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  • Q&A on A Scrum Book: The Spirit of the Game

    In A Scrum Book: The Spirit of the Game, Jeff Sutherland and James Coplien explore how to do Scrum well using patterns. There are more than ninety patterns which provide insight into Scrum’s building blocks, how they work, and how highly effective teams use them.

  • Refactoring to a Deeper Model

    Paul Rayner uses a case study to demonstrate how refactoring your code can lead to a deeper understanding of your domain model. Through common code refactorings, combined with the implementation of patterns, the codebase became more cohesive and easier to reason about, reducing the time to perform some common tasks from weeks or months to just hours.

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

    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.

  • Q&A on the Book More Fearless Change

    The book More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising provides patterns that can be used to drive change in organizations in a sustainable way. It contains updated descriptions of the 48 patterns from the book Fearless Change and provides 15 new patterns.

  • Functional GUI Testing Automation Patterns

    The process of developing an automated functional test solution is not much different from the process of creating the same program but Preparation and definition of the best practices are critical.

  • Capturing Compliance Requirements: A Pattern-Based Approach

    Assuring compliance across an enterprise is critical and necessitates a holistic approach for defining a consistent set of process and system level controls. In this article, authors discuss a new pattern-based framework to capture and manage business process compliance requirements. They also talk about implementation of the framework and two case studies in banking and e-business domains.

  • Healthy Architectures - Using CQRS and Event Sourcing for Electronic Medical Records

    The health care industry has been migrating to electronic medical/health records (EMR/EHR) for some time. Hopwever, problems such as performance and scalability, along with maintaining traceability and reconstructing healthcare related business events need to be addressed. The article introduces the use of techniques and patterns for providing these quality attributes.

  • Agile Schools: How Technology Saves Education (Just Not the Way We Thought it Would)

    People from President Obama to Bill Gates propose that technological innovation is the key to improving our schools. But tech products and concepts may not be as influential as tech processes and culture. Applying the Agile methodology to school operation could catalyze dramatic change by bringing a proven systematic solution to one of the most challenging social issues of our age.

  • Patterns-Based Engineering: Successfully Delivering Solutions via Patterns

    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. The book focuses on how to improve efforts in identifying, producing, managing and consuming patterns – leading to better software delivered more quickly with fewer resources.

  • Book Review: Agile Adoption Patterns, A Roadmap to Organizational Success

    Ryan Cooper reviewed Amr Elssamadisy's new book and found it a useful framework for designing customized adoption strategies. Rather than a single recipe of Agile practices for everyone, the reader is offered patterns and tools to help determine which practices will most effectively help them reach their own organization's specific goals.

  • Ruby's Open Classes - Or: How Not To Patch Like A Monkey

    Ruby's Open Classes are powerful - but can easily be misused. This article looks at how to minimize the risk of opening classes, alternatives, and how other languages provide similar capabilities.

  • REST Anti-Patterns

    In this article, Stefan Tilkov explains some of the most common anti-patterns found in applications that claim to follow a "RESTful" design and suggests ways to avoid them: tunneling everything through GET or POST, ignoring caching, response codes, misusing cookies, forgetting hypermedia and MIME types, and breaking self-descriptiveness.


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