Continuous Integration, a basic XP practice, has now become an accepted development best practice. InfoQ presents Chapter 6: Continuous Testing, with advice and examples for writing good tests to ensure system quality, from the book "Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk," which aims help teams make CI a transparent "non-event".
Most development organizations of a significant size have some form of coding standards and best practices. Simply documenting these standards and keeping them up to date can be a significant challenge and enforcing them even harder. Our organization has found that enforcing coding standards and best practices in an automated fashion through our build process has been highly effective.
Eric Newcomer, co-chair of the OSGi Enterprise work group, talks about the evolution of OSGi and it's relationship to SOA and ESB. He discusses how he thinks OSGi will evolve over the coming years and whether or not it makes sense for Sun to adopt OSGi as the container model of choice."