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  • Q&A on Save our Scrum

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 20, 2015

    The book Save our Scrum by Matt Heusser and Markus Gärtner provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble and find better ways to use Scrum. An interview about the knowledge level of people that are doing Scrum and "saving Scrum", pursuing business value, how Scrum fails, and adopting and tailoring Scrum.

  • Understanding Bitcode for iOS Applications

    by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 15, 2015

    When Apple released Xcode 7, they also enabled applications to be distributed to the AppStore through bitcode, instead of per-processor target files. InfoQ looks under the covers at what Bitcode is, what advantages it may offer, and why developers should consider enabling bitcode projects for their iOS targets.

  • Q&A and Book Review of Software Development Metrics

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 12, 2015

    The book Software Development Metrics by Dave Nicolette explores how to use metrics to track and guide software development. It explains how different development approaches and process models, like traditional waterfall-based or iterative agile software development, affect the choice and usage of metrics. It describes metrics that can be used for steering work and for managing improvement.

What’s New in iOS 9: Xcode 7 and Other Developer Tools

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 09, 2015

In the fifth instalment of this series, we will describe what is new within Apple Developer Tools, including Xcode Playgrounds, LLDB, UI testing, Interface Builder, etc.

Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model Book Review and Q&A with Vaughn Vernon

Posted by Jan Stenberg on  Oct 06, 2015

Vaughn Vernon in his new book Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model introduces the actor model and describes most of the patterns found in the book Enterprise Integration Patterns. 2

Author Q&A with Brett Slatkin on Effective Python

Posted by Jeff Martin on  Oct 05, 2015

InfoQ speaks with Brett Slatkin, senior staff software engineer at Google and author of Effective Python.

Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.

Fighting Developer Fatigue with JNBridge

Posted by Wayne Citrin on  Oct 01, 2015

Overwhelmed the flood of new languages and libraries? JNBridge helps alleviate developer fatigue by mixing the libraries you know with the language you are learning.

What's new in iOS 9: Swift and Objective-C

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 30, 2015

In this article, we are going to examine new features added to iOS and OS X El Capitan main programming languages: the recently open sourced Swift and Objective-C.

Case for Defaulting to G1 Garbage Collector in Java 9

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Sep 29, 2015

In this article, GC expert Monica Beckwith makes the case for JEP 248, the proposal to make G1 the default garbage collector in OpenJDK 9. 5

A Glimpse of Latest Mobile App Development Trends

Posted by Katie Stanfield on  Sep 29, 2015

Even though mobile apps are nothing special anymore, there is still movement in this area. In this article, Katie Stanfield highlights some of the trends we might encounter in the near future. 6

Projecting a Modular Future

Posted by Markus Voelter, Jos Warmer, Bernd Kolb on  Sep 27, 2015

Authors discuss modularity and projectional editing concepts used to design programming languages, using a Language Workbench (LWB) tool like MPS from Jetbrains.

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