Alex Papadimoulis shares his thoughts on distribution vs delivery, decoupling infrastructure (pull) from application (push) deployments and keeping delivery systems simple, especially for web scale applications. In particular Alex describes three different types of roll-outs: Live, Rolling and Parallel and their applicability (cloud-based delivery vs in-house servers).
Gareth Rushgrove on what's driving UK Government's adoption of cloud computing and the challenges posed by such endeavor. He also shares his view on navigating through multiple cloud provider solutions and their jargon.
In this InfoQ interview, Michael Nygard explores some of the available loopholes in the CAP theorem helping architects to engineer distributed systems that meet their needs. He also discusses new patterns he’s observed since his book, Realease IT and shares his thoughts on continuous delivery, DevOps and ALM.
More than a year since his book Contiuous Delivery came out, author Jez Humble talks about changes in CD, and its relationships with Cloud development, ALM. He also shares his Four Principles Of Low-Risk Software Releases. Other topics include TDD, feedback at different stages of the pipeline, and his involvement with Devops.
Mik Kersten, the community team lead for the Eclipse Mylyn project and Eclipse Board Member, discusses the inspiration behind Mylyn, his surprise at its quick success in open source community, and its influence on other development tools. Taking place at Agile 2012, Mik also discusses the role of developers in Agile Lifecycle Management and recent changes in the DevOps movement.
Based onconcepts presented in his book, Scott Ambler describes Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) as a hybrid approach that extends Scrum, Agile modeling, Unified Process. DAD is a people-first process that's goals-based rather than prescriptive, addresses the entire lifecycle and shares many concepts presented in continuous delivery. Scott also discusses the DevOps movement and how DAD addresses it
Recorded at the 10th anniversary of the agile manifesto signing, Jim Highsmith discusses how he works with executive management teams to introduce and integrate agile techniques into enterprise organizations from both the business and IT sides. He defines adaptive leadership and discuses adaptive ALM, continuous delivery, lean and Kanban methods.
In this interview, Jesper Boeg, author of the new InfoQ book – Priming Kanban, discusses the keys to using Kanban effectively, and how to get started if you are currently using other approaches. Jesper also discusses the benefits of integrating elements of Kanaban into existing Scrum teams and what can be achieved from the team seeing the entire value chain and owning the whole process.
Mik Kersten discusses the role of Mylyn and Tasktop in Agile development and how these tools return control to developers. Also: how Mylyn streamlines development in Eclipse.
In this interview Mik Kersten and Neelan Choksi of Tasktop Technologies talk about the Mylyn task-oriented application lifecycle management framework and its role in creating Tasktop. They also discuss the role Tasktop plays in the new Clode2Cloud technology, which is a suite of turnkey cloud-based development, deployment and collaboration tools from SpringSource.
In this interview, Cyndi Mitchell talks about ThoughtWorks’ concept of “Continuous Delivery,” which focuses on the last mile of software delivery. Mitchell also discusses the “adaptive” in ThoughtWorks Studios’ Adaptive ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) strategy, in which Agile solutions must be adaptive to users’ needs. And Mitchell describes ThoughtWorks Studios tools: Mingle, Go and Twist.
In this interview taken by InfoQ’s Ryan Slobojan, Dan Farino, Chief Systems Architect at MySpace, talks about the system architecture and the challenges faced when building a very large online community. Because MySpace is built almost entirely on the .NET Framework, Dan explains how a .NET product scales on hundreds of servers.