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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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