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Paulmichael Blasucci on Practical Property-Based Testing with FsCheck and F#

Interview with Paulmichael Blasucci on  Aug 09, 2015

Paulmichael Blasucci explains how to use property-based testing in F# with FsCheck and how to ensure the data FsCheck generates fits the problem domain, the reasons for F#, ZeroMQ and more.


Mary and Tom Poppendieck on the Role of Architects, DevOps, and Diversity in IT

Interview with Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck on  Jul 25, 2015 1

Mary and Tom Poppendieck talk to Charles Humble about continuous delivery, architects, management and other senior roles in IT, and diversity in the industry.


Trisha Gee on the Java Eco-System

Interview with Trisha Gee on  Jul 17, 2015 2

What's the impact of Java 8 on the Java ecosystem and why did we have to wait so long for these improvements? Is the JCP the right tool for driving innovation and do we need a really new version of Java? One that would not need take care of backward compatibility? We met Trisha Gee - a great member of our Java community - in New York to talk about these topics.


Roy Rapoport on Freedom to Decide and Open Sourcing at Netflix

Interview with Roy Rapoport on  Jun 20, 2015

Roy Rapoport, Insight Engineering Manager at Netflix, talks about how decisions are delegated to the lowest level possible; how open sourcing takes place and how sharing success criteria leads to team and business/IT aligment.


Anil Madhavapeddy on Unikernels and OCaml

Interview with Anil Madhavapeddy on  Jun 15, 2015

Anil Madhavapeddy describes why unikernels have important security properties, how they can be built, and how they can be utilised alongside of Docker containers. He stresses the importance of type safe languages, particularly OCaml, which was used for the Mirage OS project, but also touches upon Go and Rust.


Colin Garlick on Architecture Design in an Agile World

Interview with Colin Garlick on  Jun 14, 2015

Architecture design is defining the basic structure of our software for now and for the future. But how can this work, given that we are living in an agile world accepting the fact that we only have limited knowledge of our final system? InfoQ was talking with Colin Garlick about architecture design and responsibilities during software development.


Stephen Thair on Enterprise DevOps and Cultural Change

Interview with Stephen Thair on  Jun 14, 2015

Steve Thair on introducing DevOps in large organizations, the particular challenges they face (from ROI based finance models to technical debt to improving communication) and how to address them.


Improving Technical Skills and Agile Practices

Interview with Ruud Wijnands on  Jun 04, 2015

Ruud Wijnands talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, improving technical skills and practices, supporting people in learning, the value that agile can bring to organizations and giving managers more insight into the possibilities of agile, helping teams to increase their agility and what managers can do to increase the success of agile transitions.


The Importance of Technical Practices in Agile

Interview with Tim Ottinger on  Jun 02, 2015

Tim Ottinger talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, why facilitation matters in agile, increasing the understanding of agile, what is needed to create trust in the organization, the importance of technical practices in Agile, improving technical skills and practices and the “Taking back Agile” initiative.


Tony Grout and Chris Matts on Skype's Agile Transformation

Interview with Tony Grout and Chris Matts on  May 31, 2015

Tony and Chris describe how Skype transformed their operations to adopt agile methods across 200+ teams spread over eight locations around the world. They discuss what worked, some of the challenges and share ideas that other organisations may be able to use in their own transitions.


Rachel Davies on Whatever Happened to Being Extreme

Interview with Rachel Davies on  May 24, 2015

An interview with Rachel Davies about extreme programming and agile techniques, good things that have happened since the agile manifesto was published, developments that give agile a bad name and things that can be done to prevent that people think badly about agile and start to resist it and how scrum teams can adopt more technical practices from XP.


Enyo Kumahor on Bringing Frugal Innovation Out of Africa

Interview with Enyo Kumahor on  May 19, 2015

Enyo Kumahor talks about how Cobat Partners helps companies in Africa to leverage technology, applying the ideas of frugal innovation and pragmatism to delivering products which make a difference to the daily lives of people in Africa, despite the constraints they must work within. She discusses how these ideas apply beyond Africa, and how IT professionals around the world can help.

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