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  • Want to Know What’s in a GC Pause? Go Look at the GC Log!

    by Kirk Pepperdine on  Apr 17, 2017

    Sometimes a superficial analysis of our application performance can incorrectly have the Garbage Collector point to itself. A proper GC log analysis can lead us past the “blame the collector” game. When this happens, we can make amazing discoveries that improve the performance and stability of our applications.

  • Automation and Lean: Scaling up the Lean Value Chain

    by Sudip Pal on  Apr 15, 2017

    While lean principles enable us to be effective and innovative everywhere we work, finding automation opportunities across every technology and customer focused processes can unlock bigger potential for repeatedly delivering value to customers. This article shows how Ericsson applied lean principles in IT service delivery for automating manual repetitive tasks to improve quality and efficiency.

  • Patterns and Practices in C# 7

    by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 13, 2017 1

    C# 7 is a major update with a lot of interesting new capabilities. And while there are plenty of articles on what you can do with it, there’s not quite as many on what you should do with it. Using the principles found in the .NET Framework Design Guidelines, we’re going to take a first pass at laying down strategies for getting the most from these new features.

How to Effectively Collect User Feedback in Mobile Application

Posted by Jianing Zheng on  Apr 11, 2017

This article analyses several ways to collect feedback in mobile apps from the point of view of UX, development, operations, and cost. The right feedback mechanism may help you improve your product.

Dialling in: Atkins and the Communication Challenge, Runners up to the 2017 Spark Award

Posted by Helen Walton on  Apr 10, 2017

How do you get more than 18,000 people to collaborate and share knowledge? Read the case study of Atkins, runners up in this year’s Spark the Change Award.

How to Sell Refactoring? The Case of Nordea Bank AB

Posted by Michał Bartyzel Łukasz Korczyński on  Apr 09, 2017

When you think about refactoring, you think about transformations such Extract Class. They are important in your everyday work with the code. Now we focus on the strategic code refactoring.

More Than React, Part 2: How Binding.scala Makes Reusability Easy

Posted by Yang Bo on  Apr 08, 2017

Yang Bo shows how the reusability features of Binding.scala reduce the number of lines of code and complexity involved in reusing components.

Examining the Internals of a Serverless Platform: Moving towards a ‘Zero-Friction’ PaaS

Posted by Diptanu Gon Choudhury Andrew Michaelis Ramakrishna Nemani Sangram Ganguly on  Apr 07, 2017

This article explores how serverless platforms are built, operated and leveraged for rapid application delivery. A conclusion of this work is that the space is ripe for innovation.

2017 State of Testing Report

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 07, 2017

The State of Testing 2017 report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. 1

Product Development in Distributed Teams

Posted by Savita Pahuja Hugo Messer on  Apr 06, 2017

This article focuses on how to do product development in distributed teams. It shares some virtues and practices which help to minimize distance related challenges and develop the right products

Enhance Your Testing Skills with Mindset Tools

Posted by Vivien Ibironke Ibiyemi on  Apr 05, 2017

This article is about how I discovered a way to grow my test mindset needed for the testing and delivery of quality products, and how my discovery has been useful in enhancing my testing skills.

Roundtable: The Role of Enterprise Architecture in a Cloudy World

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Apr 03, 2017

Do enterprise architects still matter? Has a cloud-native development model fundamentally changed how we think about enterprise architecture? In this roundtable with architects, we discuss. 2

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