Closing the gap with Zachman.

Chris Gralike

IT environments tend to become more and more Complex. When planning for new or additions and changes to existing (IT) environments, the necessity to invest in decent preparation and high level design isn’t challenged. Not challenged because alignment with the long term business goals is key in many organizations. In […]

Don’t ask what you can do for documentation – ask what documentation can do for you! (a top down perspective on documentation)

Lucas Jellema

How much documentation is enough documentation? What are the requirements in the definition of done regarding documentation? Cannot simply all code be self-documenting? These are common questions in DevOps, Scrum and other type of software development teams. Typically bottom up discussions among software developers at the time of developing the […]

Some thoughts on Continuous Delivery

Maarten Smeets

Continuous Delivery is something a lot of companies strife for. It is changing the way we develop software to allows quick (continuous) delivery of business value. Why is it difficult to achieve and what are the challenges which need to be faced? Inspired by a Continuous Delivery conference in the Netherlands and […]

Case Study: A Case of Fusion Middleware

Lucas Jellema

The story of NOPERU – the National Organization for Permits for Emissions and Resource Usage – is an interesting one. Because it reveals the business drivers for embarking on a journey of modernization, enterprise architecture and application of SOA principles using Oracle Fusion Middleware. It also outlines a roadmap: which […]

Uitnodiging: Kom kennismaken met AMIS

Robbrecht van Amerongen

Hierbij nodigen we je uit om met ons kennis te komen maken. Ben jij een (junior) Oracle consultant die een stap verder wil maken? Wil je verder groeien en ontwikkelen tot principal consultant? AMIS geeft je de kans om die stap te zetten.  Bij ons krijg je de ruimte om […]

Supporting multiple languages in ADF applications backed by resource bundles – and programmatically controlling the JSF locale

Lucas Jellema 1

Any web application contains boiler plate text: text that is not part of the enterprise data from web services or databases that is manipulated by the end users using the application but that is part of the application definition itself. Text that is shown as prompt, title, message, hint text […]

(Slides for) Instant Agility in Oracle Fusion Middleware through Design Time @ Run Time (Oracle Open World 2011)

Lucas Jellema

Agility is about ability to adapt. Enterprises need to quickly respond to changing circumstances and requirements. Agility is a state of mind (“embrace change”) that must be supported by process and technology. This session will demonstrate how Fusion Middleware provides a substantial dose of instant agility through its design time […]

Compliments; Instant productivity improvement for software teams, with a small effort….

Hello, you project manager/team leader. I expected this title to grasp your attention. Would you like to know how to improve the performance of your team members?  This can be done without massive statistics or an expensive performance improvement program. This magic pill is called positive feedback. Just give your […]

Automatic testing Oracle Service Bus using Jenkins, maven and SoapUI

Robbrecht van Amerongen

A lot of current projects are implementing some sort of service based architecture. Testing in this architecture becomes more complex. When implementing an OSB project with Scrum you test-automation is imperative. Scrum will require more frequent testing of your system. This is only feasible (in time and money) when you […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 11: The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.

Robbrecht van Amerongen

This is the eleventh of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 10: Simplicity -the art of maximizing the amount of work not done- is essential

This is the tenth of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 9 : Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility

Robbrecht van Amerongen

This is the ninth of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 8: Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.

This is the eight of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 7: Working software is the primary measure of progress.

This is the seventh of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 6: The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 6: The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. This is the sixth of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 5: Build projects around motivated individuals.

Principle 5: Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done. This is the fifth of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 4: Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.

Robbrecht van Amerongen

This is the fourth of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 3: Deliver working software frequently

This is the third of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 2: Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.

This is the second of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]