Agile is adaptive. When and how to apply architecture depends on the context. This article first explains why this is the case and then how you can still give proper attention to architecture in an agile setting. Adaptability and conversation are the essentials.
In this article, author discusses the effectiveness of using design patterns, based on surveys conducted to indicate which patterns were considered useful under what circumstances. 12
Netflix is a widely referenced case study for how to operate a cloud application at scale. In this interview, InfoQ spoke with Adrian Cockcroft who is the Cloud Architect for the Netflix platform.
InfoQ talked with Sandi Metz, author of "Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby" about her book, learning from open source code, making sensible use of code analysis tools and other topics.
Aliaksei Papou explores how components and design patterns such as the observer and State Machine make it possible to design an application such that it can grow and change according to your needs. 5
Most boilerplate code stems from repetitive implementation of design patterns that are so well-understood that they could be implemented automatically if we had a way to teach it to compilers. 8
To refactor legacy code, the ideal is to have a suite of unit tests to prevent regressions. However it's not always that easy. This article describes a methodology to safely refactor legacy code. 7
Every developer has had to integrate with another system, API or component. Tis article provides strategies to handle the change and for he separating system boundaries.
One of the main challenges when designing software architecture is considering quality attributes. Not only their design turns out to be difficult, but also the specification of these attributes. 2
"Service Design Patterns" catalogs design patterns that cover the entire lifecycle of web services. InfoQ talked to Rob Daigneau regarding various topics related to the core idea behind the book.