Christian Legnitto describes FB's release process for mobile apps, how FB has no dedicated iOS or Android teams, A/B testing and the Play Beta program, tools used for the build process, and much more.
Alex Papadimoulis shares his thoughts on distribution vs delivery, decoupling infrastructure (pull) from application (push) deployments and keeping delivery systems simple, especially for web scale applications. In particular Alex describes three different types of roll-outs: Live, Rolling and Parallel and their applicability (cloud-based delivery vs in-house servers).
Baruch Sadogursky and Shlomi Ben Haim discuss the impotence of Binary repositories for building modular software, JFrog's Artifactory and Bintray products, and their partnership with Black Duck.
IBM WebSphere OSGi Applications Lead Architect, Graham Charters, talks to Charles Humble about OSGi, exploring its use and relevance within WebSphere, how useful it is for Java EE developers, and how OSGi and Jigsaw can co-exist. The interview also touches on issues around OSGi and governance, and the impact of modularity on development and operations teams.
Two of ThoughtWorks’ finest, Martin Fowler and Jez Humble, talk about the notion of Continuous Delivery, which enables organizations to build software that is production ready at all times. To do this, enterprises automate the build, deployment, and testing process, and improve collaboration between developers, testers, and operations. The duo discusses a variety of related issues.
Paul King discusses the state of Groovy and its maturing ecosystem which includes IDE support, static analysis tools, testing frameworks and the GPars library for concurrency.
Jim Weirich, is the Chief Scientist for EdgeCase LLC and thecreator of rake, the popular make-like build tool written in Ruby. In this interview with InfoQ, Jim disccusses the birth of rake, Domain Specific Languages, and flexmock, his mocking library.