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  • QCon San Francisco 2019: Registrations Open & Top Videos from QCon SF 2018

    QCon San Francisco, the software conference that attracts attendees from all over the world, returns November 11-13, 2019, for the 13th year. QCon is organized by the people behind InfoQ & is dedicated to providing a platform for innovators & early adopters to share their story in the global epicenters of software development: Beijing, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, and San Francisco.

  • Open Source Testware for Systematic IoT Testing: Eclipse IoT-Testware

    The project Eclipse IoT-Testware is delivering free open-source test tools and programs for the industry and companies developing Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions. At TestCon Moscow 2019 Axel Rennoch, senior scientist at Fraunhofer FOKUS, spoke about quality assurance for IoT.

  • Investigating Near Misses to Prevent Disasters: QCon London Q&A

    Investigating near misses by gathering data from the field and exploring anything that looks wrong or is a bit odd can help to prevent disasters, said Ed Holland, software development manager at Metaswitch Networks. At QCon London 2019 he gave a talk about avoiding being in the news by investigating near misses.

  • How ThoughtWorks Applied User Centered Design to Drive Digital Transformations

    At Agile India 2019, ThoughtWorks presented how design thinking enabled various industries to disrupt their technology and their business model. Product and technology teams need to interact differently and develop new customer centric skills. Based on how user centricity is changing business models and organizations, ThoughtWorks proposed a new version of the Agile Manifesto.

  • Experiences from Working with Distributed Agile Teams

    Not being able to frequently connect with your colleagues face-to-face makes successful communication more difficult in distributed teams, said Shabi Shafei, Scrum Master at ABN AMRO Bank. A Q&A about how distributed teams can transform into great agile teams.

  • 13th State of Agile Report Released

    On 7 May, 2019, CollabNet VersionOne released the 13th State of Agile report. Highlights of this year’s report include the level of agile adoption, which has reached 97% of organisations saying that they practice agile development methods. Proficiency in the agile practices is still low, with only 17% of organisations claiming a high level of proficiency with the practices.

  • QCon NY (Jun 24-28): New Talks, a Focus on the Skills That Matter & Why You Should Join Us This Year

    In the recent Stack Overflow 9th annual survey of over 90,000 software developers, we learned that non-development work remains a productivity challenge for software managers and leaders. At QCon New York, the conference for senior software developers, we have many sessions to help you learn how others have overcome those challenges.

  • Experiences from Getting Started as a Lead

    Having a transition period to lead teams together with a mentor helped Dan Persa to have a smooth switch from senior software engineer to engineering lead. At Codemotion Amsterdam 2019 he shared some of his experiences and learnings, in order to inspire other developers to take the leadership path.

  • Summary of the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019

    Javascript, MySQL and Linux have retained their places as most popular technologies, according to the 2019 Stack Overflow developer survey. Public cloud providers- AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform - make the list for most popular platforms again. The survey of almost 90,000 developers also collated demographic information, with huge imbalance of genders and ethnicities in the industry.

  • Mature Microservices and How to Operate Them: QCon London Q&A

    Microservices is an architectural approach to keep systems decoupled for releasing many changes a day, said Sarah Wells in her keynote at QCon London 2019. To build resilient and maintainable systems you need things like load balancing across healthy nodes, backoff and retry, and persistence or fanning out of requests via queues. The best way to know whether your system is resilient is to test it.

  • How the Agile Business Consortium Leveraged Agility to Hire Their New Chief Executive

    At the Business Agility Conference, held in March 2019, Geof Ellingham, chair of the Agile Business Consortium, presented why and how they hired their new chief executive, John Mark Williams, leveraging Agile principles and practices. Ellingham reviewed why old ways of hiring are inefficient for the way companies need to operate and described hiring techniques aligned with Agile.

  • Lynne Cazaly on Making Sense Using Hand-Drawn Images

    At the recent Agile on the Beach New Zealand conference, author and graphic facilitator Lynne Cazalay presented a masterclass on sensemaking; some techniques to clarify ideas through graphical images - simple diagrams which can help identify the important elements of any narrative and represent them in a style that makes content meaningful.

  • Sitting Considered Deadly: Introduce Movement in Our Workdays

    Prolonged sitting wreaks havoc on our bodies and our minds. A first step to introduce more movement throughout your workday is to organize a sit-stand workstation, claimed Marek Stój in his talk Sitting Considered Deadly at Codemotion Amsterdam 2019. He suggested alternating between the two and trying out various ways in which one can sit or stand.

  • Samsung's Agile & Lean UX Journey

    Samsung has applied a team-led agile transformation followed by a culture-led agile transformation, to focus teams on real users and valuable products. Teams create and use personas which they use to do team-driven user research throughout product development, said Jaesung Jo, senior UX designer at Samsung SDS, in his talk at the Lean and Agile ME Summit 2019.

  • Experimenting with #NoProductOwner at F-Secure

    Maaret Pyhäjärvi experimented with no product owner and reported the benefits on team performance. The team developed a cross-team ownership that increased their ability to solve problems, they improved the flow of value, delivered solutions faster, and drove innovation as they anticipated features that were not expected by the business. they introduced data driven feedback mechanism.

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