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  • Ruby on Rails case study: ChangingThePresent.org

    by Bruce Tate on  Mar 26, 2007 9

    Bruce Tate, author and CTO of ChangingThePresent.org gives a glimpse inside the day to day operations of ChangeThePresent.org with a broad overview of how his team works, the technology trusted for production environments, tools, and most important Rails frameworks.

  • Case Study: Targeted Practice Adoption using Patterns

    by Amr Elssamadisy & John Mufarrige on  Jan 29, 2007

    It's easy to forget what originally motivated us, once we're implementing Agile. Teams spin, trying to figure out which practices to start with, unsure which will have the biggest impact, or how they fit together. Amr Elssamadisy and John Mufarrige propose a customized adoption approach to help teams decide where to focus first - an alternative to adoption of pre-packaged methodologies.

  • Interview: Using Agile for SOA

    by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Dec 04, 2006 1

    Recently, Digital Focus documented their experience using Agile to tackle SOA for Federal Home Loan Banks. The incremental approach included adopting an SOA platform that could grow as the SOA application portfolio grew, and getting frequent feedback from customers and developers. InfoQ interviewed both the client and the author of the experience report on the project, and business-IT alignment.

Casestudy: IP Telephony Integration

Posted by Scott Delap on  Nov 30, 2006

This case study takes a look at an IP telephone integration architecture from Litescape, including details about their Java and .NET implementation,WebEx integration,interop,HTTP vs.IPC communication.

Railway Story: SimpleTicket

Posted by Obie Fernandez on  Nov 15, 2006

SimpleTicket, a newly open-sourced Rails app provides insight into progress and innovation enjoyed by Ruby on Rails advocates and paints a vivid picture of a dynamic, modern startup. 2

Book Excerpt: Agile Software Development, 2nd ed.

Posted by Alistair Cockburn on  Oct 30, 2006

InfoQ presents Chapter 1 of Alistair Cockburn's updated classic. He compares software development with another team-cooperative game - rock climbing - to help us think differently about how we work. 1

Experience Report: Agile Development Apprenticeship at NMHU

Posted by Pam Rostal & Dave West on  Oct 16, 2006

The story of a unique work-study degree program at New Mexico Highlands University, begun in 2004-2005: an apprentice shop where students and customers used Agile practices.

Top 8 SOA Adoption Pitfalls

Posted by Thomas Erl on  Jul 20, 2006

Understanding the pitfalls others have fallen victim to will help you chart a safer route down your own SOA roadmap. Check out the eight most common SOA adoption pitfalls. 9

Agile Asset Management with Ruby DSLs

Posted by Jeremy Voorhis on  May 22, 2006

Ruby makes it easy to craft Domain-Specific- Languages with Ruby syntax. This article is a story about the benefits derived from implementing a Ruby DSL for a PLANET ARGON development project. 7

What is Agility, and Why Should You Care?

Posted by Mishkin Berteig on  May 16, 2006

Coach Mishkin Berteig tells stories and gives background about Agile, a set of practices and principles to make work more effective by empowering teams, amplifying learning, eliminating waste. 4

Casestudy: Brasilian National Healthcare System

Posted by Fabiane Nardon, Floyd Marinescu on  May 12, 2006

A detailed look at the implementation and architecture behind 2M line of code, truly mission critical Java application. 11

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