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  • Intro to .NET Unit & Integration Testing with SpecsFor

    by Matt Honeycutt on  Mar 25, 2015 1

    Matt Honeycutt introduces SpecsFor, a .NET unit and integration test framework, explaining how to set it up, how to create the first tests, and provides a few hints on advanced usage scenarios.

  • Secrets of the Bytecode Ninjas

    by Ben Evans on  Mar 24, 2015

    The Java language is defined by the Java Language Specification. But the executable bytecode of the Java Virtual Machine is defined by a completely separate standard, the Java Virtual Specification, and the two are often at odds. In this article we take a look at the structure of a class file and how to create class files directly without starting from Java source, using the ASM library.

  • The Microservice Revolution: Containerized Applications, Data and All

    by Luke Marsden on  Mar 19, 2015 5

    Microservice architectures and container-based virtualization have taken the software development community by storm in recent months. This article will describe the advantages of container-based microservices and why failing to containerize stateful services like databases greatly reduces the benefits of microservices architectures.

Yes, Hardware Can Be Agile!

Posted by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert on  Mar 18, 2015

A mix of existing robust hardware development ideas, plus a few newly taken from Agile software are being used now by real teams, even to get around or through the challenge of doing fast iterations.

Beyond Blacklisting: Cyberdefense in the Era of Advanced Persistent Threats

Posted by Aaron Beuhring and Kyle Salous on  Mar 17, 2015

In this article, authors discuss the security vulnerabilities in software applications, the advantages whitelisting approach provides and how to implement the whitelisting security policies.

How to Start With Security

Posted by Rémon (Ray) Sinnema on  Mar 14, 2015

Computer security, or the lack thereof, has made many headlines recently. In this article we'll look at how bad things are and what you, as a software developer, can do about it.

Q&A on Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 13, 2015

The book "Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly" provides a review of agile principles, techniques and tools. It explores the agile methods Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal. 4

What Do We Know about Software Development in Startups?

Posted by Carmine Giardino, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Nicolò Paternoster, Tony Gorschek, Pekka Abrahamsson on  Mar 12, 2015

In this article, authors discuss the software engineering practices in startup companies and provide empirical software engineering sources related to their engineering practices. 1

Technical Leadership: The Often Overlooked Skills and Responsibilities of a Technical Team Leader

Posted by Amr Noaman on  Mar 11, 2015

A Technical Leader should demonstrate capability in three main areas which are often overlooked:Team Support, Technical Excellence, and Innovation. Read more about these capabilities in this article. 2

Q&A with Andy Singleton on Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015

The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.

The Modern JavaScript Developer’s Toolbox

Posted by David Haney on  Mar 09, 2015

The toolbox of the modern JavaScript developer has changed a lot in the last 20 years. From IDEs to build automation tools, there are plenty of options for developers. 8

Q&A with Patrick Kua About Talking with Tech Leads

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2015

When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. A book of stories on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams.

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