An interview with Rachel Davies about extreme programming and agile techniques, good things that have happened since the agile manifesto was published, developments that give agile a bad name and things that can be done to prevent that people think badly about agile and start to resist it and how scrum teams can adopt more technical practices from XP.
Matthew Skelton talks about the challenges to DevOps and Continuous Delivery adoption, what's the impact of microservices in this space, how to leverage ITIL, and DevOps team topologies.
Rebecca Parsons, Thoughtworks CTO, on microservices: prerequisites, challenges and benefits. Also insights on designing services for scalability, handling failure and eventual consistency.
Simon Marcus discusses the value of a learning environment in which learning from failure is valued. Simon discusses how Spotify approaches consensus within its teams and how experimentation of team make-up and tasking is not frowned upon.
InfoQ interviewed Yuval Yeret at the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference about kick starting Agile the Kanban way. He explained how teams can do pull-based change using Kanban, skills for change managers and patterns that can be used to support agile adoption in enterprises.
In the last ten years we have seen the emergence of things like lean startup, continuous delivery, DevOps, and all these movements around how to not only build things correctly, but also around making sure to build the correct thing. Now it's time to help leaders in large enterprises to understand how to move faster and adapt to changing circumstances.
At Lean Kanban France 2014 David Anderson talked about the history of Kanban and new developments. InfoQ interviewed David on Kanban adoption, using Real Options with Kanban, the Modern Management Framework and about software for Enterprise Service Planning.
Chris discusses the rise of CQRS and Event Sourcing as a solution for all domains. With the advent of Docker, applications that manage complex domains can be built tested and deployed in minutes. Chris talks about the reasons for choosing a CQRS and Event Sourced solution as well as how the addition of Docker can help an organization embrace Continuous Delivery by using existing tools.
Roy Rapoport explains the concept of canary analysis and how Netflix uses it to deploy software to its internal systems.
Karl Scotland introduces the Kanban Canvas – a sheet he has designed to be printed on A0 paper and used to collaboratively explore a kanban system. The canvas is built around the heuristics and related questions, with the goal being to co-create a system design by exploring and answering the questions. The Kanban Canvas can be downloaded here
The OSGi enRoute toolchain provides an end-to-end platform for developing and testing OSGi applications, based around the bnd library that is used in most OSGi build chains such as Maven and Gradle. As well performing dependency analysis and resolution, it uses git and Travis to perform automated server side builds. InfoQ caught up with Peter Kriens at QConNY 2014 to find out more.
Damon argues DevOps is most needed in the enterprise world, and suggests starting with self-service provisioning interfaces, service oriented mentality, designing tool chains and meaningful metrics. All based on his own experience on the field as a DevOps consultant.