• Garage Door Openers: An Internet of Things Case Study

    by Jonathan Margulies on  Sep 13, 2015

    In this article, author discusses how to design an Internet-connected garage door opener ("IoT opener") to be secure. He talks about cloud service authentication and security improvements offered by networked openers, like two-factor authentication (2FA). He also discusses security infrastructure for IoT devices, which includes user authentication, access policy creation & enforcement.

  • Breaking Down Data Silos with Foreign Data Wrappers

    by Lenley Hensarling on  Sep 09, 2015

    Author Lenley Hensarling discusses the Foreign Data Wrapper (FDW) feature in Postgres database. FDW provides a SQL interface for accessing data objects in remote data stores to integrate data from disparate sources like NoSQL databases and bring them into a common model.

  • Meeting Developer Demands with WebRTC and CloudRTC Platforms

    by Peter Crocker on  Sep 08, 2015

    The WebRTC API lets developers easily integrate real-time comms into their apps. This article is the second part of a two part series analyzing the market of WebRTC platforms. It compares data from late 2013 / early 2014 to a survey conducted in April and May of this year as part of an ongoing coverage of the cloud real-time communications platform market.

Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

In this article, Aaron Kendall uses the "metadata-driven design and development" approach by Kevin Perera to show how to rapidly create a mobile application that can evolve during runtime.

Q&A on Scrum for Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 31, 2015

Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.

Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement.

Seven Microservices Anti-patterns

Posted by Vijay Alagarasan on  Aug 24, 2015

In this article Vijay Algarasan, a Principal Architect at Asurion, discusses how he and his teams have encountered microservices at various engagements and some lessons they have learned as a result. 4

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by Vasco Duarte on  Aug 17, 2015

Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success.

Book Review and Q&A - The Art of Scalability

Posted by Grischa Ekart on  Aug 16, 2015

The Art of Scalability, by Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher, is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services.

Architects Should Code: The Architect's Misconception

Posted by Brandon Bryson on  Aug 06, 2015

The responsibility of an architect reaches far past design and business concerns. Their design's implementation is ultimately their only measure of success; they should get their hands dirty and help. 17

Project Jigsaw is Really Coming in Java 9

Posted by Nicolai Parlog on  Aug 04, 2015

Eight years in the making, Project Jigsaw is finally coming to Java 9. This article discusses what we need to know and how to prepare for potential code-breaking changes to the JDK. 1

Keeping Development ‘On Track’ with Use-Case Slices at Dutch Railways

Posted by Jordi Reineman on  Aug 03, 2015

How the Dutch Railways made the transition from large use cases completely written before development to Use Case 2.0 and why this helps them to deliver apps faster and with the right business value. 1

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