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Microsoft and Jenkins Partner to Run Project Infrastructure on Azure

by Hrishikesh Barua on  May 31, 2016

Jenkins recently announced a partnership with Microsoft to run its project infrastructure on Azure. Moving to Azure will enable elastic workloads as well as additional resources for Jenkins services.

Understanding the Science of Mobbing

by Stéphane Wojewoda on  May 31, 2016

Llewellyn Falco gave a keynote on Mob Programming during the first Mob Programming Conference, called "Understanding the Science of Mobbing". He explored the differences between solo, pair and mob programming, why mobbing gives better outcomes: "It's not getting the most of the people but the best"

Twitter Releases Pants 1.0 Polyglot Build Tool

by Michael Redlich on  May 28, 2016 2

Five years in the making, Twitter has released the milestone version 1.0.0 of their Pants build tool, offering multi language support and improved scalability.

GitLab Container Registry Integrates Docker Containers

by Sergio De Simone on  May 24, 2016

GitLab has recently introduced its integrated Docker container registry, which aims to integrate the use of Docker container images within GitLab's continuous integration tools, writes Mark Pundsack, head of product at GitLab.

Agile is Dead – Again

by Shane Hastie on  May 23, 2016 9

Matthew (Ford) Kern and Miko have both recently written posts on the topic "Agile is Dead". Matthew relates it to the saturation of agile consulting and the speed of hype cycles. Miko links it to a need to go faster than the approaches embodied in the agile movement and replace agile with DevOps.

DevOps Days Kiel Day 2

by Manuel Pais on  May 19, 2016

Round up of the talks at DevOps Days Kiel's second day.

How GlobalLogic Used a Bottom-up Approach to Become More Agile

by Ben Linders on  May 19, 2016

Yuriy Koziy, delivery manager at GlobalLogic, argued at the Agile Eastern Europe 2016 conference that organizational change should start at the team level rather than in senior management. He formed a group of like-minded engineering managers and agile coaches who act as change agents, transforming the organization bottom-up from the inside.

.NET Core Plans to Drop project.json

by Jonathan Allen on  May 17, 2016 4

Microsoft has decided to phase out project.json files over the next year or so, slowly returning to the standard .csproj style file.

Using Lego to Teach Technical Practices

by Stéphane Wojewoda on  May 15, 2016

Explaining Craftsmanship techniques is hard, especially to Senior Management and Executives. Since understanding is usually key to a mindset shift and technical practices are the way to develop good quality software, it's very important to explain them. Mike Bowler facilitated a workshop on how to use Lego for technical practices during the 7th Agile Games Conference.

Wrike Releases Agile Marketing Survey Results 2016

by Savita Pahuja on  May 13, 2016

Wrike, a work management and collaboration platform company,recently surveyed 800 marketers about their use of Agile and released the survey results.

Understanding Large Codebases with Software Evolution

by Ben Linders on  May 12, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Adam Tornhill, author of Your Code as a Crime Scene, about software evolution and mining social information from code and how to use this to increase the understanding of large codebases, how to create a geographical profile of code, and the benefits that can be gained from techniques like mining social information and geographical profiling.

How Business Mapping Increases Agility at Lloyds Bank

by Ben Linders on  May 10, 2016

Tony Grout and Chris Matts spoke about the emerging areas of business mapping and skills liquidity at QCon London 2016 and how they apply them at Lloyds Bank. They showed how they deploy these techniques and explained how they combine business strategy with the abilities and aspirations of people to improve collaboration between business and technical stakeholders. InfoQ interviewed them.

Mike Cohn Explains How to Prevent Estimate Inflation

by Savita Pahuja on  May 09, 2016

Mike Cohn explains how to prevent estimate inflation.

Agile Alliance Technical Conference Videos Available

by Shane Hastie on  May 09, 2016

The first Agile Alliance Technical Conference was recently held. The conference had a strong focus on the strong technical skills needed to make agile software development effective and covered a wide range of technical topics. There were two keynote talks by Sandi Metz on the challenges to professionalism and Uncle Bob Martin on why it is so important. The conference videos are now available.

DevOps Days for the Enterprise

by Manuel Pais on  Apr 30, 2016

Last week saw the first DevOps Days conference catering specifically to the enterprise world, in London. Talks ranged from re-thinking (traditional) management processes in a technology-disrupted world to facts and drivers of DevOps adoption by early adopters. The idea of bi-modal IT was also discussed throughout the conference, as well as need for better security and opinionated platforms.

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