Interruptions are a software developers worst nightmare. This is what you often hear. There is nothing worse than being interrupted while working hard on a problem, while you’re in the zone. You’ll lose your train of thought and the world collapses. The idea is that in software development you are sometimes very deep into a […]

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Voxxed caught up with Terracotta’s Louis Jacomet to chat about his session on data consistency delivered at Devoxx Poland 2016.  We discussed how developers’ requirements may differ from the consistency guarantees offered by providers. From an initial architecture and design outlook the most important rules should be determined by your business requirements, not the technical tools […]

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This week we’re attending the Business of Software conference in Boston, which is always a fountain of brilliant ideas. So we thought we’d share some of the highlights. Please pardon their hastiness… we wanted to get them out sooner than later. In this talk, Rich Mironov (@richmironov), CEO/Product Management Guru, Mironov, lays out a few fundamental laws […]

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There comes a point in a developer’s life where one develops a solid confidence in one’s opinions and actions. For me, this aligned with parenthood; the horrifying responsibility of being in charge of a little one’s life makes choices such as “which java based presentation technology shall I use?” a decision that can be approached […]

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By Necco Ceresani DevOps is becoming one of the most popular and widely adopted methodologies in the tech world. This is a statement we have all heard many times over, but who is actually using DevOps? A lot of major enterprises, that’s who. From government organizations to the biggest social media sites in the world, DevOps […]

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As we reported previously, the Java community was knocked for six this month when the news broke that a number of Oracle’s evangelists had been “suddenly and involuntarily” pushed off deck. Understandably, given both the (apparent) abruptness of their dismissal coupled with prestige these Java evangelists held, there was a ripple of shock across the […]

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By Yakov Fain So you’re an expert programmer and decided to write a technical book? Think twice. Why do you want to write it? These are possible answers: All these years I’ve been using the IT knowledge so generously shared by other people, and it’s time to give back to the community. Great answer! But […]

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By Apurva Dave Like it or not, ‘FrankenOps’ is a reality “Hey, customer X is having performance problems with the application.” “OK, let’s take a look at some of the metrics in Graphite.” “Hmmm, nothing obvious appears but our metrics aren’t set up to dig into a single customer. Let’s hop into Splunk and search for […]

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By Necco Ceresani Everyone loves to talk about DevOps, but when it comes to real life enterprise implementation, things start to get a little shaky. Having gone through the process with hundreds of organisations, the XebiaLabs Sale Engineering Team relayed to me the 6 most common mistakes they see when enterprises implement DevOps for the first time. […]

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By Necco Ceresani Change is hard, especially when it impacts organizational structure, legacy systems and processes. The Xebia Labs third annual software delivery survey reveals that the management of change is a long road as the majority of our respondents continue their implementation of Continuous Integration in 2015. Q: What projects did you undertake in 2014? A: Continuous Integration […]

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