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  • Q&A on The Rise and Fall of Software Recipes

    by Shane Hastie on  Apr 20, 2017

    Darius Blasband has written a book which challenges the conventional wisdom of software engineering: he protests against the adoption of recipes and standards-based approaches and rails against the status-quo. He calls himself a codeaholic who advocates for careful consideration of the specific context and the use of domain specific languages wherever possible.

  • Advanced Use Cases for the Repository Pattern in .NET

    by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 25, 2016 3

    In our previous article, we looked at the basic patterns needed to implement a repository. In many cases these patterns were such a thin layer around the underlying data access technology they were essentially unnecessary. However, once you have a repository in place, many new opportunities become available.

  • Implementation Strategies for the Repository Pattern with Entity Framework, Dapper, and Chain

    by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 14, 2016 3

    This article will focus on the basic functionality that one would find in a typical repository created with .NET. We’ll look at both general functionality and how that functionality would be implemented using three different styles of ORM: Entity Framework, Dapper, and Tortuga Chain.

Configure Once, Run Everywhere: Decoupling Configuration and Runtime

Posted by Anatole Tresch on  Jun 17, 2016

Configuration is one of the most widely used cross-cutting concerns in application development. Apache Tamaya is a new incubator project that brings standardized property management to Java.

Refactoring for Software Design Smells Review and Q&A with the Authors

Posted by Mirko Stocker on  Aug 15, 2015

Refactoring for Software Design Smells by Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam, and Tushar Sharma presents a catalogue of typical software design smells and how they can be remedied.

Agile Architecture Applied

Posted by Wim Heemskerk Minze Tolsma on  Jun 23, 2014

When and how to apply architecture depends on the context. This article shows how you can give proper attention to architecture in an agile setting. Adaptability and conversation are the essentials. 4

Microservices: Decomposing Applications for Deployability and Scalability

Posted by Chris Richardson on  May 25, 2014

This article describes the increasingly popular Microservice architecture pattern, used to architect large, complex and long-lived applications as a set of cohesive services that evolve over time. 13

Modern Enterprise Performance Analysis Antipatterns

Posted by Ben Evans on  Feb 15, 2014

In this article we present some of the most common performance analysis antipatterns in the enterprise platform, expressed in terms of their basic causes along with remediation strategies. 1

Design Patterns: Magic or Myth?

Posted by David Budgen on  Jan 04, 2014

In this article, author discusses the effectiveness of using design patterns, based on surveys conducted to indicate which patterns were considered useful under what circumstances. 12

Interview: Adrian Cockcroft on High Availability, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned in the Cloud

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Oct 11, 2013

Netflix is a widely referenced case study for how to operate a cloud application at scale. In this interview, InfoQ spoke with Adrian Cockcroft who is the Cloud Architect for the Netflix platform.

Interview with Sandi Metz on Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Jun 28, 2013

InfoQ talked with Sandi Metz, author of "Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby" about her book, learning from open source code, making sensible use of code analysis tools and other topics.

How Would You Build Up a City from Components?

Posted by Aliaksei Papou on  Mar 25, 2013

Aliaksei Papou explores how components and design patterns such as the observer and State Machine make it possible to design an application such that it can grow and change according to your needs. 5

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