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Liquefying an Organization to Increase Agility

by Ben Linders on  Dec 05, 2014

Organizations look for ways to increase their agility and becoming more adaptive and responsive. There a new wave of modern ways for managing organizations, supporting transparency and self-organization, taking off. LiquidO is an organizational governance model for arranging activities and decisions and giving credit, allowing everybody in an organization to take part in management activities.

How Spiral Dynamics Can Help To Become More Agile

by Ben Linders on  Dec 01, 2014

To become agile you might need to change the core values and beliefs of an organization. Applying value systems from spiral dynamics can help organizations to go from doing agile to being agile as Dajo Breddels showed in the path to agility at the XP Days Benelux 2014 conference.

Mindfulness and Situational Awareness in Organizations

by Ben Linders on  Nov 12, 2014 1

To thoroughly remove waste in a process you need flow to deliver just in time, and mindfulness and situational awareness in organizations to handle problems with processes and built in human intelligence. Organizations apply concepts from flow to develop what is needed and when it is needed and use pull to prevent inventories. What they also need is “Jidoka”: mindfulness and situational awareness.

WebStorm 9 Supports Meteor, React and Polymer

by Abel Avram on  Oct 22, 2014

WebStorm 9, JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA-based IDE, comes with a number of new features and enhancements, including support for Meteor, React, Polymer, PhoneGap, Ionic, and others.

AngularJS 1.3 Improves HTML Forms

by David Iffland on  Sep 18, 2014

The upcoming AngularJS 1.3 release arrives with a heavy focus on improved form data manipulation. While this version solves some real-life pain points, for some developers, it may not be an automatic upgrade.

Do We Need Prescriptive Agile Coaching?

by Ben Linders on  Sep 04, 2014

Agile coaches often use a “hands-off” descriptive approach when coaching teams. The question is if such a coaching approach is always the best solution when teams are adopting agile? Would there be situations where prescriptive “hands-on” coaching could be more effective? How could you do it?

MontageJS: An Interview with Creator Benoit Marchant

by James Chesters on  Aug 12, 2014

Benoit Marchant is the creator of the open source MontageJS HTML5 Framework, and the Co-Founder & CEO at Montage Studio. MontageJS is designed to write single page, multi-screen web applications with a focus on high quality user experience, and to enable big projects with larger teams.

ThoughtWorks Radar July 2014: Trends in JavaScript, Microservices, Conway’s Law and Decentralization

by Abel Avram on  Jul 10, 2014

ThoughtWorks has recently published their Technology Radar July 2014 (PDF) noticing important trends in the JavaScript ecosystem, microservices, Conway’s Lay and infrastructure decentralization.

Bootstrap 3.2 Adds Responsive Embeds Among Others

by Abel Avram on  Jul 01, 2014

Bootstrap 3.2 adds responsive embeds, objects and iframes, several new responsive utility classes, a considerable number of small improvements and bug fixes.

CoffeeScript 1.7 Released: Adds Chaining Without Parenthesis, Multiline Strings and More

by Burke Holland on  Feb 08, 2014

Jeremy Ashkenas has released version 1.7 of CoffeeScript, and with it introduced some highly anticipated changes to the popular JavaScript transpiler. Version 1.7 includes one of the most popular requests for the language; support for chaining without parenthesis.

iOS Auto Layout with Masonry

by Scott McKenzie on  Feb 07, 2014

Open Source project Masonry aims to make Auto Layout code more concise and readable. Masonry, “a light-weight layout framework which wraps Auto Layout with a nicer syntax”, enables a XIB- and Storyboard-free experience.

Google Espresso: Fast Automated Android UI Testing in the Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Oct 24, 2013

Google has open sourced Espresso, an Android automated testing framework that enables one to run tests on x86 machines in the cloud in a multi-threaded environment, solving the concurrency issues associated with UI testing.

Bootstrap 3 Has a New Look and More Components

by Abel Avram on  Aug 23, 2013

Bootstrap 3.0 comes with a new look, more components, lots of breaking changes and fixes.

Google Dart Developments: Polymer Replaces Web UI

by Abel Avram on  Jul 16, 2013

Google Dart is going to dump Web UI, replacing it with Polymer. From the outside, the main differences are in data binding and handling events.

CQRS Framework Axon 2 Features MongoDB Support and Performance Improvements

by Jan Stenberg on  Mar 12, 2013

The latest version of CQRS framework Axon supports MongoEventStore, which uses MongoDB as a backing store, and comes with a simplified API and performance improvements. The recently released version 2.0 also lets event objects be based on POJOs and annotations to define messages, payload and metadata.

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