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Which is better? A structured, top-down approach to problem solving or an unstructured, collaborative one? The first approach is the traditional approach - but agile development methodology, open source movement and Web 2.0 follow the second approach. Last week I came across two seemi...
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., a provider of application platforms and business and process integration solutions, announced on Monday that Adecco, a market leader in human resource solutions, has developed MAX, a back-office system for its 200 UK branches, using Magic Software's uni...
Web 2.0 may not have a clear-cut definition but irrespective of which way you look at it (there are 3 different ways of looking at web 2.0), it is about the behavior of complex system, it is about collective intelligence and it is about emergence. The fundamental principles governing s...
Atlassian, maker of software development and collaboration tools, announced the release of JIRA Studio 2.0, a hosted, fully-integrated suite of tools for development teams. Studio 2.0 now includes JIRA 4, the latest version of Atlassian's popular issue tracker, and Bamboo, a continuous...
For the past 15-plus years, organisations have turned to test automation as a way to improve efficiency in the Software Development Life Cycle. Yet despite heavy investment, software testing is still often the bottleneck in the delivery cycle. In a recent survey of CIOs, Original Softw...
Presently, the enterprise microblogging platform developed by Intridea, Inc., announced today the general availability of the Presently SharePoint Web Part, a free and open-source component for Microsoft's SharePoint Enterprise Collaboration Platform. The Presently SharePoint Web Part ...
There is a common misconception that CMMI and Agile are polar opposites. One relies on institutionalization and documentation of processes and methodologies, while the other emphasizes interaction among workers and “working software over comprehensive documentation” (Agile Manifesto). ...
Businesses tend to focus their architecture on efficiency instead of agility. This clear distinction between optimising for the known versus optimising for the unknown inherently counteracts on businesses in their effort to seize any of the new opportunities that arises around them. T...
The definition of agile testing can be described as follows: "Testing practice for projects using agile technologies, treating development as the customer of testing and emphasizing a test-first design philosophy. In agile development, testing is integrated throughout the lifecycle, te...
View Joshua Corman, principal security strategist in IBM's Internet Security Systems division, in discussion with Cloud Computing Expo chairman Jeremy Geelan, on SYS-CON.TV - recorded live at the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo held in New York City, March 2009.
Possessing a good and interactive website is a must in today’s world. With plenty of companies offering web design services, it is difficult to pick up a good quality web designing company. Here are the details of one of the best companies you can look upon for web designing and web de...
“What would you think if I told you that you can develop a web application at least ten times faster with Rails than you can with a typical Java framework?” Oops! Ten times faster! Well, after these comments I decided to learn Ruby on Rails. I need to know the true key of the productiv...
Recently industry analysts, press, and bloggers have been writing about the state of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and whether it’s “dead” or in the “trough of disillusionment." These discussions have been fueled by surveys that suggest a decline in the number of organizations co...
This article is about what processes I came from, my definition of the Agile/Scrum process, and how stress has been spread out throughout the project vs. at the end. Stay tuned for #2 in the Agile Chronicles series where I elaborate on the re-factoring challenges.
The Agile Chronicles is a set of articles documenting experiences of the author using an Agile process (Scrum) in software development on his current Flex project.
This is the third article of the Agile Chronicles series. We'll talk about utilizing branches for each developer in Subversion, Merge Day, and how while cool, it’s an ivory tower process.
The increased manageability, reliability, and opportunities for reuse promised by a SOA can only be fulfilled with an effective governance structure in place to coordinate service creation, maintenance, provisioning, and consumption. However, many small and medium-sized organizations s...
In the agile community there are many different opinions about the value of automated testing. While many argue about automation's place in agile, the business realities of geographic separation, multiple teams, and limited resources dictate a more pragmatic approach. The process of so...
AccuRev and Rally announced a technology partnership that will integrate AccuRev software change and configuration management (SCCM) with Rally's Agile lifecycle management solutions. The combined solution will provide a platform to manage multiple Agile processes and ongoing customer ...
After getting a head of gray hairs and a quickly receding hairline, I have learned that the simplest solutions are often the best. Having worked with Java since 1995 and various software development lifecycle methodologies over the years, I have seen things grow complex in these areas....
I bet you thought agile development was supposed to be easier than a traditional, prescriptive process! That I would wax evangelical that agile development is the answer to everything, and it simplifies your life. Yeah, just like UML and model-driven architecture and XML and SOA and We...
Much of enterprise software is of woeful quality, many new projects often take a waterfall approach, and teams attempting to deliver enterprise apps often do so inconsistently. Come listen to one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto paint a picture of 3 ways to look at software develo...
This presentation provides software developers, architects, and technical leads, a fresh perspective on how to develop enterprise-class SOA Java applications rapidly, using Agile methods, plain-old Java objects (POJOs), the Spring Framework, Hibernate, and Eclipse.