In this article, author talks about how to improve the accuracy of software development effort estimations. He suggests to use relevant historical data improve estimation accuracy and to avoid early estimates based on incomplete information. He also discusses how to measure and predict productivity in software projects.
Apache CouchDB is an open source document NoSQL database that uses JSON for storing documents. In this article, Jan Lehnardt gives an overview of CouchDB, its architecture and what problems it aims to solve and why it is different from all other databases.
There's recently been a lot of discussion about the convergence of SOA Governance and API Management. InfoQ spoke to a panel of SOA Governance and API Management experts to garner their views.
Practical Cassandra: A Developer's Approach book is a developer's guide to build applications using Cassandra NoSQL database. InfoQ spoke with authors about the book and data modeling in Cassandra.
While both API and SOA have similar business and technical goals, many API proponents continue to describe APIs as a significantly different approach with little connection to SOA. 1
InfoQ interviewed Sander Hoogendoorn, author of the book This is Agile, about managing agile projects, balancing the work in iterations, and different kinds of agile approaches.
In this IEEE article, authors provide an overview of current technologies for crowdsourcing in software development. They talk about the current practice and trends in collaborative platforms.
Many development teams publish SOA services, yet struggle to create a service architecture that is widely shared, re-used, and adopted across internal development teams. 1
Before you start a project, achieving team alignment is essential for efficacy and efficiency. This article describes how to do a single full-day inception meeting to get the extended team aligned.
In this article, authors discuss a case study of several Android mobile apps to analyze software reuse in terms of inheritance and code reuse as well as framework reuse of whole apps.
Cindy Walker spoke at Enterprise Data World Conference about using semantic approaches to augment data management practices. InfoQ spoke with her about these best practices and data analytics.
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon New York 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.