OJAX: a case study in Agile Web 2.0 Open Source Development

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Title: OJAX: a case study in Agile Web 2.0 Open Source Development
Authors: Wusteman, Judith
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8073
Date: 2009
Online since: 2016-10-18T09:59:45Z
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a case study of the development, features and evaluation of a rich internet application for libraries. It aims to demonstrate best practice in the use of software standards, development processes and evaluation. Design/methodology/approach: Web 2.0, open source design methods and usability testing were used within an agile framework. Findings: The adoption of agile software development methods, coupled with usability testing, would enable the library community to take full advantage of the techniques and principles inherent in Web 2.0 open source software. Research limitations/implications: A major component of the evaluation of OJAX was a series of usability tests. As is the nature of most usability studies, the results are not generalisable. Originality/value: Aspects of agile software development methods, such as usability testing and iterative design, are recognised in the literature as contributing to the usability of library software. However, exploration of the use of a full agile framework plus usability testing to facilitate Web 2.0 open source software is rare in library‐related literature.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Emerald
Journal: Aslib Proceedings
Volume: 61
Issue: 3
Start page: 212
End page: 231
Copyright (published version): 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Keywords: Computer softwareProgram testingComputer applications
DOI: 10.1108/00012530910959781
Other versions: http://www.ucd.ie/wusteman/articles/wusteman-aslib-proc.pdf
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Information and Communication Studies Research Collection

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