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  • Rethinking Flink’s APIs for a Unified Data Processing Framework

    Since its very early days, Apache Flink has followed the philosophy of taking a unified approach to batch and streaming. The core building block is the “continuous processing of unbounded data streams, with batch as a special, bounded set of those streams.” Recent updates to the Flink APIs include architectural designs by the community to support batch and streaming unification in Apache Flink.

  • Q&A on the Book Continuous Delivery in Java

    The book Continuous Delivery in Java by Daniel Bryant and Abraham Marin-Perez was released nearly ten years after the original Continuous Delivery book by Dave Farley and Jez Humble, and more than 20 years after Java’s first release. Q&A with the authors to better understand from their experience why a book on Continuous Delivery specifically for Java and the JVM ecosystem was needed.

  • Q&A on the Book Agile Leadership in Practice - Applying Management 3.0

    The book Agile Leadership in Practice - Applying Management 3.0 by Dominik Maximini is an experience report of the agile transformation journey of NovaTec. Maximini shares his experiences from applying principles and practices from Management 3.0, success stories, failure stories, and learnings from experiments.

  • Azure Data Lake Analytics and U-SQL

    In this article, the author shows how to use big data query and processing language U-SQL on Azure Data Lake Analytics platform. U-SQL combines the concepts and constructs both of SQL and C#. It combines the simplicity and declarative nature of SQL with the programmatic power of C# including rich types and expressions.

  • Q&A on the Book Helping People Change

    The book Helping People Change by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten describes how you can coach people with compassion for sustained learning and change. It explains how connecting to people's vision and dreams and using the energy that that brings can help people grow in a meaningful way.

  • Using Java to Orchestrate Robot Swarms

    Ocado Technology uses state-of-the-art robotics to power highly automated fulfillment centres. To orchestrate the robot swarms and maximise every bit of efficiency from the warehouses, they've developed a control system analogous to an air traffic control system. This article covers decisions regarding the language, development principles, and architecture choices.

  • Q&A with Gojko Adzic on the Book Running Serverless

    In the book Running Serverless, Gojko Adzic introduces the basic concepts of serverless including detailed step-by-step instructions to get started on AWS, but he also goes beyond the basics and explains subjects like storage, session state, and event handling.

  • Remote Meetings Reflect Distributed Team Culture

    Are you having problems connecting with people in your distributed meetings? Do you feel like you and your remote colleagues don’t meet goals in your meetings? The problem may not be with the meetings. It might be the culture in which you run your meetings.

  • Data Analytics in the World of Agility

    Is it all about customer-centric business, or is there any data left? Can we integrate data analytics and customer empathy? This article explores how we can move towards a more customer-centric business and what information we require in order to understand the most valuable thing we have: our customer.

  • Navigating the .NET Ecosystem

    In 2002, .NET was released. Over the next 12+ years, the .NET developer community patiently grew at a seemingly steady pace. Then, things started evolving rapidly. Microsoft anticipated the changing ecosystem and embraced the open-source development mindset, even acquiring GitHub.

  • Appreciation at Work

    As organizations across the world are experimenting better ways to sustain their employees’ engagement, appreciation and recognition programs have flourished in the last five years, among the best, if not the best, tool of predilection for making employees feel valued. Appreciation benefits are not limited to companies’ performance; they also benefit individuals and teams.

  • Can Your Meeting Kit Cut It?

    Every team meets. Most run their meetings the same way their grandparents and their grandparents' grandparents did. Meeting records predating the Romans describe a leader pontificating, brief back-and-forth discussion, then a conclusion with an inconclusive bit of mumbled agreement. Meetings haven't changed much in thousands of years.

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