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Punit Ganshani08/17/12
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TFS Preview: Creating an Account & Projects

Recently did I acquire the key to TFS Preview from Microsoft when I started exploring TFS and its features. Not much is known about the pricing plans, but so far as the functionality and user-experience is concerned it seems to be really impressive.

Martin Bakal08/16/12
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Agile Development in the Medical Device Industry

For a decade or more, software teams have benefited from agile development methods where solutions evolve through collaboration between cross-functional teams with frequent testing. This article will discuss how medical device companies can use new techniques to do agile development and still meet regulatory needs.

Mike Cottmeyer08/16/12
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Best Quote So Far from Agile 2012

Agile 2012 has been amazing so far, but this quote takes the cake. The most “quotable” event so far happened yesterday when I was in Jeff Patton’s session. He said...

Giorgio Sironi08/15/12
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Why I am functophobic

"Lots of functions", functional and object-oriented are wildly different things in PHP.

Larry White08/14/12
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Measuring Productivity Through Code-Mining

I believe you can measure hacker productivity by looking at the code they write, so I developed a measure of productivity and measured it with some of my friends.

Matthias Marschall08/13/12
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Devops and The Lean Startup

Let’s take a look how the ideas of The Lean Startup and Devops enrich each other to successfully create product development flow.

Giorgio Sironi08/13/12
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Lean Tools: Contracts

The appropriate incentives comes from the right contract for your situation.

Esther Derby 08/08/12
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Estimating Is Often Helpful. Estimates Often Aren't.

Estimating helps when the process of estimating builds shared understanding among the people who want the work done and the people doing the work.

Arnon Rotem-gal-oz08/07/12
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Make Technical Debt Explicit

When you work towards a release or some other looming milestone. There’s that urge to leave stuff behind, cut some corners – you know, just a wee bit, no harm done – so we can ship the damn thing already.

Giorgio Sironi08/06/12
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Lean Tools: Measurements

You can't manage what you can't measure... But should you manage it at all?

Ben Wootton08/05/12
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How Maven Enforces Good Habits!

One of the biggest leaps forward in my productivity and enjoyment, as a developer was when I learned about and adopted Maven for my Java projects.

Jez Humble08/03/12
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Jez Humble: Why Software Development Methodologies Suck

I never thought we'd be hearing those words from Jez Humble, an advocate for Agility at ThoughtWorks, but here is the point he's trying to make...

Giorgio Sironi08/01/12
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Lean Tools: Refactoring

Continuous refactoring is a premise of incremental development that is often overlooked.

Kief Morris07/31/12
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Devops as a Confidence Game

As an initiative to get developers, sysadmins, and testers working together to increase the speed of delivering high quality software changes, a key challenge devops must address is trust. Sysadmins simply don’t trust developers to hand them production ready code.

Ben Wootton07/29/12
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Metrics Driven Development

Once we have good metrics and a good set of monitoring systems on top of them, we can be much more aggressive in pushing out changes due to the fact that this style of monitoring gives us a very effective early warning system with regards to bugs or breakages that have been introduced.