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  • Visual Portfolio Management: Collaboratively Aligning Your Company

    by Markus Andrezak on  Feb 23, 2015 1

    To exploit agile advantages like speed, flexibility, and fast feedback, companies need to work on the right things. The three-horizons model explains how companies need to work to ensure sustainable growth. Visual portfolio management can integrate the different types of work into a coherent system.

  • Metadata Driven Design - An Agile Bridge Between Design and Development

    by Aaron Kendall on  Feb 19, 2015 1

    Over the years Agile has had a number of high profile successes. However, some have suggested that project efficiency and team creativity are impossible to achieve simultaneously. In this article Aaron Kendall of Barnes & Noble discusses a method they have been using that attempts to address these potential conflicts and combines the design of the overall architecture and implementation.

  • Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

    by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015 1

    Synchronization of data across systems is expensive and impractical when running systems at scale. Traditional approaches for performing computations or information dissemination are not viable. In this article Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization.

Big Data Processing with Apache Spark – Part 1: Introduction

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 30, 2015

Apache Spark is an open source big data framework built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. In this article, Srini Penchikala discusses how Spark helps with big data processing. 2

Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

Posted by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015

This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’. 1

Building a Mars Rover Application with DynamoDB

Posted by Daniela Miao, Kenta Yasukawa on  Jan 25, 2015

This article shows how to use Amazon DynamoDB to create a Mars Rover application. You can use the same concepts described in this post to build your own web application. 1

5 Advanced Java Debugging Techniques Every Developer Should Know About

Posted by Tal Weiss on  Jan 20, 2015

With architectures becoming wider and more concurrent, dealing with errors in production is harder than ever. In this article we investigate five techniques for finding and fixing bugs in production. 3

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene Part 2

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 17, 2015

In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bringing better low-level memory layout control to Java.

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene about Zing, Zulu, and New Releases

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 06, 2015

Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.

Java 9 and Beyond. Oracle's Brian Goetz and John Rose Glimpse into the Future

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 04, 2015

Oracle's Brian Goetz (Java Language Architect) and John Rose (JVM Architect) take us on a deep-dive discussion about some of the technologies and features being discussed for Java 9 and beyond. 1

Teaching Kids Java Programming

Posted by Yakov Fain on  Dec 22, 2014

During the holiday season we think about our families, our children, & their future. In this article, Yakov Fain discusses his new book "Java Programming for Kids" (now available as a free download) 2

Book Review and Interview: The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Dec 18, 2014

The new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, looks at a wide range of considerations for cloud-scale systems.

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