Everybody is talking about Conways Law these days - tear down organizational boundaries where they are not useful. Etsy also did so in the space of mobile development: there are no longer dedicated mobile dev teams, but very developer is trained on mobile and every teams is doing mobile development. We are talking to Hannah Mittelstaedt about the benefits and drawbacks of such a transformation.
In his role as co-founder and CEO of Takipi enterprise debugging, Tal Weiss advises enterprises on how to plan and execute production debugging strategies. In this candid interview, Weiss spoke to InfoQ about best (and worst) tools and practices.
Paulmichael Blasucci explains how to use property-based testing in F# with FsCheck and how to ensure the data FsCheck generates fits the problem domain, the reasons for F#, ZeroMQ and more.
What's the impact of Java 8 on the Java ecosystem and why did we have to wait so long for these improvements? Is the JCP the right tool for driving innovation and do we need a really new version of Java? One that would not need take care of backward compatibility? We met Trisha Gee - a great member of our Java community - in New York to talk about these topics.
Randy Shoup talks about designing and building microservices based on his experience of working at large companies, such as Google and eBay. Topics covered include the real impact of Conway's law, how to decide when to move to a microservice-based architecture, organizing team structure around microservices, and where to focus on the standardization of technology and process.
Martin Kleppmann explains how logs are used to implement systems (DBs, replication, consensus systems, etc), integrating DBs and log-based systems, the relevance of CAP and CRDTs, and much more.
Sadek Drobi explains ways to simplify software architectures by reframing the problem and requirements. Also: Scala, Prismic.io, and much more.
Recorded at EclipseCon NA 2015, Martin Lippert talks to Alex Blewitt about the way in which EclipseCon conferences are put together, from the track selection and call for papers to the conference itself, as well as the kind of thoughts that go into the scheduling of the various tracks to minimise conflict.
Anil Madhavapeddy describes why unikernels have important security properties, how they can be built, and how they can be utilised alongside of Docker containers. He stresses the importance of type safe languages, particularly OCaml, which was used for the Mirage OS project, but also touches upon Go and Rust.
Architecture design is defining the basic structure of our software for now and for the future. But how can this work, given that we are living in an agile world accepting the fact that we only have limited knowledge of our final system? InfoQ was talking with Colin Garlick about architecture design and responsibilities during software development.
Recorded at EclipseCon NA 2015, Jay Jay Billings talks to Alex Blewitt about the recently created Eclipse Science working group, including the challenges involved in data visualisation of petabytes of data and on highly parallel computing that might have hundreds of thousands of processes all processing data.