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  • Virtual Panel on Software Architecture Documentation

    by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 10, 2009 14

    Software architecture documentation is an important part of the enterprise application development process. In this virtual panel discussion, InfoQ spoke with panelists Len Bass, Grady Booch, Paulo Merson and Eoin Woods about documenting the software architectures especially in Agile software development environments.

  • Using SketchFlow to Create Better Prototypes

    by Simon Guest on  Apr 29, 2009 10

    All good developers use some kind of prototyping as a communication channel to customers. Simon Guest of Microsoft introduces a new technology from Microsoft, SketchFlow, and shows how it could be useful to developers as well as the primary audience of designers. The discussion covers coverage (WPF and Silverlight), functionality, workflow, prototyping, and documentation.

  • 13 Reasons for Java Programmers to Learn Flex and BlazeDS

    by Ryan Knight on  Apr 27, 2009 14

    Thirteen reasons, some general ("it's open source" and "it has great community support") and some technical ("programming model similar to Java" and "runs in any Java app server"), for why Java Programmers should learn Flex and BlazeDS are presented. Technical reasons include examples as part of the discussion.

Debunking Common Refactoring Misconceptions

Posted by Danijel Arsenovski on  Jul 16, 2008

Danijel Arsenovski attempts to dispel some of the myths around refactoring and how it applies to .NET developers. 10

Software Development Lessons Learned from Poker

Posted by Jay Fields on  Apr 26, 2008

There is no silver bullet. We know it, but don't act like it. Your language, tool or process is better, right? Jay Fields says: "It depends". The right choices varies with context, people, and more. 3

Version Control for Multiple Agile Teams

Posted by Henrik Kniberg on  Mar 31, 2008

When several teams work in the same codebase there's always risk of chaos. Henrik's "Scrum & XP from the Trenches" approach is a simple way to ensure clean, releasable code with every iteration. 20

Better Best Practices

Posted by Dan North on  Mar 11, 2008

Many organizations loves best practices and thinks it helps. In this article, Dan North shows how they can not only fail to help, but even have a severe negative impact on your top performers. 17

Architecture as Language: A story

Posted by Markus Völter on  Feb 27, 2008

Architecture is often described non-tangible in documents or is entirely technology-driven. Markus Völter describes a third approach; to evolve a formal language of your architecture. 10

NetBeans: Ruby Developer's New Best Friend (Part 3)

Posted by Roman Strobl on  Feb 17, 2008

In the third and final article of the Netbeans Ruby series, Roman Strobl, covers quick fixes, RSpec support, and additional plugins of use to Ruby developers. 4

Kanban Applied to Software Development: from Agile to Lean

Posted by Kenji Hiranabe on  Jan 14, 2008

Many teams optimize only a portion of the software value stream, but Kenji Hiranabe shows how we can adapt Lean Manufacturing's Kanban tracking system for communication with more of the organization. 7

NetBeans: Ruby Developer's New Best Friend (Part 2)

Posted by Roman Strobl on  Dec 13, 2007

This is the second article in an ongoing series detailing the new Ruby support of the Netbeans 6.0 IDE. This installment takes a look at editing features, GEM support, and unit testing. 11

Offer People Reasons to Love Your Remote Meetings

Posted by Pete Johnson on  Dec 10, 2007

Given their increasing frequency, the ability to effectively facilitate meetings utilizing teleconferences and desktop sharing tools is an important skill. This article offers tips and tricks. 13

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