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  • Scrum Master Allocation: The Case for a Dedicated Scrum Master

    by Melinda Stelzer Jacobson on  Mar 17, 2014 3

    Sharing scrum masters across teams sounds like a great way to cut costs and stretch limited budgets in agile organizations. But you might not be saving as much as you think with this approach– you could even be losing money. Discover the true impact of timesharing your agile coaches, and learn about implications for your financial bottom line that you probably have not considered.

  • Author Q&A: Portia Tung on The Dream Team Nightmare

    by Shane Hastie on  Mar 15, 2014

    Portia Tung answers questions about her "build your own adventure" book - The Dream Team Nightmare. Aimed at agile coaches and teams it presents a variety of scenarios for the reader to navigate by making choices at the end of each section. Some of these choices result in success and some expose various failure modes which the reader can examine and learn from.

  • OpenJDK and HashMap …. Safely Teaching an Old Dog New (Off-Heap!) Tricks

    by Peter Lawrey, Ben Cotton on  Mar 14, 2014 15

    The OpenJDK Off-Heap JEP will be a radical departure from traditional Java priorities, seeking to standardize a facility for efficiently manipulating off-heap memory. This article surveys the impact this JEP will have to empower Java HashMap with new off-heap capabilities. Simply put, this JEP may be just the magic that can “teach” HashMap (that lovable old dog) some new tricks.

How Composite C1 Found Success by Becoming Open Source

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 13, 2014

In an interview with Marcus Wendt we learn about Composite C1’s 15 year journey from a fledging commercial project to an open source platform with dozens of partners. 2

Lambda Architecture: Design Simpler, Resilient, Maintainable and Scalable Big Data Solutions

Posted by Daniel Jebaraj on  Mar 12, 2014

Lambda Architecture proposes a simpler, elegant paradigm designed to process large amounts of data. In this article, author discusses Lambda Architecture with the help of a sample Java application. 3

3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: Sustaining Kanban in the Enterprise

Posted by Christophe Achouiantz on  Mar 11, 2014

This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey.

Sustainable Architectural Design Decisions

Posted by Uwe Zdun, Rafael Capilla, Huy Tran, Olaf Zimmermann on  Mar 09, 2014

In this article, based on a research study the authors discuss the criteria that can help architects assess architectural design decisions’ sustainability.

Author Q&A on Programming for Kids

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2014

The book Programming for Kids contains many examples that kids in the age from 9-14 can use to learn the basics of programming with Ruby. InfoQ did an interview with the author Peter Armstrong.

Coaching the CxO

Posted by Joost Mulders on  Mar 06, 2014

This article helps agile coaches to to facilitate change on the management level by understanding the context of their target audience and formulate a coaching message matching that context. 3

Interview with Andy Piper on the Eclipse Paho project and the Internet of Things

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 03, 2014

InfoQ caught up with Andy Piper, lead of the Eclipse Paho project, to find out more about the history of MQTT and why it is being used by internet scale companies.

Kanban at Scale – A Siemens Success Story

Posted by Bennet Vallet on  Feb 28, 2014

The story of an internally driven and remarkably smooth Kanban implementation approach which quickly rewarded Siemens with real and sustainable improvements in predictability, efficiency and quality. 14

Custom Assertions in Java Tests

Posted by Tomek Kaczanowski on  Feb 27, 2014

Using so-called "matcher libraries" to implement custom assertions to make tests more readable and maintainable. 2

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