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  • Culture is the True North - Scaling at Jimdo

    by Arne Roock on  Apr 24, 2014

    A lot of the pain that large and medium-sized organizations are facing boils down to scaling. It is not difficult to have 5-10 people working together in one room. However, as your business becomes more successful and your hiring increases, you will start to see problems. At Jimdo, the approach to scaling relies on three major factors: culture, communication, and kaizen.

  • Intuitive, Robust Date and Time Handling, Finally Comes to Java

    by Stephen Colebourne on  Apr 21, 2014

    Date and time are fundamental concepts to many applications, yet Java SE had no good API to handle them; until now! With Java SE 8, java.time provides a well-structured API to cover date and time. In this article, JSR-310 (Java Date and Time API's) spec-lead and Jodatime author Stephen Colbourne discusses the new API's as well as the background for Date and Time handling in Java 8.

  • Twenty Years of Patterns’ Impact

    by Gregor Hohpe, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Joseph W. Yoder, and Olaf Zimmermann on  Apr 19, 2014

    In this article, authors talk about the impact of pattern languages on the software design community over the past 20 years. They discuss patterns like Enterprise Integration Patterns, open source ESBs and patterns as a design tool.

MLConf NYC 2014 Highlights

Posted by Charles Menguy on  Apr 17, 2014

The MLConf conference was going strong in NYC on April 11th and was a full day packed with talks around Machine Learning and Big Data, featuring speakers from many prominent companies.

Untangling the Enterprise With Continuous Delivery

Posted by John Kordyback on  Apr 16, 2014

John Kordyback explains why you should and how you can introduce Continuous Delivery into a typical enterprise, where dozens of systems adopted over the years generate massive complexity. 4

Nashorn - The Combined Power of Java and JavaScript in JDK 8

Posted by Oliver Zeigermann on  Apr 15, 2014

With JDK 8 Java adds full JavaScript support plus some awesome extensions with Project Nashorn. In this article JavaScript expert Oliver Zeigermann explains the hows and the why's. 6

Designing an Event Log API with RAML

Posted by Saul Caganoff on  Apr 11, 2014

The RAML API specification language includes constructs that reduce duplication inherent in other formats. This article steps through a simple API design to illustrate some of RAML's DRY features. 1

Q&A with Robert Pankowecki on his book Developers Oriented Project Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2014

Robert Pankowecki is writing Developers Oriented Project Management, a book which aims to help professionals to improve project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.

Distributing Complex Services in Cross-Geolocational IDCs

Posted by Arthur Shui on  Apr 09, 2014

Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users.

The Book of F# - Review and Interview with Dave Fancher

Posted by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 08, 2014

The book of F#, authored by Dave Fancher examines the concepts associated with F# with the help of comprehensive explanation and relevant source codes. 1

Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving - From Agile to Lean

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Apr 07, 2014

Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile with a practice of continuous improvement distincting between bugs and problems that directly effects on team performance and engagement. 2

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2014

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 03, 2014

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

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