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Michael T. Fisher and Martin L. Abbott introduce their book, The Art of Scalability: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise, 2nd Edition, which covers everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement.
Most software projects aren’t as complex as the ACA website, Healthcare.gov, but any software project can benefit from smart project management and development. Jess Johnson takes a look at some books about running a software project and recovering from failure, plus some specific guides for front-end optimization, scalability, security, testing, and refactoring to see how that advice can be applied to healthcare.gov.
Nancy Mead of the Software Engineering Institute answers some questions about the evolution of software security, advice for people considering a career in software engineering, and the challenges of being a software development manager at a time when there were few women in the field.
Rex Black and Capers Jones continue discussing Capers Jones' book The Economics of Software Quality. Watch this podcast to learn some surprising and motivating facts about software quality and how to improve it.