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Agile Transformations: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wanda Marginean shares challenges and lessons learned during real cases of Agile transformations.
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Another very good discussion on the subject : http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Introducing-Agile-Culture

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Category Theory for the Sciences

Category theory was invented in the early 1940s by Samuel Eilenberg and Saunders Mac Lane. It was specifically designed to bridge what may appear to be two quite different fields: topology and algebra.
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Approaching (Almost) Any Machine Learning Problem | Abhishek Thakur

Approaching (Almost) Any Machine Learning Problem | Abhishek Thakur | Software craftmanship and Agile management | Scoop.it
An average data scientist deals with loads of data daily. Some say over 60-70% time is spent in data cleaning, munging and bringing data to a suitable format such that machine learning models can b…
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The Nihilist’s Guide to Wrecking Humans & Systems

Christina Camilleri talks about how social engineering can be used in conjunction with technical attacks to create sophisticated and destructive attack chains, shares some real world war stories and highlights what can be done to protect against these threats.
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InfoQ eMag: Exploring Container Technology in the Real World

InfoQ eMag: Exploring Container Technology in the Real World | Software craftmanship and Agile management | Scoop.it
The creation of many competing, complementary and supporting container technologies has followed in the wake of Docker, and this has led to much hype and some disillusion, around this space. This eMag aims to cut through some of this confusion and explain the essence of containers, their current use cases, and future potential.
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Cache coherency primer

I'm planning to write a bit about data organization for multi-core scenarios. I started writing a first post but quickly realized that there's a bunch of basics I need to cover first. In this post, I'll try just that. Caches This is a whirlwhind primer on CPU caches. I'm assuming you know the basic concept,…
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Screenplay Pattern with Java, Part 3 » Stories from a Software Tester

"In this tutorial post, I’ll begin covering how to apply the screenplay pattern with the Serenity framework. This is a “roll-up your sleeves and code” post. Here I will take a measured approach to demonstrating the screenplay pattern in the context of a working example."
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Gil Tene: Understanding Hardware Transactional Memory

In his presentation "Understanding Hardware Transactional Memory" at QCon New York 2016, Gil Tene introduces hardware transactional memory (HTM). Whereas the concept of HTM is not new, it is now finally available in commodity hardware. The purpose of HTM is to be able to write to multiple addresses in memory in an atomical way so that there cannot be inconsistencies in cooperation other threads.
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My First 10 Minutes On a Server - Primer for Securing Ubuntu

A primer into securing a server against most attacks -- a more verbose extension and adaptation of My First 5 Minutes on a Server by Bryan Kennedy.
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Hiring a programmer? Ditch the coding interview and get back to basics — Signal v. Noise

Hiring a programmer? Ditch the coding interview and get back to basics — Signal v. Noise | Software craftmanship and Agile management | Scoop.it
10 articles from the Basecamp archives focused on common sense hiring practices
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Stop using JWT for sessions - joepie91's Ramblings

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The Scaling Dilemma

Getting teams to work well is hard. Getting teams to work well together is much harder. And the dilemma is, what works in a small organization is often counterproductive at scale. The question is – what do you have to do differently when you grow up?
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Amazon software engineer interview

Personal experience on being hired as a software development engineer at Amazon. Detailed interview process, preparation tips, and more.
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Building our web-app on GitLab-CI - Captain Train Blog

Building our web-app on GitLab-CI - Captain Train Blog | Software craftmanship and Agile management | Scoop.it
Do you wonder how we manage Continuous Integration at Captain Train? Then read-on: here is a technical peek into our engineering process.
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Comparison of Container Schedulers

Comparison of Container Schedulers | Software craftmanship and Agile management | Scoop.it
This report compares three popular solutions to schedule containers: Docker Swarm, Google Kubernetes and Apache Mesos (using the framework…
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Clean, simple, flexible, evolvable, agile architecture cheat sheet |

Clean, simple, flexible, evolvable, agile architecture cheat sheet | | Software craftmanship and Agile management | Scoop.it
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The Small Batches Principle - ACM Queue

Reducing waste, encouraging experimentation, and making everyone happy
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FaaS, PaaS, and the Benefits of the Serverless Architecture

This article discusses what serverless is, comparing it with PaaS and SPaaS, the benefits and costs of a serverless architecture and the need for a framework.
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Why “Agile” and especially Scrum are terrible

Agility is a good thing, no doubt, and the Agile Manifesto isn't unreasonable. Compared to a straw-man practice called "Waterfall", Agile is notably superior. Yet, so much of Agile as-practiced is deeply harmful, and I don't really think that the Agile/Waterfall dichotomy is useful in the first place. There's a variety of Agile, called Scrum,…
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Patterns in a Containerized World

Patterns in a Containerized World | Software craftmanship and Agile management | Scoop.it
Matthias Luebken gives an overview of typical patterns that he has seen in developing, deploying and operating applications that leverage containers. He talks about defining best practices around a good modular container and approaches different composition strategies. He concludes with a first set of patterns like side-car / side-kick, ambassador, adapter and chains.
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Q&A with Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein on Cost of Delay

The book Diving For Hidden Treasures - Uncovering the Cost of Delay in Your Project Portfolio by Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein explores how projects become delayed and provides tools and methods to analyze and limit the costs of delay in projects.
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A Response to “Why Most Unit Testing is Waste”

A few months ago I came across the article Why Most Unit Testing is Waste by James O Coplien. The title is an accurate description of the contents - James considers most unit tests to be useless. He expands his arguments in the follow-up article. I was quite intrigued, since I get a lot of value…
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