David Josephsen recently published this book which contains best practices for building monitoring infrastructure, lessons in operational theory focused on the usage of Nagios, and practical guidance for implementing Nagios. David wrote the book in a way primarily useful for system engineers and enterprise architects, though it has information relevant to most roles in technology.
Enterprises want early and frequent customer feedback to be able to understand their needs and be able to deliver products that create value for them. Brian Murray explains how Yammer uses Minimum Viable Products to test their business customer hypotheses, and why they focus so much attention on the architecture of their products.
Web services offer distinct go-to-market velocity in terms of real-time innovation, but requires new standards in the way APIs are secured and managed and the nature in which APIs communicate between organizations at the B2B enterprise gateway level.
The battle over security and performance is fought by security professionals and network administrators. These factions have to barter an uneasy truce for the organization to survive.
Zato is an open-source ESB and application server written in Python. It is designed to integrate systems in SOA and to build backend applications (i.e. API only). 1
Large organisations wishing to benefit from greater agility can establish a compelling roadmap building on existing pockets of best practice and overcoming various cultural and other obstacles. 2
Without a deployment story WinRT simply isn’t viable for LOB applications. Meanwhile WPF, like Silverlight and WinForms, has entered its twilight phase leaving developers with a hard choice. 18
Susan Atkinson and Gabrielle Benefield argue that the standard contract model for software development is contributing to the high rates of failure in IT projects and is in need of a total overhaul. 12
Paul Dix leads a practical exploration into Big Data in this video training series. The training focuses on the high level architecture while teaching practical usage skills and Ruby algorithms.
Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.
The Agile movement has driven a revolutionary change in the way we build and deliver software solutions. The challenge today is building the right solution. The author challenges us to ask Why. 2
Kai Wähner explains the differences between an integration framework, an ESB and a suite, following with advice for selecting the right one from existing commercial and open source solutions. 17