Since Swift's open-source release, IBM has been working on the project and providing libdispatch on Linux, as well as providing a Swift web-based runtime and a managed catalog of Swift projects. InfoQ spoke to Chris Bailey and Patrick Bohrer, who presented at QCon London 2016, and asked them where they see Swift going in the future.
HashiCorp's Million Container Challenge is a test for how efficiently its scheduler, Nomad, can schedule one million containers across 5,000 hosts. The goal of the challenge is to observe and optimize the behavior of Nomad at exceptional scale. Ultimately Nomad was able to schedule one million containers across 5,000 hosts in under five minutes. This post outlines the lessons learned.
The Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition by Mitch Lacey is a "what to expect" book for organizations transitioning to agile, which aims to help teams to deal with issues that occur and fine-tune their own implementation. An interview about the essentials of Scrum, sprint length, full time Scrum masters, making time available for solving defects, preventing bad hires, and increasing benefits from Scrum.
When you absolutely positively MUST build your own offshore dev team to get the quality you need, consider NOT. The author knows what it takes to do it right, and it isn't easy. 3
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2016 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
Gal Zellermayer describes a process for handling bugs based upon 1 rule: whenever you encounter a new bug, you should either fix that bug, or close it as "won't fix" and don't think about it again. 2
This article shows the design patterns that users of REST specification languages such as RAML, Swagger, and API Blueprint should adhere to when generating code for C# and ASP.NET Web API.
Agile, with cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.
A restaurant to give homeless people apprenticeships? A centre to foster social enterprise? A ‘round the nation’ bike ride? PwC were the runners up for the Spark Award this year. 1
InfoQ recently sat down with Adrian Mouat, author of “Using Docker”, and explored how containers can be best utilised within a typical software development lifecycle.
When scaling agile principles through rituals it's important to constantly evaluate and evolve those rituals. This article provides examples of experiments that focus on developing team behaviors.
Xu Wang introduces HyperContainer, a runtime for running Docker images on any hypervisor, providing hardware-enforced isolation for multi-tenant environments.