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IBM's Elizabeth Woodward on Distributed Team Collaboration

Posted by Elizabeth Woodward on  Nov 10, 2010

In this interview, Elizabeth Woodward talks about overcoming the collaboration problems that arise in distributed team development. She also discusses using Scrum in distributed teams. As co-author of "A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum," Woodward focuses on establishing good, fundamental practices – as she says good practices are paramount for teams and tooling comes second.

Billy Newport Discusses Parallel Programming in Java

Posted by Billy Newport on  Apr 16, 2010

Billy Newport talks to InfoQ about the need for higher level abstraction to do parallel programming with multi-core systems effectively. The interview explores some approaches taken with MapReduce products such as Cascading and Pig for a Hadoop cluster, explores the limitations of the actor model and message passing, and touches on IBM's WebSphere eXtreme Scale (ObjectGrid) product.

Jerry Cuomo on Virtualization, Cloud Computing and WebSphere Virtual Enterprise

Posted by Jerry Cuomo on  Aug 05, 2008 2

In this interview, Jerry Cuomo talks about Virtualization and Cloud Computing and what IBM is doing with WebSphere Virtual Enterprise to help virtualize middleware and application stack. He also explains the progression of virtualization using virtual servers, collection of servers, and virtual clusters. Jerry mentions that next release of WebSphere Version 7 will have a virtual appliance option.

Billy Newport explains Virtualization

Posted by Billy Newport on  Jul 14, 2008 4

In this interview, Billy Newport talks about different types of virtualization, eXtreme Transaction Processing (XTP) and how WebSphere products like Virtual Enterprise (formerly XD) support virtualization. He discusses hardware, hypervisor, JVM, application and data virtualization.

Websphere CTO Jerry Cuomo on REST & Project Zero

Posted by Jerry Cuomo on  Jan 21, 2008 1

IBM Fellow and WebSphere CTO Jerry Cuomo talks about REST and Project Zero, IBM's new Groovy & PHP based RESTful app mashup / scripting / dev tool.

Peter Kriens discusses OSGi

Posted by Peter Kriens on  Sep 25, 2007 1

InfoQ recently sat down with Peter Kriens of the OSGi Alliance to learn more about OSGi. Kriens discussed OSGi's origins in the mobile space, it's integration with Eclipse, the current integration work with Spring, and the future R5 specification. He also discussed the ongoing debate over OSGi and JSR 277, and gave his perspective on what an ideal solution would be for modularity at the JVM level.

Per Kroll on the Eclipse Process Framework

Posted by Per Kroll on  Sep 06, 2007

The PM of the Eclipse Process Framework project explained at Agile2006 how IBM's Eclipse-based process tools allow teams to select the practices they want to create a customized methodology that works for them. With a wiki and hooks to insert custom in-house documentation and practices, it provides a framework to configure the approach you want, or to grow into the approach you need.

Sandy Carter on SOA Adoption

Posted by Sandy Carter on  Jul 04, 2007

Sandy Carter, author of "SOA and Web 2.0", talks about SOA at the business level: how to think about SOA, SOA vs. BPM, how to sell SOA to management, why SOA will be more long lived than EAI, and IBM's view that SOA adoption is now in the early majority phase.

Per Kroll on Agility & Discipline, Distributed Dev, RUP Subsets

Posted by Per Kroll on  May 04, 2007

Per Kroll is responsible for developing and managing RUP at Rational. In the interview, Per shares insights from his book 'Agility and Discipline', Agile practices for distributed development, how RUP is changing to support teams that want to customize it, and RUP vs. Agile.

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