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.
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"
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 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.
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.
Round up of the talks at DevOps Days Kiel's second day.
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.
Microsoft has decided to phase out project.json files over the next year or so, slowly returning to the standard .csproj style file.
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, a work management and collaboration platform company,recently surveyed 800 marketers about their use of Agile and released the survey results.
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.
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.
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.
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.