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  • Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014 1

    Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices using data from Rally’s Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. InfoQ interviewed Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley about their collaboration, measurements from the study, conclusions from the analysis and plans for further research.

  • Apache Kafka: Next Generation Distributed Messaging System

    by Abhishek Sharma on  Jun 04, 2014 11

    Apache Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system. This article covers the architecture model, features and characteristics of Kafka framework and how it compares with traditional messaging systems.

  • Web APIs and the n+1 Problem

    by Ali Kheyrollahi on  Jun 02, 2014

    The n+1 one problem doesn’t just affect ORMs. Any kind of Web API, RPC/Web Service or RESTful, can suffer from the same performance problems. In this article, Ali Kheyrollahi discusses some of the common scenarios that lead to n+1 in web APIs and ways to correct them.

Microservices: Decomposing Applications for Deployability and Scalability

Posted by Chris Richardson on  May 25, 2014

This article describes the increasingly popular Microservice architecture pattern, used to architect large, complex and long-lived applications as a set of cohesive services that evolve over time. 6

Exchanging Industry Experiences with Agile Methodologies

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2014

The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean.

Restify and Mobilize Your Data

Posted by Val Huber on  May 21, 2014

Val Huber explains creating a RESTful API from an existing database schema, extending the API to define multi-table hierarchical resources, and adding behavior using declarative reactive expressions. 2

Russ Miles on Antifragility and Microservices

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 13, 2014

Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.

The Elusive Dependency

Posted by John Brondum on  May 01, 2014

Large integrated systems create complex and hard to find architectural dependencies. This article introduces a simple modelling approach for dependency analysis within complex technology environments.

Twenty Years of Patterns’ Impact

Posted by Gregor Hohpe, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Joseph W. Yoder, and Olaf Zimmermann on  Apr 19, 2014

In this article, authors talk about the impact of pattern languages on software design community over past 20 years. 1

Distributing Complex Services in Cross-Geolocational IDCs

Posted by Arthur Shui on  Apr 09, 2014

Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users.

Seven Steps to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility Strategy

Posted by Arun Bhattacharya on  Apr 01, 2014

As mobility is transforming our lives, this article gives a step-by-step approach on how enterprises can seamlessly connect their mobile workforce to back-end systems for increased productivity.

3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: Sustaining Kanban in the Enterprise

Posted by Christophe Achouiantz on  Mar 11, 2014

This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey. 1

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