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  • Interview and Book Review: DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux® Server Best Practices

    by Aslan Brooke on  Mar 08, 2013

    Kyle Rankin delivers practical advice and techniques for team oriented troubleshooting of Linux servers in a DevOps culture. The book targets systems engineers, developers, and QA staff that have gaps in knowledge about troubleshooting Linux servers. The book includes Linux Server Best Practices in common problem areas.

  • Virtual Panel: Security Considerations in Accessing NoSQL Databases

    by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 15, 2011 2

    NoSQL databases offer alternative data storage options for storing unstructured data compared to traditional relational databases. Though the NoSQL databases have been getting a lot of attention lately, the security aspects of storing and accessing NoSQL data haven't been given much emphasis. This article focuses on the security considerations and best practices in accessing the NoSQL databases.

  • Bad Attitudes of Agile

    by Christopher Goldsbury on  Sep 20, 2010 13

    Christopher Goldsbury explores some "bad attitudes" of Agility - assertions about management, documentation, testing, teams, and schedules that are commonly encountered, but contrary to reality. These bad attitudes find refuge and justification in Agile despite the fact they are false. Addressing these viewpoints before they, potentially, darken a good movement is essential.

Error Handling Considerations in SOA Analysis & Design

Posted by Hari Poolla on  Sep 13, 2010

The paper looks at various error handling considerations associated with design of re-usable services and provides best practices to account for error handling in an SOA implementation. 2

5 Configuration Management Best Practices

Posted by Chris Read on  Jun 03, 2010

This article explores things people can do from within their code to make their lives, and the lives of anyone else who has to administer or maintain their application, easier. 5

SOA Manifesto - 4 Months After

Posted by Dilip Krishnan on  Mar 09, 2010

It is four months since the SOA manifesto was announced; InfoQ interviewed the original author’s to get insight into the motivations and the process behind the initiative. 9

SOA and Service Identification

Posted by Rathina Dhandapani on  Sep 29, 2009

In this article, Rathina Dhandapani, highlights key best practices in an SOA initiative to identify, validate and verify service inventory content well before implementation. 1

Tips for Effective Software Reuse

Posted by Vijay Narayanan on  Jun 18, 2009

Reuse can be hard, especially in a large organization. Vijay Narayanan offers 10 practical tips to assure effective reuse of software components. 4

Where To Now with Build Automation?

Posted by John Smart on  May 15, 2009

This article from Atlassian, discusses four aspects of automated builds and continuous integration: communication flow, effective builds, code quality, and automated deployment. 4

We Need to Create Information System Ratings

Posted by Pierre Bonnet on  Mar 09, 2009

Pierre Bonnet argues that information systems are too opaque and not agile enough. He claims this is the main reason why "healthy" companies can collapse within months as they take on too much risk. 5

A Message Type Architecture for SOA

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Feb 09, 2009

This article proposes a new Message Type Architecture to help manage the message formats in a SOA. The approach promotes reuse and helps aligning the Data and SOA governance processes. 28

Contract Versioning, Compatibility and Composability

Posted by Kjell-Sverre Jerijærvi Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 09, 2008

Kjell-Sverre and Jean-Jacques revisit the concept of compatible contract based on XML, XML Schema and WSDL extensibility to foster service reuse and complement Governance. 29

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