Agile

Fundamentals of eXtreme Programming

Reading Time: < 1 minute The term Extreme Programming (XP) was coined by Kent Beck, in late 1990s.  The purpose behind inventing XP was to find a way to deliver high quality software, developed by small teams, and to keep up with the changing requirements of customer. Although, XP is more than a decade old now, it is still being practiced by a lot of developers around the world. The following slide deck and Continue Reading

Conditional logging with Logback in Scala

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hello Folks In my project , i got a scenario where I wanted conditional logging. I was using Logback framework for the same. I wanted to set different logging level for staging and production. Either i could do manually changes in logback.xml for logging level for staging and production both. But this is not the good practice. Then I found the solution of implementing the Continue Reading

Remote profiling using SSH Port Forwarding (SSH Tunneling) on Linux

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this blog post I’ll lay out few steps that are needed for remote profiling using SSH Port Forwarding (SSH Tunneling) using Yourkit profiler.   Steps to be followed on remote machine: 1) Download Yourkit profiler from official Yourkit website. 2) Extract the downloaded file anywhere. 3) What we need to do now is find the file named libyjpagent.so in the extracted folder corresponding to Continue Reading

Manager! Leave the team alone!

Reading Time: 3 minutes The following post is from our guest editor Srinivas Chillara. Srinivas is a Scrum coach and co-author of “Essentials of Scrum practice“- a mini-book currently in advanced draft stage. We don’t need no disruption We don’t need no time control No breathing down the neck in the server room Manager, leave the team alone. What do we do if a senior manager is asking for a ‘resource’ from Continue Reading

Commitment Under Pressure

Reading Time: 3 minutes The following post is from our guest editor Srinivas Chillara. Srinivas is a Scrum coach and co-author of “Essentials of Scrum practice“- a mini-book currently in advanced draft stage. This is an extract from the book. The hidden hobbler of Scrum teams: Pressure One common problem Scrum teams face is in the difficulty of meeting their sprint goals, followed by increasing pressure, which is never-ending. Continue Reading

Successful! First CSM Training in New Delhi

Reading Time: 2 minutes The weather was perfect, the venue was perfect, the trainer was perfect and so were the participants. The First CSM training conducted by Inphina and Zilverline in the heart of New Delhi was a success! It was two days of interactive sessions, fun games and learning which kept the participants engaged and motivated. The great part about the training was that majority of the participants Continue Reading

Role of an Agile Architect

Reading Time: 8 minutes This post is a reproduction of my article which has been published on Agile Journal by the name The Shiny New Agile Architect. You can download the pdf here. Recently there has been a lot of talk on whether we need an Architect on agile teams or not. There have been never-ending discussions on various forums both inside organizations and out in the public questioning Continue Reading