In this updated classic on Agile software development, Alistair Cockburn adds reflections from five more years of practice and research. InfoQ brings you Chapter 1, in which he compares software development with another team-cooperative game - rock climbing - and two common comparison partners, engineering and model building, in order to explore alternate ways of thinking about the work we do.
During the 2004-2005 academic year, Pam Rostal and Dave West ran a unique work-study degree program at New Mexico Highlands University: 20 students using Agile practices to execute real world projects. This story shows what can happen when education goes beyond the ordinary: when people are encouraged to strive for mastery and taught the thinking tools to do so.
Thomas Erl is the world's top-selling SOA author. He has written two books on SOA. Understanding the pitfalls others have fallen victim to will help you chart a safer route down your own SOA roadmap. To this end Thomas has collected the eight most common SOA adoption pitfalls of last year.
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
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
A detailed look at the implementation and architecture behind 2M line of code, truly mission critical Java application. 11