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Agile and the Use of Paradoxes

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Paradoxes support agile transformations; they make you stop, think, and discuss by using a shared language. They also help to show empathy and provide a way forward. VIVAT, a Dutch insurance company, uses paradoxes in training and everyday work to drive their agile transformation.

Cloud Follow 170 Followers

Amazon Increases Network Bandwidth for EC2 Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Amazon announced it increased the bandwidth in all AWS regions for traffic between current-generation EC2 instances and the latest Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). With the increase, customers will be able to move data more efficiently. Furthermore, the increase will raise the networking bar among the public cloud providers.

Java Follow 613 Followers

Vote for Java EE's New Name

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

The quest to rename Java EE has reached the final phase, with the community being asked to vote for one of two final possibilities.

Cloud Follow 170 Followers

Could the United States Supreme Court Constrain Cloud Computing?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

A U.S. Supreme Court decision could change the future of cloud computing by making U.S. companies subject to law enforcement demands for data from foreign servers. If the court rules that the data must be handed over, it is uncertain if the U.S. Congress would change the law, and what the actual content of a new law might be. This law would be still subject to interpretation and litigation.

Architecture & Design Follow 1329 Followers

Evolving CQRS and Event Sourced Systems

by Jan Stenberg Follow 21 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

After talking with people about upgrading of CQRS and event sourced systems, Michiel Overeem came to the conclusion that many working with event sourced systems lack an understanding and don’t know how to approach the problem. At the recent DDD Europe 2018 conference in Amsterdam he described how this was a trigger for him to do an exploratory research on how to evolve this kind of system.

Data Science Follow 524 Followers

Autonomous Vehicles Became Better at Predicting Lane-Changes

by Roland Meertens Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

Researchers created an algorithm that allows self-driving cars to predict lane-changes of the surrounding cars. The system works by using a deep-learning technique called Long Short-Term Memories (LSTMs). Although the most likely scenario on the highway is that every car stays in its own lane, their algorithm was able to slightly improve on this baseline prediction.

Culture & Methods Follow 386 Followers

Introversion, Ambiversion and Extroversion at Work

by Shane Hastie Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

Introversion and extroversion are not binary personality types; people fall somewhere on the scale between the two types and the way someone behaves can change depending on the context they find themselves in at the moment. In fact, most of the population are ambiverts. Understanding these differences can make for more effective teamwork and communication.

Cloud Follow 170 Followers

Managing and Operating Kafka Clusters in Kubernetes

by Srini Penchikala Follow 21 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

Nenad Bogojevic, platform solutions architect at Amadeus, spoke at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 Conference on how to run and manage Kafka clusters in Kubernetes environment. He talked about provisioning Kafka clusters and configuring them using Kubernetes custom resources or ConfigMaps.

Architecture & Design Follow 1329 Followers

Eric Evans: Practicing Domain-Driven Design

by Jan Stenberg Follow 21 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

For Eric Evans, who gave a keynote at the recent DDD Europe 2018 conference in Amsterdam, it’s important to explore and practice building software. He enjoys working with strategic patterns in Domain-Driven Design (DDD), but what he finds really interesting is taking a difficult domain and reason about it differently; breaking out of the mental box trying to find new concepts.

Development Follow 362 Followers

JSON for Modern C++ Reaches Version 3.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

JSON for Modern C++ 3.1 adds support for Universal Binary JSON (UBJSON) specification and JSON Merge Patch.

Culture & Methods Follow 386 Followers

The Relationship between Team Emotion and Delivery

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

AI firm Deep Affects studied Jira projects, presenting a relationships between emotional health and team productivity. Their findings are also supported by Gallup's 2017 State of the Workforce survey which indicates the cost of not having emotionally engaged teams.

Architecture & Design Follow 1329 Followers

Google Cloud Platform Recommends Strong Consistency in Data Stores

by Thomas Betts Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

A recent post on the Google Cloud Platform blog recommends strong consistency in the data layer, which helps in creating an application platform that reduces complexity and the potential for bugs.

Java Follow 613 Followers

Oracle Extends Free Support Lifetime of Java 8

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

Oracle has updated their roadmap for Free support of Java 8. This removes the previously reported "cliff edge" for Java 8 support but still only leaves a four-month cut over period and no long-term options for supporting Java 9 and 10.

Development Follow 362 Followers

As Banks Ban Cryptocurrencies Enterprises Start Joining the Blockchain

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 04, 2018

While controversy and value swings continue to dog Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, interest in the associated blockchain technology is rising, with major players in the financial and other industries showing signs of taking it seriously.

Development Follow 362 Followers

Is REST the New SOAP?

by Mark Little Follow 8 Followers on  Feb 03, 2018 5

The REST debate was re-ignited a few weeks ago when Pakal de Bonchamp wrote an article complaining about many aspects of the approach and likening it to SOAP. His original article went into a lot of detail and sparked a lot of comments and then WeWork's Phil Sturgeon wrote a response which essentially refuted de Bonchamp's claims. The conversation between the two continues.

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