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  • Shaping Big Data Through Constraints Analysis

    by Carlos Bueno on  May 12, 2015

    In this article, author Carlos Bueno describes a method for analyzing constraints on the shape and flow of data in systems. He talks about the factors useful for system analysis like working set & average transaction sizes, request & update rates, consistency, locality, computation, and latency. He also discusses big data architecture details of two use cases, movie streaming and face recognition.

  • How Agile Has Changed Test Management

    by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

    Agile methods have many traditional test management activities built into them. With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, the nature of test management is changing. We have to question whether the role of Test Manager should exist in effective agile organisations and how the activities which have long made up the role are divested?

  • Interview and Book Review: BDD In Action

    by Craig Smith on  May 10, 2015 3

    "BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests.

Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

Posted by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015

This article introduces gilt.com's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, which allows the company to operate a resilient cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. 7

Mobile-First in Africa: Education, Birth Registration, Banking

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  May 06, 2015

In little over a decade, Africa has become the second most mobile connected continent, where about 15% of the billion inhabitants owns a cell phone, opening the way to many innovative applications. 2

Continuous Quality and the Cloud: How You Should Be Testing Mobile Apps

Posted by Eran Kinsbruner on  May 05, 2015

Cloud based test labs provide an infrastructure to automatically test your software on a great number of devices. Leverage this in your build to reach to goal of continuous quality.

Staying Connected When Working Remote

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 04, 2015

Working remote can give you freedom and independence as you can work when and where you want. But working alone and being distant from people can result in loneliness and make you feel disconnected.

Cloud Native Architectures - a Conversation with Matt Stine

Posted by Rags Srinivas on  May 02, 2015

A conversation with Matt Stine about Cloud Native Architectures, Microservices and SOA, and how it's both a cultural and technological change within enterprises.

Concise Java

Posted by Casimir Saternos on  Apr 28, 2015

Unix pioneer Ken Thompson once said, “one of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code.” In this article Cas Saternos highlights practices now possible for writing concise Java code 12

Q&A with Sandro Mancuso about The Software Craftsman

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 25, 2015

The book The Software Craftsman contains stories, examples and practical advice for software developers and other project professionals to achieve technical excellence and customer satisfaction. 1

Functional-Style Callbacks Using Java 8's CompletableFuture

Posted by Maurice Naftalin on  Apr 22, 2015

This article explores Java 8's new CompletableFuture class, its value in programming systems that depend on asynchronous interactions, and how it complements fork/join-style parallelism. 2

Driving Agile Architecting with Cost and Risk

Posted by Eltjo R. Poort on  Apr 19, 2015

In this article, author Eltjo R. Poort discusses an architecture approach called Risk and Cost Driven Architecture that helps architects become more effective in an agile world. 1

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