• The InfoQ Podcast: Cathy O'Neil on Pernicious Machine Learning Algorithms and How to Audit Them

    by Charles Humble on  Sep 16, 2016

    In this week's podcast InfoQ’s editor-in-chief Charles Humble talks to Data Scientist Cathy O’Neil.  Topics discussed include her book “Weapons of Math Destruction,” predictive policing models, the teacher value added model, approaches to auditing algorithms and whether government regulation of the field is needed.

  • What’s Wrong With Using Design Templates?

    by Susanne Loxton on  Sep 16, 2016

    By choosing a web design template, businesses save on time and the cost of developing their website. Templates are often hard to customize and generate a range of other issues that affect the website's performance an negatively impact the brand. Contrary to custom design, templates can only serve as a starting point for creating a web presence.

  • Polymorphism of MVC-esque Web Architecture: Classification

    by Brent Chen on  Sep 15, 2016

    The MVC architecture has a long and storied history, from its early days in the Smalltalk community to its modern implementation in JavaScript frameworks. In this article, Brent Chen explains the history of the MVC architecture and its different forms in modern applications, both on the client and on the server.

Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

Posted by Emily Webber on  Sep 14, 2016

Communities of practice have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns.

Pros and Cons of Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

Posted by Ritesh Patil on  Sep 13, 2016

One of the most challenging situations for app developers is whether to develop a native mobile app or go for cross-platform. This article discussed the pros and cons of cross-platform development. 7

Spark GraphX in Action Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 12, 2016

InfoQ spoke with authors of Spark GraphX in Action book, Apache Spark framework and what's coming up in the area of graph data processing and analytics.

Q&A and Book Review on Liftoff, Second Edition

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 10, 2016

The book Liftoff, Second Edition provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding needs, building trust, and defining how to interact in the team and align with the organization.

Designing with Exceptions in .NET

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 09, 2016

Exceptions are an integral part of working with .NET, but far too many developers don’t think about them from an API design perspective.

Introduction to SQL Server Containers

Posted 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.

Two Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Integrating Services

Posted by Pamod Sylvester on  Sep 07, 2016

Often enterprises assume adopting patterns like ESB help in developing with services. However, hidden challenges with these patterns can present dangers which go unnoticed until the system is live.

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

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Sep 06, 2016

Our efforts to improve software development face the question what to focus on. We can’t be predictable if we are not adaptable. 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 ( and former quantitative analyst at the hedge fund DE Shaw. 4

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