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Innovation Games Celebrates Ten Years with Summit in Santa Clara

by Todd Charron on  Jan 23, 2013

Innovation Games celebrates their 10 year anniversary with a Summit in Santa Clara California. The Summit features Alexander Osterwalder as the keynote speaker.

To Deliver Innovation Don't FedEx It, ShipIt!

by Craig Smith on  Jun 29, 2012

After seven years, over 500 innovation projects and high profile endorsements from Dan Pink and other leading publications that resulted in hundreds of organisations copying the concept, Australian software company Atlassian has had to rename its famous innovation day concept.

Most Important Software Development Trends for 2012, as Voted by QCon London Attendees

by Dio Synodinos on  Mar 30, 2012 4

This is a survey of the most important software development trends for 2012, as voted by the attendees of QCon London 2012. It includes technologies like Big Data, HTML5, Mobile, NoSQL, Continuous Integration, GPUs & Multicore, Cloud - PaaS, Cloud - SaaS, Cloud - IaaS, Asynchronous Technologies, Lean, Scrum, Google Dart.

Individual Yield

by Christopher Goldsbury on  Dec 28, 2011

Tony Wong, a project management blackbelt, enumerates some practical points on individual procutivity. This article wonders how well these apply to software development and contrasts his list with that of other lists.

Should Enterprise Architecture Teams Be More Focused on Innovation?

by Richard Seroter on  Nov 04, 2011

Enterprise Architects may be disproportionally concerned with portfolio consolidation, standardization and simplification instead of offering leadership in business technology innovation. This is the proposition offered by Forrester analyst Brian Hopkins in a recent blog post.

San Jose shows the world how to play serious Innovation Games!

by Chris Matts on  Feb 22, 2011

Technology is recently associated with unrest in the media but an Innovation Games event in San Jose shows how Governments can use Agile technology to collaborate with the "people".

Constraints are Advantages in Disguise

by Vikas Hazrati on  Oct 06, 2010 2

Building software is closely associated with managing a lot of constraints. These constraints might be in terms of time, money, technology, decisions, compatibility, regulatory, people, process or all of the above. Jim Bird discussed the constraints imposed by Scrum, XP and how they help in fostering creativity and building the right software.

A Value Proposition for Enterprise Architecture

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jun 23, 2009

In a series of posts, following his participation in EAC 2009, Richard Veryard discusses the role and value of Enterprise Architecture.

Presentation: Community-Based Innovation: From Sports Equipment to Software

by Abel Avram on  Mar 07, 2009

In this presentation recorded during OOPSLA 2008, Sonali K. Shah talks about innovations produced by community users. Contrary to the general perception, most innovations are not created by firms but by individuals. Shah offers the details of a study of innovations in sports equipments and also talks about open source and gated community innovations in software.

Mingle from ThoughtWorks is Big Win for JRuby

by Sam Aaron and Obie Fernandez on  May 07, 2007

In what may turn out to be an interesting foreshadowing of the future of Ruby, ThoughtWorks Studios announces that their upcoming Agile IT project management application, Mingle, will be the world’s first commercial application to run on JRuby.

How Many Rubies Does the Future Hold?

by Obie Fernandez on  Oct 25, 2006 3

RubyConf 2006 still fresh in their memory, some Rubyists are beginning to wonder if the future of Ruby includes fragmentation, particularly given the large number of competing and potentially-incompatible platforms in development.

Interview: Ivar Jacobson on the UP, UML, MDA, and the future of methodologies

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Oct 24, 2006 5

Ivar Jacobson, one of the creators of the Unified Process, UML, and use cases, introduces his vision for a next generation development methodology that is both agile and comprehensive like the Unified Process (UP). His vision includes 'Intelligent Agents' which make customization recommendations based on tool usage patterns. Jacobson also talks about his views on UML, MDA, AOP, and the future.

Agile at Dr. Dobb's Conference

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jun 15, 2006

Every year, Dr. Dobb's Architecture and Design World features important thinkers and teachers. Taking place this year from July 17-20 in Chicago, the roster includes a dozen speakers working in the realm of Agile, including Robert. C. Martin, Scott Ambler, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Brad Appleton and James Hobart. We've compiled the full list of Agile-related sessions to help you plan.

"Literate Testing" for Readable JUnit Tests

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jun 15, 2006 1

How much time do you spend puzzling out the intention of a test? Robert Chatley, Tom White and Brian Marick have been using a more natural sentence style to make Java tests easier to read, calling it "Literate Testing".

Apache Tuscany Releases First Milestone

by Miko Matsumura on  Jun 12, 2006 2

Apache Tuscany released it's first milestone. Tuscany, an open source implementation of SCA and SDO. SCA, or Service Component Architecture and Service Data Objects.

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