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  • Book Review: Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems

    by João Miranda on  Sep 21, 2016

    "Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems" is an open window into Google's experience and expertise on running some of the largest IT systems in the world. The book describes the principles that underpin the Site Reliability Engineering discipline. It also details the key practices that allow Google to grow at breakneck speed without sacrificing performance or reliability.

  • Agile in the UK Government - An Insider Reveals All

    by Nick Tune on  Sep 19, 2016 2

    The Government Digital Service (GDS) aims to transform the relationship between citizen and state, moving the UK towards becoming a world-leading digital-by-default government. Nick Tune explores what GDS has achieved with assessments, sharing agile practices and experiences, and open source software, and shares what isn’t working so well in government IT.

  • The Top 5 Problems with Distributed Teams and How to Solve Them

    by Hugo Messer on  Sep 17, 2016 2

    In this article, Hugo Messer shares the top 5 challenges distributed teams face along with practical solutions. They are based on his 6 books, many workshops and a decade of hands on experience. The top 5 challenges: 1. We're thinking 'us versus them'; 2. Keeping the team in the dark; 3. Culture is a mystery; 4. We stop communicating; 5. The black box.

The InfoQ Podcast: Cathy O'Neil on Pernicious Machine Learning Algorithms and How to Audit Them

Posted by Charles Humble on  Sep 16, 2016

Cathy O’Neil talks to Charles Humble about “Weapons of Math Destruction," predictive policing models, the teacher value added model, approaches to auditing and whether regulation is needed.

What’s Wrong With Using Design Templates?

Posted by Susanne Loxton on  Sep 16, 2016

Businesses are enticed by cheap and easily available web design templates. However, templates present a range of problems that make the solution ultimately less cost-effective.

Polymorphism of MVC-esque Web Architecture: Classification

Posted by Brent Chen on  Sep 15, 2016

In this article, Brent Chen explains the history of the MVC architecture and its different forms in modern applications, both on the client and on the server.

Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

Posted by Emily Webber on  Sep 14, 2016

Communities of practice have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns.

Pros and Cons of Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

Posted by Ritesh Patil on  Sep 13, 2016

One of the most challenging situations for app developers is whether to develop a native mobile app or go for cross-platform. This article discussed the pros and cons of cross-platform development. 6

Spark GraphX in Action Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 12, 2016

InfoQ spoke with authors of Spark GraphX in Action book, Apache Spark framework and what's coming up in the area of graph data processing and analytics.

Q&A and Book Review on Liftoff, Second Edition

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 10, 2016

The book Liftoff, Second Edition provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding needs, building trust, and defining how to interact in the team and align with the organization.

Designing with Exceptions in .NET

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 09, 2016

Exceptions are an integral part of working with .NET, but far too many developers don’t think about them from an API design perspective.

Introduction to SQL Server Containers

Posted by Paul Stanton on  Sep 08, 2016

Containers are just around the corner for the Windows community, and this article takes a closer look at using SQL Server containers.

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