There is no one ideal set of criteria for a productive work environment, but there are some common themes that team members and managers can keep in mind. On an agile team, the issues of office space, remote working, and multitasking are great topics to discuss at an iteration retrospective.
Despite the decision by Oracle to remove the stripped implementations feature and then defer Project Jigsaw to the proposed 2015 release of Java SE 9, Java SE 8’s release on March 18 is quickly causing excitement and anticipation among developers.
Joe Townsend explores the meaning of the term wagile. Apparently, this word is a result of what occurs when a team slips from agile development into waterfall development. In this story, Joe lists several organizations that have gone wagile and what we can learn from them.
Rolls-Royce Holdings is a well-known provider, designer, and manufacturer of power systems for air, sea, and land applications. These days, Rolls-Royce is in the early stages of exploring a transportation technology concept for the maritime market: unmanned cargo freighters or drone ships.
Bonnie Bailey writes on the importance of knowing your users and keeping them close to you. The more you live and breathe your users, the more you know what they look like. Keeping your users close also implies making room for their data and their environments.
In another twenty years our current Internet will seem just as archaic as 2004 does today, and we might very well look back at 2014 as the seminal year when everything changed. The new Internet will leverage wearable computers, anticipatory computing, and user context to deliver data.
Managers are often the ones responsible for removing impediments, but finding people who are good at managing programmers is difficult. Steve Berczuk explores why quality engineering managers are hard to come by.
Today, just a quarter of all Americans in computer-related occupations are women. Why is this field with such a promising outlook attracting so few female candidates? This story takes a look at what's deterring women and why it's important for everyone that they be represented in the tech workforce.
Amazon made headlines recently with its new patent for an anticipatory shipping model. The model predicts what users would likely buy, when they would buy it, and where they would need it. Rajini Padmanaban examines Amazon's anticipatory shipping model and what it means for predictive analytics.
The teach-kids-to-code movement appears to be gaining traction. Now preschoolers can become one of the cool kids and learn coding concepts in a fun way—without sitting in front of a screen. A board game that promises to “teach your kids to code before they learn to read” is being released soon.