This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users, a compendium of topics that derive from our more than four years of agile and scrum practices at the Port of Rotterdam, one of the world's busiest ports.
Capers Jones wrote the book The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering in which he provides an overview of the evolution of information technology and software development. InfoQ interviewed Capers about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.
Technical Debt is widely regarded as a bad thing that should be paid back as soon as possible, however it can be a strategy that helps balance short-term wins and long-term productivity. The article describes different ways that a project could pay back Technical Debt and what factors must be considered when deciding if you should repay, convert debt or just pay the interest.
Capers Jones compares the effectiveness of Agile and Scrum with a sample of contemporary software development methods using several standard metrics. 19
In the wake of the latest product announcement from IBM, InfoQ talked to Bertrand Portier about a RedBook that presents a fairly general Model-Driven-Development approach to service construction.