What makes an agile team successful is not the “process” nor the “tools” but rather the way people develop an effective level of interaction with each other. Growing agile means both focusing on culture, and on co-evolution of practices and tools.
In this article we review the book Infrastructure as Code - Managing Servers in the Cloud written by Kief Morris, who is leading Continuous Delivery and DevOps at ThoughtWorks Europe. In over 300 pages, Morris lays down the foundation for Infrastructure as Code and outlines the main patterns and practices recommended for building it.
Mirco Hering explains why we shouldn't leave COTS products (and the people working on them) left behind in a DevOps world. With creative solutions we can apply good practices from custom software. This leads to a significant effort reduction in the long term.
In this week's podcast Caitie McCaffrey talks about engineering effectiveness, approaching diversity, and verification of distributed systems at QCon New York 2016.
This article addresses a topic that is not fully covered in current IT world: live migration of containers, how it works behind the scenes, and what problems it solves. 1
Knysa is a PhantomJS library that uses async-await style programming to get rid of callback hell. Creator Bo Zou shows how to create your own tests with knysa. 1
The book Managing for Happiness provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun, with suggestions for applying the practices to achieve organizational greatness.
JUnit 5 is coming! It thoughtfully improves the JUnit API, has a great extension model, and a revolutionary architecture, which might very well redefine the future of testing on the JVM. 4
The story of how Medtronic Neuromodulation realized that in order to modernize their processes while maintaining compliance, adopting integrated Application Lifecycle Management was necessary
Manning’s Grokking Algorithms takes a novel approach to introducing such complex matters as data structures, algorithms, and complexity by leveraging the power and expressiveness of illustration.
Organizational silos may cause a variety of problems for your company. Learning more about how and why they form is the first step towards dealing with them. This article suggest using ventilators.
HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework for creating and accessing cross-platform polyglot RESTful web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor, while preserving fundamental REST principles. 3