As any software developer well knows, large releases are often delayed, or released sans some important features, and newly released software is often riddled with bugs. In this article Plumbr's development lead describes techniques they used to successfully release a major upgrade to the Plumbr Java Performance Monitoring solution, without getting burned by the usual fires.
The book Real World Kanban by Mattias Skarin provides four case studies where kanban is used to visualize, provide insight and improve product development. InfoQ interviewed Skarin about the essence of kanban and lean, why flexibility in organizations is needed, doing continuous improvement, how visualization can help to understand problems, and advice on how to get started with kanban.
Find out what's new in Kubernetes V1 with a Jenkins example in Google Container Engine. V1 brings enterprise-level capabilities such as self healing, service discovery, dynamic DNS, resource quotas.
The authors have concluded after analyzing 15 years of ATAM data that modifiability, performance, availability, interoperability, and deployability are key quality attributes for Agile practitioners.
This series explores some of the patterns of behavior of healthy organizations through testimonies from their practitioners and through analysis by consultants in the field.
We take a look at Etsy's blameless postmortems, both in terms of philosophy, process and practical measures/guidance to avoid blame and better prepare for the next outage. Learning is the key outcome.
The Art of Scalability, by Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher, is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services.
Storm Applied is a new book from Manning that aims to provide a practical guide on using Storm, both in a development and in a production setting. InfoQ has spoken with two of the book’s authors.
If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today. 1
This article provides a 'hands on' tutorial demonstrating how to achieve the benefits of containers for your stateful services like databases, using Flocker, an open source project from ClusterHQ. 1
In an economy where apps have become the very heart and soul of almost any business, you have less than one second to impress a user - app performance is essential to ensure your user's experience. 1
Benjamin Wootton, DevOps consultant, shares his view of the DevOps landscape in 2015. What's the low hanging fruit to kickstart DevOps transformations, how to leverage cloud and containers and more. 1