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ThoughtWorks embraces the individuality of the people in the organization and hence the opinions expressed in the blogs may contradict each other and also may not represent the opinions of ThoughtWorks.

Current Weather at Your Location Using Wunderground and Google Static Map APIs

I was more concerned with ‘Feel Like’ temperature and wind speeds for my neighborhood. Also, […]

Dinker Charak
19 November 2017

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Wakefield, MA

Martin Fowler
19 November 2017

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On boarding new team members

Teams change and Software Development Teams are no different. When this change is about bringing someone new to the team, we call this process an on-boarding. This process involves tasks to integrate this person to the team and the project, but misconceptions and unrealistic expectations make this process challenging for the new person and for the team itself. 

Newcomers manage alone a successful on-boarding outcome is the belief which creates these misconceptions. Some teams spend time with the new person presenting topics and instructions; but deep down the belief remains. “We need a fast learner, are you one?”, “We are…

Marco Valtas
18 November 2017

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Solving “Could not determine Java version from ‘9.0.1’” with Gradle and IntelliJ on MacOSX

As I was importing Gradle project to try out Java Spring, I encountered this error: […]

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Dinker Charak
17 November 2017

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Setting Up Web Server in Mac OS X (macOS Sierra 10.12)

Was setting up a web server in my Mac OS X after a long time. […]

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Dinker Charak
16 November 2017

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Products Over Projects

For a long time, my colleagues and I have been arguing the organizations need to organize their software efforts as products rather than projects. But we haven't really come up with a great way to articulate what we see as the difference. Finally my colleague Sriram Narayam has stepped up to fill in the gap with a long-form article here. In the first installment, he covers the difference between project and product thinking. Later installments will cover the benefits and challenges of product-mode.

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Martin Fowler
16 November 2017

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John Lewis IT Software Engineering Principles

Following the TOGAF’s Architectural Principles style, John Lewis team have created a set of principles to guide technology decision making. It is well organized and succinct. Enjoy it: http://engineering-principles.onejl.uk/

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Paulo Caroli
16 November 2017

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[Lean Inception] Qual capa você prefere?

Em menos de um mês vai sair a versão impressa do livro Lean Inception: How to Align People And Build The Right Product. Desde 2011 eu venho compartilhando sobre o Direto Ao Ponto e as Inceptions Enxutas no Brasil. Vide www.diretoaoponto.caroli.org   No primeiro semestre deste ano eu compartilhei um artigo sobre Lean Inception no site […]

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Paulo Caroli
15 November 2017

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Bliki: MachineJustification

I remember in my teens being told of the wonderful things Artificial Intelligence (AI) would do in the next few years. Now several decades later, some of these seem to be happening. The most recent triumph was of computers teaching each other to play Go by playing against each other, rapidly becoming more proficient than any human, with strategies human experts could barely comprehend. It's natural to wonder what will happen over the next few years, will computers soon have greater intelligence than humanity? (Given some recent election results, that may not be too hard a bar to cross.)

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Martin Fowler
14 November 2017

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[coaching] Sim, engatinhar é necessário!

A minha bebê tentou andar antes de engatinhar. Achei engraçadinho, e confesso que até a segurei pelas mãos para ajudá-la a caminhar. Foi então que parei para ler a respeito. E descobri que eu estava cometendo um grande erro. Lendo alguns artigos sobre pediatria e a primeira infância, eu descobri que pular a fase de […]

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Paulo Caroli
13 November 2017

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Comparing Race for the Galaxy and San Juan

San Juan and Race for the Galaxy are two of my favorite card games. They have a similar style and heritage, both much influenced by Puerto Rico. I'm happy to own both as San Juan is easier to teach and generally lighter play experience, but Race excels when I'm after more depth.

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Martin Fowler
11 November 2017

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[video] meu bar de uísque, WIP, cycle time, lead time, batch size

Sempre recebo feedback sobre essa palestra realizada na Agile Trends em 2013. Então resolvi colocá-la aqui no meu blog. Assista o vídeo.  

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Paulo Caroli
8 November 2017

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Excelente evento e dica de livros

Palestrar em eventos é sempre uma boa experiência: compartilhar conhecimento, fazer novos amigos e rever antigos amigos. Mas hoje foi muito especial. Quatro palestras e um excelente bate papo: Charbel Semaan falando sobre Google Design Sprint Eu fiz a minha palestra Inovar ou Morrer (3Hs, Direto ao ponto, Estratégia Lean) Nelson Abu falou agilidade e […]

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Paulo Caroli
8 November 2017

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A tecnologia está assumindo o negócio

A indústria automotiva está mudando rapidamente. Veja o  sucesso do Tesla Model 3 (carro elétrico com código open source) e da Google evoluindo seu carro auto-dirigido. E o que dizer a respeito ao mercado de varejo… Parecia um mercado bem estabelecido e com mudanças lentas, até que a Amazon comprou o mercado WholeFoods nos USA. […]

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Paulo Caroli
6 November 2017

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Max out

Often I come across questions like ‘is that what the max you can do in that situation?’. During these moments I get tempted to ask questions like ‘I saw you walking to my desk now, why did not you run?’. I sense that people have misunderstood maximum to be optimal. Optimal is sustainable, maximum is […]

Vinod Kumaar R
5 November 2017

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Quotes on metrics and numbers

I published an article a few years ago, called “An Appropriate Use of Metrics.” Martin Fowler, who hosts the article, tells me that it receives good regular readership. As someone who has been working as a consultant, I’m aware of how an inappropriate use of metrics can really incentivise the wrong behaviour, destroy company and […]

Patrick
5 November 2017

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Évora, Portugal

Martin Fowler
4 November 2017

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Taking DevOps to the Org Chart

Taking DevOps to the Org Chart from Sriram Narayan
In order to realize the full potential of DevOps, it is insufficient to only aim for better engineering techniques and greater automation, hard as that may be in itself. One of the implications of DevOps is a merger of development and corresponding operations teams into several build-it-and-run-it teams. This calls for a re-org at the typical tech organization that supports an old-guard business. The re-org is a challenge for large tech organizations that are often split down the middle in the form of a change organization and a run organization.

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Sriram Narayan
3 November 2017

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Old scripting

The landscape

I'm helping someone with a scripting problem on an old system and an old shell. How old? Try IBM AIX 6.1, first released in 2007, and ksh93 "e" released in ... 1993. At least the AIX is a version of 6.1 from 2014 (Kudos to IBM for treating long-term support seriously.)

A second point to ponder. The goal is to improve remote scripting—running scripts on a remote machine. In this environment, ssh exists but is not used. The remote execution tool chosen is rexec, considered one of the most dangerous tools possible. But my remit is…

Brian Oxley
1 November 2017

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Technology is taking over the business

The automotive industry is changing fast. Tesla´s Model 3 enormous success (electric car with open source technology), and Google evolving their self-driving car. What about the retail market… It seemed to be a established market with slow changes, until Amazon bought the WholeFoods market. Now everyone knows things will change super-fast. I have just bought […]

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Paulo Caroli
1 November 2017

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