JRuby on Rails powers its first public webapp: Oracle Mix, a social networking app, was announced at OracleWorld. Built in a few weeks by a team of Oracle and ThoughtWorks, it shows that its possible to build a large application using JRuby on Rails and the Oracle software stack.
Mingle R1.1 is out, just 3 months after after the first release, packed with new functionality driven by user feedback from the launch and beta period. In December R1.2 will be released.
Jay Fields and Zak Tamsen talked with InfoQ about Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), and how they have successfully used them in their projects at ThoughtWorks to empower businesses, reduce development time, and increase the agility of projects.
In this presentation, Fred George talks about the application of agile practices in the enterprise and how they can help with the adoption of Ruby.
Mingle, agile project management software from ThoughtWorks Studios has been released. InfoQ covers the pricing, community reactions and features.
InfoQ had some time with Mingle project engineer Jay Wallace, to use ThoughtWorks' much anticipated Mingle software and demonstrate to us how it differentiates itself from other products by being a truly agile project management tool.
ThoughtWorks has launched a CruiseControl Enterprise project to enhance and support CruiseControl. InfoQ speaks with Paul Julius, Product Manager of CruiseControl Enterprise about the new features and the relationship between CruiseControl Enterprise and the open-source distribution.
In what may turn out to be an interesting foreshadowing of the future of Ruby, ThoughtWorks Studios announces that their upcoming Agile IT project management application, Mingle, will be the world’s first commercial application to run on JRuby.
InfoQ catches up with the latest exciting developments out of the JRuby camp as they gear up for a big 1.0 release in time for JavaOne. Includes an exclusive interview with red-hot JRuby team member Ola Bini.
Brent Heinz shows how to integrate your Ruby on Rails test suite into your CruiseControl build process so you can see the test results in the web dashboard.
A lively debate is underway among the folks at ThoughtWorks... Starting with Dr. Jim Webber, noted author and ThoughtWorks' top SOA consultant, coining the term: Agile athiest. Does the rise of "Agile religion" signal that the moment has arrived to retire the "Agile" label?
The team behind CruiseControl.Net has released version 1.1. CrusieControl.Net provides continuous integration capabilities for .NET developers. A cornerstone of Agile development, continuous integration is used to ensure that team members stay in sync and the integration issues are discovered early. This marks the first major release of CuriseControl.Net in nearly a year.
Jay Fields of ThoughtWorks describes his team's continuous integration setup.
"We are not for sale; we are not closing our doors," ThoughtWorks told InfoQ. For the last 3 years TW has been in negotiations in and out of court over $43M owed to Schroder Venture Partners. Rumours circulated over the weekend that TW would have to sell itself after a Dow Jones article claimed that a recent court order 'forced' TW to repay Schroder.
Buildix version 1.1, released today, provides teams with rapid and straightforward setup of a complete Agile Java development environment, including Continuous Integration, Source Control, a Wiki and a Bug-Tracker. The Thoughtworks developers who created it call it "an Agile development platform on a disk".