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  • Q&A with John Sonmez on His Book on Soft Skills

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 03, 2015

    The book “Soft Skills - The software developer's life manual” addresses interesting topics for professional software developers. The book aims to help developers to become better programmers, more valuable employees, and happier and healthier people. An interview with John Sonmez on managing careers, remote working, mentoring, getting more work done, negotiating salaries and positive thinking.

  • Lessons Learned by Scaling Android Apps - AnDevCon Panel Summary

    by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 02, 2015

    At the last AnDevCon, Doug Bateman moderated a panel focused on what it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users. This included team management, testing and design for testability, feature and release management, support, open source contributions, alternative architectures, and more.

  • We Need No Less than Pervasive Leadership

    by Jean Richardson on  Jan 01, 2015

    Jean Richardson shows that Pervasive Leadership is not a stepwise transformation model. It is a way of leading to enhance agility, to strengthen the self, others, and the organization no matter what agile framework you have selected. It is a way of freeing yourself and others to become the heroes of your own lives thereby restoring our society as a whole to true freedom and accountability.

Innovation Machine

Posted by Jonathan Irwin on  Dec 29, 2014

How do you create new, disruptive, and viable businesses, for new markets? Jonathan Irwin describes a platform and shows how teams can work in a new way, being led, staffed, and measured differently. 2

The Ubiquitous Need for Kanbanfor1

Posted by Sandy Mamoli on  Dec 28, 2014

In this article Sandy Mamoli shares the top 5 Kanbanfor1 related insights she has gained from using, coaching and presenting Kanbanfor1 during the last four years. 26

Visual Basic 14 Language Features

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 27, 2014

Though many of these features are also new to C#, there are quite a few enhancements meant specifically to smooth some of VB’s rough edges.

Cynefin 101 – Portfolio Management

Posted by Greg Brougham on  Dec 26, 2014

One of the core ideas of Cynefin is the use of safe-to-fail experiments to determine how you want to evolve the system. 2

Hello App Inventor: Book Review and Interview

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Dec 25, 2014

Hello App Inventor is an android application development-programming book authored by Paula Beer and Carl Simmons. This article is a book review and Q&A with the authors about the book.

REST-y Reader

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 24, 2014

Rounding out our first Web APIs series Mike shares books he recommends for those who want to learn more about designing, implementing, and maintaining APIs for the Web.

Lean Project Management Using “Oobeya"

Posted by Sandrine Olivencia on  Dec 23, 2014

This article introduces the Oobeya methodology, a lean project management approach that can complement agile by keeping project teams tightly focused on customer satisfaction, time to market and cost. 1

Teaching Kids Java Programming

Posted by Yakov Fain on  Dec 22, 2014

During the holiday season we think about our families, our children, & their future. In this article, Yakov Fain discusses his new book "Java Programming for Kids" (now available as a free download) 1

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 2

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Dec 21, 2014

All too often we that the business people we deal with do not know what they want, Michael presents some more ideas on how to talk to them and how to explore their needs.

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