In this article, Andreas Wulf introduces wireframing as a simple and effective way to kickstart your development projects. Wireframes allow you to present your ideas in a tangible form so that can be shared and debated (without writing any code). By leaving out graphic design details, wireframes are not only quick and easy to create and change, they help us stay focused on the “big picture”.
While creating models in a form or another is very common, their combination with the code has been challenging. As a result, models are usually thrown away once the implementation has progressed. The reason is partly in the modeling languages used and partly in the tools applied. The article describes proven practices for working with both models and code.
The increase in number of integrated systems in today’s enterprise solutions necessitates dealing with dependency and environment failures in a systematic way. By modeling dependency failures at the architecture stage, system response to failures can be communicated, tested and implemented reducing the business risk and cost.
This article walks you through building an application with Ember.js, showing the MVC system, data binding, as well as how to build GUI and Touch support. 9
Interview: Software Systems Architecture: Working With Stakeholders Using Viewpoints and Perspectives
InfoQ spoke to the authors of Software Systems Architecture on a couple of new topics, the System Context viewpoint and Agile, which have been added to the second edition. 1
Agile Modeling adheres to and aligns with Agile values and principles and should be one of the practices within your Agile toolkit. 2
InfoQ spoke with Lee and Celso about the Patterns-Based Engineering: Successfully Delivering Solutions via Patterns book, discussing patterns for working with patterns, MDD and the promise of reuse.
Text-based DSLs are useful, an custom editor for the DSL is even better. Concrete allows to build customized editors for JSON-based DSLs/Models. InfoQ talked to Concrete's creator Martin Thiede.
Just Enough Software Architecture book, by author George Fairbanks, focuses on a risk-driven approach to software architecture development. InfoQ spoke with George about the book and his thesis. 6
Andreas Kaltenbach explains how MSDS solves backward software programs compatibility problems by negotiating the differences between versions to ease the upgrading process. 4
This article introduces RGen, a modelling framework inspired by openArchitectureWare. RGen uses internal DSLs for defining metamodels and offers a full modelling stack for Ruby. 2
In this article, Wil Leeuwis argues there's a lot of old, well understood and practically applied theory that can help us harvesting the profits of the innovation part of the services-world.