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  • A Roadmap to Agile Documentation

    by Ester F. Gonçalves on  Jul 15, 2014

    The agile mindset lies on the premise that all the tasks in an application lifecycle create some kind of value to the client. But when it comes to documentation, teams can find it hard to find such value. This article provides an agile approach to the production of different types of documentation, in different phases of an application lifecycle, adapted to the different target audiences.

  • Book Review: "Taste Test, 2nd edition" and Q& A with Matt Jaynes

    by João Miranda on  Jul 14, 2014

    Taste Test, by Matt Jaynes, is a book that uses a simple scenario to compare Ansible, SaltStack, Chef and Puppet. On the recently released 2nd edition it adds new chapters on Docker, the communities around the tools, and how they fare on security. InfoQ took this opportunity to talk with Matt to know more about his thoughts on the tools and his approach to configuration management when consulting.

  • Cindy Walker on Data Management Best Practices and Data Analytics Center of Excellence

    by Srini Penchikala on  Jul 13, 2014

    Cindy Walker spoke at Enterprise Data World Conference about using semantic approaches to augment the data management practices. InfoQ spoke with her about the data management best practices and the data analytics center of excellence initiative.

Virtual Panel: Real-world JavaScript MVC Frameworks

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 11, 2014

InfoQ asked the opinion of experts practitioners about how they use these frameworks and the best practices they follow when developing JavaScript applications.

Shift Left Performance Testing - a Different Approach

Posted by Bernhard Klemm on  Jul 10, 2014

How multi User Performance testing using modern data visualisation techniques gaines early insight into location specific performance and application areas that may have "sleeping" performance issues.

Cynefin 101 – An Introduction

Posted by Greg Brougham on  Jul 09, 2014

Introducing the Cynefin model and its practices which can be used to address the uncertainty of the modern world. The practices can be used to compliment project, programme and portfolio management 2

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon New York 2014

Posted by Abel Avram on  Jul 08, 2014

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon New York 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Where Has the Java PermGen Gone?

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Jul 07, 2014

Prior to JDK8 class metadata and constants would live in an area called the “permanent generation”. In JDK8 PermGen has now moved to native memory, to an area known as the “Metaspace”. 2

Building Better Search Engines by Measuring Search Quality

Posted by Ellen M. Voorhees, Paul Over, Ian Soboroff on  Jul 06, 2014

Search engines are developed using standard sets of test cases to measure the effectiveness of alternative approaches. This article talks about TREC project used to measure quality of search results.

Burn-Down or Burn-Out? How to Beat the Red-Sprint Agile Anti-Pattern

Posted by Sander Hoogendoorn on  Jul 05, 2014

There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects, with a backlog-item-oriented workflow treating sprints as iterations.

Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014

Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1

VRaptor MVC Framework; Powerful Simplicity

Posted by Rodrigo Turini on  Jul 02, 2014

VRaptor's latest version 4 CDI MVC framework is now available. In this article we take a tour of how to use this simple but powerful framework to build web applications 2

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