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    Cryptocurrency and Online Multiplayer Games

    by Anton Telitsyn Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

    The era of cryptocurrency opens new possibilities for game publishers and developers. However, it is not yet a fully-developed market and there are many things that should be taken into account before entering it. This article reviews the main pros and cons of entering this new and highly volatile field.

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    Q&A on the Book "A Seat at the Table"

    by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 29, 2017

    In the book A Seat at the Table Mark Schwartz explains how the traditional role of the CIO conflicts with an agile approach for software development. He explores what IT leadership looks like in an agile environment, advising CIOs to set a vision for IT and take accountability for business outcomes.

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    Uwe Friedrichsen on Functional Service Design and Observability

    by Daniel Bryant Follow 267 Followers on  Nov 27, 2017

    At the microXchg 2017 conference, Uwe Friedrichsen discussed the core concepts of “Resilient Functional Service Design” and how to create observable systems. Friedrichsen believes that microservice developers must: learn about fault tolerant design patterns and caching; understand Domain-Driven Design (DDD) and modularity; and aim to design for replaceability of components rather than reuse.

Culture & Methods Follow 268 Followers

Scaling Agile - Master Planning Together

Posted by Ole Jepsen Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 26, 2017

This third article in the series about making scaled agile work explores how to do the master planning together. It builds on top of slicing stories and building a common understanding. 3

Development Follow 214 Followers

Understanding Monads. A Guide for the Perplexed

Posted by Barry Burd Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 24, 2017

With the recent explosion of functional programming, the "monad" is again striking fear into the hearts of newcomers. Functional Programming instructor Dr. Barry Burd clarifies this slippery critter. 5

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Charity Majors on Observability and Understanding the Operational Ramifications of a System

Posted by Daniel Bryant Follow 267 Followers on  Nov 22, 2017

InfoQ recently sat down with Charity Majors, CEO of and co-author of “Database Reliability Engineering” (with Laine Campbell), and discussed the topics of observability and monitoring.

Culture & Methods Follow 268 Followers

How Self-Organization Happens

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017

There isn't one specific pattern that emerges from self-organization. Trust between people is an outcome of allowing people to freely self-organize. 1

Mobile Follow 73 Followers

Challenges in HoloLens Application Development

Posted by Vinothkumar Arputharaj Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017

This article discusses the lessons we learned developing and upgrading UWP apps to make them work on the HoloLens. We present both design considerations and solutions to simplify this process.

Culture & Methods Follow 268 Followers

Customize Your Agile Approach: What Do You Need for Estimation?

Posted by Johanna Rothman Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 18, 2017

This third article about customizing your agile approach explores what you might estimate and when. Instead of velocity, consider counting stories or using cycle time for estimation. 2

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FPGAs Supercharge Computational Performance

Posted by Rob Taylor Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

Rob Taylor describes how FPGAs are becoming a viable alternative to traditional CPUs and GPUs, and can provide up to 100x performance improvements for parallel, low-latency, high-throughput problems.

Culture & Methods Follow 268 Followers

How AI Will Revolutionize These Five Job Roles by 2022

Posted by Eugene Rudenko Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017

AI will change huge numbers of jobs in the next five years. This article explores how five roles, including software development, will be altered out of all recognition by the AI revolution.

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Observability and Avoiding Alert Overload from Microservices at the Financial Times

Posted by Daniel Bryant Follow 267 Followers on  Nov 15, 2017

At QCon London, Sarah Wells presented "Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices", and cautioned that developers and operators must fundamentally change the way they think about monitoring.

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