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  • Interview and Book Review of The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 26, 2014

    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 Review and Interview

    by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 25, 2014

    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.

  • Embedded Analytics and Statistics for Big Data

    by Panos Louridas and Christof Ebert on  Feb 23, 2014

    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.

From Imperative Programming to Fork/Join to Parallel Streams in Java 8

Posted by Raoul-Gabriel Urma & Mario Fusco on  Feb 21, 2014

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

The Kanban Survivability Agenda

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Feb 20, 2014

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.

Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

Posted by Philipp K. Janert on  Feb 19, 2014

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.

Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

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.

Book Review: Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef - Second Edition

Posted by Matthias Marschall on  Feb 17, 2014

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

Modern Enterprise Performance Analysis Antipatterns

Posted by Ben Evans on  Feb 15, 2014

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.

No More Technical Debt - Invest in Quality

Posted by Eberhard Wolff & Felix Müller on  Feb 14, 2014

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

Solving the Gordian Knot of Chronic Overcommittment in Development Organizations

Posted by Rolf Häsänen and Morgan Ahlström on  Feb 13, 2014

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

Answering Common Cloud Security Questions from CIOs

Posted by Gilad Parran-Nissany on  Feb 12, 2014

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

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