Mitchell Hashimoto released his book "Vagrant up and running" which covers everything from basic Vagrant usage to extending its functionality. In seven chapters he explains every aspect of Vagrant - from staring a default VM to extending it via plug-ins.
Konrad Lukasik provides practical advice on versioning and preparing a database for delivery using upgrade scripts. The article is based on experiences from enterprise environment and includes accompanying scripts and table definitions.
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
In his new article Jonathan Natkins explains how to use components of Apache Hadoop, including Flume, Hive and Oozie to implement a typical Data management system. 2
While other DVCS systems were designed for the needs of the Linux open source community, PlasticSCM addresses the problems facing enterprise software developers, especially those using .NET. 1
Matt Callanan has been pushing the boundaries of Agile software development and most recently he extended that journey to DevOps. InfoQ caught up with Matt to find out more about his experiences. 1
Every major Open Source project worldwide has already embraced Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS), will enterprises be next? 6
Just started working on a large Java application? How would you go about understanding the code base? This article offers some suggestions to Java developers starting on a new project. 8
Even Java systems can be "legacy" systems. This article explores 8 quick and relatively low risk ways to breathe new life into previously written-off Java applications. 5
This article explores things people can do from within their code to make their lives, and the lives of anyone else who has to administer or maintain their application, easier. 5
Today we introduce the book “Web Service Contract Design and Versioning for SOA”, more exactly, chapters 20, 21, and 22 of the book addressing the issues related to service contract versioning. 11