Capers Jones wrote the book The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering in which he provides an overview of the evolution of information technology and software development. InfoQ interviewed Capers about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.
Quality Code book, authored by Stephen Vance, covers the different aspects of software development lifecycle with focus on delivering quality product. In the book, Stephen discusses the practices for supporting software craftsmanship testing. InfoQ spoke with the author about the book and the best practices for testing application code.
This article provides an overview of tools and libraries available for embedded data analytics and statistics, both stand-alone software packages and programming languages with statistical capabilities. The authors also discuss how to combine and integrate these embedded analytics technologies to handle big data.
The authors compare different methods to compute the variance of a large data set using an imperative style, The fork/join framework and the new Streams API in Java 8 10
This third and last article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the survivability agenda: the humane, start with what you do now approach to change.
Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.
The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.
The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" describes a testing workflow and tools for writing fully tested infrastructure code
In this article we present some of the most common performance analysis antipatterns in the enterprise platform, expressed in terms of their basic causes along with remediation strategies.
Technical Debt only describes the current quality of a system – and gives no advice how to handle it. This article introduces “Quality Investments” that guide improvements to the code base. 4
Do you find it hard to say no when others ask you for help - even when you are already too busy? In this article, we examine the problem of chronic overcommitment, what causes it and some solutions. 1
With the news stories of possible data breaches at enterprises like Target, and companies migrating to cloud environments, CIOs have been asking hard questions about cloud security. 2