The essence of software engineering introduces the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative, and describes how it can be used in software development to understand and improve the way of working. It uses agile principles to support self-organizing teams in adopting agile and lean development practices. An interview with Ivar Jacobson, one of the authors and leaders of SEMAT.
Commitment is a graphical business novel about managing project risks with “Real Options”, a way of thinking to improve your decision making. InfoQ attended the book launch on May 14 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and spoke with the authors about decision making, risks and technical debt.
InfoQ spoke with co-authors of "Graph Databases" book Ian Robinson and Jim Webber about the book, role of Graph Databases in the NoSQL database space, and what’s coming up in the Graph Databases.
Core Java Volume I Ninth Edition by Cay Horstmann and Gary Cornell has been released, and it is as lucid and replete with basic non-trivial examples as ever.
“Sams Teach Yourself jQuery Mobile In 24 Hrs” is a new book by Phil Dutson that introduces web developers to building mobile web apps with JQuery Mobile 1
The book "Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles" by Leonid Grinshpan explains how to boost the performance of enterprise applications. 3
"The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java" book covers the rules for secure coding using Java programming language. InfoQ spoke with book authors on how these rules can help Java developers.
InfoQ spoke with book author Venkat Subramaniam about strategies and design approaches for programming concurrency on JVM and hardware capabilities to achieve concurrency. 4
Scalability Rules is a handy reference for experienced and novice IT personnel containing a compilation of 50 rules for scaling based on experience garnered at eBay and Salesforce among others. 1
"DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OSX and FreeBSD" is written by Brendan Gregg and Jim Mauro, both expert users in DTrace and the Solaris Internals from Prentice Hall.
Ken Howard and Barry Rogers have written a book that focuses on the first value from the Agile Manifesto. They provide advice, tools and techniques to help teams and individuals improve interactions. 2