• September 01, 2015 01 Sep'15

    CAST 2015 ends with great debate

    Matt Heusser offers a wrap-up of the CAST 2015 software testing conference, with a summary of several compelling keynote presentations.

  • August 10, 2015 10 Aug'15

    It's a small world, right?

    In all of the Agile talk last week at Agile2015, there were lots of good, insightful observations, a ton of interesting, useful and actionable data and a few downright jaw-droppers. The ...

  • August 06, 2015 06 Aug'15

    VersionOne surveys Agile development for 2015

    VersionOne's 9th annual survey shows that Agile development teams are more productive, projects are more visible and it's easier to roll with changes. Too bad corporate culture isn't always on Agile's side.

  • August 06, 2015 06 Aug'15

    Improving Agile security starts with the user story

    At Agile2015, discussion turned to how a user story can offer a different approach to Agile security.

  • August 05, 2015 05 Aug'15

    Keynote at Agile2015: Modify Agile to make it work

    The keynote at Agile2015 emphasized why companies should modify Agile based on needs, rather than following core values.

  • August 03, 2015 03 Aug'15

    While walking the halls of Agile2015...

    this is what I overheard on Day One of this very popular conference in Washington, D.C.: “We submitted a paper and we heard back 20 days later. Normally you submit a paper and you hear back six ...

  • August 03, 2015 03 Aug'15

    What to expect from Agile2015

    From large-scale Agile news to how science impacts Agile, presenters discuss the topics that will be included in Agile2015.

  • August 03, 2015 03 Aug'15

    A quick peek at new products from Agile2015

    Get ready for new products, upgrades and features this week at Agile 2015. Here’s a brief round up of what you’ll see featured in booths at the show: ThoughtWorks’ Mingle Plus 2.0 Aimed at the ...

  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    Navigating your way through Agile2015

    Is this your first time going to Agile2015? You’re not alone – it’s my first time too – but from what I understand this isn’t your mother’s tech conference. So I asked Agile consultant and author ...

  • July 23, 2015 23 Jul'15

    Automated dinosaurs? Check. Automated testing? It depends.

    Have you heard about the brand new hotel in Japan that is staffed exclusively by robots? If you’re lucky (and English-speaking), you’ll be welcomed at the front desk by a robotic dinosaur. Japanese ...

  • July 09, 2015 09 Jul'15

    It's all fun and games until someone gets caught in a recursive loop.

    The Boston Software Craftsmanship Meetup group met recently to play a couple of programming games. They were gracious enough to let me sit in as one of their own. The games were to demonstrate the ...

  • June 26, 2015 26 Jun'15

    Containers, microservices, and DevOps, oh my… the big trends in enterprise open source

    Red Hat Summit / Dev Nation 2015 fell pretty well in line with the theme everything old is new again. The three main themes repeated again and again were containers, DevOps and microservices. I ...

  • June 25, 2015 25 Jun'15

    Crashing an all-night hackathon

    For a journalist, an all-night hackathon can be a pretty intimidating undertaking. I was sure I'd be way over my head sitting with professional programmers as we built and programmed as Raspberry ...

  • June 03, 2015 03 Jun'15

    Familiar landmarks on the roadmap from clipboards to tablets

    The folks behind Alpha Anywhere, including Alpha Software CTO Dan Bricklin, gathered a bunch of their users to focus on mobile application development and specifically on tablet applications ...

  • April 30, 2015 30 Apr'15

    Big data analytics use cases over data science, says CEO

    Turning data into information depends on the context it's used in. It takes a new type of engineer to discover the right big data analytics use cases to pursue.