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Empirical Measurement of Cycle Time by Slicing Heuristic

by Savita Pahuja on  Sep 08, 2014 1

Agile teams which use noestimates, can use slicing heuristic to empirically measure cycle time to help them predict how much, can be done before doing the actual work.

C3.js Brings Charting Power Without the Learning Curve

by David Iffland on  Sep 08, 2014

The JavaScript charting library, C3.js is a newcomer in an ocean of similar tools. Built on the D3 visualization library, it enables developers to create reusable charts and provides ways to manipulate a chart after it appears on screen.

Django 1.7 Is the Biggest Django Release since 1.0

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 05, 2014

It took the Django Software Foundation nearly one year, but finally Django 1.7 is here. This is the biggest Django release since Django 1.0, featuring "a new app loading framework, a new check framework, many improvements to query construction, and most importantly - Migrations", a new built-in database migration system.

First Preview of VS2013's 4th Update

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 05, 2014

The forthcoming release of VS “14” has not diminished Microsoft's continuing efforts to update the current VS2013. A fourth update for VS2013 has been released via a CTP, and is set to bring fixes and improvement to a couple of areas.

Building a Reactive Process Manager Using Actor Model

by Jan Stenberg on  Sep 05, 2014 1

Vaughn Vernon describes a reactive process manager supervising the process of finding the best loan quotes from banks with a focus on the reactive part, using Actor model for the implementation with examples written in Scala using Akka and C# using his recently published Dotsero toolkit.

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?

Using Bing to Boost C# Development

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 03, 2014

The Bing Developer Assistant is a new plugin for C# developers to enable effective searches for code samples from within Visual Studio. Rather than requiring a context switch to a web browser, the plugin lets developers make code searches while they work.

Questions About the Lambda Architecture

by Seth Cousins on  Sep 03, 2014 1

In a blog post suggesting limits to the usefulness and applicability of the Lambda Architecture, Jay Kreps argues that Lambda contains valuable ideas but that ultimately it is a temporary solution due to immature tools rather than the future of big data.

MakeDrive: Syncing Filesystem for the Web from Mozilla

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 02, 2014

 MakeDrive is a new offline-first, syncing filesystem for the web, from Mozilla. Built on node.js and filer, it provides a sync service that other apps can use, while user retains full control of where her data lives.

Meteor 0.9 Release Brings Controversial Packaging System

by James Chesters on  Sep 02, 2014

Geoff Schmidt -- co-founder of Meteor -- announced this week the release of Meteor 0.9 and and the official Meteor packaging system.

PHP 5.6 Released

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 02, 2014

The PHP development team announced the availability of PHP 5.6. The new release brings new features and many improvements, PHP development team say, as well as some backward incompatible changes.

ASP.NET vNext: Custom Project Loaders and Language Support

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 01, 2014 1

The ASP.NET vNext runtime uses the Rosylyn compiler to compile and load the C# sources before running them. David Fowler shows how you can leverage the DI-by-design approach of KRuntime to inject support for your own language.

9th Annual State of Agile Survey Now Open

by Craig Smith on  Sep 01, 2014

The 9th Annual State of Agile Survey is currently open for participants to share their adoption of Agile practices and processes for inclusion in the annual report.

Refreshed AWS Trusted Advisor Offers Several Free Checks

by Steffen Opel on  Aug 31, 2014

AWS has recently integrated the AWS Trusted Advisor into the AWS Management Console and made four security and service limit checks available at no charge. Additional checks from the security, performance, fault tolerance and cost optimization categories remain part of their Business and Enterprise support tiers.

Yahoo Drop the Axe on YUI

by João Paulo Marques on  Aug 31, 2014

Yahoo has just announced they will immediately stop all new development on Yahoo User Interface (YUI).

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