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  • Author Q&A with Brett Slatkin on Effective Python

    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

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

    InfoQ interviewed the authors of fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives about why they wrote the book and how ideas are described, when you can do retrospectives, what facilitators can do to establish safety, why facilitators should not be the ones who solve problems, celebrating successes, good practices for getting actions done, and the value that teams get from doing retrospectives.

  • Fighting Developer Fatigue with JNBridge

    by Wayne Citrin on  Oct 01, 2015

    Developer fatigue is the overwhelming frustration felt by developers who are under pressure to keep current with a flood of new languages, libraries, frameworks, platforms and programming models. JNBridge offers a way to help alleviate developer fatigue by allowing you to mix the libraries you know with code written in 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.

The Estimation Game - Techniques for Informed Guessing

Posted by Carlos Bueno on  Sep 26, 2015

In this article, author Carlos Bueno discusses the strategies for estimating the server capacity for big data projects and initiatives, with the help of two case studies.

Article Series: iOS 9 for Developers

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 26, 2015

This series comprises five articles that cover what’s new in iOS 9 SDK, new features in Swift, Objective-C, and developer tools, and Apple’s new bitcode.

Pragmatic Technical Debt Management

Posted by Tushar Sharma, Ganesh Samarthyam & Girish Suryanarayana on  Sep 25, 2015

The article emphasizes the need of a balance between feature development and technical debt repayment and outlines pragmatic strategies that software projects could adopt to manage technical debt.

Safari Content Blockers Under the Hood

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 23, 2015

With iOS 9, Apple introduced a content blocker mechanism into Safari, which will also be part of OSX El Capitan. InfoQ goes under the hood to find out how they work.

What's New in iOS 9: Enhancements to Existing Frameworks

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 22, 2015

After reviewing new frameworks introduced with iOS 9 in the first instalment of this series, in this second article about iOS 9, we focus on enhancements to existing frameworks.

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