This book is a really nice overview of the current state of modern software
development processes. There isn't a better collection of information on SDLC
in one place that I have seen. It gives a great overview of the Unified
Process, MBASE. Scrum, XP, Lean, FDD, Agile-Up, and Lean-Agile.
After the book thoroughly explains what SDLC 3.0 is, it shows how it relates
to current processes like PMBOK, Enterprise Unified Process, TOGAF, Zachman,
and Acquisition (COTS).
The author has created a plugin for IBM Rational Method Composer, but it is
not available to the public. It is used during the author's consulting
engagements. Having the process repository available in a configurable format
is a must to make it usable for anything beyond an educational resource.
I really like the fact that the author introduces Systems Thinking. One major
resource the author missed is the boo... (more)
Microsoft has posted the Microsoft Silverlight 5 Beta Offline Documentation.
Below is an overview taken from the new documentation that outlines the new
features covered in the documentation.
Overview (From Documentation)
Silverlight 5 Beta includes several new features that are based on customer
suggestions. This topic introduces some of the new features and improvements
in Silverlight 5 Beta.
This topic contains the following sections:
A user can now s... (more)
I have had several Deitel books in the past and I would say my biggest
disappointment with this one was finding out that there were no Deitel bugs
to find on the cover. I have not had a Deitel book for a while and really
enjoyed having one back in my hands.
If you have never owned a Deitel book, you owe it to yourself to get one
sometime. If you are a Java developer, or want to be a Java developer, I
would recommend starting with this one.
I am from the .NET camp and I am doing my best to go all out learning Java.
This book has definitely helped with goal.
This book covers a ton of... (more)
This book does what it patterns book should do. It defines a language for
enterprises to use to develop SOA solutions using REST.
The book starts off with two chapters. The first chapter is an introduction
and shows how the book is laid out. Chapter 2 introduces two case studies
that are used throughout the book to provide examples of how the patterns can
be applied to real-world situations.
After the first two chapters of the book is broken down into six parts. I
have listed the parts below with their associated chapters.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Case Study Background
I have upgraded the tool I created for reverse engineering SharePoint 2007
and 2010 into HTML, Text, and DGML Sitemaps to work with SharePoint 2013. The
tool is now versioned at 1.5. You have to copy the appropriate folder
instead of just the file (Version 1.0 was only one file) because the tool is
dependent on the WPF Toolkit. The folder includes the WPF Toolkit DLL.
There are no new features with this version. It is just an upgrade to work
with SharePoint 2013.
Current features include generating DGML diagrams which allow Root Sites to
be put into groups, reports include info... (more)