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  • Preparing for Scale: InfoQ Virtual Roundtable with Cloud Practitioners

    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. Each panelist has dealt with the sometimes-messy transition from on-premises to cloud, and coached organizations through their journey.

  • Making an Impact on 7000 Orphanages

    by Ahmad Fahmy on  Jun 28, 2014

    Ahmad presents a set of useful techniques that can be applied in strategic workshop or in an initial product backlog session. He tells the story of how the techniques were used in a strategy workshop held in Cairo for a NGO who seeks to raise the standards for all orphanages across Egypt.

  • Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

    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, and many development teams as well. Although all the tools aim to solve the same basic set of problems, they adhere to different visions and exhibit different characteristics.

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.

Agile Architecture Applied

Posted by Wim Heemskerk & Minze Tolsma on  Jun 23, 2014

When and how to apply architecture depends on the context. This article shows how you can give proper attention to architecture in an agile setting. Adaptability and conversation are the essentials. 3

The Top Automation Tools for Public Cloud at Scale

Posted by Andi Mann on  Jun 21, 2014

As more organizations expand their use of public cloud services, from early-stage startups to the biggest businesses and governments in the world, the problems of cloud computing at scale will arise.

Q&A and Book Review of Scrum For The Rest of Us

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 20, 2014

Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us which describes Scrum without using information technology jargon aimed at all kinds of teams that want to use Scrum for managing projects.

Rich Reimer on SQL-on-Hadoop Databases and Splice Machine

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 19, 2014

InfoQ spoke with Rich Reimer, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Splice Machine about the architecture and data patterns for SQL-on-Hadoop technologies.

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