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Sandro Mancuso01/30/13
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How is Mentorship Percieved in Software Craftsmanship?

In following posts I'll be exploring things like different types of mentorship, activities that could be performed by mentors and mentees, criteria for choosing a mentor and a mentee, public recognition, professional reputation, graduation, mentorship duration, how this could change our industry and a few other points.

Mitch Pronschinske01/30/13
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My Predictions for Agile in 2013

In this post, I’m going to provide some predictions that revolve around the world of agile software development that I believe will manifest (or continue to manifest) in 2013. Here is a summary of those predictions...

Dave Rooney01/30/13
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Pragmatic Agile - Remember the First Value!

How could a functional manager possibly be an effective ScrumMaster? After all, the functional manager has a position of authority over the team members. It has worked in many teams and many organizations long before the 17 good folks at Snowbird coined the term Agile.

Mitch Pronschinske01/30/13
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DZone Links You Don't Want To Miss (1/30/13)

Neal Ford thinks functional programming is coming to all mainstream languages and he has a tutorial to prepare Java folks. Also, key leaders at 10gen and PuppetLabs sound off on their respective niches - NoSQL and DevOps.

Tom Howlett01/30/13
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Agile People

When we create software we try to create something that is better than we are at carrying out a task, whether it is making decisions without bias, remembering large amounts of data, or communicating precise messages. Computers are the tool and we define the process.

Ted Neward01/29/13
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More on "Craftsmanship"

To all those who dissented, you're right, but you're wrong. Craftsmanship is a noble meme, when it's something that somebody holds as a personal goal, but it's often coming across as a way to beat up and denigrate on others who don't choose to invest significant time and energy into programming.

Gil Zilberfeld01/29/13
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Just Shut Up

I have a big mouth. The kind that doesn’t shut up, especially when it needs to. But you might discover that you’ll get more by saying less.

Marc Löffler01/29/13
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7 Agile Myths

You’ll hear about these myths most of the time on management level, but some of them can be found on the development level, too. IMHO it’s important to be aware of these myths to be prepared for possible discussions.

Jessica Thornsby01/29/13
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Apache Bloodhound 0.4 Proj Managment Tool Released

The Apache Bloodhound team has just announced their first release of 2013. Bloodhound (Incubating) is a software collaboration tool that builds on the proven project management and issue tracking system of Trac.

Mitch Pronschinske01/29/13
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DZone Links You Don't Want To Miss (1/29/13)

A Rails vulnerability gets patch, the community begins voting for the name of the next Eclipse release, and the Ouya Android gaming console is out in the wild.

Giorgio Sironi01/28/13
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Pomodoro, 2013 edition

I've just performed my Pomodoro Technique talk for the third time at a European conference, at PHP Benelux 2013, so here are some updates from the new version of this talk.

Gil Zilberfeld01/28/13
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Re-Pair Programming

When asked:”What’s the best thing I can do right now to improve my code quality” I always answer: code reviews. A code review is the best bug preventer out there. And even more, I like its older brother better: Pair programming.

Anders Abel01/28/13
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How we do Sprint Retrospectives

When I wrote this series on scrum I unfortunately overlooked the retrospectives, so it’s time for a revisit. To be honest I’ve been sloppy with retrospectives and only started doing them regularly in the second half of the project. That was bad.

Kane Mar01/28/13
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Scrum 101 … an Intensive Online Introduction to Scrum

Scrum101 is a side project that I’ve been working on and off for over a year. It started as some experiments in video, because I wanted to learn how my live course material would translate into video and if there was something that I could do with that.

Mitch Pronschinske01/28/13
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DZone Links You Don't Want to Miss! (1/28/13)

Stack Overflow stats on language popularity and the job market, Groovy reached 2.1, Apple did the right thing, and US immigration law could be improving. All of these stories plus 5 Tips to Optimize SSL, interactive Knockout.js tutorials, and 'the funnies'.