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  • Updated Principles of Service Orientation

    by Michael Poulin on  Nov 03, 2014 6

    Our understanding of SOA has changed over the last 15 years including new aspects such as Service Execution Context and a re-defined notion of the Service Contract. This paper reviews and updates the Principles of Service Orientation based on the first OASIS SOA RAF standard bridging the gap between business and technology and eliminating technology-specific wording in their formulation.

  • Introducing Pair Programming

    by Melinda Stelzer Jacobson on  Nov 02, 2014 4

    Why don’t more teams use pair programming? Why should they? Pair programming can increase quality, velocity and even job satisfaction, if it is implemented well. If you have ever been curious about pair programming, loved or hated pair programming, wished you were pair programming or tried and failed to introduce it to your team, this article examines how to make it work and how to get started.

  • Is Bitcoin a Decentralized Currency?

    by Arthur Gervais, Ghassan O. Karame, Vedran Capkun, Srdjan Capkun on  Nov 01, 2014 2

    Bitcoin currency model is getting more attention than any other digital currency proposed to date. In this article, authors analyze Bitcoin's decentralized model and discuss possible solutions to enhance its decentralization.

Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.

Personal UX -- Solving Unique Problems Created by Widespread Global Mobilization

Posted by Dmytro Svarytsevych on  Oct 30, 2014

Smartphone users are estimated to number 3.5 billion by 2019. Obtaining and effectively analyzing data from consumers’ mobile device is paramount to any designer’s continued success.

How SOA Governance (and SOA Management) Should Actually Be Done

Posted by Ganesh Prasad on  Oct 29, 2014

Ganesh Prasad proposes separating governance and management in SOA projects to make sure that right dependencies are used throughout the system in order to promote agility and reduce costs and risks.

Q&A about the book Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 28, 2014

Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls provides 92 pitfalls that make testing less efficient and effective. It aims to help you to avoid falling into pitfalls or dealing with the consequences.

Sam Newman: Practical Implications of Microservices in 14 Tips

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 28, 2014

What are the practical concerns associated with running microservice systems? And what you need to know to embrace the power of smaller services without making things too hard? 1

Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics

Posted by Alex Giamas on  Oct 27, 2014

"Analytics Across the Enterprise" book is a collection of experiences by analytics practitioners in IBM. InfoQ spoke with authors about lessons learned and IBM technologies in the Big Data area.

Why Some Web APIs Are Not RESTful and What Can Be Done About It

Posted by Abel Avram on  Oct 26, 2014

Many Web API designers claim their are RESTful, but their APIs have little in common with REST. What can be done to make a web service API truly RESTful? 8

Embedding Reflection and Learning into Agile Software Development

Posted by Jeffry Babb, Rashina Hoda, Jacob Nørbjerg on  Oct 26, 2014

In this article, authors discuss the Reflective Agile Learning Model (REALM) that embeds reflective practice into the iterative and agile software engineering development cycle.

Fast track to Kanban - a practical approach from Danske Bank

Posted by Sune Lomholt on  Oct 25, 2014

This article describes how Danske Bank effectively introduced Kanban for development teams in a two day workshop using an “involve me and I learn” method.

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