Topic: thoughtworks

How to build a platform for business value

As an industry we’ve been talking about platforms for a very long time. Everyone thinks they need one but many people don’t know why. Perhaps more concerning, many organizations build them and then don’t realize the value they expected. This trend was reinforced by the recently published Technology Radar — Thoughtworks’ biannual look at the tech … continue reading

Agile 2016 conference asks: What does agile mean today?

Agile has been around for more than a decade, but is the agile of yesterday still relevant for the agile of today or tomorrow? It is a question industry thought leaders explored at the recent Agile 2016 conference in Atlanta. Jim Newkirk, vice president of cloud development at CenturyLink and the moderator of the Agile … continue reading

Mozilla previews Firefox OS 2.5, Gear VR ready for preorder, and Google Chrome updates—SD Times news digest: Nov. 11, 2015

Mozilla has announced the Firefox OS 2.5 developer preview along with an experimental Android app. The app lets developers experience Firefox OS as an alternate home screen on their Android device, without having to re-flash and replace Android installation. Version 2.5 features add-ons that can extend apps, a new privacy feature that allows users to … continue reading

Don’t scale Agile before you ask yourself these questions

Enterprise organizations are beginning to buy in to Agile techniques outside of their development teams, to gain companywide benefits from being Agile. Enterprises require scale, and with that scale comes process. A big question remains left unanswered: How do you ensure that future Agile teams have “agility” and can collaborate and deliver value, instead of … continue reading

Agile2015 Roundup: AgileCraft’s T-Rex, Hansoft X, Tasktop Sync and Tasktop Data, and more

There was a central theme at this week’s Agile 2015 conference in Washington, and that was trying to understand and succeed at scaling agile beyond software development and into other areas of the enterprise. “There is a lot of scaled agile here,” said Ryan Polk, VP of engineering at Rally. “Most of the companies here … continue reading

Digging into microservices

Today’s monolithic applications are starting to become too big and too complicated for developers to maintain. When developers want to update a feature, they are forced to update the entire application. To solve this problem, organizations have been turning to a new software development approach: microservices. “Microservice architecture is the idea that rather than building … continue reading

Microsoft’s Visual Studio timeline and Z3 Theorem Prover, Google Cloud Launcher, Facebook’s Fresco—SD Times news digest: March 27, 2015

Microsoft has released a rough timeline of the upcoming features and capabilities on track for the release of Visual Studio 2015 and beyond. The tentative feature rundown for the company’s flagship developer IDE is below: More details are available on the Visual Studio blog. Google unveils Google Cloud Launcher Google has announced Google Cloud Launcher … continue reading

AnsibleFest: Ransack, a Rackspace application built on the Ansible API

HP, ThoughtWorks and others debut Ansible-based software and ideas for configuration management at AnsibleFest NYC … continue reading

ThoughtWorks Studios unveils new release management platform

Go is an upgrade from the company’s Cruise solution, now enabling “continuous delivery” of software … continue reading

ThoughtWorks puts new twist on testing

The latest release of this test automation software supports behavior-driven development and allows for common languages … continue reading

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