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  • Don't Break Your Silos - Push Out the Silo Mentality

    by Alex Novkov on  Jul 13, 2016

    Organizational silos are a serious hurdle for many companies out there. They may cause a wide variety of problems if not dealt with accordingly. Silos may not need to be broken if you manage to push out the mentality that comes with them by creating ventilators. The first step towards dealing with the silos is to learn more about them and familiarize yourself with the best practices against them.

  • HTTP-RPC: A Lightweight Cross-Platform REST Framework

    by Greg Brown on  Jul 12, 2016 2

    HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework allowing developers to create and access cross-platform polyglot RESTful web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor, while preserving fundamental REST principles such as statelessness and uniform resource access.

  • Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon New York 2016

    by Abel Avram on  Jul 12, 2016

    The fifth annual QCon New York was the biggest yet, bringing together over 800 team leads, architects, project managers, and engineering directors. In total, over 140 practitioner-speakers presented 79 full-length technical sessions and 16 in-depth tutorials, providing deep insights into real-world architectures and state of the art software development practices from a practitioner’s perspective.

The InfoQ Podcast: Wendy Closson on Mindfulness and Algorithmic Approaches to Communicating

Posted by Barry Burd on  Jul 11, 2016

With over a decade of experience immersed in development and championing agile practices, Wendy Closson coaches technology leaders to manage effectively and navigate the choppy waters of business.

Writing Maintainable Configuration Code

Posted by Tushar Sharma, Marios Fragkoulis, and Diomidis Spinellis on  Jul 08, 2016

The article discusses a catalog of configuration smells, provides a few examples of such smells along with corresponding refactorings, and lists a few tools that could be used to reveal such smells.

The Things I Learnt about DevOps When My Car Was Engulfed by Flames

Posted by John Clapham on  Jul 07, 2016

Framed in the story of the author's car catching fire, this article describes five ways of thinking to help understand DevOps culture, and behaviours necessary to create an effective DevOps team. 1

10 Tools to Help Remote Web Developers Collaborate with Their Team

Posted by Benjamin Brandall on  Jul 05, 2016

Use the right tools, and remote web developers can easily out-perform those who work face-to-face. Here are 10 tools for bug tracking, collaborative coding and knowledge management.

Virtual Panel: The Current State of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Posted by Kent Weare on  Jul 04, 2016

This Virtual Panel focuses on some of the current trends in iPaaS. InfoQ has reached out to thought leaders from MuleSoft, SnapLogic and Microsoft to participate in this dialogue.

The InfoQ Podcast: Courtney Hemphill on VR, Augmented Reality, and the Importance of Animation in UX

Posted by Barry Burd on  Jul 01, 2016

Barry Bird talks to Courtney Hemphill. With over ten years of experience in software development, Hemphill has done full stack development for both startup and enterprise companies.

Article Series: Cloud and "Lock-in"

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jul 01, 2016

With the fast-pace of cloud changes, cloud lock-in remains a popular refrain. But what does it mean, and how can you ensure you're maximizing your cloud investment while keeping portability in mind?

Product Development Mechanisms

Posted by Steve Andrews on  Jul 01, 2016

Steve Andrews discuses the need to empower self-managing teams to stay focused on delivering high-quality solutions using mechanisms like tenets and exit criteria.

Approaching Lock-In from a Consultant’s Perspective: An Interview with Nicki Watt

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 30, 2016

Consultants play a major role in helping companies deliver software. How do these consultants tackle lock-in and build portable solutions? In this interview, OpenCredo's Nicki Watt tackles this topic.

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