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  • How Composite C1 Found Success by Becoming Open Source

    by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 13, 2014 2

    In today’s environment it is difficult to offer commercial products, especially in highly competitive fields such as content management systems. Finding themselves being squeezed out of the market, Composite C1 found a way to thrive by releasing their core product under an open source license with cloud based hosting.

  • Software Development: How the Traditional Contract Model Increases the Risk of Failure

    by Susan Atkinson and Gabrielle Benefield on  May 28, 2013 13

    Susan Atkinson and Gabrielle Benefield argue that the standard contract model for software development is based on outdated and flawed assumptions, and that this is contributing to the high rates of failure in IT projects, regardless of whether the IT projects are resourced internally or outsourced to a third party. The contract model is in need of a total overhaul.

  • Design For Hybrid Agile Adoption

    by Upadrista Venkatesh on  Sep 01, 2011 3

    Offshore Development is a critical success factor for many organizations as is adopting Agile methodologies. However, these two techniques have never worked well together. Overcoming this challenge, “Design for Hybrid Agile Adoption (DH2A)”, is a methodology defined to successfully execute Agile projects in a distributed and out-sourced environment. This article provides an overview of DH2A.

JetBrains Developer Tools

Posted by Michael Hunger on  Nov 25, 2010

JetBrains is one of the few companies that thrives selling developer tools. In this interview you get some insight in their strategies, current and new products and future plans. 5

Ars Magna: the revolution is overdue

Posted by Dave West on  Aug 04, 2010

This essay is an intentionally provocative and controversial call for a real revolution in how we conceive of and practice software development. The intent is to stimulate discussion. 32

Patterns In The Context of SOA Business Services

Posted by Michael Poulin on  Aug 02, 2010

Michael Poulin explores the different contexts in which SOA patterns are applied; how the products from different vendors influence patterns and its effect on the responsibilities of business and IT. 14

The Meme Lifecycle

Posted by Julian Everett and Chris Matts on  Jan 22, 2010

Julian Everett and Chris Matts describe an IT business case as a meme - one that is competing in the complex ecosystem that constitutes a market sector and show its implications. 3

The Economics of Service Orientation

Posted by Enrique Castro-Leon&Jackson He&Mark Chang&Parviz Peiravi on  May 16, 2009

This article explores the structural economic changes brought up by service orientation and how the concept of services and the reuse of services promise long lasting relief from the cost treadmill.

We Need to Create Information System Ratings

Posted by Pierre Bonnet on  Mar 09, 2009

Pierre Bonnet argues that information systems are too opaque and not agile enough. He claims this is the main reason why "healthy" companies can collapse within months as they take on too much risk. 5

Railway Story: SimpleTicket

Posted by Obie Fernandez on  Nov 15, 2006

SimpleTicket, a newly open-sourced Rails app provides insight into progress and innovation enjoyed by Ruby on Rails advocates and paints a vivid picture of a dynamic, modern startup. 2

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