It’s been 11 years since I wrote about the notion of being “Agile” without a name. My feelings about the topic haven’t changed since then. I still believe it’s more important to be an effective software developer than one that has been labeled “agile” according to some specific agile methodology. The Agile Manifesto suggests valuing
Although I haven’t had much time to work on QuickFIX/J since handing off the project leadership to Smart Trade, I still have many ideas about how the library could be improved. One feature I’d like to see added to QuickFIX/J is message representation plugin support. The current implementation of QuickFIX/J uses the message representation defined
Christian at the Carbon Five Community recently published an interesting blog article on Multithreaded Testing. Christian showed how to use Java 5 built-in concurrency features to create a nice, clean multithreaded test for an article dispatcher. It’s a good example of using the Java concurrency features, but I wondered about the effectiveness of the test.