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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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