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Articles

For the .NET devs

Using the Xceed “BusyIndicator” Control

If you’re developing with Microsoft’s WPF, then you’re likely aware of Xceed and the confusing “BusyIndicator” control – but have you managed to find a tutorial explaining its implementation? Try this one on for size from regular blogger Steve Naidamast.

Community lessons

Groovy downloads double after joining Apache Foundation

Groovy creator Guillaume Laforge shares some essential lessons on managing programming communities and looks back on Groovy’s miraculous renaissance experience since the language’s departure from Pivotal and move to the Apache Foundation.

Tribes and squads

How Spotify does Agile

Spotify’s famously engineered agile practices have become the stuff of lean legend. The company is growing at a rapid rate and continues to employ its unique brand of agile methodology, which is intricately linked to its organic organisational culture.

Breaking down barriers

Is your IT department a zoo or a safari park?

As a developer, are you able to run free with other species? Are Ops and architects allowed to frolic together as God intended? Or are you trapped in a pen of expertise? Nigel Moulton discusses the pros and cons of converged skills in IT departments.

Jeremy Deane interview

What happens when you blame a developer for a problem?

What is the right technical and cultural response to the failure of a highly available system? At the JAX London, software architecture expert Jeremy Deane lead two sessions on the importance of resiliency and the challenges of technical change – we spoke to him about diffusion techniques and blameless work culture.