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    Distributed Tracing: Exploring the Past, Present and Future with Dapper, Zipkin and LightStep [x]PM

    by Daniel Bryant Follow 546 Followers on  Feb 20, 2018 1

    Distributing tracing is increasingly seen as an essential component for observing distributed systems and microservice applications. This article provides an introduction to and overview of this technique, and includes: an exploration of Google’s Dapper request tracing paper; the Zipkin and OpenTracing projects; and the new LightStep [x]PM tracing platform.

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    Regression Testing Strategies: an Overview

    by Tatiana Bessonova Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 19, 2018 1

    However tedious, regression testing is a powerful gatekeeper protecting product quality. It is present in any project regardless of the development methodology. But how to organize it well? This calls for a quality regression testing strategy that requires good understanding of all aspects of this testing effort (types, methods and approaches). Find out more in our article.

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    Growing an Innovative Culture

    by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Feb 17, 2018

    An innovative culture requires strong leaders who realise that changes in the culture start with themselves. To make innovation happen you need to consider the investment portfolio at enterprise level and focus on customers and the core operations.

Java Follow 713 Followers

Designing, Implementing, and Using Reactive APIs

Posted by Ben Hale Follow 1 Followers , Paul Harris Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 16, 2018

With reactive programming in its early days, the options available to developers can be overwhelming. In this article, we offer some opinions on how you should design, implement and use reactive APIs. 5

Cloud Follow 222 Followers

Virtual Panel: Succeeding with Event Sourcing

Posted by Richard Seroter Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Why should you use event sourcing as a data storage and retrieval technique? What are the implications? When should you use platforms versus frameworks? InfoQ interviewed two experts to learn more.

Culture & Methods Follow 481 Followers

Q&A on the Book Improving Agile Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

The book Improving Agile Retrospectives by Marc Loeffler provides practices and approaches for doing agile retrospectives that support continuous improvement.

DevOps Follow 574 Followers

When Streams Fail: Implementing a Resilient Apache Kafka Cluster at Goldman Sachs

Posted by Daniel Bryant Follow 546 Followers on  Feb 13, 2018

At QCon New York, Anton Gorshkov presented “When Streams Fail: Kafka Off the Shore”. The talk shared insight into how to plan for, and resolve, the inevitable failure that occurs. 4

Development Follow 459 Followers

How Cryptocurrencies are Changing the IT Industry

Posted by Eugene Kyselov Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 12, 2018

Blockchain has gathered wide attention beyond the confines of cryptocurrencies. InfoQ has spoken to Blockchain developer Eugene Kyselov to learn about how Blockchain is changing the world. 2

Culture & Methods Follow 481 Followers

PAL (Planned Agile Leadership) Schedule

Posted by Leigh Koetter Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 11, 2018

The PAL Schedule harmonizes agile methodologies with the constraints of fixed deployment dates for software package implementations. Define high level groupings tied to sprint deliverables.

Java Follow 713 Followers

Building a CI System with Java 9 Modules and Vert.x Microservices

Posted by Uday Tatiraju Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

Java 9 and Vert.x microservices are compatible for building applications, as showcased by this example application that implements a minimal, but working CI system.

AI, ML and Data Engineering Follow 640 Followers

Migrating Batch ETL to Stream Processing: A Netflix Case Study with Kafka and Flink

Posted by Daniel Bryant Follow 546 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

At QCon NY, Shriya Arora presented “Personalising Netflix with Streaming Datasets” and discussed a migration of a data processing job from batch-style ETL to stream processing using Apache Flink.

Cloud Follow 222 Followers

The Kubernetes Effect

Posted by Bilgin Ibryam Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

To successfully design for, implement, and run applications on Kubernetes requires knowledge of primitives, and awareness of design principles and practices. This article provides an overview.

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