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  • Intro to knysa: Async-Await Style PhantomJS Scripting

    by Bo Zou on  Jul 21, 2016 1

    Typical PhantomJS test frameworks suffer from callback hell and other tricks that reduce the clarity of how the program flows. Bo Zou created knysa which uses async-await style programming to eliminate these callbacks. Additionally, there's no need to resort to currying and common try-catch-fail constructs are used to maintain a sane path through the code.

  • Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Managing for Happiness

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 20, 2016

    The book Managing for Happiness by Jurgen Appelo provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun. It contains tips and suggestions for applying the practices to achieve organizational greatness and maximize learning in organizations.

  • JUnit 5 - An Early Test Drive - Part 1

    by Nicolai Parlog on  Jul 19, 2016 4

    JUnit, Java's most ubiquitous testing framework, is getting an update. Yes, JUnit 5 is a complete rewrite that decouples "JUnit the Platform" from "JUnit the Tool" and makes the platform available to other testing frameworks, which might very well redefine the future of testing on the JVM. More than that, it evolves the API and has a very promising extension model.

Why ALM Is Becoming Indispensable in Safety-Critical Product Development

Posted by Kristof Horvath on  Jul 15, 2016

The story of how Medtronic Neuromodulation realized that in order to modernize their processes while maintaining compliance, adopting integrated Application Lifecycle Management was necessary

Grokking Algorithms Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 14, 2016

Manning’s Grokking Algorithms takes a novel approach to introducing such complex matters as data structures, algorithms, and complexity by leveraging the power and expressiveness of illustration.

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

Posted by Alex Novkov on  Jul 13, 2016

Organizational silos may cause a variety of problems for your company. Learning more about how and why they form is the first step towards dealing with them. This article suggest using ventilators.

HTTP-RPC: A Lightweight Cross-Platform REST Framework

Posted by Greg Brown on  Jul 12, 2016

HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework for creating and accessing cross-platform polyglot RESTful web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor, while preserving fundamental REST principles. 3

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon New York 2016

Posted by Abel Avram on  Jul 12, 2016

The fifth annual QCon New York was the biggest yet, bringing together over 850 team leads, architects, project managers, and engineering directors.

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. 1

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.

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