The idea of self-organizing teams has been called the secret sauce of agile development. This article describes a model with three layers to systematically develop healthy self-organization. The layer called Foundations describes the required organizational infrastructure; The layer called People deals with teams and the individuals in the teams while the third layer is about the outcomes.
Baratine is an asynchronous facade that can be placed in front of an existing library without modifying its code base, thus exposing the library as a microservice available to any language, and simplifying the requirement to have a nonblocking scalable web service. This article shows how Baratine’s POJO platform takes an API-centric approach to building high performance microservices.
In the book exploring the practice of antifragility Si Alhir and Donald E. Gould collected experiences with and perspectives on applying antifragility. InfoQ interviewed them about their view on applying antifragility in software development, how antifragility can help organizations to become more flexible and able to deal with change, and the results gained from applying antifragility.
WebRTC promises to revolutionize the way we communicate on the web. The technology is still nascent and there's more than one way to implement it, depending on your needs.
In this article, Dr. Josiah Carlson, author of the book “Redis in Action”, explains how to use Redis and sorted sets with hashes for time series analysis. 2
This article describes the challenges faced in starting a group of internal lean-agile coaches and some outcomes such as self-assessment radars, mentoring sessions, and a few lessons.
How splitting applications and infrastructure into separate immutable layers speeds up deployment times and increases resource density, while keeping the benefits of immutable infrastructure.
Purchasing Application Lifecycle Management software is a complicated task. Author Kristof Horvath presents a guide to help you evaluate ALM solutions, and choose the one the best suits your needs.
Boyan Mihaylov covers his experience when working with both traditional waterfall software architectures and agile ones. 10
This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.
AngularJS in Action by Lukas Ruebbelke is a hands-on book about AngulaJS. With AngularJS v.2 Beta just being released, InfoQ spoke with the author about the book and AngularJS direction.
Python Playground provides a large and varied collection of projects to show how Python can be used in such different contexts as ASCII art, birds simulation, interfacing to Raspberry Pi, and more.