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. It does not force change upon the organizational structure, but builds on the existing structure and makes the best of it. In this article Walid Farag explores shared leadership and provides a case study.
GridGain recently announced the In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop, offering the benefits of in-memory computing to Hadoop based applications. It includes two components: an in-memory file system and a MapReduce implementation. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov, CTO of GridGain about the architecture of the product.
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.
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
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.