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  • The Ubiquitous Need for Kanbanfor1

    by Sandy Mamoli on  Dec 28, 2014 26

    It is four years since Sandy Mamoli started experimenting with Kanbanfor1 and two years since she first presented the concepts and Snapper’s story of adopting personal Kanban at Agile 2012. In this article she shares the top 5 Kanbanfor1 related insights she has gained from using, coaching and presenting Kanbanfor1 during the last four years.

  • Visual Basic 14 Language Features

    by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 27, 2014

    Visual Basic, just like Visual Studio, will be skipping directly from version 12 to version 14. 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. Here are some of the more interesting we were able to find.

  • Cynefin 101 – Portfolio Management

    by Greg Brougham on  Dec 26, 2014 2

    One of the core ideas of Cynefin is the use of safe-to-fail experiments to determine how you want to evolve the system. As Seneca the Younger said “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable”. This paper looks are the Cynefin practices related these experiments and the rigorous review of them.

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.

Merry Swiftmas from InfoQ

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Dec 20, 2014

It's nearly Christmas time now and some might still be looking for a tree and a few presents. This article lets you to create trees and presents on your iOS device using Apple Swift. Merry Swiftmas!

Creating a Sales Dashboard with Bootstrap and ShieldUI

Posted by David Johnson on  Dec 19, 2014

Bootstrap is a front-end framework for element positioning, application responsiveness and multi-device rendering. This article shows how to use it, along with ShieldUI, to create a sales dashboard.

Book Review and Interview: The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Dec 18, 2014

The new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, looks at a wide range of considerations for cloud-scale systems.

Spark the Change Runner up - the Markel Marvel: A Case Study of IT Transformation in Insurance

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 17, 2014

Few companies share warts-and-all stories of IT transformation. In this case study, Spark judge, Helen Walton, interviews Markel International on how they went from waterfall to agile in 6 months.

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