Improve JSON Usage

11 Ways to Improve JSON Performance & Usage

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JSON is easy to work with and has become the standard data format for virtually everything. Although originally derived from the JavaScript scripting language, JSON is now a language-independent data format and code for parsing and generating JSON data is readily available in many programming languages. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. At Stackify, we use JSON extensively for REST …

continuous delivery with a feedback loop

Continuous Delivery for Winners – With a Feedback Loop

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Today’s users (or customers) have rapidly evolving needs, are mobile, and expect 24/7 connectivity and reliability. As software product developers and vendors, we need to release updates frequently to satiate our users’ needs or else we risk losing them to competitors or alternatives. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Our Response to Users’ Demands What do we do to stay …

Fragile to Agile

Tips for Making Agile Less Fragile

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Agile. You can’t avoid hearing it wherever you go even though “agile” means different things to different people. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. In some shops, agile means extremely small sprints that are continuously deployed, sometimes multiple times per day. For others, it means the same old waterfall-style development, but they have burndown charts, daily stand-up meetings, and maybe …

Agile Development Requires Agile Support

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Agile development has become the standard methodology for application development. The days of long term planning with giant Gantt waterfall charts and detailed requirements is fading away. For years the product planning process frustrated product owners and businesses because no matter the plan, nothing ever went to plan. Agile development throws the detailed planning out the window and instead focuses …