You will find 3 practical Agile rules to combine top-down problem-decisions (project waterfall like approaches) and local problem-decisions (Agile project approach) in this article. The three are: implement simple local rules, define Strategic top down rules and promote a visual problem view. These are an excerpt from Michael's book: Agile Decisions, Driving Effective Agile Decisions in Business
Java 8 was released in March 2014 and introduced lambda expressions as its flagship feature. This article sheds light on how Java 8 lambda expressions and method references are implemented under the hood, and looks at the generated bytecode and performance implications.
This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework. Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of agile coaching. 18
This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, which shares experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration.
John looks at AngularJS and the MEAN stack as an alternative to Ruby on Rails as a productive stack for building typical web applications. 4
The book Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile by Mario E. Moreira aims to help organizations to adopt and agile mindset and culture to deploy agile methods and practices.
It’s unthinkable for modern application developers to work without source control, yet somehow, databases are often left out. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Joachim Bauernberger shares his experience working in the Telecom industry and reminds us how DevOps can help further improve what Agile started in a hardware dependent world.
"Pro Website Development and Operations" is a quick read providing some useful insights and potential starting points for technical managers in medium to large enterprises starting on a DevOps journey
In this article on Graph Databases, author Ian Robinson discusses the problems Graph DBs aim to solve. He also talks about the data, storage, and query models for managing graph data.
The Java Community Process has started cranking on Java EE again, a year after Java EE 7. The goal is to create the next major version of Java Enterprise Edition. Meet Java EE 8 and JSR 366! 1