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  • Engineering Culture Podcast: GitHub’s Phil Haack on Moving from Engineering to Management

    by Wesley Reisz on  Oct 04, 2016

    In this podcast, Wes Reisz, chair of the QCon conferences in San Francisco, London and New York talks to Phil Haack, an Engineering Director at GitHub focused on software pushed mostly to the desktop. He’s shipping software like GitHub Desktop, GitHub Extensions for Visual Studio, and the Atom text editor. Phil joined GitHub in 2011 and is a prominent member of the .Net community.

  • An Open API Initiative Update

    by Deepak Nadig on  Sep 30, 2016 1

    The Open API Initiative group is evolving what has become the de-facto standard API Description Format to produce a consistent and compatible format for describing APIs, allowing interoperation between tooling, systems, and runtime environments. Tony Tam, creator of the popular Swagger Specification is providing an update on the group activity.

  • Continuous Delivery Coding Patterns: Latent-to-Live Code & Forward Compatible Interim Versions

    by Luca Minudel on  Sep 02, 2016

    This article describes two novel practices for continuous delivery: Latent-to-live code pattern and Forward compatible interim versions. You can use these practices to simultaneously increase speed and reliability of software development and reduce risks. These practices are built on top of two other essential continuous delivery practices: trunk-based-development and feature toggles.

How to Deal with COTS Products in a DevOps World

Posted by Mirco Hering on  Jul 24, 2016

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.

Writing Maintainable Configuration Code

Posted by Tushar Sharma, Marios Fragkoulis, and Diomidis Spinellis on  Jul 08, 2016

The article discusses a catalog of configuration smells, provides a few examples of such smells along with corresponding refactorings, and lists a few tools that could be used to reveal such smells. 2

Configure Once, Run Everywhere: Decoupling Configuration and Runtime

Posted by Anatole Tresch on  Jun 17, 2016

Configuration is one of the most widely used cross-cutting concerns in application development. Apache Tamaya is a new incubator project that brings standardized property management to Java.

Q&A with Matthias Marschall on Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook Update

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Nov 13, 2015

InfoQ asked Matthias Marshall what's new in the 2nd edition of his book and his view on the evolution of the configuration management tool space.

Version Control, Git, and your Enterprise

Posted by Bob Jenkins on  Aug 18, 2015

This article discusses the key questions to be contemplated by your enterprise in determining whether Git is right for you and what you need to consider in moving to Git.

The Lean Machine: Bringing Agile Thinking to the Database

Posted by Matt Hilbert on  Aug 05, 2015

For years now, Agile practices have been promising short iterations, fast releases, and software that gets out there sooner. But how can database development teams adapt, and where should they start? 2

Interview with Mike McQuaid about Git in Practice

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 04, 2015

Mike McQuaid, Software Engineer at GitHub, has written "Git in Practice" which provides over 60 techniques for working with and managing Git projects. InfoQ caught up with Mike, and asked about it.

Config Management Camp Panel: Next Steps in Configuration Management

Posted by Carlos Sanchez on  Feb 22, 2015

Patrick Debois ran the Config Management Camp panel "Next Steps in Configuration Management", featuring Luke Kanies, John Keiser, Thomas Hatch and Mark Phillips.

Service-Oriented Architecture and Legacy Systems

Posted by Nicolas Serrano, Josune Hernantes, Gorka Gallardo on  Feb 20, 2015

In this article, authors provide an overview of current SOA technologies and incremental transition to SOA in legacy environments. They also discuss web services & enterprise application integration. 6

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