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  • 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

    by Vijay Narayanan on  Jun 18, 2009 4

    Vijay Narayananoffers 10 practival tips on succeeding with systematic reuse of software components, based on his experience with multiple projects. The collection of tips is not intended to be exhaustive but will help developers and team leaders to appreciate the variety of strategies that one has to undertake in order to succeed with systematic reuse.

  • Where To Now with Build Automation?

    by John Smart on  May 15, 2009 4

    Most developers nowadays are familiar with the basic tenets of Continuous Integration, but arguably only a small proportion of these are fully benefiting from an optimized CI set up.This article, discusses taking Continuous Integration beyond merely being a glorified cron job and making it an effective, productivity-enhancing hub for development activity.

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

Better Best Practices

Posted by Dan North on  Mar 11, 2008

Many organizations loves best practices and thinks it helps. In this article, Dan North shows how they can not only fail to help, but even have a severe negative impact on your top performers. 17

SOA Governance: Crucial Necessity or Waste of Time?

Posted by Gernot Starke on  Nov 21, 2007

In this article, Gernot Starke introduces SOA Governance, how it relates to overall Corporate Governance and IT Governance, and how it should be applied both at design-time and at runtime. 4

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