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  • Introduction to SQL Server Containers

    by Paul Stanton on  Sep 08, 2016

    Containers are just around the corner for the Windows community, and this article takes a closer look at using SQL Server containers. The author discusses the value, use cases, and means for taking advantage of SQL Server containers today.

  • Two Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Integrating Services

    by Pamod Sylvester on  Sep 07, 2016

    With SOA, businesses moved from monolithic applications to heterogeneous designs by decomposing functionality into services. However, architects must be careful when integrating services. Often enterprises assume adopting patterns like ESB can help. Unfortunately, there are hidden challenges with these patterns. The danger is they go unnoticed during development but surface when a system is live.

  • Adaptable or Predictable? Strive for Both – Be Predictably Adaptable!

    by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Sep 06, 2016

    Our efforts to improve software development face the question of what to focus on. Should we govern for predictability without concern of value, maximizing cost-efficiency without concern for end-to-end responsiveness? Or maybe do the opposite and govern for value over predictability, focus on responsiveness over cost efficiency? What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.

Book Review: Cathy O’Neil’s Weapons of Math Destruction

Posted by Charles Humble on  Sep 06, 2016

“Big Data has plenty of evangelists, but I’m not one of them,” writes Cathy O’Neil, a blogger (mathsbabe.org) and former quantitative analyst at the hedge fund DE Shaw. 4

Agile 2016: Interview with ICAgile on Certification, Growth and Expert Tracks

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Sep 04, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, ICAgile announced a number of milestones – more Certified Experts qualified, some additional certification pathways, and substantive growth across the board. 1

Continuous Delivery Coding Patterns: Latent-to-Live Code & Forward Compatible Interim Versions

Posted by Luca Minudel on  Sep 02, 2016

Learn two novel practices for continuous delivery to increase speed and reliability of software development and reduce risks: Latent-to-live code pattern and Forward compatible interim versions.

Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself

Posted by Jean Richardson & Matthew Plavcan on  Sep 01, 2016

Software developers can raise their consciousness through the use of disciplined technical practices. A knowledgeable developer can influence an ever-increasing portion of the world.

Virtual Panel on Bimodal IT

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Aug 31, 2016

Bimodal IT has been supported by many and criticized by many. InfoQ reached out to enterprise experts to dig deeper into the pros and cons of this strategy and how/when/if is it applicable.

Using Templates to Transform Web Service Results into Markup

Posted by Greg Brown on  Aug 31, 2016

The HTTP-RPC open-source Java framework returns results in JSON by default, but can use the CTemplate system to respond with custom markup.

Why Agile Is Critical for Attracting Millennial Engineers

Posted by Zubin Irani on  Aug 30, 2016

More and more companies are realizing that having an Agile organization is critical to attracting and retaining the latest generation of millennial engineers. Here’s why.

Chris Fregly on the PANCAKE STACK Workshop and Data Pipelines

Posted by Dylan Raithel on  Aug 29, 2016

InfoQ interviews Chris Fregly, organizer for the 4000+ member Advanced Spark and TensorFlow Meetup about the PANCAKE STACK workshop, Spark and building data pipelines for a machine learning pipeline

Getting Started with ASP.Net Performance Monitoring and Optimization

Posted by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Aug 29, 2016

“This web page is slow” is a common complaint about web sites. While the web brings some desirable characteristics such as global delivery, it also brings challenges at the performance level.

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