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  • 5 Configuration Management Best Practices

    by Chris Read on  Jun 03, 2010 5

    There has been a lot of conversation going on around the configuration of applications, and how to manage it. This article explores things people can do from within their code to make their lives, and the lives of anyone else who has to administer or maintain their application, easier. These patterns have been used a number of times on ThoughtWorks projects, and they have proven their worth.

  • SOA Manifesto - 4 Months After

    by Dilip Krishnan on  Mar 09, 2010 9

    It is four months since the SOA manifesto was announced; InfoQ interviewed the original author’s and in some cases pulled in their comments on the manifesto from the web to get a broad understanding of the manifesto, as well as provide insight into the goals of the participants, individually and as a whole, and provide transparency to the mechanics involved in putting together such an initiative.

  • SOA and Service Identification

    by Rathina Dhandapani on  Sep 29, 2009 1

    Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been widely accepted as an approach that facilitates business agility by aligning IT with business. In this article, Rathina Dhandapani, highlights key best practices in an SOA initiative to identify, validate and verify service inventory content well before implementation.

Tips for Effective Software Reuse

Posted by Vijay Narayanan on  Jun 18, 2009

Reuse can be hard, especially in a large organization. Vijay Narayanan offers 10 practical tips to assure effective reuse of software components. 4

Where To Now with Build Automation?

Posted by John Smart on  May 15, 2009

This article from Atlassian, discusses four aspects of automated builds and continuous integration: communication flow, effective builds, code quality, and automated deployment. 4

We Need to Create Information System Ratings

Posted by Pierre Bonnet on  Mar 09, 2009

Pierre Bonnet argues that information systems are too opaque and not agile enough. He claims this is the main reason why "healthy" companies can collapse within months as they take on too much risk. 5

A Message Type Architecture for SOA

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Feb 09, 2009

This article proposes a new Message Type Architecture to help manage the message formats in a SOA. The approach promotes reuse and helps aligning the Data and SOA governance processes. 28

Contract Versioning, Compatibility and Composability

Posted by Kjell-Sverre Jerijærvi, Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 09, 2008

Kjell-Sverre and Jean-Jacques revisit the concept of compatible contract based on XML, XML Schema and WSDL extensibility to foster service reuse and complement Governance. 29

Implementing SOA Governance

Posted by Todd Biske on  Oct 20, 2008

The hardest thing about a successful adoption of SOA is not the technology, but rather, the culture change. Todd Biske offers his perspective on using Governance to drive culture change. 1

Scalability Worst Practices

Posted by Brian Zimmer on  Aug 18, 2008

This article discusses scalability worst pratices including The Golden Hammer, Resource Abuse, Big Ball of Mud, Dependency Management, Timeouts, Hero Pattern, Not Automating, and Monitoring. 5

Software Development Lessons Learned from Poker

Posted by Jay Fields on  Apr 26, 2008

There is no silver bullet. We know it, but don't act like it. Your language, tool or process is better, right? Jay Fields says: "It depends". The right choices varies with context, people, and more. 3

Version Control for Multiple Agile Teams

Posted by Henrik Kniberg on  Mar 31, 2008

When several teams work in the same codebase there's always risk of chaos. Henrik's "Scrum & XP from the Trenches" approach is a simple way to ensure clean, releasable code with every iteration. 19

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