inherent in other formats. This article steps through a simple API design to illustrate some of RAML's DRY features. 1

Q&A with Robert Pankowecki on his book Developers Oriented Project Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2014

Robert Pankowecki is writing Developers Oriented Project Management, a book which aims to help professionals to improve project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.

Distributing Complex Services in Cross-Geolocational IDCs

Posted by Arthur Shui on  Apr 09, 2014

Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users.

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