The effect of music listening on work performance

This study measured the effect of music listening on state positive affect, work quality and time-on-task of computer information systems developers. Effects of music on work performance, in this case, software design, may be explained by increases in state positive affect. Data from 56 (male = 41, female = 15) developers were obtained from four different Canadian software companies. Data were collected in the participants’ actual work environments over five weeks. Results indicated that state positive affect and quality-of-work were lowest with no music, while time-on-task was longest when music was removed. Narrative responses revealed the value of music listening for positive mood change and enhanced perception on design while working. Evidence is provided of the presence of a learning curve in the use of music for positive mood alteration. Overall, the study contributes to the development of a model that aspires to elucidate music and workplace interactions; as well, it has implications for organizational practice. latest front page

The New Agile: Size Matters

Remember that agile started in development teams? As the time passes, we feel that what the agile manifesto can be applied also at the product level, and maybe even at the portfolio level. There’s definitely a demand for scaling the process from the business side. Let’s take a couple of examples on how we moved on. Since we’re talking scale, it makes sense to start small. latest front page

The Business Value In Software Quality

Software is taking over the world. You would be hard pressed today to find a company without dedicated software development efforts. But even in traditional business models, this is not confined to line-of-business applications. Organizations now have public, contractor and field team applications—as well as end users. And they must consider the results-focused future of software development and the need for faster, higher quality application releases. This is the business value of software quality. Read more… latest front page

Comparison of 4 popular JavaScript MV* frameworks (part 1)

Finding a comprehensive comparison between any kind of JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries or Extensions is not hard these days. Especially when it comes to Javascript MV* Frameworks, which are used to develop single-page applications (SPAs), and their notorious representatives, i.e. AngularJS, Ember, Backbone.js and newcomer React. A simple Google Search offers a plethora of technical comparisons to choose from. latest front page

30 Best Free Responsive HTML5 CSS3 Website Templates 2015

Free HTML5 website templates 2015 are mostly used to create cool websites for users. These free html5 templates are packed with clean code and design. HTML5 is one of the most popular languages in the world which used to create a website. Free HTML5 templates are very useful for beginners, because with the use of these website templates you will easily start your web design project. latest front page

Announcing the Official Node.js Connector for the Oracle Database by Oracle

Oracle has released a new Node.js driver for Oracle Database on GitHub! This is exciting for the Node community. The interest in Node applications that connect to the widely available Oracle Database is being recognized and rewarded with a driver that has been designed from the ground up for performance, scalability and usability. Read on for example code on how it works… latest front page