While both API and SOA have similar business and technical goals, many API proponents continue to describe APIs as a significantly different approach with little connection to SOA. They often promote a deep and divisive schism between pragmatic REST APIs and SOA. The division inhibits cleanly integrating SOA services and RESTful APIs into a unified architecture.
The book This is Agile: Beyond the basics. Beyond the Hype. Beyond Scrum by Sander Hoogendoorn covers situations that enterprises can encounter when adopting agile, and provides solutions on how to deal with them. It is a translation of the Dutch book Dit is Agile. InfoQ interviewed Sander about managing agile projects, balancing the work in iterations, and different kinds of agile approaches.
In this IEEE article, authors provide an overview of current technologies for crowdsourcing in software development. They talk about the current practice and trends in collaborative platforms.
The Agile India 2014 conference was held in Bangalore at the end of February. Naresh and Pramod wrote this summary of the conference.
Many development teams publish SOA services, yet struggle to create a service architecture that is widely shared, re-used, and adopted across internal development teams. 1
Goodgame Studios leverages events to track player behaviors. Due to the volume of their events, Goodgame Studios uses RabbitMQ and cloud technologies to capture this data for further processing.
Before you start a project, achieving team alignment is essential for efficacy and efficiency. This article describes how to do a single full-day inception meeting to get the extended team aligned.
The second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams. 2
We all want to have confidence in the software we create. We know that testing plays an important role. But, how do we go about leading a culture of effective testing? 3
Concurrency bugs come in many forms. In this article Java Specialist Dr. Heinz Kabutz examines two threading bugs he discovered in the core Java libraries. 2
Do you know why that bit about the TPS report in the movie Office Space is so funny? It is because we can all relate to it. We have all experienced it. 1