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Through software, readers like you are rapidly changing the world. InfoQs Research provides readers with high-integrity, up-to-date, and community-driven insight into trends, behaviors and technologies that affect professional software development. Unlike traditional and expensive vendor-based approaches, our research is based on answers provided by "you," the community!

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What Influences the Mood of Agile Teams?

Team mood plays a key role in agile software development, as people are working closely together every day to iteratively deliver a product to their customers and satisfy the needs of their stakeholders. InfoQ would like to hear from you: What you think are the main factors that influence the mood of teams in agile?

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How Do You Unit Test Your JavaScript Code?

Recently, we asked you about your JavaScript testing approaches, and your responses showed Unit Testing Tools as the most popular. To follow up, we now want to know which unit testing tools you use. 2

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JavaScript Testing Approaches

​​​Testing, taken in the loosest sense of the word, is widely agreed to be a positive thing, bestowing various benefits, including allowing us to better understand our code, and identifying bugs. What we're wondering is how you are testing JavaScript code -- if indeed you are even testing ​at all. Vote for Functional Testing, Unit Testing Tools, Test Automation Frameworks, or not testing. 3

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What's Your Technology Stack to Create Mobile Apps?

Since the impact of mobile applications is ubiquitous in the whole it industry, there are numerous ways to create an app. In this community-driven research initiative, we are examining the importance and adoption level of different tools and toolstacks to create a mobile application. 5

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What Puzzles You Most About Functional Programming?

With so much diversity, it’s hard to define the exact scope of what exactly functional programming is. Is it a question of how to design your program, that is, using functions as the primary abstraction? Or is it about programming with mathematical functions, meaning pure functions that do not have side effects? And what are those monads again? 6

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What's Your Next Language on the Javascript Platform?

JavaScript VMs are mature and ubiquitous - but what's the best language to write code for it? A long list of languages targeting JavaScript exists, but which one will you use for your next project? 6

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Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Testing

Rails developers can draw from a huge pool of libraries to build their applications. Dozends of options are available Just for templating: do you use ERB, HAML, SASS, or do you prefer a JavaScript approach with Backbone.js or Knockout.js? The possibilities are endless, so we want to find out what our readers are using, or planning to use in the future. 1

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Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Frontend

Rails developers can draw from a huge pool of libraries to build their applications. Dozens of options are available Just for templating: do you use ERB, HAML, SASS, or do you prefer a JavaScript approach with Backbone.js or Knockout.js? The possibilities are endless, so we want to find out what our readers are using, or planning to use in the future, for their frontend. 6

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Top JavaScript MVC Frameworks

JavaScript front-end codebases have been growing larger and more difficult to maintain. As a way to solve this issue developers have been turning to MVC frameworks which promise increased productivity and maintainable code. As part of the new community-driven research initiative, InfoQ is examining the adoption of such frameworks and libraries by developers. 33

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Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Deployment and Management

Rails developers can draw from a huge pool of libraries to build their applications. Dozens of options are available Just for templating: do you use ERB, HAML, SASS, or do you prefer a JavaScript approach with Backbone.js or Knockout.js? The possibilities are endless, so we want to find out what our readers are using, or planning to use in the future, for deployment and management . 3

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What's Your Next JVM Language?

Is the Java language limiting your programmers' productivity and you're looking for an alternative? Which of the many JVM languages out there will you pick? 25

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Top 20 Web Frameworks for the JVM

Since the early days of Java, there have been many frameworks and libraries that have tried to improve web developers productivity and this trend has continued with JVM languages like Groovy, Scala, JRuby, Clojure, etc. Using the new community research tool, we at InfoQ want to get YOUR opinions on the relative importance and maturity of a variety of web frameworks that are targeted for the JVM. 28

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JavaScript MVC Frameworks vs. Compile to JavaScript Languages

InfoQ is examining the adoption of JavaScript MVC frameworks, compared to languages that transcompile to JavaScript, for front-end development. Please vote and share your opinions. 22

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What are the Most Valuable Tools for HTML5 Development?

As the HTML5 features and functionality have been growing over the last few years, so have the tools that aim to make some of these powerful APIs more accesible and help developers be more productive. This is an InfoQ research question about which of these tools are most favored by developers. 9

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