Scrum tactics

Develop your agile mindset

Cutting through the jargon to the common sense buried beneath, Steffan Surdek discusses cross functional teams, increments of functionality, and minimum feature sets.

Ignore the FUD

Datastax’s Tim Berglund on writing a credible real-time analytics story

Tim Berglund, who recently moved from GitHub to DataStax (aka the commercial warders of Apache Cassandra, a NoSQL platform for data-driven, real-time applications), has long been an active member of the Cassandra community. In this interview, he gives us an expert view on the current Big Data landscape, the growing focus on analytics in the sector, and why the recent Apache Spark and Cassandra collaboration is a natural next step. Filmed at JAX 2014, Mainz, Germany.

Glide like a 747

Guillaume Laforge on finding the Groovy factor

Groovy hit the 3 million downloads mark in 2013! We met Guillaume Laforge at JAX 2014 to talk about what makes Groovy so groovy for developers and what new features the latest version 2.3 offers. Filmed at JAX 2014, Mainz, Germany.

Stripped down

“Worse is better”: Unpicking the paradox

In this interview, Kevlin Henney breaks down ‘Worse is Better’, examines agile in 2014, and gives us three bonus rules every programmer should know. Filmed at JAX 2014, Mainz, Germany.