The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories, supporting teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy the needs of their customers. InfoQ interviewed Gojko Adzic about the format of his new book, when and when not to use user stories, the ideas that the book provides, organizing product backlogs and prioritizing user stories.
Git and GitHub LiveLessons, published by Addison-Wesley Professional, is a video course based on a live workshop given by Peter Bell. No previous experience with Git or other source code management tools is assumed. Here, we present the course content and finally ask a few questions to the course's author.
Datameer, a big data analytics application for Hadoop, introduced Datameer 5.0 with Smart Execution to dynamically select the optimal compute framework at each step in the big data analytics process. InfoQ spoke with Matt Schumpert from Datameer team about the new product and how it works to help with big data analytics needs.
There are two basic types of OOP: Simula and Smalltalk. Simula is well represented in .NET by C#. With Alan Lovejoy’s Essence#, we can see what a Smalltalk inspired language would look like.
When you are dealing with a team of people who are separated from you, working together during project planning and recognizing that you both share the same concerns increases the chances of success.
Donald Raab, creator of GS Collections, open sourced by Goldman Sachs in 2012, continues to explore more examples from that powerful framework 1
This article discusses “human experience” testing and uses concepts from human computer interaction design theory to establish a framework for developing “human experience” test scenarios.
This article presents a new model proposing two key factors to consider for software delivery using impact maps, and why recognising the right context is crucial to get the most out of this method.
The article describes the general outline of the Stats Anomalies Detector developed at MyHeritage and provides a detailed explanation of how to enhance the code to meet your company’s needs.
Java 8 lambdas & new Streams API simplify common idiomatic constructs. This article investigates some common use cases in financial services and how they are easily solved with these new constructs. 2
In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds.
Whereas it’s clear that one has to support Android and iOS to reach a maximum of mobile users, it’s not quite clear, what technology and tools to chose to build applications for those systems.