There are intangibles that result from adopting Agile development techniques. The hidden side of the transformation, so to speak – the changes in perceived values of interpersonal relationships, the enhanced necessity for trust, the soon-obvious need for enhancing cross-site communication inefficiencies are examined in this article.
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. Eclipse Equinox is also used by CAS and covered in the case study.
How we customise Scrum to our local context plays a large role in the success or failure of a project. This article describes a successful, large, distributed Scrum project, which had already been scrapped once under a traditional approach. The authors share lessons learned on: project startup, product ownership, testing and the importance of estimates and effective communication.
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
'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
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
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.
Popular author Bruce Tate reveals the technical details behind the extraordinary web 2.0 charity site, changingthepresent.org. 9
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.
A recent "Agile SOA" project used frequent feedback and a platform that grows as the SOA portfolio grows, to provide early and continuing value. InfoQ interviewed the author of the experience report. 1
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.