More than ten years ago, software architect Kevin Perera invented a design method for architectures that was called "metadata-driven design and development". In this article, Aaron Kendall explains how to use this design method and outlines similarities as well as differences to current techniques like RESTful services or HATEOAS by implementing a metadata-driven mobile application.
Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum. An interview on what managers can do to give teams enough space to self-organize, the possible ROI of implementing Scrum and how to measure ROI, defining teams and anchoring Scrum in the organizational structure and systems, and much more.
The removal of sun.misc.Unsafe and other private APIs in Java 9 has in recent weeks divided the Java community perhaps as never before in its 20 year history. Even though a resolution has now been proposed and a migration path presented, the big question remains: What will a post sun.misc.Unsafe world look like?
In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement.
In this article Vijay Algarasan, a Principal Architect at Asurion, discusses how he and his teams have encountered microservices at various engagements and some lessons they have learned as a result. 4
Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success.
The Art of Scalability, by Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher, is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services.
Refactoring for Software Design Smells by Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam, and Tushar Sharma presents a catalogue of typical software design smells and how they can be remedied.
The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System is a long awaited update to a successful and authorative guide to the FreeBSD kernel that covers all major new features up to FreeBSD 11.
Are you relying on the results of technical debt quantification tools? This article discusses why the technical debt quantification by such tools is inaccurate and incomplete; use them with care. 1
Elixir in action aims to introduce readers to Elixir and the Erlang virtual machine while also discussing concurrent programming topics, fault-tolerance, and topics related to high-availability.
The responsibility of an architect reaches far past design and business concerns. Their design's implementation is ultimately their only measure of success; they should get their hands dirty and help. 17