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Introducing Azure Service Fabric

by Kent Weare on  Nov 15, 2015

In April 2015 at the Build conference in San Francisco, Microsoft introduced an Azure service called Service Fabric. Azure Service Fabric is a platform that allows customers to build distributed applications without having to manage a complex infrastructure deployment. The service is currently in developer preview as of May 2015 and a general availability release is expected in early 2016.

What Is New on ThoughtWorks Radar Nov 2015

by Abel Avram on  Nov 14, 2015

ThoughtWorks has published their radar for the end of 2015, covering technologies in four areas: Languages & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, and Tools.

Chrome to Lose Windows XP Support in April 2016

by David Iffland on  Nov 13, 2015

Google has announced that they will drop support for Chrome on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 in April 2016.

ContainerX Launching Container Platform for Enterprise IT

by Chris Swan on  Nov 13, 2015

ContainerX will launch their ‘Container Platform for Enterprise IT’ at DockerCon Europe next week in Barcelona. Described as ‘vSphere for Containers’ the platform aims to give developers a self service capability using the Docker command line, whilst providing operations teams with capabilities that they’re familiar with from managing virtual machines.

Kanban at the Dutch National Archive

by Ben Linders on  Nov 13, 2015

Bianca Griffioen gave a talk at the Lean Kanban Benelux 2015 conference about how kanban has been adopted to visualized, prioritize and manage work at the infrastructure and services department of the Dutch National archive. InfoQ interviewed her about why they decided to go for kanban, how they introduced kanban and use it, how the team and stakeholder feel about kanban and what they learned.

IT Hosting with Kanban: A Case Study from an Insurance Company

by Ben Linders on  Nov 13, 2015

Odile Moreau presented a case study of a big insurance company who started their Agile journey with Kanban for IT Hosting teams at the Lean Kanban Benelux 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed her about the situation at the insurance company, what made them decide to choose Kanban, how teams use Kanban to manage flow and coordinate, and asked her to share learnings from this Kanban journey.

DMTK, a Machine Learning Toolkit from Microsoft

by Abel Avram on  Nov 13, 2015

About the same time Google announced open sourcing TensorFlow, Microsoft has pushed to GitHub DMTK, a Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit. While Google has released a one-machine version of TensorFlow, DMTK runs on a cluster of machines.

InfoQ Readership Survey 2015

by Abel Avram on  Nov 13, 2015 2

InfoQ wants to find out the technological preferences of our readers in order to provide content more aligned with our readers’ interest.

Agile with Internal Coaches and Facilitators

by Ben Linders on  Nov 12, 2015

An interview with Andreas Schliep and Peter Beck about why internal coaches and facilitators are important when organizations want to increase their agile maturity, advantages and disadvantages of working with external coaches, how internal coaches contribute to agile adoption, what internal coaches and facilitators can do to be ready to work effectively, and qualification of internal coaches.

Rebuild or Refactor?

by Ben Linders on  Nov 12, 2015 3

Should you rebuilding or refactoring software?An interview with Wouter Lagerweij about what it is that makes refactoring so difficult, if rebuilding software is less risky than refactoring, and how continuous delivery fits with rebuilding software.

JavaOne 2015 Keynotes (Part 1)

by Monica Beckwith on  Nov 12, 2015

In celebration of Java’s 20th anniversary, the JavaOne 2015 central theme this year was ’20 years of Java’. The keynotes this year were largely focused on Java 9 and beyond. We cover these keynotes in two parts. This first part focuses on Java 9 and its flagship Project Jigsaw.

Microsoft CodePush Aims to Enable Instant Updates for Cordova and React Native Apps

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 11, 2015

Cordova and React Native developers will be able to deploy mobile apps updates directly to their iOS and Android devices thanks to CodePush, Microsoft say. CodePush includes a cloud service and an SDK to make it possible to update JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and image resources so apps can retrieve their latest versions. Compiled code, though, cannot be updated on the fly.

Microsoft Releases ASP.NET WebHooks Preview

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Nov 11, 2015

Microsoft recently released ASP.NET WebHooks preview, a library to create and consume webhooks. WebHooks supports MVC 5 and WebApi 2.

Product Development in an Unruly Mob: Alex Wilson and Benji Weber Q&A

by Daniel Bryant on  Nov 11, 2015

At the fifth ‘Agile on the Beach’ conference, held in Cornwall, UK, InfoQ sat down with Alex Wilson and Benji Weber from Unruly. Wilson and Weber presented a session at the conference entitled 'Product Development in an Unruly Mob', and discussed how mob programming has helped Unruly get the best from the software delivery team.

How Testing Changed When Moving from Waterfall to Agile and DevOps

by Ben Linders on  Nov 11, 2015

An interview with Laurent Py about why decided to transition to agile and DevOps and the benefits that they are getting from that, the "testing swing", how you can measure behavior change to find out if a feature is valuable, on the strategy and approach for test automation and what he expects that the future will bring us in testing.

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