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  • IBM's Swift on the Server

    by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 09, 2016

    Since Swift's open-source release, IBM has been working on the project and providing libdispatch on Linux, as well as providing a Swift web-based runtime and a managed catalog of Swift projects. InfoQ spoke to Chris Bailey and Patrick Bohrer, who presented at QCon London 2016, and asked them where they see Swift going in the future.

  • Lessons Learned from Scheduling One Million Containers with HashiCorp Nomad

    by Kevin Fishner on  Apr 08, 2016

    HashiCorp's Million Container Challenge is a test for how efficiently its scheduler, Nomad, can schedule one million containers across 5,000 hosts. The goal of the challenge is to observe and optimize the behavior of Nomad at exceptional scale. Ultimately Nomad was able to schedule one million containers across 5,000 hosts in under five minutes. This post outlines the lessons learned.

  • Q&A on the Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 07, 2016

    The Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition by Mitch Lacey is a "what to expect" book for organizations transitioning to agile, which aims to help teams to deal with issues that occur and fine-tune their own implementation. An interview about the essentials of Scrum, sprint length, full time Scrum masters, making time available for solving defects, preventing bad hires, and increasing benefits from Scrum.

Build Your Own Offshore Development Team - or Not?

Posted by Yousef Awad on  Apr 06, 2016

When you absolutely positively MUST build your own offshore dev team to get the quality you need, consider NOT. The author knows what it takes to do it right, and it isn't easy. 3

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2016

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 05, 2016

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2016 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

0 Bugs Policy

Posted by Gal Zellermayer on  Apr 05, 2016

Gal Zellermayer describes a process for handling bugs based upon 1 rule: whenever you encounter a new bug, you should either fix that bug, or close it as "won't fix" and don't think about it again. 2

C#/Web API Code Generation Patterns for the RAML User

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 04, 2016

This article shows the design patterns that users of REST specification languages such as RAML, Swagger, and API Blueprint should adhere to when generating code for C# and ASP.NET Web API.

Test Management Revisited

Posted by Anne-Marie Charrett on  Apr 03, 2016

Agile, with cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.

Meaning it: What’s the Real Purpose of Corporate Social Responsibility?

Posted by Helen Walton on  Apr 02, 2016

A restaurant to give homeless people apprenticeships? A centre to foster social enterprise? A ‘round the nation’ bike ride? PwC were the runners up for the Spark Award this year. 1

"Using Docker" Book Review and Q&A with Author Adrian Mouat

Posted by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 02, 2016

InfoQ recently sat down with Adrian Mouat, author of “Using Docker”, and explored how containers can be best utilised within a typical software development lifecycle.

A Focus on Agile Principles over Agile Rituals

Posted by Abby Bangser on  Apr 01, 2016

When scaling agile principles through rituals it's important to constantly evaluate and evolve those rituals. This article provides examples of experiments that focus on developing team behaviors.

Is HyperContainer the Answer for Cloud Native Applications?

Posted by Xu Wang on  Mar 31, 2016

Xu Wang introduces HyperContainer, a runtime for running Docker images on any hypervisor, providing hardware-enforced isolation for multi-tenant environments.

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