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  • Confessions of A New Agile Developer

    by Rahul Sharma on  Sep 06, 2010 13

    This short article is a first-person case history of someone taking up Agility for the first time. It covers the problems and reactions that are common to most teams and most developers.

  • The Story of a Project

    by Olivier Mallassi on  Sep 01, 2010

    Olivier Mallassi shares a story of a typical software development project, some typical problems and what he learned from Tom Demarco about addressing those problems, and an alternative story.

  • Agile Finance: Story Point Cost

    by Christopher Goldsbury on  Aug 18, 2010 5

    This article ties a rather abstract and developer centered concept (story points) to the real world of business (spreadsheets and ledgers). Making this connection is essential for management.

Fred Brooks on The Design of Design: Interview and Excerpt

Posted by Dave West on  Jun 30, 2010

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 his newest book adds valuable insights. 10

Enhanced Detection of Malware

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

This article discusses significant new threats to host agents, outlines a generic architecture for malware detection, based on enhanced cloud computing, and outlines enhanced computing solutions.

Building FlightCaster's Frontends for the Web and Smartphones

Posted 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

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