Mobile app development adopted an iterative, rapid development process and prototypes have a role to play in this agile approach, enabling developers to build, test, iterate, re-test and re-build rapidly and at lower cost (not to mention allowing all stakeholders in the process early on). This article guides through the essential steps of mobile app prototyping.
Accessing multiple databases in enterprise applications can be a challenge. With Spring it is easy enough to define a common data source, but once we introduce multiple data sources things get tricky. This article demos a technique for accessing multiple databases in Spring Boot applications easily and with minimum configuration.
In the book How to Lead a Quest Jason Fox explores what can be done to develop insights for strategic decisions and innovation, and for driving progress and delivering value.
What makes an agile team successful is the way people develop an effective level of interaction. Growing agile means both focusing on culture, and on co-evolution of practices and tools.
We review the book Infrastructure as Code by Kief Morris, who lays down the foundation for Infrastructure as Code and outlines the main patterns and practices recommended for building it.
Mirco Hering explains why we shouldn't leave COTS products (and the people working on them) left behind in a DevOps world. With creative solutions we can apply good practices from custom software.
In this week's podcast Caitie McCaffrey talks about engineering effectiveness, approaching diversity, and verification of distributed systems at QCon New York 2016.
This article addresses a topic that is not fully covered in current IT world: live migration of containers, how it works behind the scenes, and what problems it solves. 1
Knysa is a PhantomJS library that uses async-await style programming to get rid of callback hell. Creator Bo Zou shows how to create your own tests with knysa. 1
The book Managing for Happiness provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun, with suggestions for applying the practices to achieve organizational greatness.
JUnit 5 is coming! It thoughtfully improves the JUnit API, has a great extension model, and a revolutionary architecture, which might very well redefine the future of testing on the JVM. 4