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How to keep SQL Queries Agile How to Keep SQL Queries Agile

When developing software that makes use of a database, you may want to apply Agile principles to help tune your SQL queries. Simplicity, and being able to reduce the time scale of long running queries are the resulting benefits. In this article we discuss how to write more efficient code and reduce the overhead associated with long-running or inefficient queries.

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
What Makes Java Agile? What Makes Java Agile

Java is one of the most commonly used programming languages, patronized for its simplicity, extensibility, and object-orientedness. The principles of Agile software emphasize simplicity, interactions among individuals, working software, customer collaboration, and responsiveness to change. So, what makes Java Agile?

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
The Veracity about Velocity The Veracity about Velocity

Novice project management, measurement analysts, and even leadership may attempt to use velocity (an indicator of workload completed) comparisons to drive innovation and improvement across teams. In turn, teams are then motivated to inflate story points and velocity while losing perspective of their true purpose: value delivery.

Joe Schofield's picture Joe Schofield
7 Strategies to Build High-Performing Teams

As leaders, we need to consider the structure of the team and the alignment and purpose of the work the team does. This is to ensure that we have clarity on the value the team creates. In my opinion, a high-performing team flourishes in an environment where they know exactly how they contribute to the organization's purpose.

Venkat Edagottu's picture Venkat Edagottu
A Data Center Agile Data Modeling with MySQL Document Store

Agile data modeling involves a collaborative, iterative, and incremental approach to data modeling. In this article, we discuss how MySQL Document Store could be used for agile data modeling.

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
Agile Leadership: Your Key to Business Success Agile Leadership: Your Key to Business Success

In the article, we will discuss why Agile transformation cannot solely be effective without a truly Agile Leader in the organization. We will cover what essentially is meant by Agile leadership and why there is so much talk about it. Finally, we will figure out how to embrace the Agile leader role and what effective tips and practices can help on this path.

Andrew Romanukha's picture Andrew Romanukha
Is Iterative Development Still Relevant? Is Iterative Development Still Relevant?

Iterative development is a forerunner of Agile and can be seen as a hybrid retaining some aspects of Waterfall. This article looks at whether it is still of value to project delivery and in what circumstances it could be useful.

Adrian Baker's picture Adrian Baker
What Makes Containerization Agile What Makes Containerization Agile

While a few other types of containers are available, Docker is the de facto standard for containerization. Containerization involves running multiple applications in containers on a Docker Engine that runs on an underlying operating system. The principles of Agile software emphasize simplicity, interactions among individuals, working software, customer collaboration, and responsiveness to change. Docker containers make all of these feasible.

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
5 Tips to Create a Secure CI/CD Pipeline 5 Tips to Create a Secure CI/CD Pipeline

The purpose of CI/CD security goes beyond identifying and remediating vulnerabilities—it also emphasizes keeping pace with other CI/CD processes. A secure CI/CD pipeline allows teams to find and fix issues without disrupting the overall CI/CD flow, achieving security without delaying or rolling back software releases.

Gilad David Maayan's picture Gilad David Maayan
Using the New Pattern Matching Feature in Java 16 Using the New Pattern Matching Feature in Java 16

A new language feature in Java 16, called Pattern Matching for instanceof, uses a type pattern instead of just a type for the instanceof operator. The benefit of this feature is that you can avoid unnecessary code that usually has to be used for casting the target object to the type and declaring a new variable for the resulting object.

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra

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