For many organizations, even the basic concepts in Scrum begin to break down as we scale it up to the entire organization. Imagine a daily stand-up when the development team consists of hundreds of developers and even more testers.
Amazon now has a beta release for their Android Mobile App SDK Eclipse Plugin.
There are about 42 Amazon APIs in APIhub and by searching for them you can get an idea of the many amazon services you'll be able to harness if you're an Android developer.
Like the Single Responsibility Principle, the Open/Closed Principle is pretty easy to apply to object-relational design in PostgreSQL, very much unlike the Liskov Substitution Principle which will be the subject of next week's post.
Some people are surprised by the Java 7 update and its "silent" removal of Java 6. Plus Bob Martin responds to Ted Neward's posts about software craftsman elitism. Rounding out the humor section, we have a graph correlating Internet Explorer Market Share vs Murder Rates.
In Scala, it is possible to construct some very sophisticated pattern matching logic using the case / match construct which doesn't just bring new possibilities but a new type of thinking to realise new possibilities.
I've migrated a number of large organizations from one build tool to another and one of the most frustrating parts of this process is figuring out the best way to transition developers to a new build tool.