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  • Fred Brooks on The Design of Design: Interview and Excerpt

    by Dave West on  Jun 30, 2010 10

    A review of Frederick P. Brooks' latest book, The Design of Design. Few individuals have had as much influence on the 'practice' of software development and this book of loosely coupled essays on the essence of design, design process, and the development and nurturing of great designers extends and enhances previous contributions to the field. The review is enhanced with an interview and excerpt.

  • Enhanced Detection of Malware

    by Carlos Rozas, Hormuzd Khosravi, Divya Kolar Sunder,and Yuriy Bulygin on  Sep 30, 2009

    This article, from Intel, discusses significant new threats to host agents, outlines a generic architecture for malware detection, based on enhanced cloud computing, describes how Intel platform technologies can be used to enhance computing solutions, and ends with a threat analysis of the approaches presented. Malware that masks its presence from traditional security agents is the article focus.

  • Building FlightCaster's Frontends for the Web and Smartphones

    by Werner Schuster on  Sep 18, 2009

    In part two of InfoQ's interview with the FlightCaster team, we discuss scaling Rails on Heroku, the problems of integrating data from multiple providers and mobile smartphone applications.

The Hidden Face of Agile

Posted by Mukund Srinivasan on  Jun 23, 2009

This hidden side of an Agile transformation includes many soft skills that are at least as important as the more visible practices of Agile adoption. 4

Case study: Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform Use at CAS Software AG

Posted by Craig Wickesser on  Feb 01, 2009

Eclipse RAP (Rich Ajax Platform) in the real world is covered, in this case study which looks at how CAS Software AG used RAP on a recent new product offering. 3

Case study: Distributed Scrum Project for Dutch Railways

Posted by Marco Mulder and Martin van Vliet on  Aug 12, 2008

Success/failure with Scrum can hinge on how we adapt it. Here's the story of a successful, large, distributed Scrum project (already scrapped once under a traditional approach) with lessons learned. 11

Improvement, Success and Failure: Scrum Adoption in China

Posted by Jacky (Jian) Li , translated by Jacky (Jian) Li   on  Apr 16, 2008

This study by InfoQ China looked at 5 cases of Scrum adoption, and asked: Why Scrum? How did you adopt it? What problems, successes or failures did you encounter? One finding: improvement success! 1

Book Excerpt and Review: Release It!

Posted by Ryan Slobojan on  Dec 20, 2007

'Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software' by Michael Nygard discusses what it takes to make production-ready software and explains how this differs from feature-complete software. 4

Case Study: Composite Applications at Safeco

Posted by Joanna Baas, Andy Coughlan, Jennifer Fernandes, Steve Gies, Cy Pauly, Denis Rivera, Ilene Samowitz, Bill Seagren, Kari Wittgens, JJ Dubray on  May 29, 2007

How Safeco used SOA, SCA, BPEL, composite application approaches for legacy reuse, modifiability, Java and .NET interop & delivering a complex 5 system integration w/a small team in < 8 weeks. 2

Case study: A new approach to integrating architectures post-merger at Lawson

Posted by Barry Livingston on  May 21, 2007

The merger of Lawson and Intentia in 2006 left developers needing a new integrated architecture with consistent a user experience across various legacy backends in Java and .NET.

Ruby on Rails case study: ChangingThePresent.org

Posted by Bruce Tate on  Mar 26, 2007

Popular author Bruce Tate reveals the technical details behind the extraordinary web 2.0 charity site, changingthepresent.org. 9

Case Study: Targeted Practice Adoption using Patterns

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy & John Mufarrige on  Jan 29, 2007

Teams new to Agile wonder which practices to start with, and which will most benefit their own context. This article proposes a customized adoption approach to help teams decide where to focus first.

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