A practical approach to implementing eXtreme Programming as a methodology. This article first sets the stage regarding the values, roles, plan & manage, and design & development principles of XP are. Then it discusses a personal experience from an Agile Coach perspective implementing eXtreme Programming followed by recommendations, and conclusion.
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.
Implementing Domain Driven Design, has brought clarity to an important but little understood area of software design. As a measure of Software Design literature, Vaughn's work is educational and fun. With real world code samples and sage advice, IDDD guides the reader through the sometimes murky waters of DDD and helps them gain the insight required to start a DDD journey of their own.
Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.
Capers Jones compares the effectiveness of Agile and Scrum with a sample of contemporary software development methods using several standard metrics. 19
Most boilerplate code stems from repetitive implementation of design patterns that are so well-understood that they could be implemented automatically if we had a way to teach it to compilers. 8
To refactor legacy code, the ideal is to have a suite of unit tests to prevent regressions. However it's not always that easy. This article describes a methodology to safely refactor legacy code. 7
Last month we introduced Simon Cropp’s Notify Property Weaver. Since then we’ve had a chance to talk with Simon about IL weaving in general and his other project, the extensible AOP tool Fody.
In this IEEE article, authors talks about how a codesign methodology using modeling can benefit exascale computing systems with improved performance, power efficiency, and reliability.
Testing is an important means to obtain information about code. What is common for code, can't be neglected for software architecture. This is where software architecture assessment comes to help. 2
In this article, InfoQ spoke with Dan Haywood, author of Domain-Driven Design Using Naked Objects book, about the book, Naked Objects framework and its recent submission to be part of Apache. 5
Almost every application has to access data to do its work. Hades is an open source library that's built on top of JPA and Spring to aid the creation of DAOs by reducing the effort required. 7