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  • Go for the Money! JSR 354 Adds First Class Money and Currency Support to Java

    by Anatole Tresch on  Mar 03, 2015 1

    First class money and currency support in Java are almost here. In this article Credit Suisse's Anatole Tresch JSR 354 spec lead, discusses the shortcomings of the legacy currency and money support, motivation for the new APIs, and lots of examples.

  • James Grenning on Technical Excellence

    by Shane Hastie on  Feb 27, 2015 2

    At then recent Agile Singapore conference James Greening presented two technically focused talks - one on the importance of technical excellence and the other teaching test driven development. He spoke to InfoQ about the importance of strong technical practices to enable true agility in software development.

  • Employing Enterprise Architecture for Applications Assurance

    by Walter Houser on  Feb 26, 2015

    In this article, authors discuss how enterprise, software, and security architects can improve software assurance by using the enterprise architecture to promulgate the software security controls. They also talk about other security model components like threat modeling, attack trees, secure design patterns, and misuse cases.

Technical Debt: A Repayment Plan

Posted by Jeremy Jarrell on  Feb 22, 2015

All teams eventually face technical debt. In this article Jeremy gives see a useful metaphor for understanding technical debt, explaining it to stakeholders, and dealing with it in an efficient way. 4

Kevlin Henney on Worse is Better and Programming with GUTS

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Feb 21, 2015

At the recent Agile Singapore conference Kevlin Henney gave two talks focusing on the importance of simplicity in architecture and implementation and on programming with Good Unit Tests (GUTS).

Service-Oriented Architecture and Legacy Systems

Posted by Nicolas Serrano, Josune Hernantes, Gorka Gallardo on  Feb 20, 2015

In this article, authors provide an overview of current SOA technologies and incremental transition to SOA in legacy environments. They also discuss web services & enterprise application integration. 2

F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 18, 2015

F# Deep Dives is a new book aimed at showing the business value that using F# brings in practice. It presents 11 industrial scenarios and their solution with F# using a functional-first approach.

Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015

In this article, Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization. 1

Simple TOSCA Orchestration for Docker

Posted by Nati Shalom on  Feb 14, 2015

TOSCA, governed by the OASIS organization, is a platform for defining a standard container orchestration specification that is portable across various cloud environments and container providers.

DevOps in AWS LiveLessons Review and Q&A with Author Paul Duvall

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 12, 2015

Addison-Wesley Professional Devops in AWS LiveLessons is a video course for infrastructure developers and Sys Ops engineers who aim at creating a fully-automated continuous delivery system in AWS.

Building Microservices with Spring Boot

Posted by Dan Woods on  Feb 10, 2015

The concept of a "microservice architecture" has steadily gained a foothold in software development over the past several years. This article uses Spring Boot to explore the concepts. 9

Insights into the Testing and Release Processes for Chrome for iOS

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2015

How does Google manage the test and release processes for Chrome for iOS? What kind of tests are in place? What is the life cycle of a new feature from acceptance to release?

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