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  • Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

    The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development. An interview with Randall Jensen about measuring and improving productivity, contribution of agile to productivity, benefits from pair programming and teams, knowledge retention in maintenance and commandments for communication.

  • Personal UX -- Solving Unique Problems Created by Widespread Global Mobilization

    by Dmytro Svarytsevych on  Oct 30, 2014

    Smartphone users are estimated to number 3.5 billion by 2019, and the different usages (mobile is most common during morning commutes and late at night, for example) create new challenges and opportunities. Data collection via our devices, smart-home gadgets and even our cars allows software engineers to offer increasingly personalized user experiences.

  • How SOA Governance (and SOA Management) Should Actually Be Done

    by Ganesh Prasad on  Oct 29, 2014

    Ganesh Prasad proposes separating governance and management in large SOA projects to make sure that right dependencies are used throughout the system in order to promote agility, lower operating costs and reduced operational risks.

Q&A about the book Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 28, 2014

Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls provides 92 pitfalls that make testing less efficient and effective. It aims to help you to avoid falling into pitfalls or dealing with the consequences.

Sam Newman: Practical Implications of Microservices in 14 Tips

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 28, 2014

What are the practical concerns associated with running microservice systems? And what you need to know to embrace the power of smaller services without making things too hard? 1

Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics

Posted by Alex Giamas on  Oct 27, 2014

"Analytics Across the Enterprise" book is a collection of experiences by analytics practitioners in IBM. InfoQ spoke with authors about lessons learned and IBM technologies in the Big Data area.

Why Some Web APIs Are Not RESTful and What Can Be Done About It

Posted by Abel Avram on  Oct 26, 2014

Many Web API designers claim their are RESTful, but their APIs have little in common with REST. What can be done to make a web service API truly RESTful? 8

Embedding Reflection and Learning into Agile Software Development

Posted by Jeffry Babb, Rashina Hoda, Jacob Nørbjerg on  Oct 26, 2014

In this article, authors discuss the Reflective Agile Learning Model (REALM) that embeds reflective practice into the iterative and agile software engineering development cycle.

Fast track to Kanban - a practical approach from Danske Bank

Posted by Sune Lomholt on  Oct 25, 2014

This article describes how Danske Bank effectively introduced Kanban for development teams in a two day workshop using an “involve me and I learn” method.

Interview and Book Review: Managing Windows Servers with Chef

Posted by Matthias Marschall on  Oct 24, 2014

InfoQ spoke with John Ewart about his book “Managing Windows Servers with Chef” that covers all aspects of managing Windows systems with Chef.

How to Effectively Map SQL Data to a NoSQL Store

Posted by Sytze Harkema on  Oct 23, 2014

Sytze Harkema explains how to save and retrieve relational SQL data into a NoSQL key-value store as implemented by FoundationDB, an open source, scalable, fault tolerant and ACID database.

How to Select the Right People

Posted by Zhenya Rozinskiy on  Oct 22, 2014

People are not widgets that can simply be fitted to a specific spot and just work. Zhenya Rozinskiy covers steps required for building remote teams and shares his own experiences.

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