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Five Elements of Superior Developer Portals

Posted by Hadi Michael  on  Sep 24, 2015

Hadi Michael explores the elements commonly found on developer portals, and identifies those that consistently contribute to superior developer experiences.


Kill the Mutants - A Better Way to Test Your Tests

Posted by Roy van Rijn  on  Sep 19, 2015

Roy van Rijn explains what mutation testing is and how it works, comparing several Java frameworks (PIT, Jester, Jumble) that enable automatic mutation testing in a continuous build.


Introduction to Java Profiling

Posted by Jerry Yoakum  on  Sep 17, 2015

Jerry Yoakum discusses how code profiling tools and techniques can be used to evaluate code for constructions and errors that are likely to cause problems, highlight places in need of refactoring.


Making the Case for Review

Posted by Austin Bingham  on  Sep 16, 2015

Austin Bingham answers questions on reviews: how long should they be, what should be reviewed, how do reviews account for an increase in quality and ROI?


Microservices: Software that Fits in Your Head

Posted by Dan North  on  Aug 09, 2015

Dan North describes a model for thinking about the age of code and argues for replaceability as a first class concern, ending up with something that looks a lot like microservices.


Beautiful Structure

Posted by Chris Chedgey  on  Aug 05, 2015

Chris Chedgey explores how “locality of relationship” affects coupling, cohesion, and the width of interfaces, showing structural patterns that increase or decrease complexity.


Opportunities to Improve System Reliability and Resilience

Posted by Donald Belcham  on  Jul 02, 2015

Donald Belcham explains how to improve a system’s reliability by using appropriate code patterns.


The Importance of Culture - Building and Sustaining Effective Engineering Organizations

Posted by Randy Shoup  on  Jun 21, 2015

Randy Shoup discusses several important aspects of engineering cultures: hiring and retention, ownership and collaboration, quality and discipline, and learning and experimentation.


The Rationale for Continuous Delivery (or What Does ‘Good’ Look Like?)

Posted by Dave Farley  on  Jun 17, 2015 1

Dave Farley looks at a history littered with inefficient processes resulting in poor quality and failed projects, wondering how we got here, what can be done and what does good really look like?


The Rationale for Continuous Delivery (The culture and practice of good software development)

Posted by Dave Farley  on  May 05, 2015

Dave Farley discusses the problems raised by inefficient processes creating poor quality output, too late to capitalise on the expected business value, and proposes solutions to them.


Naming Things

Posted by Ian Barber  on  Apr 24, 2015

Ian Barber discusses the importance of behavior, domains and clarity of the names used when writing software or building systems.


Reducing External Risk

Posted by Donald Belcham  on  Apr 22, 2015

Donald Belcham presents design patterns and development concepts that protects one’s code from external systems that may change in uncontrollable ways.

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