Mandy Chessell and Harald Smith have written a book titles Patterns of Information Management in which they present approaches to structuring and managing information assets based on their experiences across a range of customers. They use a Patterns approach to identify ways of addressing information problems which are common to many of the organisations they have worked with.
In this article, author discusses the effectiveness of the usage of design patterns in software development. The analysis is based on surveys and mapping studies conducted to indicate which patterns were considered useful under what circumstances.
One of the biggest challenges in modern business is how you integrate subsidiaries and present a single global view so that customers and partners find it simpler to integrate with your organisation.
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.
Developers are building experience with an array of cloud environments. InfoQ spoke with 3 thoughts leaders about the state of cloud development, recommended tools, anti-patterns, and getting started. 1
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. 3
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.
Assuring compliance across an enterprise needs a holistic approach for defining process & system controls. This article covers a new pattern-based framework to manage process compliance requirements.
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
Most boilerplate code stems from repetitive implementation of design patterns that are so well-understood that they could be implemented automatically if we had a way to teach it to compilers. 8
To refactor legacy code, the ideal is to have a suite of unit tests to prevent regressions. However it's not always that easy. This article describes a methodology to safely refactor legacy code. 7