It is four months since the SOA manifesto was announced; InfoQ interviewed the original author’s and in some cases pulled in their comments on the manifesto from the web to get a broad understanding of the manifesto, as well as provide insight into the goals of the participants, individually and as a whole, and provide transparency to the mechanics involved in putting together such an initiative.
Many approaches to object oriented modeling tend not to scale well when the applications grow in size and complexity. Context Mapping technique can be used to manage the complexity in large software development projects. In this article, author Alberto Brandolini discusses the many sides of bounded contexts and how to use them to build a context map to support key decisions in a software project.
Dependency Injection by Dhanji R. Prasanna is a book that tries to explore the DI idiom in detail, and present techniques in Spring and Guice. Dhanji is a Google software engineer who works on Google Wave and also contributes to Guice, MVEL, and other open source projects.
In this article, the layered architecture of test automation is presented to solve the problem of test logic getting buried in unrelated supporting code. 9
In this virtual panel discussion, InfoQ spoke with Len Bass, Grady Booch, Paulo Merson and Eoin Woods about documenting software architectures especially in Agile software development environments. 14
Carlos Sirias provides a set of metrics that he and his teams were able to use independent of software methodology. 8
Jean-Jacques presents a unified view of Model Driven Engineering, Architecture and Programming models. He introduces a new approach to specify the execution elements semantics of DSLs. 6
This article presents a fetching strategy that using AOP, optimizes the data retrieval process without bloating the lower level service or repository layers. 12
The book About Face, written by Alan Cooper, provides interesting and useful guidance on creating a UI for an application. This article contains some of the book’s most notable ideas. 1
MDD provides many benefits by improving communication, business-alignment, quality, and productivity. As the tooling support has vastly matured, the authors suggest to take a fresh look it. 2
Teams in large organizations still struggle to adopt TDD. In this article Mark Levison shares problems he uncovered when he surveyed teams, and his own strategy to introduce TDD into an organization. 11
This article demonstrates how to build and orchestrate highly configurable and extensible yet light-weight embedded process flow using AOP techniques with Spring AOP and Aspect J. 13