As globalisation and offshoring take over the workplace, building agile teams becomes more challenging - thankfully, here’s your non-PC (but culturally sensitive) guide on creating an environment that will allow you and your organisation to “kick some agile butt” no matter who or where you are!
In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bring better low-level memory layout control to Java, and the requirement modern high-performance Java applications have for this solution.
The third article of the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series is focused on very powerful tool which is a Conversation Structure. Michael explains the structure and the mechanics of what people call “a talk”, shows how to control the conversation flow and how to navigate through a conversation on purpose.
New Year’s resolutions promote change for the better. Agile practices can help you, as an individual, achieve and maintain your personal goals.
Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently.
The book Retrospectives for Organizational Change by Jutta Eckstein explores how agile retrospectives can be applied to initiate and implement organizational change.
An introduction to Puppet, an infrastructure configuration management product. In this article Susannah Axelrod, gives an overview of both Puppet, the language, and Puppet, the platform.
In an interview with InfoQ Karl Scotland explains the kanban canvas and explores how it can be used to create shared insights and decide upon the approach to intervene in organizations.
Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.
Five Best Practices to nurture the DIVAs in our organization: Learn to observe behaviors. Frame outcome of behavior. Define impact of outcome. Follow: cycle of feedback. Learn to give credit 2
Oracle's Brian Goetz (Java Language Architect) and John Rose (JVM Architect) take us on a deep-dive discussion about some of the technologies and features being discussed for Java 9 and beyond. 1
The book Soft Skills covers topics for professional software developers, it aims to help developers to become a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier and healthier person.