The book Kanban in Action by Marcus Hammarberg and Joakim Sundén is a practical introduction for using kanban to manage work. It provides ideas for applying kanban to visualize work and track progress, to limit work in process, and on how to use metrics for improvement. It also provides games and exercises to learn the kanban principles.
Donald Raab, creator of GS Collections, open sourced by Goldman Sachs in 2012, reveals the power of that framework, and how together with Lambda expressions, it sprinkles Java with some of the sparkle of Smalltalk.
Enterprise Application Development can be smartly standardized in order to take advantage of existing code and component based architecture. Mark demonstrates an approach to clarify this EA pattern.
The CMMI Institute has launched the Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM model. It can be used to improve data management, helping organizations to bridge the gap between business and IT.
Grady Booch is interviewed by Mark Collins-Cope covering topics ranging from UML and Unified Process to Programming Languages and the future of software innovation.
Shared leadership is a modern and exciting way to lead and manage. The goal of sharing authority within a team of leaders is to maximize the use of all capabilities and ideas in the organization.
GridGain announced In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop, offering benefits of in-memory computing to Hadoop applications. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov from GridGain about the product's architecture.
In this article, author talks about how to improve the accuracy of software development effort estimations. He also discusses how to measure and predict productivity. 1
Apache CouchDB is a 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. 3
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. 1
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