Can we please put the whole term “Best Practices” to rest now? Apparently, according to this link
(forwarded to me by John Dietz, thanks!), the very...
18 replies - 28329 views - 08/10/10 by Ted Neward in News
Over the weekend, there was a tweet announcing that Google was going
to provide “scholarships” to qualified women to attend JSConf.eu. There
was then a...
3 replies - 4998 views - 07/28/10 by Rebecca Murphy in News
When I went to university, most of our programming tests and projects
where evaluated based on our grasp of various algorithms for sorting,
12 replies - 9511 views - 07/26/10 by Wille Faler in News
One of my favourite patterns from Ade Oshineye and Dave Hoover's 'Apprenticeship
Patterns' is 'Be
the worst' which is described as follows:
0 replies - 683 views - 07/19/10 by Mark Needham in News
Laurie Williams, a professor at North Carolina State University,
recently conducted a survey to find out which principles and...
1 replies - 3532 views - 07/14/10 by Mike Cohn in News
David Flanagan doesn't seem to think so. The programming consultant and writer for O'Reilly Media shared some frustrating observations about the lack of...
0 replies - 21799 views - 05/12/10 by Mitch Pronschinske in Daily Dose
Just for the record: your certification, the one you paid four
figures for, is meaningless.
Sure, it might mean something to an employer somewhere, but...
8 replies - 5429 views - 04/05/10 by James Shore in News
In programming there's an old saying that goes like this:
Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your
code will be a violent psychopath who...
1 replies - 8506 views - 04/02/10 by Giorgio Sironi in News
We’re all tied together by things we do. Projects we work on,
conferences we go to as a whole team, even bugs we fix together,
problems we solve together....
0 replies - 1565 views - 01/21/10 by Olga Kouzina in Articles
There's been a lot said about certification lately. I think it's a
natural outgrowth of Agile's growing popularity. Unfortunately, I think
it's also an...
0 replies - 1673 views - 01/11/10 by James Shore in Articles
Mark Lines is a Co-founder of Unified Process Mentors who also works on IBM's worldwide advisory board for methods. He's familiar with almost every flavor of...
0 replies - 2436 views - 01/08/10 by Mitch Pronschinske in Articles
Here we go again—another year, another set of predictions revisited
and offered up for the next 12 months. And maybe, if I'm feeling really
5 replies - 11044 views - 01/05/10 by Ted Neward in News
When I'm giving talks or teaching a class, I often talk about how I
think about nearly everything in my life as a project. So much so that
my wife sometimes...
0 replies - 1417 views - 01/04/10 by Mike Cottmeyer in News
No . . . . not THOSE three steps!Anyway, now that we're
approaching the end of the calendar year, invariably many folks are
filling out self-evaluations and...
1 replies - 7595 views - 12/30/09 by Frank Kelly in News
I'll be 40 in
two months, which made me think about the ungrateful high-tech market
that employs more than 15M software developers worldwide. At this...
12 replies - 17635 views - 12/21/09 by Shlomi Ben-haim in Articles
Phil Haack wrote a thoughtful, insightful and absolutely correct response to my earlier blog post. But he's still missing the point.
The short version:...
0 replies - 1585 views - 12/16/09 by Ted Neward in News
The above quote was tossed off by Billy Hollis at the patterns&practices Summit this week in Redmond. I passed the quote out to the Twitter masses, along...
0 replies - 2317 views - 10/16/09 by Ted Neward in News
I often identify myself as an Agilist. When I first began to use the
term, I was met with a great deal of trepidation. I remember the first
few times I...
0 replies - 3783 views - 03/27/09 by Christopher Bennage in News
Software development is hard work. We have been taught that the best way to solve the tough challenges inherent to software development efforts is to treat...
5 replies - 15751 views - 02/24/09 by Kirk Knoernschild in Articles
It's a common tale: Some business need arises for capability your IT
department doesn't currently offer but there are multiple commercial
7 replies - 11254 views - 02/10/09 by Pete Johnson in Articles