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  • Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014 1

    Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices using data from Rally’s Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. InfoQ interviewed Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley about their collaboration, measurements from the study, conclusions from the analysis and plans for further research.

  • VRaptor MVC Framework; Powerful Simplicity

    by Rodrigo Turini on  Jul 02, 2014 2

    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

  • Virtual Panel: Configuration Management Tools in the Real World

    by João Miranda on  Jul 01, 2014

    Configuration management tools are a hot topic on the DevOps community and IT organizations in general. InfoQ reached out to users of each of the major tools (Ansible, CFEngine, Chef, Puppet and SaltStack) to ask them about their experiences. Why did they choose a given tool? How was the tool introduced in the organization? These are some of the questions they answered.

How to Ideate? Be a Hunter

Posted by Jeremy Stanton on  Jun 30, 2014

Got skills but lack the Big Idea? Having one isn't as important as knowing how to find more. Know your prey. Be an idea hunter. 3

Preparing for Scale: InfoQ Virtual Roundtable with Cloud Practitioners

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 29, 2014

How should organizations plan for a cloud environment and optimize it for efficiency at scale? InfoQ reached out to 3 leading cloud practitioners to uncover practical advice on this topic.

Making an Impact on 7000 Orphanages

Posted by Ahmad Fahmy on  Jun 28, 2014

Ahmad presents a set of techniques that can be applied in strategic workshops or an initial product backlog session. He tells the story of a workshop where these techniques were used in Egypt.

Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

Posted by João Miranda on  Jun 27, 2014

Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team.

Book Review: Integration Testing from the Trenches

Posted by Victor Grazi on  Jun 27, 2014

In this important and thorough treatise “Integration Testing from the Trenches” Nicolas Frankel starts from basics and develops integration testing with a casual formalism that's intuitive and fun.

God-Mode in Production Code

Posted by Tal Weiss on  Jun 26, 2014

Takipi is makes it just as easy to debug Java and Scala code in production as it is on your desktop 2

Data Modeling with Key Value NoSQL Data Stores – Interview with Casey Rosenthal

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 25, 2014

In Key Value data stores, data is represented as a collection of key–value pairs. InfoQ spoke with Casey Rosenthal from Basho team about data modeling when using Key Value NoSQL databases.

CFEngine's Decentralized Approach to Configuration Management

Posted by Mark Burgess & Diego Zamboni on  Jun 24, 2014

Mark Burgess and Diego Zamboni introduce CFEngine. They describe the challenges regarding web scale - scale, complexity and knowledge - and how CFEngine helps to tackle those challenges.

Article Series: Automation in the Cloud and Management at Scale

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 23, 2014

This InfoQ article series focuses on automation tools and ideas for maintaining dynamic pools of compute resources.

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