March 22, 2011

Java EE 7 Specification Gets Unanimous Approval

All thirteen members of the Executive Committee for Java SE/EE have voted to approve the Jave Enterprise Edition (EE) 7 specification that was submitted by Oracle. Members of that committee

Mobile Developers Armed with Best Practices

The Unified Testing Initiative (UTI) is a non-profit organization focused on mobile application quality, and its members include AT&T, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, Orange, Samsung and Vodafone. The group has

Large-Scale Agile Design and “Architecture”

Despite the number of job postings for “software architects,” Craig Larmon believes that “Architecture is a bad metaphor. We don’t construct our software like a building, we grow it like

The Dumbest Ways to Interview a Developer

In the movie The Social Network, potential Facebook interns were asked “If you were required to write code after becoming intoxicated, could you do it?” Whether or not it actually

Mac App Store Grows to 4,000 Apps

On January 7, 2011, Apple launched its Mac App Store with about 1,000 apps. Since then, the store has swelled to pass 4,000 apps, even as developers continue to express

Open Source ALM Set to Take Off in 2011

For years, tools in the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) space were proprietary, but that has changed rapidly with the explosive growth of open source technologies. Indeed, some people (such as