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  • Puppet Releases Docker-Focused Features in Project Blueshift

    In context of its Project Blueshift, Puppet has added a new set of Docker images for running Puppet software released to Docker Hub. Blueshift is a demonstration of solutions to the problem of managing heterogeneous software, using Puppet as the unified way of managing the new software stack.

  • DevOps Days Kiel Day 1

    Summary of DevOps Days Kiel day 1 talks.

  • MSDN/TechNet Being Replaced by Open Source Project docs.microsoft.com

    After 15 years of running on a “brittle codebase with an archaic publishing and deployment system”, Microsoft has finally decided to retire MSDN and TechNet. The replacement will be an open source project known as docs.microsoft.com.

  • Interview with Readme.io Founder on the Future of API Documentation

    Documentation, one of the great neglected areas of software development, is finally getting some attention, with a number of relatively new tools. For an API documentation can be considered essential. Gregory Koberger is working on a system with the intent of connecting developer documentation more directly to APIs and the API dashboard.

  • Ilan Goldstein on a Scrum Myth Buster Series

    This post covers scrum myths described by Ilan Goldstein, Certified Scrum Trainer.

  • State of Testing 2015 Report is Published

    The state of testing 2015 report shares results from this year's testing survey that was organized by Joel Montvelisky from PractiTest and Lalit Bhamare from Tea-Time with Testers. It provides insights in the adoption of test techniques and practices, test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. InfoQ did an interview with the organizers of the survey.

  • DDD and Living Documentation

    Creating documentation is boring, it's often obsolete and misleading but with a new mindset both your documentation and code can improve, Cyrille Martraire explained in a presentation showing how to create living documentation when working with Domain-Driven Design (DDD) at this year’s DDD Exchange conference in London.

  • Agile Architecture: Reversibility, Communication and Collaboration

    At the inaugural O’Reilly Software Architecture conference, Molly Dishman and Martin Fowler discussed the role of architecture within agile software development. Key takeaways included; architects must remain ‘hands on’; architecture should focus on reducing irreversibility; adaptable documentation is essential; and architecture is a collaborative effort across the business and technical team.

  • Apiary Announces Apiary for Enterprise

    Apiary, the company behind API Blueprints has announced a new offering, Apiary for Enterprise, that promotes API design best practices through tooling that validates API designs against defined API style guide standards and best practices. InfoQ caught up with Apiary to shed more light on this new offering.

  • The Importance of Discipline in Agile

    Agile software development is sometimes perceived as an undisciplined way of working. There are organizations which use that perception as an excuse to not adopt agile. According to others agile is actually a more disciplined approach than waterfall for software development. Let’s explore how discipline plays a role in agile and why discipline is considered important for agile to be successful.

  • API World 2014: Summary of Day One Events

    In this news item, we summarize the highlights of various talks from day one of the conference which are primarily focused on the craft of designing and developing effective APIs.

  • A Look Back at NDoc and Sandcastle

    The history of NDoc and Sandcastle is long and sordid. We take a brief look at that history and then check in on their successor, the Sandcastle Help File Builder.

  • Managing your Software Debt

    Software debt exists in different ways. Technical debt is widely known, some other forms are competence debt and quality debt. Software debt can cause product maintenance costs to increase and can depress developers. Several solutions exist to manage software debt.

  • Gulp Aiming to Dethrone Grunt

    Fractal, a company who has been actively involved in the development of several popular Node.js modules has just released gulp, a new building system which is trying to replace Grunt as the most popular JavaScript task-runner.

  • Documentation in Agile: How Much and When to Write It?

    The Manifesto for Agile Software Development values "working software over comprehensive documentation". This core value asks us to think about how much and which kinds of documents are needed and when they need to be written.

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