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.
Larry Cooper and Jen Stone have written a book which provides advice and techniques for blending agile practices with portfolio, program and project management, taking a value focused approach to managing the outcomes of initiatives rather than focusing on the activities and practices which are the center of many methodologies. They spoke to InfoQ about the book and the ideas behind it.
For some years now, Agile practices have been attracting application developers with their promise of short iterations, fast releases, and software that gets out there sooner. Those same practices are now entering the database space, but how can database development teams adapt, and where should they start?
Eight years in the making, Project Jigsaw is finally coming to Java 9. This article discusses what we need to know and how to prepare for potential code-breaking changes to the JDK. 1
How the Dutch Railways made the transition from large use cases completely written before development to Use Case 2.0 and why this helps them to deliver apps faster and with the right business value. 1
This article presents the EIP Designer project, an Eclipse-based tool for introducing integration patterns into an EA design, filling the gap between EA practices and concrete software development. 2
There are various types of subscriptions: recurring, non-recurring, free-trial periods, various billing cycles, .... This article will make your life easier when addressing in-app subscriptions.
Óscar San José, technical lead at Tuenti (largest Spanish social network) explains how and why their in-house Flow deployment system allowed developer teams to be more independent and deliver faster.
Take a demoralized group, inadequate tools and a low-trust culture – now transform under intense performance pressure in just 6 months. Impossible? Read this story of change in the public sector.
The Web application user experience is lacking compared to native and desktop applications. Using WebSocket, apps can move to a truly interactive experience. 1
This article describes the change that was done to support growth at Seamless Payments, based on Agile and Lean values and using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas. 4
Ratpack & Spring Boot offer powerful JVM platforms for building high performance, extensible microservices, leveraging Spring Data to create data driven REST APIs in a light, cloud native deployment. 18