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  • Q&A on the Book Mastering Professional Scrum

    The book Mastering Professional Scrum explores how using the Scrum values and focusing on continuous improvement can increase the value that Scrum Teams deliver. Stephanie Ockerman and Simon Reindl explain how professional Scrum teams can be focused and committed to delivering a Product Increment every Sprint, and how they leverage empiricism to improve themselves.

  • Q&A with Tyler Treat on Microservice Observability

    Tyler Treat attempts to disambiguate the concepts of Observability and Monitoring. He discusses how the complexity of elastic systems produces more unknowns that require a discovery-based approach. InfoQ recently sat down with Treat to discuss the topics of observability and monitoring, and he shares some challenges and best practices when introducing observability concepts.

  • Lessons Learned in Performance Testing

    Performance testing is a hard discipline to get right and many things can go wrong. The key is to pay attention to the details, understand the behavior, and avoid just producing fancy numbers. This article describes a few common problems seen frequently with performance testing and shares tips on how to make your performance testing routine better.

  • Q&A on the Book Rebooting AI

    The book Rebooting AI explains why a different approach other than deep learning is needed to unlock the potential of AI. Authors Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis propose that AI programs will have to have a large body of knowledge about the world in general, represented symbolically. Some of the basic elements of that knowledge should be built in.

  • Predicting Time to Cook, Arrive, and Deliver at Uber Eats

    Time predictions are critical to Uber Eats' business as they determine when to dispatch delivery partners as well as ensure customer satisfaction. This article explains how their dispatch system evolved through time predictions powered by machine learning, followed by a deep dive on how to predict food preparation time without ground truth data. It goes over delivery and travel time predictions.

  • 13 Practices for Better Code Reviews

    When done incorrectly, code review can be irritating, excessively time consuming, and have little or no impact on code quality. However, if done well, it can improve the quality of code and reduce the overall time spent delivering features. This article provides several good practices regarding both technical and cultural aspects of code review.

  • Book Review: A Leader's Guide to Cybersecurity

    A Leader's Guide to Cybersecurity educates readers about how to prevent a crisis and/or take leadership when one occurs. With a focus on clear communication, the book provides details, examples, and guidance of mapping security against what a business actually does. The book describes ways to align security with the motivation of others who may be security-agnostic against their own goals.

  • The Unicorn Project and the Five Ideals: Interview with Gene Kim

    The Unicorn Project is a fictionalized story about a DevOps transformation. Gene Kim introduces the five ideals of Locality and Simplicity; Focus, Flow and Joy; Improvement of Daily Work; Psychological Safety; and Customer Focus. The book confirms the importance of the DevOps movement as a better way of working and addresses the importance of architecture and developers’ productivity.

  • How to Use Redis TimeSeries with Grafana for Real-Time Analytics

    In this article, author Roshan Kumar discusses how a purpose-built database like RedisTimeSeries can be used to manage time-series data. He also shows how to visualize this data in a Grafana dashboard.

  • Q&A on the Book Team Topologies

    The book Team Topologies by Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais shows how to arrange teams within an organization to enable effective software delivery. It describes four fundamental team types and three team interaction patterns, and dives into the responsibility boundaries of teams and how teams can communicate or interact with other teams.

  • Porting a Desktop Game Editor to the Browser with WebAssembly

    Florian Rival, software engineer at Google and creator of the GDevelop game editor, discusses the lessons learnt from porting a native desktop game editor to the browser with WebAssembly. InfoQ interviewed Rival on the technical challenges encountered, the benefits derived from the port, and tips for developers thinking about porting desktop applications with WebAssembly.

  • Newly Announced Ecstasy Programming Language Targets Cloud-Native Computing

    Ecstasy has been co-created by former Tangosol founders Cameron Purdy and Gene Gleyzer, and they recently showcased the language at CloudNative London 2019. InfoQ got together with Purdy to ask some questions about the language and the problems it’s designed to solve.

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