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Yes, TOGAF is an EA (Enterprise Architecture) framework – but what is that suppose to mean? Imagine that you have to oversee the IT integration of 2 companies which has merged and they have different ERP, CRM, billing system and the customer facing process are different. The merged entity needs to rationalize the product offering and needs to project a uniform and integrated face to the customer. Obviously, this is going to be a big challenge – technological, people, process and change-management. How would you go about this complex transition? You can do a ground up thinking and make a plan or you can take the help on an EA framework like TOGAF and tailor it to your specific needs. However, the important point that needs to be kept in mind is that TOGAF is NOT a methodology for managing software development. It will help you to identify what software to build – wha... (more)

Google-Motorola : Microsoft-Nokia : Palm-HP – Do You See a Pattern?

By now you would have already read about the Google offer to buy Motorola Mobility division. You would have read about why this is the biggest mistake Google has ever made. You also would have read about why this is the most brilliant move made by Google. You would have been told why this is the best thing to have happened to Android and also why this is the worst thing to have happened to Android. So, there is no agreement on the possible impact of this deal except for one point – this is a BIG deal and a Game Changer. There is a general feeling that one of the key motivation for... (more)

TDD and ETVX – Can They Be Equated?

In Test-Driven Development (TDD) developer writes an (initially failing) automated test case that defines a desired improvement or new function, then produces the minimum amount of code to pass that test and finally refactors the new code to acceptable standards. ETVX stands for Entry-Task-Verification-eXit. IBM introduced the ETVX model during the 80′s. In this model any process is broken down  down to multiple tasks which would be performed linearly. You will enter a task only if the entry criteria is met and exit the task when verification is complete and the exi criteria is ... (more)

Does Cloud Computing Require Change in Programming Mindset

Cloud computing is at the very peak of Gartner Hype-Cycle – literally! All big players (Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM …) have jumped into it. Lot has been written about the obvious Pros and Cons and I have listed the main arguments below: But, a question which I do not think have received sufficient attention is – to move to cloud, do we need a paradigm shift in programming? Do we need to make a shift like we did when we adopted OO? In my mind there are 2 critical aspects that need to be considered. The story is about … However, doubts persists … Saving money through economy of ... (more)

TOGAF Foundation Level Certification – Another Practice Test

As I had mentioned earlier, there is a paucity of free sample questions for the TOGAF 9 foundation or the part 1 test. I had created one set earlier and there are two other set available for free: TOGAF Foundation Level Certification – Aid for preparation TOGAF 9 Certification Multiple Choice Questions iQuiz – Quick Quiz System TOGAF 9 Foundation Exam If you are interested in Part 2 then this may help you: TOGAF – Preparation Aid for Part 2 [Update: TOGAF 9.1 Released – What Does It Mean To You?] Here is another set of 40 questions. Basic Concepts (3 questions) 1. What accordin... (more)