The beginning of the year is often conducive to formulating predictions about the trends that are likely to gain momentum in the coming year. Along with many others, Samuel Greengard and Dion Hinchcliffe came to suggest their list of technologies and approaches that will help architects providing value in this year 2009, at the crossroad of economic crisis and expansion of Web 2.0.
In an exclusive InfoQ article, IBM's WebSphere CTO Jerry Cuomo outlines the 10 top technology direction he envisions for the WebSphere product line in 2009, including Business Mash-ups, a Middleware-as-a-Service offering, cloud support, WAS.NEXT and REST support in multiple products.
In this presentation, Kent Beck, the father of eXtreme Programming, shows the synergies between business and Agile development. The reason Agile is becoming more popular every day is because it responds to the business needs as they evolve.
Advances in "cloud computing", clustering, and general-purpose computing with commodity GPUs suggest compute power per dollar may increase significantly faster than Moore's Law predicts.
Burton Group's Anne Thomas Manes wrote an obituary for SOA, saying SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009, when it was wiped out by the catastrophic impact of the economic recession. InfoQ has collected industry reactions.
Steven Haines usually spends his time writing about new Java technologies that can help developers in their jobs, however, this week he has turned his attention to those technologies that can help you find that next job.
Job listings comparisons on Indeed.com show Spring surpassing EJB. Using this observation, SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson, argues that EJB is becoming legacy and that the EJB3.0 spec is doing too little, too late to prevent this trend. Do these comparisons indeed reflect significant shifts in the choices companies are making in regards to their core components for Java enterprise development?
ZapThink analyst Ron Schmelzer gives their take on the current life of SOA and why so many people may have been tolling the bell for it far too early.
Rubinius is quickly gathering interest and is coming close to full Ruby support. We take a look at Rubinius development, what to check out and where to start.
An old post on "The Physics of Passion" resonates today, as the methodology argument continues: is Agile an approach worth embracing? Or just the latest flavour of corporate Kool-Aid? Kathy Sierra wrote that being accused of "drinking the Kool-Aid" can be a good thing: a sign that we're developing passionate proponents - and opponents.
Service reuse is something that many SOA proponents say is a benefit. However, proponents of object-orientation techniques said the same thing and that didn't materialize. Is introducing competition in the service arena a way of getting improvements in reuse?
It is our pleasure to present to you the most popular content on InfoQ in 2006. InfoQ.com launched June 8th, 2006, and has since put out over seventy six high quality articles on Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, and Agile, as well as a number of free downloadable books and video interviews / video conference presentations by world renowned experts.
Spoxel.com, a document storage company successfully maintained all company services during Hawaii's recent earthquake. Among other factors, the company's leader credited their use of Ruby on Rails as part of their ability to stay up during the catastrophe.
Diana Larsen leads a lot of retrospectives... So, it's not surprising that, when she asked herself "Where is Agile going now?" her response was to run a retrospective of her own. She found that leaders in our community are convinced: Agile methods have "crossed the chasm" to become a respectable alternative for managing and working in software projects. InfoQ brings you this exclusive article.