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  • Linda Rising visited Japan and talked about "Fearless Change" - a report from Agile Japan 2011

    by Kenji Hiranabe on  May 16, 2011 1

    AgileJapan held it's third incarnation this year in Tokyo. The conference organizers decided to go ahead with their plans even though the event followed the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of northern Japan a month previous.Linda Rising was the keynote speaker and her words of encouragement for Japan echoed those felt by the rest of the world.

  • The Curse of the Change Control Mechanism

    by Susan Atkinson & Gabrielle Benefield on  May 11, 2011 4

    Unprecedented levels of change caused by the pace of innovation are stretching traditional contract models to the breaking point. As more organizations adopt Agile and Lean for the development of innovative/complex products and services, new contract models are needed that accommodate change. The Evolutionary Contract Model, based on Agile / Lean principles, offers promise as a possible solution.

  • Catching up with Nuxeo: Switching from Python to Java

    by Charles Humble on  Aug 09, 2010 14

    Back in 2006 InfoQ covered a story about Nuxeo, an open source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) specialist company, who had announced that it was changing its core technology platform from Python to Java. Four years on we caught up with Eric Barroca, CEO at Nuxeo, to find out how that conversion went, and to explore their new technology stack and position in the ECM industry.

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

Agile Team Meets a Fixed Price Contract

Posted by Marcin Niebudek on  Jun 30, 2010

Fixed price contracts are often decried as evil, however they are something which many agile teams face. How can a company execute one using agile practices to achieve better results with lower risk? 15

A Case For Short Iterations

Posted by Dave Nicolette on  Oct 31, 2008

Agile coach Dave Nicolette looks at: How should we set iteration length? Based on the length of the release cycle? Are there benefits to using shorter iterations? 14

Case Study: Targeted Practice Adoption using Patterns

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy & John Mufarrige on  Jan 29, 2007

Teams new to Agile wonder which practices to start with, and which will most benefit their own context. This article proposes a customized adoption approach to help teams decide where to focus first.

Good Agile Karma

Posted by Gunjan Doshi & Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jan 25, 2007

As we practice various Agile disciplines, the effects of our words and actions actively create, and re-create over time, the environment in which our teams and projects operate - for good or ill. 3

Migrating to Struts 2 - Part III

Posted by Ian Roughley on  Dec 05, 2006

The final article in the series, Ian Roughely completes the migration of a Struts app to Struts 2, by migrating the user interface - jsps & tags. 19

Migrating to Struts 2 - Part II

Posted by Ian Roughley on  Oct 18, 2006

Struts committer Ian Roughely looks and compares a Struts and Struts 2 app, identifies how to convert actions and configuration from Struts to Struts 2, as well as identifying common components. 13

Migrating Struts Apps to Struts 2

Posted by Ian Roughley on  Sep 19, 2006

Struts committer Ian Roughely explains the architecture, request workflow, configuration semantics, and differences in the action framework in the new Struts 2 (formerly WebWork). 16

From Java to Ruby: Risk

Posted by Bruce Tate on  Aug 31, 2006

Bruce Tate examines the changing risk profiles for Java and Ruby from a managers perspective, examining Java's initial adoption and also common risk myths about Rails. 37

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