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This week in #Scala (14/04/2014)

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala! An exciting week since we have new releases for Scala, Play and Akka! Since I will be away next week, my colleague Mario Arias (@dh44t) will be producing the next roundup which will be released … Read more

Engineering diversity

Yesterday was Cake Solutions’ team dinner & drinks. The company, food & good drinks were great. But what made me very happy was the real diversity. The engineers at Cake do not fit any stereotype. Sameness is fragile: if everyone … Read more

Reflections on Akka

(Originally published at InsideReality). I’ve been working extensively with Akka during the past 12 months. Here I reflect on what I’ve learnt. Writing concurrent software is hard, sometimes orders of magnitude harder than single-threaded software. Perhaps the greatest difficulty is … Read more

This week in #Scala (7/04/2014)

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala! Let’s start with a new video from Typesafe, where Martin Odersky introduces the Typesafe Reactive Platform! Lets catch-up on the latest Scala happenings … New Stuff Scalding 0.9 was released by twitter, get it while it?s … Read more

This week in #Scala (31/03/2014)

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala! Lets catch-up on the latest Scala happenings … New Stuff Scala 2.10.4 is now available, strictly a bug-fix release The Scala IDE with this release built right in, is available through the following update-site … Read more

This week in #Scala (24/03/2014)

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala! Typesafe in conjunction with BoldRadius launched a new tool: Go Typesafe!  It should help you to convince your peers and management in using the Typesafe stack. The tool helps you demonstrate how the Typesafe Reactive Platform … Read more

This week in #Scala (17/03/2014)

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala! The Akka team is asking for help building their new community page so if you are interested then please show your support here. Lets catch-up on the latest Scala happenings … New Stuff Spray 1.0.1 / 1.1.1 / … Read more

ReactiveMongo, Play & AngularJS

This application shows how to build a ‘modern’ web application, comprising a Client-side JavaScript app built using AngularJS written in CoffeeScript, served from the Play 2 Framework and using document persistence with Reactive Mongo a non-blocking Scala client for MongoDB. … Read more

Gojko Adzic

Throw user stories away after they are delivered

This is an excerpt from my upcoming book 50 Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories. If you want to try this idea in practice, I’ll be running a workshop on improving user stories at the Product Owner Survival Camp Many teams get stuck by using previous stories as documentation. They assign test cases, design […]
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Kanban in Action ? book review

This wonderful little book is a gentle introduction to Kanban by Marcus Hammarberg and Joakim Sunden. It explains the theory behind flow-based processes and provides a ton of practical implementation tips on everything from visualising work to how to properly take out a sticky note. The first part deals with the basic principles of Kanban, […]
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Budget instead of estimating

This is an excerpt from my upcoming book 50 Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories. If you want to try this idea in practice, I’ll be running a workshop on improving user stories at the Product Owner Survival Camp Detailed estimation works against the whole idea of flexible scope, but many companies I worked […]
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User stories should be about behaviour changes

This is an excerpt from my upcoming book 50 Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories. If you want to try this idea in practice, I’ll be running a workshop on improving user stories at the Booster conference in Bergen, NO next month. I’m also participating in the Product Owner Survival Camp in Zurich in […]
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Videos

Vimeo / Cake Solutions Ltd.'s videos

Agile Financial Models: Agile in a time of Austerity - ReThink Recruitment November 2013
Cake - The Reactive Manifesto
How to turn technology start-up ideas into reality - Hays October 2013
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