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  • Wiring Microservices with Spring Cloud

    by Rob Harrop on  Jun 15, 2016

    As we move towards microservice-based architectures, we're faced with an important decision: how do we wire our services together? Components in a monolithic system communicate through a simple method call, but components in a microservice system likely communicate over the network through REST, web services or some RPC-like mechanism.

  • An Organization Development(OD) Approach to Agile Adoption

    by Vijaya Devi on  Jun 10, 2016

    Is there an approach that can make Agile adoption successful at a systemic level, and not remain just an engineering practice? Organization Development (OD) is an interdisciplinary field of research, theory and practices. It has the right methods for organizations to become organic entities, to implement learning systems, empower teams to become self-organized and reduce resistance to change.

  • Pair Programming Is No Panacea

    by Wes Higbee on  Jun 09, 2016 3

    Is pair programming all that it's cracked up to be? Contrary to popular belief, pairing can lead to a decrease in creativity, groupthink, inappropriate feedback, and can be demoralizing. Wes Higbee explores why it definitely shouldn't be mandated, and why you should consider other options where it could be beneficial.

Everything is “Lock-in”: Focus on Switching Costs

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 08, 2016

It makes no difference how hard you try- some form of lock-in is unavoidable. What matters most is understanding the layers of lock-in, and how to assess and reduce your switching costs.

User Stories Are Placeholders for Requirements

Posted by Russ Lewis on  Jun 06, 2016

It can be difficult to change from a Waterfall approach to the Agile practice in which requirements are prepared ‘just in time. The secret to success in Agile is ruthless management of scope.

Using SEMAT and Essence at Fujitsu UK

Posted by Ste Nadin on  Jun 04, 2016

This article explores how Fujitsu UK applied SEMAT and Essence to systems engineering, to combining agile and traditional methods and look at the whole programme of work across all disciplines.

The InfoQ Podcast: James Shore, Llewellyn Falco, and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock on TDD and Architecture

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 03, 2016

In this week's podcast Richard Seroter talks to James Shore, Llewellyn Falco, and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock on TDD and Incremental Architecture. 1

Inner Source—Adopting Open Source Development Practices in Organizations

Posted by Klaas-Jan Stol, Brian Fitzgerald, on  Jun 02, 2016

When adopting inner source, organizations should consider nine factors pertaining to product, process, and organization.

Exercises for Building Better Teams

Posted by Justyna Wykowska on  May 30, 2016

Team that perform great have a perfect balance of orientation on people and results. This article provides several exercises to explore how your team is doing and find your own state of perfection.

The InfoQ Podcast: Lisa Crispin and Justin Searls on Testing and Innovation in Front End Technology

Posted by Richard Seroter on  May 27, 2016

Richard Seroter talks to Lisa Crispin, who works on the tracker team at Pivotal Labs, and Justin Searls, software craftsman and presenter of How to Stop Hating Your Tests.

Living in the Matrix with Bytecode Manipulation

Posted by Victor Grazi on  May 26, 2016

In this article we deep dive into two bytecode manipulation frameworks: Javassist and ASM, valuable tools for performing tasks that are otherwise impossible. And once you learn it the sky's the limit! 2

InfoQ at 10

Posted by Floyd Marinescu on  May 25, 2016

We know that software is changing the world, and we’ve come to see our impact as accelerating the software side of that change. With that passion, we started InfoQ 10 years ago. 9

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