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Scrumban is a management framework that emerges when teams employ Scrum as their chosen way of working and use the Kanban Method as a lens through which to view, understand and continuously improve how they work. Ajay Reddy, author of The Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban, explains what Scrumban is and how the framework can improve your projects.

Vaughn Vernon

In this chapter from Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model: Applications and Integration in Scala and Akka, Vaughn Vernon covers the kinds of Messages your actors can send and receive and how the intent of each operation determines the kind of Message you will use.

James Robertson, co-author with Suzanne Robertson of "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons--Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing (Video Training)," discusses the perfectly-formed requirement, which should be unambiguous and testable. James discusses the Snow Card, focusing on the requirement, rationale, fit criterion, and supporting materials.

Much has been written about DevOps, but most of it focuses on the Ops side of things. This article highlights the most important aspects for software architects and engineers, which is a short summary of the book DevOps: A Software Architect's Perspective, by Len Bass, Ingo Weber, and Liming Zhu. As such, the authors will cover core aspects that software architects should be aware of: DevOps, its motivation and its main practices, organizational aspects of introducing DevOps, and implications for software architecture.

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John  Traenkenschuh

New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...

John  Traenkenschuh

Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?

Brad Yale

A few months back I wrote a post titled "Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON 2014". The post covered five reasons why Open Source matters. Those reasons were/are:

  1. Code, Glitches and Open Source Security
  2. Open Source Software
  3. GitHub
  4. The Stringent Control of Proprietary Software
  5. The Endless Ability to Test, Play and Alter

While those reasons still ring true, I want to use this space to center in on another topic speaking to why Open Source and OSS matters more than ever: project management and time constraints.

Brad Yale

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