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  • Open Kanban: The First Agile and Lean Open Source Method for Continuous Improvement

    by Joseph Hurtado on  Dec 15, 2014 3

    Open Kanban is an innovative open source method that takes the best ideas from Agile and Lean and creates a minimal method, one that is designed to be adapted to any business or even personal use. Open Kanban recognizes the importance of technical excellence, and for that reason it is designed to be extended to address a particular knowledge area. Kanban Ace is the first extension of Open Kanban.

  • Spark the Change Winner - Mission-critical: a case study of GCHQ’s culture of innovation

    by Helen Walton on  Dec 14, 2014

    The UK’s intelligence agency has a proud history of technical innovation, but given its need for secrecy and public accountability, it doesn’t sound like the kind of place to win an award for ‘innovation in management and building a happier workplace’. Yet when Spark judge, Helen Walton, interviewed GCHQ, she discovered a culture of creativity, diversity and surprising openness.

  • Removing Binary Files from git using Roberto Tyley’s BFG Repo-Cleaner

    by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 13, 2014

    Source controls systems are not just black boxes that just work. If you don’t properly maintain your repositories, they will eventually become a major burden to the developers who are trying to use it. Tools can help with this, such as Roberto Tyley’s BFG Repo-Cleaner for Git. This tool is used to remove large binary files that were accidentally checked into a git branch.

Author Q&A: Introduction to Agile Methods by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Dec 12, 2014

The book Introduction to Agile Methods by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan is a straightforward introduction to agile values, principles and practices which includes interviews with various luminaries

Implementing Hypermedia

Posted by Steve Klabnik on  Dec 11, 2014

In this article, we'll talk about four different real-world implementations of hypermedia starting with how you may already be using hypermedia through image links.

Book Review and Interview: Mastering Eclipse Plug-in Development

Posted by Charles Humble on  Dec 11, 2014

Regular InfoQ Java contributor Dr. Alex Blewitt has recently published a follow-up to last year’s "Eclipse 4 Plug-in Development by Example”.

Using C# and Wix# to Build Windows Installer Packages

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 10, 2014

Even with WiX, working with Windows Installer packages can be quite difficult. Oleg Shilo’s solution is to ditch the XML entirely and create MSI packages using traditional C# code. 2

Q&A with Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin about More Agile Testing

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 09, 2014

The book More Agile Testing cover developments in agile testing from the last five years: challenges, test practices, and examples of and experiences with testing from teams all around the world. 2

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2014

Posted by Abel Avram on  Dec 08, 2014

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Functional Programming in Scala Review and Q&A with the Authors

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 08, 2014

Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason's Functional Programming in Scala "is not a book about Scala," say the authors, rather it is a principled introduction to functional programming that relies on Scala.

A Web API Design Methodology

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 07, 2014

This article provides a brief overview of the design methodology covered in the book "RESTful Web APIs" by Richardson and Amundsen. 3

Reflections on the Dare Festival – Melbourne, 2014

Posted by Anton Rossouw on  Dec 07, 2014

Dare Festival Melbourne is a one-day fast paced event about workplace innovation, change and happiness - Anton summarises the talks with help from some visual recordings. 1

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