Saturday, June 23, 2007

Best of this Week Summary 17 - 23 June 2007

  • Good introduction to Continuous Integration on software projects. Excerpt from the book "Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk". It includes:
    - What is the value of CI?
    - What prevents teams from using CI?
    - How one gets to CI?
    - When and how should project implement CI?
    - How does it relate to other development practices like coding standards, refactoring and iterative development?

  • Another excerpt, this time from the book "SOA Using Java Web Services". It walks you through code for building an Ajax application that consumes RESTful Java Web services endpoints. Mainly useful for creating mashups, since enterprises usually use WSDL and SOAP. Section 10.4 is the most interesting with a list of conclusions. Regarding point 4 in that section, I rather recommend using soapUI as tool to explore service interface data, instead of building your own AJAX frontend, which can be a significant effort.

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