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  • In Defence of the Monolith, Part 2

    by Dan Haywood on  Mar 24, 2017 7

    In the age of microservices, "monolith" has become a dirty word. Yet, monoliths, designed with an emphasis on modularity, can be a better solution for complex domains, such as enterprise applications. The second part of this 2-part series covers a practical approach to creating a successful, modular monolith.

  • In Defence of the Monolith, Part 1

    by Dan Haywood on  Mar 16, 2017 9

    In the age of microservices, "monolith" has become a dirty word. Yet, monoliths, designed with an emphasis on modularity, can be a better solution for complex domains, such as enterprise applications. Part 1 of this 2-part series explores the key differences between microservices and monoliths, highlighting the pros and cons of each approach.

  • Q&A on Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 04, 2017 1

    The book More with LeSS by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde provides practices to create simpler and more flexible organizations, applying Scrum with many teams working on one product. More with LeSS is the third book on LeSS (see books on LeSS); it’s the most concrete and fundamental book to start learning about LeSS. The book also contains insights on experiences with LeSS adoptions.

Q&A with Immuta on the Implications of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Feb 10, 2017

InfoQ talked with Immuta’s Andrew Burt and Steve Touw, to better understand the implications and challenges of the EU's Global Data Protection Regulation, which will come into effect in May 2018.

The Misaligned Middle and Getting off the Hamster Wheel Using Kanban

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jan 31, 2017

At the Agile 2016 conference, Dominica DeGrandis and Julia Wester of Leankit gave talks on helping middle managers adapt to change and how Kanban can be used to identify problems in workflows .

How Difficult Can It Be to Integrate Software Development Tools? The Hard Truth

Posted by Betty Zakheim on  Jan 02, 2017

Integrating software development tools is very hard. Getting endpoints to inter-operate is both a technical and business problem. The real issue is friction caused by the dissimilarities among tools.

Harnessing the Power of Architectural Design Principles

Posted by Eoin Woods on  Dec 31, 2016

A good set of architecture principles can provide context and justification for design decisions and can foster team collaboration and communication.

Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

Posted by Steve Reid Prateek Singh Daniel S. Vacanti on  Nov 27, 2016

Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles Ultimate Software has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework. 1

An Open API Initiative Update

Posted by Deepak Nadig on  Sep 30, 2016

Tony Tam, creator of the popular Swagger Specification is providing an update on the The Open API Initiative group activity. 1

CQRS for Enterprise Web Development: What's in it for Business?

Posted by Andrei Kaminski on  Sep 22, 2016

With a focus on the business case for a CQRS architecture, this article covers the core concepts of CQRS, and contrasts them with a common, n-tier architecture.

Q&A and Book Review on Liftoff, Second Edition

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 10, 2016

The book Liftoff, Second Edition provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding needs, building trust, and defining how to interact in the team and align with the organization.

Two Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Integrating Services

Posted by Pamod Sylvester on  Sep 07, 2016

Often enterprises assume adopting patterns like ESB help in developing with services. However, hidden challenges with these patterns can present dangers which go unnoticed until the system is live. 3

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