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  • Ushahidi and the Power of Crowdsourcing

    by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 27, 2015

    At the end of 2007, a political and humanitarian crisis erupted in Kenya due to suspicions that incumbent presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki had rigged the recent elections. A few days into the crisis, a group of Kenyans in Nairobi launched Ushahidi, a website to map violence “based on reports submitted via the web and mobile phone”.

  • Q&A on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 23, 2015

    An interview with Gojko Adzic, David Evans and Tom Roden on why they wrote this book, how quantifying quality can support testing, balancing trust levels when testing large and complex systems, why automating manual tests is almost always a bad idea, on using production metrics in testing, how to reduce or prevent duplication in test code, and on upcoming books in the fifty quick ideas series.

  • Interview with Tim Fox About Vert.x 3, the Original Reactive, Microservice Toolkit for the JVM

    by Rick Hightower on  Jun 22, 2015 1

    Vert.x is a reactive, microservices toolkit for the JVM, that provides an asynchronous, scalable, concurrent services development model. It supports polyglot language development with first class support for JavaScript, Ruby, Groovy, Scala, and of course Java.

The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Posted by Seth Earley on  Jun 21, 2015

In this article, author describes the role of data analytics in healthcare space with emerging wearable technologies like biophysical interfaces, physiological sensors and embedded diagnostic tools.

The APIs.json Discovery Format: Potential Engine in the API Economy

Posted by Kin Lane on  Jun 19, 2015

In the fast growing world of APIs and microservices, finding just the right API when you are developing a web, or mobile application, is always a tedious task.

Q&A on Test Driven Development and Code Smells with James Grenning

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 19, 2015

James Grenning talks about why people are not doing technical practices sufficiently or well enough, TDD and unit tests, and on becoming better in discovering "bad code”.

Minecraft Modding with Forge

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 17, 2015

Arun Gupta has been working with Devoxx4Kids for over two years, teaching Java programming with Minecraft modding. InfoQ spoke to Arun about the recently published book, Minecraft Modding with Forge.

NoSQL For Mere Mortals Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 16, 2015

NoSQL for Mere Mortals introduces the major types of databases that fall under the NoSQL umbrella and explains both their advantages and shortcomings. Review and interview with the author.

How to Improve Product Development by Integrating Design Thinking with MVP

Posted by Dmytro Svarytsevych on  Jun 14, 2015

Modern product development is moving to a design thinking approach, delivering limited feature products to target markets to satisfy immediate customer needs. 4

Big Data and IT-Enabled Services: Ecosystem and Coevolution?

Posted by Bongsug (Kevin) Chae on  Jun 13, 2015

In this article, based on a research study, author presents big data as service-oriented and evolutionary case of disruptive IT-enabled services (IESs) rather than as datasets.

Managing Technology with CORE Strategy & Architectural C’s & P’s

Posted by Suman K Pradhan on  Jun 11, 2015

Suman Pradhan has written about developing the CORE approach to helping architects and developers build sustainable solutions that match the business needs.

Java Bytecode: Bending the Rules

Posted by Rafael Winterhalter on  Jun 10, 2015

Few developers ever work with Java bytecode directly, but bytecode format is not difficult to grok. In this article Rafael Winterhalter takes us on a tour of Java bytecode & some of its capabilities.

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