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  • Q&A on Real World Kanban

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 06, 2015

    The book Real World Kanban by Mattias Skarin provides four case studies where kanban is used to visualize, provide insight and improve product development. InfoQ interviewed Skarin about the essence of kanban and lean, why flexibility in organizations is needed, doing continuous improvement, how visualization can help to understand problems, and advice on how to get started with kanban.

  • How Did You Start Coding?

    by Abel Avram on  Nov 05, 2015 1

    In this article we publish the results of two surveys on how and when the respondents started programming, followed by the stories of several InfoQ editors telling how they started coding and their professional life journey.

  • Oozie Plugin for Eclipse

    by Ahmed Mahran on  Oct 30, 2015

    Oozie Eclipse plugin is a new tool for editing Apache Oozie workflows graphically inside Eclipse. Usage of this plugin allows to skip hard to develop and maintain process definition in HPDL. Instead a process graph is defined graphically by placing process actions on pallet and connecting them. An article introduces Eclipse Oozie plugin and provides an example of its usage.

From Imperative to Functional and Back-Monads are for Functional Languages

Posted by Ron Pressler on  Oct 27, 2015

Language designers are tempted to graft functional monads onto imperative languages due to a flaw in the basic concurrency abstract, the thread; a flaw that is easily rectified by introducing fibers. 4

Bridging Microsoft Word and the Browser

Posted by Prasadu Babu Dandu on  Oct 26, 2015

HTML editors work fine for general formatting, but they don’t have all the capabilities that some businesses require. In this article, Prasadu Babu Dandu shows how to convert Word documents to HTML.

Stylish and Sane: A Guide to Better CSS

Posted by Rouan Wilsenach on  Oct 21, 2015

CSS is messy. Why is it so hard? Is there a better way? Rouan Wilsenach answers these questions and gives developers a path forward, treating CSS in a way they understand. 1

Q&A on Save our Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 20, 2015

The book Save our Scrum provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble find better ways to use Scrum.

Understanding Bitcode for iOS Applications

Posted 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.

Q&A and Book Review of Software Development Metrics

Posted 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 describes metrics 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.

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