The 8th annual QCon London (March 5-7) has been announced and registration is open! QCon London has become a mainstay conference for the UK and European software development community. This year continues in our tradition of practitioner-driven high quality content with over 15 tracks and 100 speakers. Register before November 6 & Save £415.
Coming to decisions about which products to build or which features to add to existing products can be difficult. The lean startup approach can help to get insight into the needs of customers, and to build a sustainable business around a set of products and services that serves those needs. How can enterprises adopt the lean startup approach to become more innovative and competitive?
MuleSoft has just announced the release of three RAML-based tools for designing, evaluating and testing RESTful APIs.
Why do well-tuned, bad systems usually outperform less mature, better systems? Facebook's Keith Adams answers this question in his keynote at the 7th annual QCon San Francisco (Nov 11-15). The full conference schedule is now live with registrations 40% ahead of last year. With only three weeks left before the event, there is still time to save $400 if you register before Oct 25th.
Latest version of open source Java In-Memory Data Grid Hazelcast supports entry processing, multi-thread execution, continuous queries and lazy indexing. They have also re-implemented all of the existing distributed objects like map, queue, executor service using Service Provider Interface (SPI).
The way that agile teams and organizations take decisions impacts the value that they can get from agile ways of working. To become agile, it can help to learn different decision making techniques, and pick the one which is most suitable for a situation.
At the Agile Tour Brussels conference, Luc Taesch facilitated a workshop about understanding and listening. He applied "cognitive science" or "neuroscience" for IT Professionals, and provided solutions to help them dealing with interrupting thoughts and feelings.
Projects and product development is one long series of difficult decisions, says Pascal Van Cauwenberghe. Real Options can help you to take the right decision at the right time, even under difficult circumstances. At the Agile Tour Brussels conference, Pascal presented stories of his experiences with using real options in decision taking.
Maurizio Pedriale & Alan Hortz facilitated a workshop at the Agile Tour Brussels conference where multiple teams played 4 exercises with Lego. The purpose of the exercises is to get a first understanding of the Cynefin framework, and discuss how to use it agile coaching situations.
71% of speakers have been confirmed - including keynoters Brendan Eich and Rich Hickey - for the 7th annual QCon San Francisco 2013. New to the schedule this year: In-depth tracks on Hadoop, Engineering Culture, 'NoBackend', and the API Lifecycle. QConSF will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at the Embarcadero on November 11-15, 2013. Register before Oct 25th and save $400.
Trevor Eckhart became a household name when his video demonstrating Carrier IQ software in action and the questions that it engendered went viral. Culminating in the Department of Homeland Security’s recent recommendation to government employees to ensure that their mobile devices are Carrier IQ-free. InfoQ caught up with Mr. Eckhart for an update on this perceived threat to mobile privacy.
A new Apache incubator project, Tez, generalizes the MapReduce paradigm to execute a complex DAG (directed acyclic graph) of tasks.
The London Java Community, London's most famous Java meetup, published the results of their survey about the Java Community Process that expose some surprising trends. The LJC, represented by member Ben Evans, currently holds one of the 24 seats on the JCP Executive Committee, and the LJC has been very active in promoting their "Adopt A JSR" initiative promoting community support for the JCP.
Organizations adopt agile to be able to handle changes. Agile helps teams to deliver products that satisfy the needs of customers; products which do not contain unneeded (and unused) features. Lean software development says: everything not adding value to the customer is considered to be waste. How can a transition from waterfall to agile software development help organizations to reduce waste?