Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (June 27 to July 4). This week's topics include pair programming, agile vs. real life, collective ownership, product owners and the pursuit of empowerment.
Recently I’ve been butting heads with some people on the subject of Ownership, Responsibility and Accountability. There seems to be a very unhealthy obsession with these things sometimes, and I think this is indicative of a less-than-ideal culture.
One of my favourite features of SASS is the ability to use loops to dynamically create your CSS classes. A good example of this is when you want to make a set of classes to use for changing the text colours and background colours of elements you would normally have to write CSS like this.
We are collectively making the step into network based storage. We should also make the step to run this effectively with maximum performance and minimal interference on a single network. It really can be pretty simple…
Which is more readable? releaseVersion = version.substring(0, version.indexOf('-SNAPSHOT')) or
releaseVersion = version[0..-10] ? I'm going to go with the first one because it’s easier to understand if/when something goes wrong.
Agile is not about practicing Scrum, XP or Kanban. It is a mindset that one needs to cultivate. It is not about doing a daily standup or retrospective but knowing the values/principles behind it. Most of the agile teams are interested in practices and very few are interested to learn the values/principles.
If networking really is on the cusp of changing over, user experience has to be an input into the design process. This is a radical change in how products are conceived, built, and ultimately brought to market.
Later in the day I found myself in conversation with two people concerned about software testing. They posed the question: “How do we make testing faster?” Specifically, how do we make SIT (“System Integration Testing”) and UAT (“User Acceptance Testing”) faster?
Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we have something a little bit different: Hernâni Cerqueira, Lead Software Engineer for DZone and AnswerHub.
This week's topics include Google I/O, the Internet of Things, personal data ownership, programmers as the new digital working class, Facebook's mood study, bitcoin in California, Community, EasyRPG, Brogramming and cat memes.