ICAgile founder Ahmed Sidky recently spoke at New Zealand’s annual AgileNZ conference on the topic of attaining institutional and individual Agility. InfoQ catches up with Ahmed Sidky to discuss ICAgile's raison d’être and how they continue to develop an open model for learning.
Latest version of Graph NoSQL database Neo4j supports in-memory page cache, Docker tools, enhanced query planner and IBM POWER8 integration. Neo4j team announced last week the release of version 2.3 which also supports query development with graph and text string search.
In innovation the mantra "fail fast" is often used to explain that people should quickly try out ideas and then learn from the things that fail to develop new products and services. Some people challenged the need for failure and have come up with alternative approaches for effective innovation.
People are used to making plans and taking decisions using estimates, even though they are often not so good in estimation says Gil Zilberfeld. The #NoEstimates movement explores alternatives for estimation. At the Agile Testing Days 2015 Zilberfeld will do a workshop on Planning with #NoEstimates. InfoQ will be covering this conference with write-ups, Q&As and articles.
Basho Technologies releases Riak TS distributed NoSQL database to store and analyze time series data. Basho team recently announced at AWS re:invent event, the availability of Riak TS which is optimized for reads and writes of time series data.
QCon San Francisco, a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their software development teams, is fast approaching, and, with are so many new things, it’s hard to know what to report. With just 18 days until the start of the conference, QCON organisers are busy making final preparations to deliver yet more new innovations to 2015.
Latest version of Document NoSQL database Couchbase supports multi-dimensional scaling, geospatial indexes and new query language called N1QL. Couchbase team announced earlier this month the general availability of Couchbase Server 4.0 version which also supports new filtering capabilities on Cross Datacenter Replication (XDCR) and enhanced security.
New this year to QCon London is an extra concurrent track (each day) for 2016. That means three new tracks to bring the total track (or conference themes) number up to 18. More tracks means more content to pick from. Here are QCon London’s 2016 tracks.
At the Agile Tour London 2015 Doug Talbot gave a talk titled "Do you know how fast you're going?". InfoQ interviewed him about difficulties with estimation and planning, the measurements that agile teams use, objectively measuring productivity, his view on the #NoEstimates movement, and asked him for ideas that can help teams to make measurement more meaningfully.
In preparation for JavaOne 2015, InfoQ held a Q&A session with a number of speakers at this year's conference that caught our eye.
Amazon Web Services have released a series of updates for the Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) that include an ECS command line interface, Docker Compose support, task definitions that allow additional Docker configuration options, and an ECS scheduler update that adds support for availability zone awareness.
Runscope, an API monitoring and testing vendor, announced the general availability of Live Traffic Alerts, a real time API performance monitoring solution for live production traffic for key API transactions. InfoQ used this opportunity to speak to Runscope about their vision and the value their platform brings to its consumers.
JAX London 2015, which took place from 12th to 15th October at the Business Design Centre in London, United Kingdom, gathered many of the experts in the areas of Java, Microservices and other modern development practices. Although the topics were varied, the overall message seemed to indicate both that these technologies are maturing, and that users are learning to use them more effectively.
Samsung SAMI is a Data-driven Development (D3) platform for receiving, storing and sending data to/from IoT devices. Any device can send data in various formats which is then normalized into a JSON format and stored in the cloud. Data can then be requested by other devices.
At Amazon’s recent re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas, the company announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform called AWS IoT.