Improving the Performance of Automatic Configuration Management Processes by Encouraging Human Intervention
In this case study, the pattern of automatic processes interlaced with human intervention provided bwin with an instrument to raise process efficiency in CM drastically. Furthermore, successes of the incorporation of human factors into change management was an increased visibility and appreciation of the context and importance of change amongst team members and stakeholders across the company.
This article shows how recommended contract versioning design policies relate to a SOA Maturity Model. The goal is to provide a roadmap for achieving the full feature set of versioning and composability as part of SOA Governance.
Kjell-Sverre and Jean-Jacques revisit the principles of contract design focusing on the concept of compatible contract based on XML, XML Schema and WSDL extensibility to foster service reuse and complement Governance. The article includes a novel approach to manage message types in relation to an enterprise data model.
Adoption and interest for Distributed Version Control Systems is constantly rising. We will introduce the concept of DVCS and have a look at 3 actors in the area: git, Mercurial and Bazaar. 29
David Cooksey shows how to fine grained versioning to a ClickOnce deployment using an HttpHandler written with ASP.NET, making partial rollouts to a test audience much easier. 1
When several teams work in the same codebase there's always risk of chaos. Henrik's "Scrum & XP from the Trenches" approach is a simple way to ensure clean, releasable code with every iteration. 19