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InfoQ eMag: Scalability

by InfoQ on Apr 17, 2014

This eMag examines topics such as how Twitter re-architected its code-base to improve stability and performance, the approaches Netflix uses to be hyper-resilient, and how Java is replacing C++ for low latency coding. We also look at some lower level tricks such as feedback controls for auto-scaling, and using memory and execution profiling to identify performance bottlenecks in Java.

Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Second Edition

by Luis Gonçalves and Ben Linders on Dec 19, 2013

This pocket book contains many exercises that you can use to do retrospectives, supported with the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they can bring you, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives.

The Scrum Primer

by Pete Deemer, Gabrielle Benefield, Craig Larman, Bas Vodde on Dec 17, 2012

Scrum packages proven product-development concepts in a simple framework, including real, cross-functional and self-managing teams, short iterative feedback loops, and lowering cost of change. These concepts increase agility, enable earlier ROI, and reduce risk. There are many concise descriptions of Scrum available online: This primer provides the next level of detail on the practices.

The 3 Pillars of Personal Effectiveness

by Troels Richter on Aug 01, 2012

This mini book is for anyone struggling with a high daily workload, often juggling several projects at once. Pillars introduces you to the world of personal effectiveness and through simple steps help you get a better sense of importance, optimize your focus and improve your workflow in order to achieve more value. The tools used are a combination of Personal Kanban and The Pomodoro Technique®.

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