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  • Increasing your Agility: An interview with Dave Thomas

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 21, 2015

    At the GOTO Amsterdam 2015 conference Dave Thomas gave a keynote presentation titled "agile is dead". While the "Agile" industry is busy debasing the meaning of the word, the underlying values are still strong. Dave Thomas suggests to stop using the word agile and switch to agility: repeatedly taking small steps towards where you want to be and evaluate what happened.

  • The Practice and Future of Release Engineering

    by Bram Adams, Stephany Bellomo, Christian Bird, Tamara Marshall-Keim, Foutse Khomh, Kim Moir on  Jul 19, 2015 1

    This article features highlights from interviews with release engineers on the state of the practice and challenges in release engineering space. The interview questions cover topics like release engineering metrics, continuous delivery's benefits and limitations.

  • UX - Are you Doing it Yet?

    by Ted McCarthy on  Jul 16, 2015

    An estimated 70% of technology projects fail due to a lack of user adoption. Shouldn’t organizations understand their users and product as much as possible in order to prevent this from happening? Ted McCarthy explains how successful organizations emphasize and invest in UX, integrating it into their teams alongside product and engineering, and offers some useful tips along the way.

Our Responsibility as Software Developers

Posted by Nils Löwe on  Jul 15, 2015

As software developers, we have the ability to change the world for the better, or the worst. With this power comes the question, “What is our duty to our customers, our society, and ourselves?”. 1

Integrating Raft into JGroups

Posted by Ugo Landini on  Jul 14, 2015

JGroups has many features useful to a Raft consensus based implementation. In this article, Ugo Landini takes us through a project to implement a Raft consensus based algorithm on top of JGroups.

Infrastructure as a Service and Cloud Technologies

Posted by Nicolas Serrano, Gorka Gallardo, and Josune Hernantes on  Jul 12, 2015

In this article, authors examine the enterprise cloud market and technologies and provide guidance for choosing the right cloud solution. They also discuss the cloud computing best practices.

The World is One Family - Why That Matters for Software Corporations and Professionals

Posted by Kamlesh Ravlani on  Jul 12, 2015

Rev. C. L. Gulati of Sant Nirankari Mission presented the opening keynote on the conference theme – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World is one family, at the Regional Scrum Gathering South Asia 2015.

Programming with Semantic Profiles: In the Land of Magic Strings, the Profile-Aware is King

Posted by Mark Foster on  Jul 11, 2015

In this article, Mark Foster — one of the editors of the ALPS specification — explains what semantic profiles are and how they can transform the way Web APIs are desgined and implemented.

Practices for DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 10, 2015

The book Devops in Practice: Reliable and automated software delivery by Danilo Sato provides a hands-on approach for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps practices.

Business, Design, and Engineering: Developing Collaboration-Culture

Posted by Jaimee Newberry on  Jul 09, 2015

The collaboration of a company and its multidisciplinary units has never been more crucial than now.

Article Series: Mobile-first in Africa

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 08, 2015

This series focuses on several African projects that are leveraging existing mobile technology to have a significant impact on people's lives.

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon New York 2015

Posted by Abel Avram on  Jul 07, 2015

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon New York 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

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