Thursday, December 22, 2011

Do you like your daily Scrum?

Over the years, I've attended my fair share of meetings and worked in a couple of places that are sort of "agile". Naturally, I have witnessed some unproductive meetings. It seems to me that the daily scrum -- or daily standup -- are disproportionately dysfunctional. This makes me wonder if there are truly fans of the daily scrum. Consider the following scenes of dysfunction. Have you seen these?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Reconsidering Java cloud hosting with PaaS

I have been looking into Java cloud hosting for my Groovy on Grails application, and I am quite pleased at what has been happening in this space. I last explored cloud hosting a couple of years ago. By contrast, today's PaaS (Platform as a Service) options look quite promising, particularly Cloud Foundry and Jelastic.