• Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

    by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

    More than ten years ago, software architect Kevin Perera invented a design method for architectures that was called "metadata-driven design and development". In this article, Aaron Kendall explains how to use this design method and outlines similarities as well as differences to current techniques like RESTful services or HATEOAS by implementing a metadata-driven mobile application.

  • Q&A on Scrum for Managers

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 31, 2015

    Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum. An interview on what managers can do to give teams enough space to self-organize, the possible ROI of implementing Scrum and how to measure ROI, defining teams and anchoring Scrum in the organizational structure and systems, and much more.

  • A Post-Apocalyptic sun.misc.Unsafe World

    by Christoph Engelbert on  Aug 30, 2015 7

    The removal of sun.misc.Unsafe and other private APIs in Java 9 has in recent weeks divided the Java community perhaps as never before in its 20 year history. Even though a resolution has now been proposed and a migration path presented, the big question remains: What will a post sun.misc.Unsafe world look like?

Executable Images - How to Dockerize Your Development Machine

Posted by Quinten Krijger on  Aug 29, 2015

Every developer knows the pain of incompatible software. By using Docker executable images developers can take advantage of container technology to better control their development environments. 1

Agile Goal Setting with OKR - Objectives and Key Results

Posted by Felipe Castro on  Aug 28, 2015

OKR (Objectives and Key Results) is a goal setting framework adopted by Silicon Valley companies that can complement Agile and Lean, creating an agile approach for setting goals and measuring value.

Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement.

Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

Posted by Alexey Krivitsky on  Aug 26, 2015

This article describes learning from XING on how to scale mobile development from 2 to 10 teams, It summarizes all key decisions and structural changes they made in order to enable the scaling.

Igniting Kids' Enthusiasm for Coding

Posted by Henk Jurriens on  Aug 25, 2015

What teachers can do to ignite kid's enthusiasm for coding by using interesting and cool lessons to give them some pointers on how to code and then let the magic happen!

Seven Microservices Anti-patterns

Posted by Vijay Alagarasan on  Aug 24, 2015

In this article Vijay Algarasan, a Principal Architect at Asurion, discusses how he and his teams have encountered microservices at various engagements and some lessons they have learned as a result. 4

Book Review and Author Q&A on Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Aug 22, 2015

The Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation book by Thomas P. Wise and Reuben Daniel, is based on how management should create an organizational environment to implement Agile.

Practical Postmortems at Etsy

Posted by Daniel Schauenberg on  Aug 22, 2015

We take a look at Etsy's blameless postmortems, both in terms of philosophy, process and practical measures/guidance to avoid blame and better prepare for the next outage. Learning is the key outcome.

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals - Part 4

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Aug 21, 2015

In the fourth article in the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michał Bartyzel focuses on asking the right questions. 3

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