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John Esposito02/29/12
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Visual Studio 11 Beta Now Available

Today's the big beta day! Today Microsoft launched Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta. This article summarizes and links many launch resources, intended for both users and developers. I'll include more details on the Visual Studio 11 Beta launch in a later post.

Mitch Pronschinske02/29/12
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DZone Meetup Strikes Sofia, Bulgaria!

After 2 hugely successful DZone VIP meetups in Cary, NC (USA) and Colombo, Sri Lanka, a third meetup concluded last month in Sofia, Bulgaria - organized by one of DZone's team members, Jordan Jambazov. See pics and user reflections on the meetup

Giorgio Sironi02/28/12
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TDD in Python in 5 minutes

Python ships a unit testing framework which is really easy to test-drive your code with.

Chris Smith02/28/12
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SST Development Visualization (October 10 2010 thru February 26, 2012

Corey Goldberg ran Gource against the trunk branch of Selenuim Simple Test (SST) to creat this amazing visualization of development activity from October 10, 2010 to February 26, 2012.

Eric Minick02/27/12
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Continuous Delivery’s Trouble with Web Services

Using a build pipeline to model release orchestration and planning activities is simply a bad fit. It feels like wearing shoes a size too small. You can squeeze into them and they protect the soles of your feet, but expect pain. In this post you'll learn one of the limitations of traditional CD and an approach for accomadating those limitations.

Moshe Kaplan02/27/12
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When Agile Met Cloud Computing Thanks to JetBrains' TeamCity

The TeamCity feature from JetBrains allows for integration of EC2 and their Continuous Integration platform.

Matt Cottingham02/27/12
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Sales Driven Development

You can't count on the customer to know what they want, so there needs to be a regulation mechanism that Matt Cottingham calls "Sales Driven Development". Here are a couple of ways that this could work...

Eric Genesky02/24/12
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Video - NEW Scrum in Under 10 Mintues from Axosoft

High Definition! Pretty graphics! Let us know what you think of the new Scrum in Under 10 Minutes video, linked within.

Allan Kelly02/23/12
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Own Version of Agile

This post includes two lists. First: how the writer differs from the Agile mainstream. Second: his various beliefs in Agile.

Giorgio Sironi02/23/12
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Our experience with Domain Events

According to Evans, Domain Events are the missing pattern from his original Domain-Driven Design book. Here's how we implemented them.

Dave Farley02/21/12
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Devoxx Talk on Continuous Delivery Now Live

Dave Farley is co-author of the book "Continuous Delivery" which describes the use of high levels of automation and collaboration in the delivery process to ensure high quality software and a reduction in errors and late nights. His talk at Devoxx introduces the ideas of Continuous Delivery as a practical everyday process, using some of the techniques and technologies that LMAX employ in their development environment as an example.

Giorgio Sironi02/21/12
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The 7 habits of highly effective developers

The 7 habits of Stephen Covey can be applied to software development too. Let's start with the failure of an Internet connection.

Esther Derby 02/20/12
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How Do You Decide on Methodology? Look to the Needs of the Team

The point of any agile role is to help a team learn new skills, improve, and transition to new ways of working. There are many elements of a role to consider before choosing an effective methodology, including qualities, preferences, and style for the role.

Cody Powell02/20/12
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Understanding-Driven Development

I have a weird idea. What if, with every change we made to our codebase, we tried to increase our understanding of it a little bit? This is challenging because codebases always go in the opposite direction. How do you increase understanding on a large scale, then? Let's go through a few approaches, none of which are earth shattering.

Geoffrey Papilion02/19/12
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Sometimes It’s Okay to Incur Technical Debt

Your avoidance of Technical Debt shouldn't block all other tasks because of one issue. It's better to have a partially automated solution, than none at all.