A lot of things I saw on Devoxx do not warrant their own blog post, but they are interesting enough to mention.
This is just a short blog to draw your attention to the latest edition of Thoughtworks’ Technology Radar.
For those new to it, the radar is Thoughtworks’ quarterly opinion on noteworthy things happening in IT engineering. These are put into four categories (Techniques, Languages & Frameworks, Tools and Platforms) and visually presented in a kind of radar display. Background information and additional explanations can be found on Martin Fowler‘s blog.
It’s quite interesting to watch for new blips, or to see old blips fade or brighten. And I find it pretty cool if a new technology or tool that I’ve just learned about or played with makes it on their radar.
But remember: it’s just Thoughtworks’ opinion… you are allowed to disagree.
Maybe we should attempt to create a radar of our own and then compare. Would be fun!
At Avisi we are using Scrum more and more on our development teams. And just now I ran into this interesting blog post on software inventory. Typical Scrum activities are organizing the backlog or planning a sprint. These are exactly the activities that are dealing with the inventory of a Scrum team. With the new GreenHopper 6, managing your inventory becomes an easy task.
Have you ever wondered why there is no platform focused on agile software architecture? Have you ever felt the need to share knowledge, ask questions and discuss about these subjects together with other experts?
Well, we did!
Not only at Avisi, but throughout the entire software industry, we noticed the need of creating a platform for the software architect in an agile environment. The symposium will focus on new development in software architecture and software architecture in agile projects.
Some interesting (international) speakers will be there to share their knowledge, answer question en discuss about several subjects within software architecture.
Feel free to contact us for more information on the symposium and stay posted by following the symposium website and twitter @Avisi_IT #ASAS2012
This is an opportunity to share knowledge of this important subject and make a difference in our industry! Please register online, to make sure there’s a spot for you at the Agile Software Architecture Symposium of 2012!
We’ll see you there!
Last april we held our very first breakfast meetup. It was a thorough introduction to Atlassian, Jira and Confluence during a tasty breakfast. Attendees were enthusiastic, apparently learned something and we all had a very interesting discussion afterwards.
So we decided to repeat the experience!
On may 1st 2012, Atlassian released a new product called Stash. Stash is a Git repository manager. People that know Atlassian would say “Hey, isn’t it the same as FishEye?”. Well no, it’s not the same. FishEye is for looking at ALL of your source code, in any source repository. Stash is a repository manager for Git only. So how is it different then?
We’re holding another one of our monthly “Techday” events this week. We organize techdays because we like to stay sharp and have some fun in the process (Check out our previous blog post about why we do techdays).
Atlassian Confluence is adding more and more features to improve the user experience and to position Confluence as the collaboration platform of choice.