• Bad Attitudes of Agile

    by Christopher Goldsbury on  Sep 20, 2010 13

    Christopher Goldsbury explores some "bad attitudes" of Agility - assertions about management, documentation, testing, teams, and schedules that are commonly encountered, but contrary to reality. These bad attitudes find refuge and justification in Agile despite the fact they are false. Addressing these viewpoints before they, potentially, darken a good movement is essential.

  • Error Handling Considerations in SOA Analysis & Design

    by Hari Poolla on  Sep 13, 2010 2

    This paper looks at various error handling considerations associated with design of re-usable services and provides an outline of what error handling considerations apply during SOA analysis and design phases and also describes some best practices into designing these considerations to ensure that services are designed and implemented in all its completeness.

  • 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

Posted by Dilip Krishnan on  Mar 09, 2010

It is four months since the SOA manifesto was announced; InfoQ interviewed the original author’s to get insight into the motivations and the process behind the initiative. 9

SOA and Service Identification

Posted by Rathina Dhandapani on  Sep 29, 2009

In this article, Rathina Dhandapani, highlights key best practices in an SOA initiative to identify, validate and verify service inventory content well before implementation. 1

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

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